Digital Design and Manufacture

Digital Manufacturing refers to a convergence of complementary computing technologies that, in combination, have the potential to create an industrial revolution whose impact is comparable with introduction of steam power or the adoption of mass production. The fundamental technologies underpinning digital manufacturing are sensing, automation, control, additive manufacturing, simulation and modelling whose combined use is facilitated by AI, data-mining, image recognition, network communications and geometric modelling.

Capabilities and Applications

We have strengths in all the key technologies associated with Digital Manufacturing.

View Digital Design and Manufacturing Presentation

  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Multi-scale modelling of particle/powder based manufacturing
  • Digitally supported plasma processing
  • Metal Additive Manufacturing


  • Prof Jonathan Corney
    • Predicative CAD, factory activity tracking, AI and machine learning, geometric reasoning
  • Dr Sina Haeri
    • Multi-scale modelling of particle/powder based manufacturing, additive manufacturing, particle damage prediction
  • Dr Nan Yu
    • Numerical analysis of atmospheric plasma processing, plasma figuring, multi-sensory measurement
  • Dr Sam Tammas-Williams
    • Non destructive evaluation, correlative imaging, digital twins, functionally-graded materials

MSc Degree Programme

We also offer a MSc taught postgraduate degree programme in Digital Design and Manufacture.

A graph showing data mining of CAD databases, red and blue dots in a circle on a white background
Data mining of CAD databases
DEM modelling of powder preparation in additive manufacturing
DEM modelling of powder preparation in additive manufacturing
Modelling materials with site-specific properties: microstructure
Material microstructure modelling