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Projects, Partnerships and Services for Business

Projects

The Additive Manufacturing Technology group has been very successful in receiving funding to carry out research, below is a list of projects which have received UK and European funding.

Transport iNet: Components for Energy Efficiency in Transport by AM (CEEAM)
  - Knowledge Transfer Partnership with KTP Suspensions Ltd
  - With support from Technology Strategy Board Technology Programme:
      - Selective Laser Printing of High Performance Polymers (SPRINT)
      - Remanufacture of high value products using a combined Laser cladding, 
        Inspection and Machining system (RECLAIM)
      - Laser Printed Electronics (LPE)
      - Direct Writing of Bioceramics by Freezecasting

Partnerships

 
AMTG has highlighted the importance of partnerships working both internally across the university and externally with local, national and international organisations and academia. The groups has collaborated with:
 
Hospitals
 
- Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
- Leicester Royal Infirmary
- Sheffield Teaching NHS Trust
- University Maastricht (Holland)
 
Industrial
 
- Ford Motor Company             - Renishaw
- JCB                                     -  Delcam
- Black & Decker                     - Materialise
- Dyson                                  - Cummins
- Alstom                                 - Electrox
- Rolls Royce                          - Agie-Chamilles 
- Panasonic                            - QinetiQ
 
Universities
 
- University of Leicester
- Loughborough University
- University of Warwick
- University of Sheffield
- Czech Technical University (Prague)
- Tsinghua University (Beijing)
- University of Patras (Greece)

Services for Business

The subject of Rapid Product Development is at the forefront of most companies' thoughts. There is considerable interest in techniques and technologies that can help companies to introduce new products more quickly, at lower cost and with greater flexibility. One of the key industrial drivers of the 90s is the ability to develop new products in ever-shorter timescales.

The group’s members have a wide range of specialist knowledge and expertise. They are highly skilled and experienced in consultancy work. Areas of expertise include:

− Economic production of one-off parts
− The ability to combine several materials in a single part
− Applications of prototypes for testing low volume production
− Medical planning models, customised implants and jigs
− Unlimited part complexity, no tooling required
− Parts formed by the precise addition of material in layer

 

Partnerships

 
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