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Knowledge Driven Configurable Manufacturing (KDCM)

EP/K018191/1 – led by Professor Robert Harrison, University of Warwick – Grant value £1.9 million

This project focuses on component-based modular reconfigurable systems, i.e. manufacturing systems that are built up from various elements and assembled together, in a similar fashion to building with 'Lego'. The research programme aims to create self-reconfiguring manufacturing systems, where knowledge captured within the system drives future design optimisation in order to enable a radical improvement in manufacturing effectiveness and sustainability.