We work directly with business to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems and demands

About Exeter Advanced Technologies (X-AT)

Based within the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter, we are a multi-talented team dedicated to commercially oriented research in the core themes of advanced manufacturing and materials development.

Established in 1997 as the Polymer Centre of the South West, X-AT continues to provide a dedicated link between academia and industry. Offering access to the wealth of expertise within the University, yet mindful of commercial timescales and professional protocols.

X-AT has a policy of working with industry, not competing against it. To this end, we work closely with a host of regional, national and international partners to bring you the latest solutions to help you make your company more successful. From simple ten-minute referrals to long term, grant funded research projects, X-AT can help you.

Sister centres

Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM)

CALM, a £2.6M investment in innovative manufacturing for the benefit of business in the South West, has eveolved directly from research by X-AT in the field of additive layer manufacturing. CALM is funded by the ERDF, RDA, University of Exeter, and EADS UK Ltd, and provides technical expertise in Additive Layer Manufacturing to businesses across all sectors. We maintain very strong links and share a number of facilities with CALM.

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Centre for Alternative Materials and Remanufacturing Technologies (CALMARE)

CALMARE is a £1.8m centre set up to support South West businesses involved in composites and plastics. Funded by the ERDF, the University of Exeter and industry partners, it provides companies with access to the expertise, advice and technology to help them improve their products and processes.

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The X-AT team is comprised of management, researchers, and support staff.

Find out more about the people who work at X-AT.