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Manufacturing plays a significant role in the UK economy. As measured in the national accounts, it provides over 2.7 million jobs, makes up 49 percent of UK exports, and contributes 66 percent of all UK R&D business expenditure. Manufacturing and Materials research continues to be important to the UK economy, particularly in the context of future trade relations associated with Brexit and net-zero commitments.

The Research Centre for Manufacturing and Materials (CMM) at Coventry University focuses on improvements to the whole life-cycle of materials, products and processes to improve their efficiency and effectiveness and address the major challenges in sustainability and productivity that are increasingly faced by UK manufacturing industry.
Out team has a strong track-record on outstanding academic outputs, impact and revenue generation through a balanced portfolio of fundamental and applied research, which is also supported by an industry driven approach to teaching and commercial research.

Our key research areas include:

  • Industry Engagement & Partnerships
  • Metrology
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Functional Materials & Chemistry
  • Structural Integrity & Non-Destructive Testing
  • Materials Science
  • Laser Processing & Joining

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