Robotic machine vision system phone factory.

Advanced manufacturing & materials Manufacturing technologies

The manufacturing technologies sub-theme pulls together the University of Strathclyde research activities in continuous manufacture – such as continuous crystallisation – and discrete manufacture.

The sub-theme covers varied topics, including:

  • robotics and automation
  • photonics and light controlled manufacture
  • sensing and measuring
  • materials characterisation
  • modelling and simulation
  • data analytics and prognosis
  • bio-printing and additive manufacture

The manufacturing technologies sub-theme is an easy point of entrance to a vast set of powerful technologies.

The manufacturing technologies sub-theme is an easy point of entrance to a vast set of powerful technologies

It acts as a central pool for academics in the manufacturing domain. It coordinates knowledge and expertise through its structure and helps to identify the right experts within the University of Strathclyde to business.

It is a rich source of academic expertise in both fundamental research as well as knowledge exchange with business.

This area is a cross-disciplinary melting pot of expertise and acts as a stimulator as well as facilitator for creating new and bold ideas that boost impact in research and business in Scotland, the UK and beyond.

The manufacturing technologies theme builds on industry scale Strathclyde owned facilities such as the Catapults and centres, including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Centre for Continuous Manufacturing & Crystallisation (CMAC).