Centre for Precision Technologies

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The Centre for Precision Technologies is a centre of excellend for collaborative research, solving real-world manufacturing problems through cutting edge metrology research in precision engineering. 

At the forefront of creating new measurement techniques, we apply novel techniques to real world problems. Highly innovative research and strong links with industry resulted in the Engineering and Physical Reseaarch Council (EPSRC) designating the CPT as a National Centre of Excellence in Advanced Metrology in 2011. Headed by Profession Jane Xiang Jiang, we are one of only 16 national centres for innovative manufacturing in the UK. The EPSRC Centre's focus is developing the UK's manufacturing metrology capabilities as well as supporting economic growth in relevant sectors.

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Surface measurement Engineering & Materials Science
Surface topography Engineering & Materials Science
Textures Engineering & Materials Science
metrology Physics & Astronomy
Wear of materials Engineering & Materials Science
Machine tools Engineering & Materials Science
interferometry Physics & Astronomy
Interferometry Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1995 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
mechanical engineering
Engineering education
Mechanical engineering
Computer aided design

Improvements to dispersed reference interferometry: beyond the linear approximation

Henning, A., Williamson, J., Martin, H. & Jiang, X., 1 Jan 2019, In : Applied Optics. 58, 1, p. 131-136 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Modulated diamond cutting for the generation of complicated micro/nanofluidic channels

Zhu, Z., To, S., Tong, Z., Zhuang, Z. & Jiang, X., Mar 2019, In : Precision Engineering. 56, p. 136-142 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Milling (machining)

Projects 2011 2023

Activities 2010 2018

  • 16 Publication Peer-review
  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Membership of a Society or Institute
  • 1 Oral presentation

Biotribology (Journal)

Paul Bills (Reviewer)
2 Oct 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

Institute of Mechanical Engineers (External organisation)

Shan Lou (Member)
5 Jun 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of a Society or Institute

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture (Journal)

Paul Bills (Reviewer)
20 Jun 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review