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 topography Engineering & Materials Science
Surface measurement 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

Advances in Optical Fabrication for Astronomy

Walker, D., Yu, G., Li, H., Myer, B. W., Beaucamp, A. T., Namba, Y. & Wu, L., 11 May 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 485, 2, p. 2071–2082 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Optical design
Coordinate measuring machines
X rays
Measurement errors

Changes in the morphology of microgrooved stem tapers with differing assembly conditions

Dransfield, K., Williamson, J., Racasan, R. & Bills, P., Jun 2019, In : Biotribology. 18, p. 1-11 11 p., 100096.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plastic deformation

Projects 2011 2023

Activities 2009 2019

Biosurface & Biotribology (Journal)

Paul Bills (Reviewer)
15 May 2019 → …

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

Optimization of surface determination to improve the accuracy of detecting unfused powder in AM Aluminium component

Ahmed Tawfik (Speaker), Liam Blunt (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Christopher Dawson (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Radu Racasan (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Desi Bacheva (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Paul Bills (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
13 Feb 201915 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

A systematic approach to metrology for additive manufactured components for advanced industrial applications

Andrew Townsend (Speaker), Shan Lou (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Radu Racasan (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Paul Bills (Invited speaker)
10 Apr 201912 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk