Precision Manufacturing Centre

Services for Business

The PMC offers consultancy and contract manufacture and measurement services to manufacturing companies operating in the UK, at a competitive daily rate.SMEs may qualify for no cost technical projects through our ERDF schemes. Please see the Aerospace UP and Driving Research & Innovation pages for further details on our ERDF projects, and how to apply.

We have unrivalled expertise in product design and engineering, contract manufacturing and bespoke tooling development. We support our customers with training and after care. 


To learn more about the facilities we have and the services, please get in touch

Manufacturing services 

  • Manufacture of product prototypes
  • Small batch manufacture of products
  • Development and building of new manufacturing systems/processes
  • Improvement of current machines/ processes through the integration of new sensors, process control intelligence and interface to PLM
  • Development of integrated manufacturing systems

Product development

  • Product design optimisation for improved manufacturability
  • Product redesign for cost-effective micro-manufacturing by reducing the number of sub-components
  • Product design and performance analysis
  • Small batch product prototyping

Verification and validation

  • Contract measurement services for example part geometry, part features and others
  • Expert witness services – assurance on product/process quality
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy with natural state capability

Collaborative research and development

  • Funding through UK and EU funding mechanisms
  • Contract-based/Project-based R&D work

Training and staff development

  • Training on the use of specific machines
  • Training of manufacturing process-specific know-how
  • Awareness courses on advanced manufacturing technologies and its implications


  • Evaluation and optimisation of current manufacturing processes
  • Product redesign for cost effective manufacture
  • Manufacturing systems redesign for optimised performance
  • Development and testing of prototype manufacturing systems/processes
  • Development of specific manufacturing process know-how and the transfer of this knowhow through training and staff development programmes
  • Development/optimisation/ verification of CAD/CAM models
  • FEA modelling and simulation of specific manufacturing processes





Precision Manufacturing Centre

Institute for Advanced Manufacturing
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0) 115 748 6717 or +44 (0) 115 748 4786