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EPSRC Reference: EP/K018345/1
Title: Miniature Flexible & Reconfigurable Manufacturing System for 3D Micro-products
Principal Investigator: Luo, Professor X
Other Investigators:
Jiang, Professor Dame X Dunnigan, Dr M Qin, Professor Y
Kong, Dr X Ion, Professor W
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Gyrus Medical Ltd Renishaw Ultra Precision Motion Ltd
Department: Design Manufacture and Engineering Man
Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 July 2013 Ends: 31 December 2017 Value (£): 2,109,986
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Manufacturing Machine & Plant Microsystems
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
26 Nov 2012 Flexible & Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems Panel Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The proposal attempt to set out a new agenda to create an integrated miniature flexible and reconfigurable manufacturing system to deliver to UK industry disruptive and transformative technology for the next generation of high added-value micro-products. The proposed research will focus on the development of underlying techniques, such as embedded sensors for on-line metrology, parallel robots for 3D materials handling and assembly, multiscale modelling and hybrid micromachining approach, which are core techniques for future flexible micro-manufacturing process. The project is grounded on the consortium's immense experience in surface metrology, robotics, machine tool design, micromachining and microforming, with industrial partners being leading experts from machine-tool, metrology, medical instrument and photonics manufacturers. The research will start from a very solid baseline in technology achieved from previous several successful EPSRC and EU projects in this subject area.
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