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We aim to focus on the technology, systems and management of modern industrial manufacture including manufacturing methods, design, applied control, and precision manufacturing. 

In micro-nano manufacturing, researchers use a range of bench-top devices for the manufacturing of micro and nano-structures as well as technologies for developing agile, personalised and bespoke manufacturing.

Examples of key innovations include the UltraMill machine, a cutting-edge manufacturing tool that is helping UK and European manufacturers compete in high value manufacturing, particularly ultra-precision and micro manufacturing. Used to produce medical devices, watch and electronic components, UltraMill has inspired a pioneering diamond cutting tool and has been used by Apple to make the bevels around the edge of the iPhone 5S.