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Major EPSRC Funding

Major EPSRC Funding

The CfAM is the host of several large grants from EPSRC, Innovate UK, Industry and other funders. The EPSRC grants led by CfAM are listed below. 

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Programme Grant: Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

Funder: EPSRC (EP/P031684/1)

Principal Investigator:

Prof Richard Hague

Value: £5.85M

Start date: 01 Oct 2017

End date: 30 Sept 2022

In collaboration with Warwick and Birmingham Universities, as well as with the School of Pharmacy and Physics at Nottingham, the CfAM will continue a deeper exploration the area of multifunctional AM through the recently awarded Programme Grant, Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing.

The programme vision is to establish controlled next generation multifunctional AM and translate this to industry and researchers. Initially focussing on novel electronic and pharmaceutical/healthcare applications, the aim is to move beyond single material AM by exploiting the potential to deposit multiple materials contemporaneously for the delivery of spatially resolved function and structure in three dimensions.

Discover more at our Programme Grant page

 
 

Formulation for 3D printing: Creating a plug and play platform for a disruptive UK industry

Funder: EPSRC (EP/N024818/1)

Principal Investigator:

Prof Ricky Wildman

Value: £3.53M

Start date: 01 Oct 2016

End date: 30 Sept 2020

The £3.5M four-year programme aims to remove the barriers to the uptake of 3D printing through the adoption of high throughput formulation, establishing sector specific material libraries and creating a ‘plug and play’ approach to materials selection, thereby securing UK at the forefront of the 3D printing revolution. The aim is to decouple printer/process and material selection; and to develop a methodology that will establish a route to rapid identification of materials, and importantly, combinations of 3D printable materials, and show useful properties for a range of industry sectors, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, food, chemicals, and consumer home & care products.

The grant, led by Prof Ricky Wildman at the University of Nottingham, Centre for Additive Manufacturing, is a collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Reading.

View our Formulation for 3D Printing page

 
 

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

Funder: EPSRC (EP/L01534X/1)

Principal Investigator: 

Prof Chris Tuck

Value: £4.56M

Start date: 01 April 2014

End date: 30 Sept 2022

The primary objective of the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is to produce research leaders in Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP).It will provide the people and talent, able to tackle the major scientific and engineering challenges in enabling AM to play a prominent role in manufacturing.

The CDT is led by The University of Nottingham in partnership with Loughborough University, Newcastle University and the University of Liverpool. Part of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing, it brings together the UK's foremost AM research institutions to generate the next leaders of this exciting technology.

View our Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

 
 

Future Additive Manufacturing Platform Grant

Funder: EPSRC (EP/P027261/1)

Principal Investigator:     

Prof Richard Hague

Value: £1.73M 

Start date: 01 April 2017

End date: 31 March 2021

The aim of the platform proposal is to discover, understand and enable industrial implementation of AM solutions to address the issues of productivity and industrial scalability, with the ambition being that this will strengthen the CfAM engagement across the full value chain from discovery to deployment.

This Platform proposal is therefore centred on both addressing subjects of international importance, productivity and industrial scalability, alongside sustaining an international renowned research group. It enables the CfAM to renew its long term research vision, through the exploration and exploitation of new and emerging science, whilst maintaining a focus on overcoming the challenges associated with implementing AM into industry.

Some of the platform strategic development objects are:

  • Exploring New Research Challenges
  • Development, Bridging and Retention of the Team
  • Fostering Collaborations and exchanges
  • Delivering Impact
 
 

Centre for Additive Manufacturing

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


telephone: +44(0)115 84 66374
email: CfAM@nottingham.ac.uk