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Our Centre for Imaging, Metrology and Additive Technologies (CIMAT) provides a hub for innovation and research that, for the first time, brings together state of the art technologies for the enhancement and understanding of product and process performance.

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CIMATBased in our International Manufacturing Centre, CIMAT hosts our Metrology, and Additive Layer Manufacturing capabilities. We have a wide range of scanning technologies for the 3D characterisation and validation of complex internal and external architectures, including high resolution laser scanning, micro-CT and advanced 3D visualisation. Our additive technologies capabilities include the development and application of advanced functional metallic and multi-material solutions for exploitation in the high value manufacturing sector.

We have a proven track record with a diverse range of partners, finding solutions to real challenges which have a tangible impact on society. By bringing non-destructive characterisation and additive technologies manufacturing together, we are bridging the gap from prototyping to mass low-volume technology.

Key research themes
  • Digital prototypingCIMAT 2
  • Optimisation and application of CT for characterisation of complex internal structures
  • Development of in-line metrology processes
  • 3D visualisation of, and interaction with, both digital design and captured scan data
  • Development and validation of additive technologies in new and advanced applications
  • New materials and additive technology process development
  • New additive technology enabled business models

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Centre for Imaging, Metrology and Additive Technologies (CiMAT)