Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics Centre

Lean Engineering

Providing operational effectiveness and resilience to industrial and service organisations

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (also known as 3D Printing) has been hailed as a ‘new industrial revolution’


Innovation through integrated mechanical, electronic and software engineering

Experts in design and optimization of electromechanical systems and processes

The Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics Centre (AMPMC) brings together the Centre for Manufacturing (CfM) and Mechatronics Research Group (MRG) which includes lean engineering, additive manufacturing and mechatronics.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Design, implementation and sustainment of lean 6-sigma practices
  • Work systems improvement using discrete event simulation
  • Creative problem solving
  • Application of artificial intelligence modelling to improve operations planning and scheduling

Collectively the Centre has an international reputation for its development of novel additive manufacturing technology (AMT) processes, its research in the domain of computer controlled machines as well as systems architectures and engineering. Projects are funded by a range of agencies including EPSRC, DTI/TSB , EMDA , the European Union, TCS and the Royal Society.

Research areas of the Centre include:


Lean Engineering


Additive Manufacturing




Contact Us

Professor Alistair Duffy
Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics
Faculty of Technology
De Montfort University
Queen Building
The Gateway
T: +44 (0)116 257 7056
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