Digital Lifecycle Management
Our research focuses on integrating products, processes and complex services to create closed-loop systems with capabilities to self-recover from product failures and changes. We work across digital design and manufacturing, process monitoring and control, and industrial systems with one ultimate goal – to achieve a ‘right-first-time’ capability.
The principles which guide closed-loop production systems and factories are underpinned by the fact that manufacturing processes, products and interlinked services are challenged by rapidly evolving external drivers including new materials, new regulations, new technologies, sustainability, along with services and communications systems in an intensely cost-pressured environment. Meeting these challenges demands the development for new enabling technologies
We have four major research tracks:
- Digital design and manufacturing
- Process monitoring
- Process control
- Industrial systems