The Precision Engineering and Manufacturing (PEM) Centre was set up in IT Sligo in 2013. The aim of the centre is twofold:
To service the needs of industry - working with companies to provide solutions to engineering and technical problems across their value chain.
To contribute to the technical and academic body of knowledge within Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, and transfer that knowledge to Industry.
The PEM Technology Gateway. Building on the Institute’s research strengths in engineering, material science, laser processing, micro-machining, polymer processing, rapid prototyping, general manufacturing process control and statistical process analysis, we provide engineering/technical solutions and process improvements across the full product lifecycle, with particular specialisation in Product design & development and Manufacturing
The PEM SRC structure provides our Principal Investigators, who have all individually demonstrated notable research achievements through engagement with industry, a platform to consolidate our experience, expertise and resources. The PEM RDI themes are complementary and provide opportunities for convergence towards a unique single industry R&D support offering in precision engineering and manufacturing. In addition they complement and leverage of a number of SFI and Enterprise Ireland funded research centres that we have formed strategic collaborations with.