Projects

The EPSRC centre hosts a wide range of AM-related projects, both internally within the Centre and externally with our research partners. You can find out more about the projects that the Centre is involved in here. 

EPSRC Centre Projects
The strategic goal of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing is to establish a strong research organisation contributing to the vision of turning multifunctional AM technology into a reality. With a strengthened focus on fundamental science and engineering, the Centre’s activities fall under the overarching strategic imperatives of making a significant scholarly contribution and consolidating a bedrock of intellectual property for UK manufacturing technology integrators to build on.The EPSRC Centre research projects are organized into two themes, multi-functional Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes, materials and design systems and ‘scaling down’ to nano-scaled multifunctional processes and devices.

Complementary Research
The research groups contributing to the EPSRC Centre at the University of Nottingham and Loughborough University are also participating in a number of projects in close collaboration with industry, other funding agencies and partner institutions.

Academic Collaborations
The EPSRC Centre is supporting research activities at other AM Centred research groups or for supporting activity in other fields. These include projects that were competitively awarded through a Jump Start programme held at the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing in Feb 2014, 'Exploring the Science behind Additive Manufacturing & 3D-Printing'.