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Our staff have considerable experience of successfully translating research and innovation into new products, processes and services. The team have many years (over 20 years) of experience in successfully managing a diverse portfolio of projects, including Product Development, Prototype and Batch Manufacture as well as managing funded projects such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, European-funded projects and UK Research Council projects.

ADE funding is available until January 2022.

There are a wide range of manufacturing companies taking advantage of this support including food, health, creative, leisure, automotive, textiles, aerospace, medical, media, NDT, Oil and Gas and construction.

Yes – however the team would be happy to discuss with you and facilitate introductions to colleagues in the University or signpost to other suitable programmes.

Each project will have an agreement in place which covers issues such as Intellectual Property Rights (IP). In most cases the University will own the IP in the University’s Results, and the Company will own the IP in the Company’s Results. However, please note that each project will be considered and agreed with companies on a case by case basis.

Our research centre is home to a suite of technologies including:
  • 3D Printing in metal and resins (Electron Beam Melting (EBM) and Stereolithography (SLA))
  • HD Multi jet Technology
  • 3D Scanning/Reverse Engineering
  • Vacuum Casting
  • Topology Optimisation/Generative Design Applications
  • Optimisation for Batch Manufacturing
  • Structural/Stress Analysis (FEA)
  • Design for Advanced Manufacturing Methods
  • Complete end-to-end product development
  • Software packages include: Ansys, Solidworks, Artec 3D, Geomagic Design X

Projects will vary dependent on a number of factors such as scale and complexity however, typically step 1 should take no longer than 14 days and step 2 between 6 weeks and 6 months.

ADE is broken down into 3 steps:
  • Step 1 – Bespoke Needs Analysis: we work with you to fully understand the challenges and to scope out an effective R&D project.
  • Step 2 – Prototype Project: a collaborative research project in which new technologies, materials and methods are tried and tested for viability.
  • Step 3 – Technology Adoption: supporting you to convert steps 1 and 2 into meaningful operational change.

There is no financial cost to participating businesses, however, companies are expected to make in-kind contributions to the project, including staff time and resources in order to ensure effective collaboration and transition of research.

Over 99% of firms in Wales are categorised as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are defined as enterprises that employ up to 250 employees and have an annual turnover of less than €50 million.

ADE has a clear focus on working with SMEs in the supply chain realise the benefits of advanced engineering technologies.

A 3 year EU funded programme designed to offer practical support to help businesses adopt advanced manufacturing technologies.

MADE is a suite of European-funded projects delivered by University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) through its research Centre for Advanced Batch Manufacture (CBM).

The taught elements are delivered live and online with blended learning every Friday afternoon. Therefore, if you have access to a computer/laptop you can join from anywhere.

2 hours per module

All sessions are recorded; therefore, should you miss a lesson for any reason then you will have full access to all the resources online to enable you to catch up at a suitable time.

Entry requirements can be assessed on an individual basis and prior experience is taken into consideration. For the level 5 Continuous Improvement with Industry 4.0 module a minimum of a level 3 qualification is desirable. Do contact us to discuss this.

Online live and interactive teaching. You will also have access to online resources and access to a library.

All our modules/courses are accredited by University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).

UWTSD offer 24 hour telephone support for IT related issues to all students on all programmes. Also, the MADE team has a member of staff who is available for support – weekdays 8am – 4:30pm via telephone, email and Teams.

Your organisation must be based in Wales or, as an employee you must be living in Wales Size of company is not limited to SMEs, large and micro companies are also eligible.

Yes, we have a finance and compliance team who can liaise with you directly to confirm your status. If you are not eligible for funding, you can still do the Course but there will be a fee.

Contact MADE@uwtsd.ac.uk and one of the team will help you. We can also run an online session with you to talk you through the process?

Contact us and we can send out specific information about the courses. You can also discuss the modules with one of our industry expert lecturers.

Designed with industry, for industry – it focuses on delivering real economic benefit. You literally can learn on a Friday and then apply it to your work on the Monday.

No, it is very much work based.

Hop on and hop off allows you to enter and leave at defined entry and exit points.

Yes – many industry specialists from a variety of industry and academic backgrounds are involved in the delivery.

We attract a wide variety of sectors – food, health, automotive, textiles etc. All of varying sizes from large to micro.

We haven’t received confirmation about this but we recommend you signing up before the offer ends.

No, this is the advantage of online delivery.

As many as you like.

If you sign up for a full Masters now, the fully funded offer covers you regardless of how long it takes you to do. Email MADE@uwtsd.ac.uk for clarification of all the above or call us on 01792 481199.

There are multiple entry points planned over the year, the next cohort is due to start in September 2020, however, should there be sufficient demand then start dates can be arranged for sooner.

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