The Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT) is a centre of excellence for collaborative metrology research, solving real-world manufacturing problems through cutting edge metrology research in precision engineering.
At the forefront of creating new measurement techniques, we apply novel techniques to real world problems. Highly innovative research and strong links with industry resulted in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC) designating the CPT as a National Centre of Excellence in Advanced Metrology in 2011. Headed by Professor Xiang Jiang, we are one of only 16 national centres for innovative manufacturing in the UK. The EPSRC Centre’s focus is developing the UK’s manufacturing metrology capabilities as well as supporting economic growth in relevant sectors.
Our research underpins both manufacturing and engineering industries – the core principle is “without measurement, manufacturing is not possible” and is key to driving quality and cost benefits for industry by embedding metrology into manufacturing processes.
Key areas of research are:
• Machine Tool Metrology
• Mathematics for Metrology
• Optical Instrumentation
• Surface Metrology and Applications
• Ultra Precision Manufacturing
This multi-disciplinary team of over 40 research staff and students includes engineering scientists, physicists, mechanical and electrical engineers, mathematicians and computer software developers, ensuring a high level of innovation and collaboration from researchers who deliver excellence in learning and research. As a result, our researchers apply their research into different sectors and disciplines leading to collaboration into areas not commonly linked to precision engineering including skin science, forensics, implants and archaeology.
CPT has two industrially sponsored Chairs: the Taylor Hobson Chair in Surface Metrology held by Professor Paul Scott and the CHMTI-PTG Chair in Machine Tool Technology held by Professor Alan Myers.
This story published on Thursday 5 December 2013
University signs Memorandum of Understanding with Huazhong University of Science and Technology
This story published on Monday 4 November 2013
“...the International Standards Organisation keeps us at the forefront of machine tool metrology developments...”
This story published on Friday 1 November 2013
Project results in record efficiency gains of up to 300 per cent
This story published on Friday 27 September 2013
Multi-national research project to double lifespan of machine tools
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