The Design, Manufacture and Materials Research Group focuses on the design, development, analysis and testing of novel materials, structures and processes. Research addresses the design and manufacture techniques, processes and systems required to underpin the development and delivery of innovative materials and products, and much of the research is carried out with industrial partners. The group hosts two major centres whose research is aimed at particular industry sectors:
Areas of specialist expertise include:
The Research Group also has close links to the University’s Resource Centre for Innovation & Design (RCID), which is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy.
The Group has facilities for materials testing and failure analysis; product development and mechanical testing; metrology; pultrusion, filament winding, resin infusion and vacuum bag moulding; and selective laser sintering and fused deposition modelling.