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Projects

Our projects promote and support high quality, cross-disciplinary research and innovative knowledge exchange activities.

Our current and recent portfolio of research and knowledge exchange activities ranges from fundamental research defining and measuring communication flexibility for smart logistics, to a collaborative programme of applied research with Welsh manufacturing firms (primarily SMEs) via the ASTUTE 2020 operation and a growing portfolio of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

Explore our collaborative activities

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Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE 2020)

Embedding advanced and sustainable technologies into Welsh manufacturing through collaboration between industry and academia.

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Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies East Wales (ASTUTE East)

The ASTUTE East project strand, will address challenges in Future Manufacturing Technologies.

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Engaged Manufacturing

Researching customer engagement in manufacturing and the role of 3D Printing technologies.

Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems

Our research builds on the strength of globally established academics in the field of digital manufacturing and robotics, human factors and cognitive psychology, mobile and social computing and artificial intelligence.

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Co-operation for Growth

The Co-operation for Growth (Co-Growth) project aims to facilitate co-operation across the Welsh drinks sector through the application of cluster-based research.

Completed projects

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Resilient Remanufacturing Networks (Re-Run)

Creating a sustainable and resilient world by helping remanufacturers manage their supply chains.

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NanoMACH

Novel instrumentation for high-speed AFM-based nano machining.

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Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE)

Supporting Welsh Manufacturing firms in West Wales & the Valleys

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ComFlex

Defining and measuring communication flexibility for smart logistics.

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Highways England Collaborative Lean Research Project

Principles for appropriate contracting.

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The Local Nexus Network

Building sustainable local nexuses of food, energy and water: from smart engineering to shared prosperity.

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Re-Distributed Manufacturing for Resilient, Sustainable Cities

Implications of new manufacturing technologies for small-scale, distributed manufacturing in Bristol.