The WCPC is one of the world’s leading centres for research and development of printing and coating processes with expertise in screen flexographic, lithographic, rotogravure, digital, pad printing and 3D printing processes. It is also a world leader in the modelling of the print process, using techniques such as finite element, finite difference and statistical and neural networks.
In the field of printed electronics the WCPC has been recognised as one of only five centres of excellence for plastic electronics in the whole of the UK, a centre with unique knowledge and facilities for additive processing through printing.
The Centre actively engages with companies, other academic institutions, commercial research organisations and Not-For-Profit organisations and has undertaken hundreds of collaborative projects. The majority of our collaborative projects have been with Small–Medium Enterprises (SME), supported through public and private funding. Many of these organisations have developed long-term working relationships with the WCPC and partnered with us on multiple projects.