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EPSRC Reference: EP/E00184X/1
Title: Engineering Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre Renewal
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Professor CA
Other Investigators:
Burrows, Professor C.R Ansell, Dr MP Owen, Dr G
Maropoulos, Professor PG Mileham, Professor A Culley, Professor S
Newnes, Professor LB Dekoninck, Dr EA Mullineux, Professor G
Newman, Professor ST
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Adiuri Systems Ltd Airbus Operations Limited AMCOR Flexibles
Applied Ardo UK Ltd Arup Group Ltd
Balfour Beatty Plc BENDICKS MAYFAIR LTD BMT Group Ltd (UK)
Bobst Group UK and Ireland Ltd Bradman Lake Ltd British American Tobacco Plc
Campden BRI Cascades Paperboard UK CC Technology
Clares Merchandise Handling Equipment Colin Mear Engineering Ltd Colston Manufacturing (Engineering) Co L
Colston Manufacturing Ltd Cooper-Avon Tyres Ltd CPC Reading
Crest Flexible Packaging Ltd Crown Packaging Plc Currie & Brown
DEFRA Delcam International plc Dyson Technology
Eimeldingen Ltd ENTHEO ENVIRON UK Ltd
Eurostep Limited Facade Hoists International Faro UK
Field Packaging Systems Fiskeby Board Ltd Galorath Affiliates Ltd
GE Aviation GKN GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK)
Hanatek Ltd Hexagon Metrology Ltd Ibstock Building Products Ltd
Image Scan Holdings IMI Vision Ltd Japan Society for Promotion of Science
Kohler Mira Ltd KorteQ L S C Group Ltd
Lanner Group Ltd Lasercomb Dies Lynx Technic Ltd
M-Real UK Ltd Manor Bakeries Ltd Marden Edwards Ltd
Marks & Spencer plc Mayr Melnhof Metris
Morphy Richards National Physical Laboratory NIST (Nat. Inst of Standards and Technol
Panasonic Philips Piedro Footwear
Processing & Packaging Machinery Associa QinetiQ Quanta Fluid Solutions
Quin Systems Ltd Radiodetection Ltd Renishaw
Rolls-Royce Plc (UK) Rotary Precision Instruments UK Ltd Rotork Controls Ltd
Royal British Legion Industries Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Sandiacre Packaging Machinery Ltd
Securistyle Ltd Smithers Pira Soletec Ltd
Soltec Systems Tata Steel Tenaris University
TRW TUV Product Service Ltd TWI Ltd
UCL UK Council for Electronic Business United Biscuits Ltd
University of Cambridge University of Southampton University of Sydney
University of Warwick Vanguard Software Vestas
Vitacress Salads Ltd VOSA Welton Packaging
Zepf Technologies
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Organisation: University of Bath
Scheme: IMRC
Starts: 01 October 2006 Ends: 30 September 2011 Value (£): 7,290,747
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Design Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing Food and Drink
Energy Information Technologies
Related Grants:
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Summary on Grant Application Form
This proposal is for the renewal of the block grant for the Engineering Innovative Manufacturing Centre at the University of Bath. The Centre is unique in combining a design focus with a strong emphasis on manufacture in a closely integrated group. The context of the Centre's work is:* globally distributed design and manufacture of complex products and processes;* pressure on price, quality and timescale;* the move from test-based (physical prototypes) to simulation-based (virtual prototypes) engineering* the movement towards sustainable engineering practice. * the key importance in engineering of knowledge and information management. The Bath Engineering IMRC's mission is to develop tools, methods and knowledge, underpinned by appropriate theory and fundamental research, to support engineering enterprises in these new circumstances. In particular, the focus of the Centre is on whole life design information and knowledge management, and improving the design of machines, processes and systems.
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