Improving Europe's micro-manufacturing capabilities

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce


Innovative research into precision-forming, micro-forming and manufacturing-system technology by Professor Yi Qin and his research group at the University of Strathclyde has resulted in EU-wide collaborative, integrated and multidisciplinary research. This in turn has produced a series of micro-manufacturing technologies and equipment, a significant number of which have been commercialised and/or used by industry. These technologies brought EU-wide impacts such as improvement of manufacturing capability and product quality and increase of manufacturing efficiency, market reach and jobs in EU industry.
Impact statusOpen
Category of impactEconomic and commerce
Impact levelAdoption


  • microforming
  • micro manufacturing