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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 stage 1 should take no longer than 14 days and stage 2 between 6 weeks and 6 months.

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

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member of the MADE Cymru team about any of the above, please get in touch.