Focus of our research
Research within our Digital Manufacturing theme focuses on exploring changes in manufacturing and engineering paradigms resulting from the development and adoption of digital technologies across multiple domains of the manufacturing value chain in order to address major scientific, industrial and societal challenges.
The key challenge of digital manufacturing is that technology is moving at an exponential pace and organisation and individuals are struggling to keep up with the change. As a result, ask ten different researchers or industrialist what does digital manufacturing means and you will get ten different answers. The answers will be based on the organisations own experiences and use cases and may range from simple examples of automation and robotics, to complex vertically and horizontally integrated value chains designed to optimise the delivery of high-value products and services.
For our research theme, digital manufacturing is all about purpose driven and value adding use cases where digital technologies are being applied to generate value creation and value capture within manufacturing and engineering businesses.
Our key areas of research includes:
- Roadmap to digitalisation
- Digital Twins use cases
- Distributed manufacturing
- Manufacturing as a Service
- New manufacturing business models enabled by digital technology
- Digitalisation and Intellectual Property Strategies
- People-centred productivity
If you wish to find out more about this theme, please get in contact with our theme lead Dr Marcos Kauffman.
To carry out original, significant and rigours research in digital manufacturing that benefits the economy, environment and society.
The Digital Manufacturing Theme mission is to conduct research that bring to life significant big picture, transformational ideas and understanding to enable manufacturing and engineering communities across academia and industry to make a difference by putting these ideas into practice.
Our team works by co-discovering and co-creating a vision of a digitally enabled future that adds value to our students, partners and society as a whole.
|Dr Marcos Kauffman
||Director for the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineeringemail@example.com|
|Dr Arivazhagan Anbalagan||Assistant Professor in Digital Manufacturingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Lorena Moreira||Assistant Professor in Digital Manufacturingemail@example.com|
|Dr Tengfei Long||Research Fellow Digital Twins Architecturefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Lara Harris||Research Fellow Digital Twin of Measurement Systemsemail@example.com|
|Dr Sam Tadrus
||Lecturer in Automation and Roboticsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Research within our Digital Manufacturing theme focuses on exploring changes in manufacturing and engineering paradigms resulting from the development and adoption of digital technologies across multiple domains of the manufacturing value chain in order to address major scientific, industrial and societal challenges. Find out more about some of our projects:
- APC19 – Clean Logistics for Emerging African Nations (CLEAN)
- Unipart Manufacturing Group PhD Studentship - Industry 4.0 and Intellectual Property
- Industry 4.0 – Project AREA (Augmented Reality Enhanced Assemblies)
- APC 12 – High Performance EV Supply Chain (H1perChain) Industry 4.0 Connected Supply Chain Architecture
- APC6 – High Performance Battery Pilot Facility (H1perbat)
- Industry 4.0 Connected Factory Architecture and IP Strategy