Pioneering research

  • Our laboratory has been internationally recognised for pioneering research in the micromoulding field since 2001.
  • Our team has access to over 30 experts within the University, including leading academics, highly skilled research engineers and technicians.
  • Our polymer research is internationally leading and we are well known in the UK polymer industry for our high-quality expertise.
  • We are key members engaged in several major collaborative networks which provide us with access to further complimentary expertise in the micro and nano technology field.
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Research Areas

  • Moulding of microscale features 
  • Nano-structured surfaces
  • Nano fillers compounding and processing
  • Metal/ceramic powders
  • Materials characterisation, product measurement
  • Inspection/handing systems

Micro injection moulding (micromoulding) is one of the manufacturing techniques employed in our research. This is an optimum technique, for micro-component manufacture, that offers all the benefits of conventional injection moulding, such as high production capacity at low marginal cost, with vast applications in healthcare, energy and consumer goods.