The Maching and Condition Monitoring (MCM) research team is a dynamic research group with expertise that encompasses the main following topics:
Experimental and modelling of machining operations with particular focus on difficult-to-cut materials such as Ni/Ti based superalloys for aerospace applications, ceramics, diamond composites and biomaterials as well as novel machining solutions for reducing the operating time and improving part quality.
Workpiece surface integrity analysis (SEM, XRD, EDX, TEM, EBSD, Raman Spectroscopy,) as well as Micro-Nano mechanics testing of (but not limited to) machined surfaces to enable safe operation of critical-safety parts.
Experimental and modelling of non-conventional machining operations (e.g. waterjet milling/cutting; pulsed laser ablation; ultrasonic polishing, laser assisted machining).
Innovative monitoring of manufacturing processes using a wide range of sensing solutions (force cells, accelerometers, acoustic emission, laser, strain gauges, PVDF, high speed imaging systems, etc).
Design and development of innovative fixturing solutions for aerospace industry including specialist tooling to operate in restrained environments.
Design and development of multi-functional miniature/desktop machine tools with integrated on-board metrology systems.
Development of original concepts of robotised machine tools to enable processing in restrained workspaces.
Design, development and testing of the novel generation of cutting tool solutions for processing high value components and biomaterials.
Advanced Manufacturing Processes
Innovative Fixturing and Tooling
Robotics for In-Situ Repair
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MCM research has received funding from FP7 (ConforM-Jet, MiRoR, STEEP, Diplat), Horizon 2020 (Stimulant), EPSRC, Royal Society, TSB and industry (e.g. Rolls-Royce, Zeeko, EWHA, etc).
Through a well-balanced research skills, the MCM team distinguishes itself through innovation in the field of manufacturing thus making it successful in continuously attracting research funding from national/European/industrial funding agencies.
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