Digital fabrication technologies are disrupting and transforming entire sectors and providing foundation for a new industrial revolution. CFPR is at the forefront of research in this area. The centre is developing 3D printing technologies, researching new applications for computer-controlled machining, using robotic arms to develop innovative additive manufacturing methods and establishing integrated fabrication workflows with bespoke software scripts and novel material use.
CFPR conducts a diverse range of research within the broad field of digital manufacturing, with a particular expertise in the use of ceramic and glass. CFPR has a long track record of pioneering 3D printing with ceramic powder and is now also developing novel approaches to ceramic profile extrusion. We conduct our research in collaboration with world leading industrial companies, but the impact and application of the knowledge generated is aimed at expanding both creative and commercial opportunities.