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.

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 sub-theme covers various topics, including:

  • Additive manufacture
  • Continous manufacturing
  • Forging and forming
  • Heating technologies
  • Human and computer interaction
  • Incremental metal forming processes
  • Integrated manufacturing systems
  • Light-weighting technologies
  • Machining
  • Manufacturing measurement
  • Manuracturing systems design
  • Mechatronic systems
  • Micro-manufacturing technologies
  • Near net shape manufacturing
  • Plastic processing
  • Process control and optimisation

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

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).