The I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre was established by SFI to deliver high-impact research in advanced manufacturing. The Centre is focused on materials processing, particularly additive manufacturing (3D printing), combined with the use of digital technologies in manufacturing.
The latter includes data analytics, cognitive computing, augmented reality and informatics. The Centre brings together a multi-disciplinary team of over 80 PhD and Post-Doc researchers in manufacturing engineering, materials and data science. These researchers are involved in both fundamental and translational research. In addition to achieving high-impact manufacturing research, the longer-term aim is to enhance the competitiveness of our partner companies. These are in sectors such as medical devices, aerospace, microelectronics and precision engineering. I-Form is supported by UCD, NUI Galway, DCU, TCD, IT Sligo and Waterford IT. The Centre operates in close collaboration with other leading international manufacturing research centres in Australia, Belgium, Germany the UK and USA.