Research and Development

Often within SME Businesses, larger strategic projects stall due to lac of resources/ capability.  SAM Project can support longer term projects using expertise from within the university.
Our team of researchers are here to support the development of your ‘new product’ or ‘process’ that could potentially open up opportunities in new markets, improve capacity and capability, giving you the cutting edge in a competitive sector.

The capability within the team includes:

  • Alternative forming and joining technologies
  • Customised manufaturing
  • Material development/ additive manufacturing
  • Data analysis and big data
  • Light-weighting
  • Automation and technology development

All intellectual property generated will be the ownership of the SME client.


Virtualising a Factory.

SAM’s VR specialist Roger Thomas, co-ordinated research with Dyer Engineering Ltd. exploring the application of virtual reality scanning technology and its potential across their operation.
Read the case study in ‘Our Impact Case Studies’

360 virtual tour of Dyer Engineering