A Centre for Innovative Manufacturing and Construction

Lead Research Organisation: Loughborough University
Department Name: Sch of Mechanical and Manufacturing Eng

Abstract

The Innovative Manufacturing and Construction Research Centre (IMCRC) will undertake a wide variety of work in the Manufacturing, Construction and product design areas. The work will be contained within 5 programmes:1. Transforming Organisations / Providing individuals, organisations, sectors and regions with the dynamic and innovative capability to thrive in a complex and uncertain future2. High Value Assets / Delivering tools, techniques and designs to maximise the through-life value of high capital cost, long life physical assets3. Healthy & Secure Future / Meeting the growing need for products & environments that promote health, safety and security4. Next Generation Technologies / The future materials, processes, production and information systems to deliver products to the customer5. Customised Products / The design and optimisation techniques to deliver customer specific products.Academics within the Loughborough IMCRC have an internationally leading track record in these areas and a history of strong collaborations to gear IMCRC capabilities with the complementary strengths of external groups.Innovative activities are increasingly distributed across the value chain. The impressive scope of the IMCRC helps us mirror this industrial reality, and enhances knowledge transfer. This advantage of the size and diversity of activities within the IMCRC compared with other smaller UK centres gives the Loughborough IMCRC a leading role in this technology and value chain integration area. Loughborough IMCRC as by far the biggest IMRC (in terms of number of academics, researchers and in funding) can take a more holistic approach and has the skills to generate, identify and integrate expertise from elsewhere as required. Therefore, a large proportion of the Centre funding (approximately 50%) will be allocated to Integration projects or Grand Challenges that cover a spectrum of expertise.The Centre covers a wide range of activities from Concept to Creation.The activities of the Centre will take place in collaboration with the world's best researchers in the UK and abroad. The academics within the Centre will be organised into 3 Research Units so that they can be co-ordinated effectively and can cooperate on Programmes.

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People

ORCID iD

Phill Dickens (Principal Investigator)
Behice Serpil Acar (Co-Investigator)
Andrew Arthur West (Co-Investigator)
Michael Peter Caine (Co-Investigator)
Simon Austin (Co-Investigator)
P Palmer (Co-Investigator)
Neil Dempster Burns (Co-Investigator)
M.A. Sinclair (Co-Investigator)
Robert Young (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3440-2975
Paul Wai Hing Chung (Co-Investigator)
Robert Parkin (Co-Investigator)
Victoria Mary Story (Co-Investigator)
Carys Siemieniuch (Co-Investigator)
Chimay J Anumba (Co-Investigator)
Rupert Soar (Co-Investigator)
Keith Case (Co-Investigator)
C Backhouse (Co-Investigator)
J Saker (Co-Investigator)
Mike Jackson (Co-Investigator)
Kathryn Walsh (Co-Investigator)
Jennifer Anne Harding (Co-Investigator)
Steven Joseph Rothberg (Co-Investigator)
Robert Harrison (Co-Investigator)
Patricia Carrillo (Co-Investigator)
Roy Jones (Co-Investigator)
Neil Hopkinson (Co-Investigator)
Sean Mitchell (Co-Investigator)
David Arthur Hutt (Co-Investigator)
Paul Conway (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8678-5755
Dino Bouchlaghem (Co-Investigator)
Shahin Rahimifard (Co-Investigator)
Christine Louise Pasquire (Co-Investigator)
Alistair Gibb (Co-Investigator)
David John Williams (Co-Investigator)
J Mark Porter (Co-Investigator)
Richard James Mackenzie Hague (Co-Investigator)
Gary Michael Reed (Co-Investigator)
Andrew Price (Co-Investigator)
Anthony Thorpe (Co-Investigator)
Andrew Richard Dainty (Co-Investigator)
Russell Anthony Harris (Co-Investigator)
Andy Harland (Co-Investigator)
John Hugh Richardson (Co-Investigator)

Publications

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Description UK Strategy for Additive Manufacturing is possible and about to be launched.
Exploitation Route It is expected that the UK AM Strategy will be rolled out across most sectors.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Construction,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Energy,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Retail,Transport

 
Description The work on the UK Additive Manufacturing Strategy has led the formulation of this activity and a Strategy Report is expected to be published in May/June 2016.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Construction,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Transport
Impact Types Economic