Our lives depend on manufactured goods; whether they are for housing, medical care, steel for cars and bicycles, aluminium alloys for airplanes, or precision machine design. Almost all human activity relies on manufactured goods and manufacturing automation in one form or another. The Engineering Manufacturing Strength at UOW combines the strengths of the major research groups listed below and carries out research to improve manufactured products and manufacturing processes in a never-ending quest for greater accuracy, greater economy and higher quality.
For example, researchers in this strength are involved in:
- Research in computational and experimental mechanics, metal forming biomechanics, structures, thermo-fluids and engineering systems
- Researching new manufacturing methods for the next generation of aircrafts
- Assisting industry with its materials handling problems
- The development of fine machines and controls to assist surgeons in operations
- The improvement of more accurate and 'intelligent' robots
- Developing methods to maintaining the quality of electricity supply for manufacturing processes.