The scope of Advanced Manufacturing covers opportunities for research, development, prototyping and practical application in the areas of Advanced Materials, Innovation and Vehicles. 

Polymer Research  (Aston University)

Polymer processing and performance including development of new materials and effects of accelerated ageing and weathering.


Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG)

Aerospace - rapid prototyping & produce lifecyle management - new forms of materials and and bonding for aerospace application.

Premium Vehicle Lightweight Technologies - advanced materials to lighten vehicles and cut down on CO2 emmissions. (Includes advanced materials for exterior panels, different forms of lubrication, joining technologies, simulation.)


Manufacturing Technology Centre (University of Birmingham, Lead Partner with Rolls Royce)

Collaborative research and practical applications, manufacturing development, problem solving and improving competitiveness. Automotive and aerospace.