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EP/K503241/1 - Cambridge & Cranfield Doctoral Training Centre in Ultra Precision

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Professor W O'Neill EP/K503241/1 - Cambridge & Cranfield Doctoral Training Centre in Ultra Precision

Training Grant Holder - Engineering, University of Cambridge

Scheme

CDT - NR1

Research Areas

Manufacturing Technologies Manufacturing Technologies

Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems

Plasma and Lasers Plasma and Lasers

Collaborators

Xradia Inc Xradia Inc

Oxford Instruments plc Oxford Instruments plc

National Physical Laboratory NPL National Physical Laboratory NPL

Jaguar Cars Limited and Land Rover Jaguar Cars Limited and Land Rover

IPG Photonics (UK) Limited IPG Photonics (UK) Limited

Carl Zeiss SMT Ltd Carl Zeiss SMT Ltd

Base4 Innovation Base4 Innovation

Applied Laser Engineering Applied Laser Engineering

Aixtron Ltd Aixtron Ltd

Start Date

10/2012

End Date

03/2019

Value

£2,565,489

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Summary and Description of the grant

The dramatic changes in global manufacturing have greatly increased the demand from UK companies for skilled
employees and new operational practices that will deliver internationally leading business positions. The UK is considered
to be very strong both in scientific research and in the invention of innovative products within emerging sectors. This
conclusion is supported by the fact the UK is a significant net exporter of intellectual property, ranking behind only USA and
Japan. The potential of the UK's innovation capacity to create new high-end manufacturing jobs is therefore significant.
Maximising this wealth generation opportunity within the UK will however depend on the creation of a new breed of skilled
personnel that will deliver next generation innovative production systems. Without relevant research training, production research, r&d infrastructure, and an effective technology supply chain, there will be a limit to the UK's direct employment
growth from its innovation capacity, leading to constant migration of UK wealth creation potential into overseas economies.
Many emerging sectors and next generation products will demand large-scale ultra precision (nanometre-level tolerance)
complex components. Such products include: 1) Next generation displays (flexible or large-scale), activated and animated
wall coverings, 3D displays, intelligent packaging and innovative clothing ; 2) Plastic electronic devices supporting a range
of low cost consumer products from food packaging to hand held devices; 3) Low cost photovoltaics, energy management
and energy harvesting devices; and 4) Logistics, defence and security technologies through RFID and infrared systems.
The EPSRC Centre in Ultra Precision is largely founded on the support of SMEs. It is widely acknowledged that
manufacturing employment growth in developed manufacturing economies will stem from SMEs and emerging sectors .
The supply of highly trained ultra precision engineers to UK manufacturing operations is therefore critically important in
order to deliver benefit from any new technologies that arise from the industrial or academic research base within the
EPSRC Centre in Ultra Precision.

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Grant Event Details:
Name: Cambridge & Cranfield Doctoral Training Centre in Ultra Precision - EP/K503241/1
Start Date: 2012-10-01T00:00:00+00:00
End Date: 2019-03-31T00:00:00+00:00

Organization: University of Cambridge

Description: The dramatic changes in global manufacturing have greatly increased the demand from UK companies for skilled employees and new operational practices that will deliver internationally leading business positions. The UK is considered to be very strong both ...