University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton is home to 23,000 students of which there are around 3,500 studying technology based subjects. The Department of Engineering and Technology is exceptionally well resourced with extensive experimental facilities, specialist software and associated hardware and the University is recognised as 2nd in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

Partnering Eosint, a leading developer of Direct Metal Laser Sintering equipment, has enabled the Department to maximise the research potential of the two machines it possesses. The technology utilises a laser to build up fine layers to create highly complex three dimensional physical forms.

One machine is dedicated to exotic metals including titanium and silver and is the only EOS machine in Europe and outside of Eosint’s research laboratories capable of processing such materials. The second machine is configured to utilise more traditional powders including steel and bronze based. The Department also undertakes research in the areas of:

  • innovation and IPR commercialisation through the industrially sponsored Caparo Innovation Centre
  • automotive engineering
  • communications
  • electronics
  • sensors
  • knowledge based engineering
  • engineering management
  • traditional manufacturing and its associated simulation