Fundamentals of IRAS

Advanced Manufacturing

We are interested in how artificial intelligence can help make manufacturing processes “smarter” and a group is steadily growing at Lancaster which combines expertise in joining and additive manufacture with materials, computing and data science.

In collaboration with the J4IC research centre that is joint with The Welding Institute (TWI), projects in the area of intelligent friction and electron beam welding are now starting.  The research at their core will seek to use novel machining learning methods to optimise processing, to learn much more rapidly how to process new materials and to enable real-time correction of problems during processing.

This is a rapidly expanding area of interest at Lancaster and we expect to be able to announce the expansion of aligned project areas in the near future.

Key Personnel

Professor Andrew Kennedy

Chair in Advanced Manufacturing

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

+44 (0)1524 594258 D08, D - Floor, Engineering Building

Professor Pedro Rivera Diaz Del Castillo

LPW / Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre

+44 (0)1524 592439

+44 (0)1524 594671 B005, B - Floor, Science and Technology

Professor Chris Dungey

Director of Lancaster Innovation Centre at TWI

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre