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The Manufacturing Research group and Advanced Materials and Processing Laboratory at the University of Birmingham provide contract R&D and manufacture services for metal additive manufacturing and surface micro/nano structuring/texturing. The additive manufacturing services cover a range of laser-based blown powder and powder bed technologies and also hybrid manufacturing methods that combine additive with subtractive technologies. A reconfigurable multi-axis processing system with sub-pico and nanosecond laser sources is specially developed for realising different surface micro structuring and texturing operations. Free feasibility studies (1-2 days) and training courses are offered for Small and Medium Enterprises as part of various R&D and knowledge transfer programmes.