The Technology Hub (formally JIIC) assists companies within the high value added goods/small products industry, and allied trades. It offers client centred consultancy, expertise and problem solving in a range of industry related techniques including CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping, surface finishing, reverse engineering, laser scanning/welding/marking, design strategy management and implementation,concept to prototype/research and development (R&D) support, and new technology applications.
Research focuses on innovatory manufacturing and materials based-areas, future and opportunity identification/forecasting and exploration of new technologies, to assess their suitability for industry.
These activities contribute to knowledge exchange/Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs),technology transfer/evaluation activities. We have formed global partnerships in a wide range of new technology and research-based projects and networks, and is nationally and internationally recognised.
Research activities include the examination of how new technologies can be utilised to recreate museum artefacts, as well as the identification and undertaking of research within the emerging area of direct precious metal laser technologies and their applications.