Miniature Flexible & Reconfigurable Manufacturing System for 3D Micro-products

  • Jiang, Jane (CoI)
  • Luo, Xichun (PI)
  • Dunningan, Matthew (CoI)
  • Ion, William (CoI)
  • Qin, Yi (CoI)
  • Kong, Xianwen (CoI)

Project: Research

Description

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.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/06/1331/12/17