The Centre for Polymer Micro and Nano Technology

Recent advances in micro and nano-technology are realising devices with a huge range of applications in the telecommunications, medical, and automotive sectors. This demand has led to the emergence of micro injection moulding (micromoulding)  as an optimum technique for micro-component manufacture that offers all the benefits of conventional injection moulding such as high production capacity at low marginal cost.

The Research and Knowledge Transfer (RKT) Centre for Polymer Micro and Nano Technology (Polymer MNT) is a new facility within the world-class IRC Polymer Engineering laboratories at the University of Bradford. Polymer MNT allows access to equipment and expertise required for companies of all sizes to develop a successful micromoulding or nano-scale surface feature moulding process.

Polymer MNT is a partner within the Nanofactory consortium, currently supported by £2,511,835 investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Nanofactory helps accelerate innovation and create commercial opportunities in micro and nano technologies by leveraging the groundbreaking work offered by six research-intensive universities in the Yorkshire and Humber region.