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EPSRC Reference: EP/E001874/1
Title: Cranfield Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre
Principal Investigator: Stephenson, Professor T
Other Investigators:
Jin, Dr T Harrison, Professor A Cartie, Dr DDR
Roy, Professor R Partridge, Professor IK Greenough, Professor R
Stephenson, Professor D Allen, Professor D Wainwright, Dr CER
Julien, Dr DM Neely, Professor A Shore, Professor P
Fan, Dr IS Baines, Professor T Tranfield, Professor D
Mills, Mr AR Gao, Professor JX
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Accuromm UK Ltd Air Liquide (France) Airbus Group Limited
Alcoa Amersham Arup Group Ltd
Arvin Meritor Asylum Research UK Ltd Atkins
Autoliv Ltd AWE BAE Systems
Battenfeld U K Ltd Bernard Matthews BOC
Bombardier BP Castrol
Cognition Europe Comosol Contour Fine Tooling Ltd
Control 2K Ltd Cytec Engineered Materials De Montfort University
Delcam International plc Doncasters Group Ltd DSTL
East of England Development Agency Edwards Epigem Ltd
Galorath Affiliates Ltd GE (General Electric Company) GE Fanuc Europe SA - UK Branch
GKN Halliburton KBR Holroyd Machine Tools Gears &
Instem Computer Systems Jaguar Land Rover LCP Consulting Limited
Lend Lease LG Lockheed Martin
London Underground Ltd Lotus Engineering Ltd MG Rover Ltd
Michigan State University Ministry of Defence (MOD) National Health Service (NHS)
National Physical Laboratory Renold Engineering Rolls-Royce Plc
Saint-Gobain Scott Bader Company Ltd Shell
Tecan Components Ltd Thales Ltd The Technology Partnership Plc (TTP)
Unilever Unimatic Engineers Ltd Unipath Ltd
VBC Group
Department: Sch of Industrial and Manufacturing Scie
Organisation: Cranfield University
Scheme: IMRC
Starts: 01 January 2007 Ends: 31 December 2011 Value (£): 9,770,804
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Manufacturing Machine & Plant
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
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Summary on Grant Application Form
The Cranfield IMRC vision is to grow the existing world class research activity through the development and interaction between:Manufacturing Technologies and Product/Service Systems that move UK manufacturing up the value chain to provide high added value manufacturing business opportunities.This research vision builds on the existing strengths and expertise at Cranfield and is complementary to the activities at other IMRCs. It represents a unique combination of manufacturing research skills and resource that will address key aspects of the UK's future manufacturing needs. The research is multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral and is designed to promote knowledge transfer between sectors. To realise this vision the Cranfield IMRC has two interdependent strategic aims which will be pursued simultaneously:1.To produce world/beating process and product technologies in the areas of precision engineering and materials processing.2.To enable the creation and exploitation of these technologies within the context of service/based competitive strategies.
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