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Prof. Denis Dowling
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I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre - Dublin

What is I-Form

I-Form, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, is delivering the next level of understanding and control for complex manufacturing processes. I-Form’s mission is to shape the future of manufacturing through high-impact research into the application of digital technologies to materials processing. I-Form brings together a nationwide pool of expertise in materials science, engineering, data analytics and cognitive computing. I-Form is applying exciting developments in digital technologies to materials processing, to improve understanding, modelling and control, thus increasing the competitiveness of Irish manufacturing on the world stage.


 • Process digitalisation, for optimisation and control
• Process simulation, for shorter development times
• Data analytics, enabling realtime process feedback
• Augmented reality, for enhanced operator decision making
• Cognitive computing/artificial intelligence/machine learning
• Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
• Surface engineering
• Precision engineering
• Cyber physical systems
• Bonding/Joining
• Casting/Moulding

Research performed by:

• University College Dublin
• Dublin City University
• National University of Ireland Galway
• Maynooth University
• Trinity College Dublin
• Institute of Technology Sligo
• Waterford Institute of Technology

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