Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing The Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Research Group hosts the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing, in partnership with Loughborough University. This national centre explores next generation multifunctional additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, materials and design systems Flagship Centre research projects • Design systems development for multifunctional additive manufacturing • Investigating the jetting of biodegradable and other functionalised materials through reactive ink • Area sintering for multifunctional additive manufacturing • Ultrasonic Consolidation for multifunctional additive manufacturing • Jetting of conductive and dielectric elements to enable multifunctional additive systems • Developing models that can accurately simulate the delivery, deposition and post-deposition behaviour of materials • Two-photon polymerisation of multi-material nano-functionalised structures for sensing applications
The ALSAM project will focus on developing process knowledge, materials and software toolsets for the manufacture of lightweight aluminium lattice structures using selective laser melting.
A digital revolution in manufacturing needs to be anticipated, understood and supported. Materials and manufacturing industries will transform from their 20th Century analogue roots to their 21st Century digital future. The aim of the Diginova project is to help catalyse this by focusing on innovation for digital fabrication. The research group will lead the investigation of key technology challenges and business drivers.
Contract Research The research group hosting the Centre also carries out bespoke developmental projects, applications research and external supply chain development projects for companies. Past companies have included The Boeing Company, Perkins Engines, BAE Systems, Stratasys Inc., Sony Ericsson, Electrolux and Bentley Motors.
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