Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes

MAPP's vision is to deliver on the promise of powder-based manufacturing processes to provide low energy, low cost, and low waste high value manufacturing route and products to secure UK manufacturing productivity and growth. MAPP will deliver on the promise of advanced powder processing technologies through creation of new, connected, intelligent, cyber physical manufacturing environments to achieve 'right first time' product manufacture.

The emerging powder-based manufacturing technologies include spark plasma sintering (SPS), freeze casting, inkjet printing, layer-by-layer manufacture, hot isostatic pressing (HIP), and laser, electron beam, and indirect additive manufacturing (AM). Initial applications include the aerospace and energy sectors.

Key Academic and Industrial Partners


  • University of Sheffield
  • The University of Manchester
  • University of Oxford
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Leeds


  • GKN
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Messier Bugatti Dowty
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Weir
  • Morgan Advanced Ceramics
  • Element 6
  • LPW
  • Eastman
  • Maher
  • Seco
  • Metalysis
  • Renishaw
  • Xaar
  • PSI
  • Freeman
  • Zeiss
  • HVMC
  • AFRC
  • AMRC
  • CPI
  • MTC
  • WMG


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