A Digital Twin-Driven Smart Manufacturing System for Next Generation Surgical Tools
The project aims at researching and developing the underlying science and technology for the creation of a disruptive digital twin-driven smart manufacturing system, the first of this kind in the world, that can sense consumer needs and actively self-optimise for the manufacturing of next-generation high value-added medical devices with enhanced productivity (up to 25%) and precision (up to 50%) in a sustainable way. The duration is 3 years.
The principal objectives of the project are:
• to investigate and develop process fingerprint which can be used to understand and trace the error source during the operation of manufacturing system;
• to develop digital twin of error source of manufacturing system;
• to develop and implement digital twin-driven automation approach to eliminate dynamics machining error and thermal errors through feed-forward control;
• to implement and demonstrate the effectiveness of the development in industrial settings
We will accept applications from international students who can confirm in their email application that they are able to pay the difference between the Home and International fees (approximately £16,500 per annum). The Stipend is not to be used to cover fees. If you are unable to cover this cost the application will be rejected.
Applications from Home, Rest of UK and EU Students will receive funding of the home fee and stipend.