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About us

CAMSAC is an interdisciplinary research centre set up to build directly on Cardiff’s existing strong reputation for internationally leading manufacturing related research.

Bridging both the engineering and business disciplines, CAMSAC takes an holistic, interdisciplinary approach, working closely with a whole range of industry partners, from start-ups and small businesses to global multi-nationals. Our work focuses on the study and development of new concepts in Advanced Manufacturing Systems via an extensive, complementary portfolio of research, knowledge transfer, engagement and teaching activities.

The CAMSAC portfolio currently receives funding from a wide range of external sources including the Welsh Government, the EPSRC, Innovate UK, the European Union and industry.

CAMSAC has evolved from and extends a long history of interdisciplinary working within Cardiff University, including the EPSRC funded Cardiff University Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (CUIMRC) and most recently, the Cardiff University elements of the £14.7m Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE 2020) operation, part-funded by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

Collaboration

The primary foci for our work is currently provided by Cardiff Business School’s Logistics and Operations Management (LOM) Section and the School of Engineering’s High Value Manufacturing Group.

We also work extensively with colleagues from across the University who bring additional specialist expertise in a wide range of fields including a range of other engineering and business disciplines and colleagues in the School of Medicine.

External partnerships

CAMSAC been very active in joint working with colleagues in Universities across Wales, the UK and internationally, with recent collaborations including the seven other Welsh HEIs involved in ASTUTE, as well as Bath, Strathclyde, Ulster, Twente (Netherlands), Arizona State (USA) and Waikato (New Zealand), to name but a few.

CAMSAC also has extensive links with industry, working on collaborative R&D projects and knowledge exchange activities with SMEs throughout Wales and major global companies such as Ford, Qioptic, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and Yeo Valley.