The PEM Strategic Research Centre builds on the Institute’s research strengths in material science, laser processing,

micro- machining, polymer processing, 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, manufacturing process control and statistical process analysis.


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.

The PEM Strategic Research Centre is focused on addressing specific manufacturing industry research needs in:

  • Product Design and Added Manufacturing.

  • Manufacturing Process Simulation and Optimisation.

  • Sustainable Manufacturing.

  • Enhancement, Optimisation & Control of Polymer Processes.

  • Precision Engineering and Micro-Machining.

  • Laser-based prototyping and Manufacturing technologies.

  • Nano-Materials and Nano-Technologies.

The PEM Strategic Research Centre (SRC) has partnerships with NWCAM (Sustainable Manufacturing) and I-Form (Soft sensors and novel tooling). We are currently working on industry projects through these partnerships.

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