Welcome to The Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT) at the University of Huddersfield

The Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT) is a centre of excellence for collaborative metrology research, solving real-world manufacturing problems through cutting edge metrology research in precision engineering.

At the forefront of creating new measurement techniques, we apply novel techniques to real world problems. Highly innovative research and strong links with industry resulted in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) designating the CPT as a National Centre of Excellence in Advanced Metrology in 2011. Building on this success, CPT was awarded a £10 million EPSRC grant to create a Future Manufacturing Research Hub in 2017. Headed by Professor Dame Xiang Jiang, the Future Metrology Hub’s focus is to transform the UK’s manufacturing performance by delivering significant improvements in the speed, accuracy and cost of measurement.


Who we are

Find out more about our world leading institute for metrology research.


Research areas

Learn more about the key areas of research within the CPT



Our research staff are creative and innovative practitioners who have wide industrial and research experience.


CPT is leading this new £40 million research centre which will transform UK manufacturing through ground-breaking metrology research and applications.




Discover the various publications of the Centre here


External Relationships

The CPT works with companies in a variety of sectors to deliver innovative solutions to long-term challenges


Facilities and equipment

Read more about the specialist facilities and equipment at the Centre for Precision Technologies

Contact Us

If you would like to know more about our areas of expertise or wish to discuss research opportunities with the Centre for Precision Technologies then please contact us on the details below:

Director: Prof Liam Blunt

Centre for Precision Technologies
University of Huddersfield

Tel: +44 (0)1484257141

Email: l.a.blunt@hud.ac.uk