MAPP is delivering on the promise of advanced powder processing technologies.
MAPP is an open research hub - we are keen to engage with new academic and industry partners. We have a strong collaborative and interdisciplinary research team, an ambitious research programme, and activities to stimulate new collaborations and translate research into commercial application. As a national hub, we offer a route and access to a wider network of expertise and facilities.
Key outputs include:
Characterising a library of powders at the individual and bulk level.
Developing ceramic inks based on robocasting.
Methods to coat stainless steel powders to prevent oxidation.
Using Field Assisted Sintering Technology (FAST) to optimise and improve process control.
Developing deep learning algorithms to enable rapid process parameter development, monitoring components as they are manufactured to enable ‘right first-time’ manufacturing.
Development of a new additive manufacturing (AM) technology - Diode Area Melting (DAM)