Centre for Additive Manufacturing

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Enabling Next Generation AM

Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

This EPSRC Programme Grant has the ambitious goal of developing next generation additive manufacturing (AM) for the in situ production of multi-functional devices.

We aim to control the co-deposition of functional and structural materials to generate whole systems, as opposed to single material component parts.  Delivering this goal challenges us to establish compatibility at the interfaces where differences in the physical and chemical properties of various materials meet. The Programme’s multi-institution and multidisciplinary team is using state-of-the-art equipment and approaches to analyse such interfaces, thereby accurately modelling and simulating multi-material AM – from constituent materials to multi-functional components – and developing novel materials to manufacture working electronic and bio/pharmaceutical devices.


The Programme aims to meet four research challenges (RCs):

ToF-SIMS map of a cross section of a hybrid layered organic/inorganic 3D inkjet printed sample

Research Challenge 1


Research Challenge 2


Research Challenge 3

5 printed layers of Au

Research Challenge 4

Entering our third year of operation, the scene is set for the Programme to achieve a step change in multi-material Additive Manufacturing
Professor Richard Hague, Principal Investigator
Outputs and Impact

Outputs and Impact

Meet our team

Meet Our Team

Multi-material micro structures printed on a flexible substrate by two-photon polymerisation

Partners and Advisory Board

Annual Reports

Programme Annual Reports


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