Product Development and Manufacturing Technology (PDMT)
PDMT is a research group founded in 2013 to provide state-of-the-art solutions to overcome the challenges of innovative product development of our changing world.
The core of PDMT is to promote product services, sustainable product development and utilising advanced traditional and Additive Manufacturing techniques. These are the major research growth areas over the coming 10 -15 years as new product development and services will be more interrelated to provide more competitive advantages to the UK manufacturing industry.
The aim of PDMT is to improve design decision support for engineers and technical management in the process of product development from the early design concept, application of advanced manufacturing techniques and processes, in-service and product end-of-life. Our research strategy is to become the centre of excellence for multi-disciplinary engineering solutions which combines together a range of analytical and computational techniques. Our strength lies in integrating the most innovative approach in engineering principles, advanced manufacturing techniques and methodologies, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools and systems.
Recent research has been conducted in collaboration and with the support of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and a range of national, international companies and international universities.
Academic Staff (in alphabetical order):
• Dr Ken Leung
PhD Students (in alphabetical order):
- Chris Ainsley
- Abdullah Albadran
- Abdella Ali
- Lokesh Bade
- Nabilah Misti
- Charles Oppon
- Matthew Ozoemena
- Nonzo Ozoemena
- Richard Wolldridge
- Thomas Woods
Wan C, Frydrych M, Chen B. Strong and bioactive gelatin/graphene oxide nanocomposites. Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 6159-6166.
Wan C, Chen B. Synthesis and characterization of biomimetic hydroxyapatite/sepiolite nanocomposites. Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 693-700.
Wan C, Chen B. Mechanical analysis of electrospun poly(e -caprolactone)/graphene oxide biocomposites. Biomed Mater, 2011, 6, 055010.
Bai X, Wan C, Zhang Y. Reinforcement mechanism of hydrogenated carboxylated nitrile-butadiene rubber/graphene oxide nanocomposites. Carbon, 2011, 49, 1608-1613.
Cheung, WM, Maropoulos, PG and Matthews PC, Linking Design and Manufacturing Domains via Web-based and Enterprise Integration Technologies, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, in press 2010.
Marsh, R, Jonik, M, Lanham, J, Cheung, WM, Newnes L, Mileham A, Modelling an Assembly Process Using a Close Coupled Generative Cost Model and a Discrete Event Simulation, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, in press 2010.
Zhao F, Bao F, McLauchlin AR, Gu J, Wan C, Kandasubramanian B. Effect of POSS on morphology and mechanical properties of polyamide 12/montmorillonite nanocomposites. Appl Clay Sci, 2010, 47, 249-256.
Li B, Wan C, Zhang Y, Ji LY. Blends of poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide)/polyamide 6 toughened by maleated polystyrene-based copolymers: Mechanical properties, morphology and rheology. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010, 115(6): 3385-3392
Cheung, WM, Book Review: Electronic Waste Management, Edited by R.E. Hester and R.M. Harrison, Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry 2009, the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing, 223(11), Part B, pp 1505-1506, 2009.
Cheung, WM, Marsh, R, Newnes, LB, Mileham, AR, Lanham, JD, Standards and Inference of Design Information in Through Life Costing of Defence Electronic Products, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing, 223(2), pp 169-181, 2009.
Cheung, WM, Schaefer, D, Product Lifecycle Management: State-of-the-art and Future Perspectives, In: M.M. Cruz-Cunha (Eds), Enterprise Information Systems for Business Integration in SMEs: Technological, Organizational and Social Dimensions, (Advances in Information Management book series), Edited By: Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal, Pages: 396, 2009.
Cheung, WM, Mileham, AR, Newnes, LB, Marsh, R, Lanham, JD, An Extended-Enterprise Digital Data Library for Through-Life Cost Estimation in Innovative Product Development, Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology, Publisher Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Book Series Advances in Soft Computing, 66, pp 349-360, 2009.
Sarwar, M, Haider, J, Aspects of Burr Formation in Bandsaw Teeth Manufactured by Milling Operation, 19th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Middlesbrough, UK, 6-8 July 2009.
Khan, F H, Sarwar, M, Persson, M, Cutting Energy and Wear in Bandsawing Operation When Cutting Ti-6Al-4V Alloy, 19th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Middlesbrough, UK, 6-8 July 2009.
Sarwar, M, Haider, J, Evaluating the performance of edge-conditioned and coated milling cutters using a half-length approach, 26th International Manufacturing Conference (IMC26), Dublin, Ireland, 2-4 September 2009.
Sarwar, M, Persson, M, Hellbergh, H, Modelling of material behaviour when machining with multipoint tools, 26th International Manufacturing Conference (IMC26), Dublin, Ireland, 2-4 September 2009
Sarwar, M, Haider, J, Investigating the Performance of TiN and TiAlN Coatings on Milling Cutter Used for Machining Bimetal Steel Strip, 36th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films ICMCTF, 2009.
Sarwar, M, Haider, J, Characteristics and Machining Performance of TiN and TiAlN Coatings on Milling Cutter, International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2009), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26-29 October 2009.
Sarwar, M, Persson, M, Hellbergh, H, Wear modes and mechanisms in HSS bimetal cutting edges in the bandsawing operation, 20th International Conference on Production Research (ICPR 20), Shanghai, China, 2–6 August 2009.
Wan C, Li M, Bai X, Zhang Y. Synthesis and characterization of photoluminescent Eu (III) coordination halloysite nanotube-based nanohybrids. J Phys Chem C, 2009, 113, 16238-16246.
Wan C, Zhao F, Bao X, Kandasubramanian B, Duggan M. Effect of POSS on crystalline transitions and physical properties of polyamide 12. J Polym Sci, Part B, 2009, 47, 121-129
Zhang L, Wan C, Zhang Y. Investigation on morphology and mechanical properties of polyamide 6/maleated ethylene-propylene-diene rubber/organoclay composites. Polym Eng Sci, 2009, 49, 209-216.
Zhang L, Wan C, Zhang Y. Investigation on the multiwalled carbon nanotubes reinforced polyamide6/polypropylene composites. Polym Eng Sci, 2009, 49, 1909-1917
Zhang L, Wan C, Zhang Y. Morphology and electrical properties of polyamide 6/polypropylene/multi-walled carbon nanotubes composites. Comp Sci Technol, 2009, 69, 2212-2217
Zhao F, Wan C, Bao X, Kandasubramanian B. Modification of montmorillonite with aminopropylisooctyl polyhedral oligomeric silsequioxane. J Colloid Inter Sci, 2009, 333, 164-170
Ren Q, Wan C, Zhang Y, Li J. An investigation into synergistic effects of rare earth oxides on intumescent flame retardancy of polypropylene/poly (octylene-co-ethylene) blends. Polym Adv Tech, 2009, DOI: 10.1002/pat.1624
Wang R, Wan C, Wang S, Zhang Y. Morphology, mechanical properties and durability of poly(lactic acid) plasticized with Di(isononyl) cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate. Polym Eng Sci, 2009, 49, 2414-2420
Zhang L, Wan C, Zhang Y. Polyamide 6/maleated Ethylene-propylene-diene Rubber/organoclay Composites with or Without glycidyl Methacrylate as a Compatibilizer. J Appl Polym Sci, 2008, 110, 1870-1879.
Wan C, Zhao F, Bao X, Kandasubramanian B, M Duggan. Surface characteristics of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane modified clay and its application in polymerization of macrocyclic polyester oligomers. J Phys Chem B, 2008, 112, 11915-11922
Wan C, Dong W, Zhang Y, Zhang Y. Intercalation process and rubber-filler interactions of polybutadiene rubber-organoclay nanocomposites. J Appl Polym Sci, 2008,107, 650-657
Wan C, Bao X, Zhao F. Morphology and properties of silane-modified montmorillonite clays and clay/PBT composites. J Appl Polym Sci, 2008, 110, 550-557
Chen M, Wan C, Shou W, Zhang Y, Zhang Y. Effects of interfacial adhesion on properties of polypropylene/wollastonite composites. J Appl Polym Sci, 2008,107,1718-1723
Newnes, LB, Mileham, AR, Cheung, WM, Marsh, R, Lanham, JD, Ebrahimzadeh Saravi, M, Bradbery, RW, Predicting the Whole-Life Cost of a Product at the Conceptual Design Stage, Journal of Engineering Design (JED), 19 (12), pp99-112, 2008.
Cheung, WM, Matthews PC, Maropoulos, PG, Gao, JX, Advanced Product Development Integration Architecture – an Out-of-Box solution to support Distributed Production Networks, International Journal of Production Research (IJPR), 46 (12), 15 June 2008.
Haider, J, Rahman, M, Hashmi, M S J, Sarwar, M, Investigating the wear characteristics of engineering surfaces: low temperature plasma nitriding and TiN+MoSx hard-solid lubricant coating, Journal of Materials Science, 43, 3368-3376, 2008.
Sarwar, M, Haider, J, Introducing lean, not mean, to improve productivity in a cutting tool manufacturing company, Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM2008), pp. 508-515, Skövde, Sweden, 2008.
Sarwar, M, Haider, J, Development of advanced surface engineering technologies for the benefit of multipoint cutting tools, International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2008), Abstract page no. 12, Bahrain, 2-5th November 2008.
Sarwar, M, Haider, J, Characteristics of tool cutting edges for coatability, 3rd International Conference on Surfaces Coatings and Nanostructured Materials (NanoSMat 2008, Abstract page no. 69, Barcelona, Spain, 21-24 October 2008.
Sarwar, M, Haider, J, Persson, M, Hellbergh, H, Evaluating the performance of TiN coating on a PM HSS milling cutter used in manufacturing of bandsaws, 3rd International Conference on Surfaces Coatings and Nanostructured Materials (NanoSmart 2008), Abstract page no. 70, Barcelona, Spain, 21-24 October 2008.
Daadbin, A, Rosinski, J, Type testing of high power wind turbine gearboxes-advances in modern instrumentation, CMFD08, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 2008.
Rosinski, J, Daadbin, A, Telemetry and miniature instrumentation for troubleshooting mechanical power transmission systems, CMFD07, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 2007.
Cheung, W, Maropoulos, PG, A Novel Knowledge Management Methodology to Support Collaborative Product Development, Digital Enterprise Technology Perspectives and Future Challenges, Editor(s): Cunha P.F. and Maropoulos, P.G., Publisher: Springer US, pp 201-208, 2007.
Cheung, WM, Newnes, LB, Mileham, AR, Marsh, R, Lanham, JD, Cost Estimation in Product Development: Academic Research and Commercial Systems Evaluation”, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference in Digital Enterprise Technology, DET2007, University of Bath, UK, pp 760-769, 11-13 September, 2007.
Marsh, R, Lanham, JD, Newnes, LB, Mileham, AR, Cheung, WM, Modelling An Assembly Process Using A Close Coupled Generative Cost Model And A Discrete Event Simulation, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference in Digital Enterprise Technology, DET2007, University of Bath, UK. pp 339-346, September, 2007.
Ebrahimzadeh Saravi, M, Newnes, LB, Mileham AR, Cheung, WM, Improving Cost Estimation Accuracy through Quality Improvement Techniques, 5th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, ed. Stockton, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, pp 65-69, 10 – 13, September 2007.
Cheung, WM, Newnes, LB, Mileham, AR, Marsh, R, Lanham, JD, A Study of Life Cycle Costing in the Perspectives of Research and Commercial Applications in the 21st Century, the Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 4-7, 2007.
Haider, J, Rahman, M, Hashmi, M S J, Sarwar, M, Wear behaviour of low temperature plasma nitrided surface and hard-solid lubricant coating, 2nd International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials (NanoSmart 2007), abstract p. 37, Portugal, 2007.
Sarwar, M, Antoshina, E, Burnell-Grey, J.S., Gunnarsson, S, Caliskanoglu, Z.D. Hellbergh, H, Persson, M, The influence of carbide size and distribution on cutting forces when bandsawing carbide-rich tool steels, Proceedings of 24th International Manufacturing Conference (IMC24), pp. 491-498, Waterford, Ireland, 2007.
Sarwar, M, Persson, M, Hellbergh, H, Wear of the cutting Edge in the Bandsawing Operation when Cutting Austenitic 17-7 Stainless Steel, Wear, 263 (7-12), 1438-1441, September 2007.
Sarwar, M, Persson, M, Hellbergh, H and Haider, J, Assessing the efficiency of bandsawing using specific cutting energy as a parameter, Proceedings 24th International Manufacturing Conference (IMC24), 595-602, Ireland 2007.
Sarwar, M, Haider, J, Persson, M and Hellbergh, H, Application of advanced hard coatings on PM milling cutters used in the manufacturing of bandsaws, 2nd International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials (NanoSmat 2007), Abstract, p. 38, Portugal 2007.
Sarwar, M, Haider, J, Persson, M, Hellbergh, H, Metal cutting-off processes in the Manufacturing Industries: Current Practice and Development, Proceedings of 17th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2007), 415-420, USA 2007.