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Digital Lifecycle Management


Welcome to the Digital Lifecycle Management group page. The DLM group, headed by Professor Darek Ceglarek, conducts manufacturing systems research aimed at integrating products, processes and complex services with system design to create novel closed-loop production systems for “Factories-of-the-Future,” with capabilities to self-recover from product failures and changes.

Our Research

The Digital Lifecycle Management group entails four major research tracks: Digital Design & Manufacturing; Process Monitoring; Process Control; and Industrial Systems. Read more about our research here.


Our Facilities

Our research facilities are split into two categories: In-process Part Quality Monitoring and In-process Part Joining Monitoring. Read more about our facilities here.

Our Team

Our team is led by Professor Darek Ceglarek, and is comprised of academic staff, research fellows and assistants, project engineers, interns, support staff and both PhD and MSc students. Meet our team here.


Remote Laser Welding (RLW) Project

The RLW project is aimed at developing an engineering platform for emerging joining technology from the automotive industry, Remote Laser Welding (RLW).

Other Projects

Other projects include the Chamaeleon project, Best Care, Anywhere: Integrating Primary Care in Coventry programme, and the In-process Quality Improvement (IPQI) project.


The researchers in our group have published numerous papers, with their research activity spanning over 20 years. Explore the myriad of publications here.


Download our Fixture Analyser & Optimiser (v4.4), a tool which offers the possibility to evaluate and optimise assembly fixtures. Take a look at its benefits and video materials of it in action here.


Take a look at research posters designed by our researchers and engineers. The posters are split into two categories: the Digital Design & Manufacturing Track, and the Process Monitoring & Control Track.

Want to get in touch with our team?

If you'd like to find out more about our projects or get in touch with us, drop an email to Miss Ande Milinyte, our Research Projects Coordinator, at