Welcome to M3D

The ARC Training Centre for Multiscale 3D Imaging, Modelling and Manufacturing

Research themes

enabling technologies.

  • Multimodal/Multiscale imaging across platforms.
  • Forward modelling dynamic imaging experiments.

non-destructive evaluation.

  • Additive manufacturing design for automotive parts and implementing Quality Standards.
  • Multiscale design, manufacture & characterisation on AM parts from End-Of-Life Vehicles.
  • Design and manufacture of bio-inspired nano-texture surfaces on devices & implants for bacterial surfaces.
  • 3D Imaging of Complex Metallic Additive Manufacturing (AM).

high value materials.

  • High-Performance Aerospace Panels for Business Jets.

energy and environment.

  • Upscaling of static and dynamic properties from micro to meter scale based on 3D multiscale imaging.
  • Time-lapse 3D tomography to understand dynamics and kinetics via fluid-fluid interface evolution in porous media.


  • Non-linear relationships between hydrological properties and strain.
  • 3D Mineral Distribution Analysis (M3DA) — optimising future mineral recovery processes.

medical devices.

  • Quality assurance of 3D printed scaffolds using 3D imaging.
  • Design, In vitro and in vivo evaluation of RAW Tissue Harvest System.
  • Design & Development for 3D printed resorbable soft tissue implants.
  • Virtual Automated Anatomical 3D Alignment of Bone Fragments.
  • Good Manufacturing Practice standards for the manufacturing of multi-structural, scaffolds for treating large bone defects.
  • Fixation Plate Design for Surgical Applications.
  • 3-D printed biodegradable implants.

heritage science/arts.

  • Visualising the Diet of Ancient Marine Reptiles.
  • Neural network analysis of biostratigraphically important conodonts.
  • 3D Printing in the Creative Industries.