The Midlands Centre for Data-Driven Metrology

The Midlands Centre for Data-Driven Metrology is a multi-site collaboration between the University of Nottingham, Loughborough University, and Coventry University.

The centre focuses on delivering industry-relevant research, training and implementation in size, form and surface metrology. Specifically, the industrial application of data-rich metrology is matched to UK manufacturing’s future needs in digital manufacturing.

Key aims and expertise

The Midlands Centre for Data-Driven Metrology will create a pipeline of trained engineers with industry relevant skills to ensure the UK is competitive in digital manufacturing.

This goal will be achieved through the joint expertise of the three universities, providing direct industry support through short and medium-term projects, as well as a Centre for Doctoral Training providing long-term research into key topics, led by industrial partners.

Winner of The Engineer: Collaborate to Innovate Award
A single-click automated manufacturing metrology demonstrator




Centre Leadership



Upcoming CPD Training Courses 2024

05/07/2024 - 30/09/2024
Coventry University, Institute for Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (AME)



Looking for more information?

2023 review of capabilities of the MCDDM 


We have completed several activities and meetings with the MCDDM Advisory Board. We are pleased to have had this opportunity to discuss our activities and plans with our partners and notes from these meeting are now available to view below:

Click here to download the Advisory Board feedback notes (2021)

If you are interested in working with the Midlands Centre for Data-Driven Metrology, or would like to get in contact to find out more, please contact our centre manager using the links below:

Bronya Norton, General Manager

Les Gill, Business Engagement