The Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham focuses on fundamental research in the field which is also known as 3D Printing. Additive Manufacturing, simply put, is a way of making things by building it up, layer by layer. It is not a single technology, rather it is several quite distinctive technologies employing different processes and utilising different materials.
We broadly investigate the myriad challenges which need to be addressed to enable the development of this promising technology into a mature and robust manufacturing capability. We are extensively funded by government research councils and also receive significant support through collaborations with various industries such as the aviation, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, defence and medical sectors.
Through our research we train the next generation of engineers through their post-graduate research to guarantee the UK has the right people with the right skills for the future of manufacturing engineering.