MCDDM Collaboration Wins Award at The Engineer Awards: Collaborate to Innovate

The multi-site collaboration between the University of Nottingham, Loughborough University and Coventry University is celebrating after winning the “Manufacturing Technology” category at this year’s Collaborate to Innovate (C2I) Awards.

Made up of eight categories, the annual C2I Awards are in their eighth year and celebrate the UK’s depth of engineering talent and the role they play in addressing some of the biggest global challenges we’re currently facing.

The rapid expansion of advanced manufacturing technologies in industry means there’s an increased need for more sophisticated inspection strategies. In response to this, the Midlands Centre for Data-Driven Metrology (MCDDM) has developed “a single-click automated manufacturing metrology demonstrator” that integrates new technologies, custom-code, machine learning, and digital manufacturing trends to improve speed, reduce costs and enhance quality inspection.

Professor Samanta Piano, Director of the MCDDM and Professor of Metrology at the University of Nottingham, said: “This demonstrator is the culmination of seven years of research and we’re incredibly proud of the significant progress we’ve made in developing customised metrology solutions for advanced manufacturing applications."

Consortium of collaborators:

  1. Manufacturing Metrology Team (MMT) (Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham).
  2. The Nottingham Advanced Robotics Laboratory (NARLy). The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Group (Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham).
  3. Intelligent Automation Centre (Loughborough University).
  4. Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Coventry University).
Posted on Wednesday 6th March 2024