Academic partners

Cranfield University

Programme leader

The University of Manchester

Prof Phil Prangnell - Materials characterisation, alloy development and modelling

Coventry University

Prof Xiang Zhang - Structural Integrity and Mechanics of Materials

University of Strathclyde

Prof Gareth Pierce - Non-destructive testing and evaluation for manufacture


Dr Elyas Ghafoori - Leader of Sustainable Metallic Structures (SUMS) group at Empa and Lecturer at ETH Zürich

National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Dr Misael Pimentel - DED-Arc Theme Lead; Dr Stephen Fitzpatrick - Machining, Additive Manufacturing & Remake Team Lead

Hardware partners

PWP Industrial

Software partners


Professional open-source web consulting and development