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EPSRC Reference: EP/E001874/1
Title: Cranfield Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre
Principal Investigator: Stephenson, Professor T
Other Investigators:
Tranfield, Professor D Shore, Professor P Fan, Dr IS
Gao, Professor JX Harrison, Professor A Baines, Professor T
Neely, Professor A Jin, Dr T Julien, Dr DM
Partridge, Professor IK Stephenson, Professor D Allen, Professor D
Greenough, Emeritus professor R Mills, Mr AR Roy, Professor R
Wainwright, Dr CER Cartie, Dr DDR
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Accuromm UK Ltd Air Liquide (France) Airbus Operations 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 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 Limited LCP Consulting Limited Lend Lease
LG Lockheed Martin London Underground Ltd
Lotus Cars Ltd MG Rover Ltd Michigan State University
Ministry of Defence (MOD) National Health Service (NHS) National Physical Laboratory
Renold Engineering Rolls-Royce Plc (UK) 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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