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CAFE4DM

CAFE4DM researchers at work

The Centre in Advanced Fluid Engineering for Digital Manufacturing (CAFE4DM)

Addressing challenges in understanding, creating and scaling up manufacturing processes for formulated products.

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Our mission

The Centre aims to address the challenges in understanding, creating and scaling up manufacturing processes for formulated products in fast moving consumer goods (home/personal care and food products).

The main objective is to develop a new modelling approach and the associated materials, measurement and validation to describe these mixtures to enable a significant reduction in conventional physical experimentation.

This will accelerate the route from the laboratory to the market place through the increased efficiency of product and process identification and, therefore, a reduction in cost and minimisation of waste.