Sustainable Digital Manufacturing and Design
To address this challenge the tasks of developing new materials, manufacturing processes and design methods are investigated across the whole product lifecycle from intelligent material choice and product design to its manufacture and final re-use, re-manufacture, recycling and disposal.
As a highly interdisciplinary area, a collaborative research effort will be formed among material science, engineering and manufacturing. Potential applications include eliminating waste and reducing material in printing prototypes and parts, re-manufactured and recyclable customized products, e.g. prosthetics, and lightweight structures.
Selected Research Projects