Bringing researchers together
To tackle the challenges of coating process digitalisation
Funded 5 feasibility projects
Out of 17 high quality applications and we plan further calls for funding
Winning feasibility projects 2020
Robert Gordon University, Queen’s University Belfast, Loughborough University, University of Manchester and University of Nottingham
Network Launch Event was held on 4 March 2020
Attended by Universities, Industries, Funding agencies, Professional bodies and over 70 delegates
Contributing to Covid-19 related research
A publication followed by a research grant from RAEng towards Covid-19 solutions
UK-wide coverage and already engaging with world-leading research labs across 3 continents
The Network promotes equality, diversity and inclusiveness
All partner universities are Athena SWAN recognised

The DSM NetworkPlus is a £1million investment by the EPSRC to bring together the diverse expertise and capabilities in UK academia to enhance digitalisation in surface manufacturing and to move the sector forward to meet the Industry 4.0 challenges.

DSM Featured Webinar, 27 November 2020, 12 noon – 1 pm

Title: 3D surface metrology for advanced surface manufacturing operations


Introductory video

Prof Matthews talks about the DSM Network
Prof Matthews introduces the EPSRC NetworkPlus in Digitalised Surface Manufacturing at MRE2020

A webinar on

Digitalised Surface Manufacturing
In a webinar conducted by Surface Ventures Limited, Prof Matthews explains what do we mean by Digitisation and why is it necessary for Coatings and Surface Manufacturing sector?

Presentation slides

Digitalised Surface Manufacturing
Prof Allan Matthews discussed aim and ambitions of the DSM Network at IOM3 Surface Engineering Workshop


We are thankful to our valued partners for their Unconditional commitment and proactive participation

DSM Network strives to Take the Coatings and Surface Manufacturing Sector Towards Digitalisation by bringing people and capabilities together to address the challenges of Industry 4.0.