To create centres of excellence that focus on making significant difference to the Advanced Manufacturing sector by:

  • Maintaining a world class community where research, design, manufacture and study interact effectively to put technology into practice.
  • Having a manufacturing capability for showcasing best practice, tools and techniques associated with metals forming.
  • Being a global centre for the benchmarking of tools and techniques for aerospace manufacturing.
  • Developing knowledge-based simulation tools and techniques.
  • Incubating and spinning out technology to raise the performance of both local and national manufacturing companies.
  • Developing vocational engineering student programmes.