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Product Evaluation Technologies

WMG's Product Evaluation Technologies (PET) group is a multi-disciplinary research team with a central goal of providing real-world solutions for various business sectors, from automotive engineering to the medical industry. Through cutting-edge research and technologies, the team has developed capabilities in the areas of

Advanced Metrology

Our strong background in the field of metrology has enabled us to utilise and develop the latest measurement technologies and processes, allowing us to create methodologies for both measurement reporting and reverse engineering applications, focusing on the customer's perception of quality.

We have laser scanning, computed tomography and robotic coordinate measurement systems within our metrology facility that can help you to optimise your quality inspection processes through the application of appropriate technologies and methodologies.

Our expertise has been used extensively in the automotive industry, but has expanded into biomedical, aerospace and a range of other engineering discipline.

Human Machine Interface (HMI)

We use both physical measurement and customer focused trialling in lab and simulated environments to optimise Human Machine Interface (HMI) concepts and technologies.

Design Review and Validation

Addresses the efficiency of design review technologies and processes within product development, focusing on immersive visualisation and interaction with digital data.

Additive layer manufacturing (3D Visualisation and printing)

With the highest resolution 3D projection system in the UK, we can develop digital design review processes and help your company integrate this into your new product development processes.

includes the application of specialist visualisation and interaction software and hardware, and the human related aspects of digital reviews such as usability and confidence in decision making.

3D printing offers a faster, low-cost alternative to traditional rapid prototyping for building concept and working models. A part built using 3D printing technology can cost nearly half that of one built using traditional rapid prototyping methods.

Costs are reduced in areas such as materials, machine depreciation, system maintenance and labour. With 3D printing, solid objects are made from 3D computer models.

The aim of rapid prototyping and manufacturing is to reduce process time, product weight and use of raw materials. This results in overall savings on:

  • CO2 production
  • Water
  • Virgin material (material extracted from natural resources)
  • Potentially hazardous materials
  • Energy
  • Landfill waste