Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, refers to a new class of technologies that build objects layer-by-layer directly from a digital model. Our AM team draws upon a rich expertise in advanced materials processing and characterization, process modelling and machine automation. We have a particular interest in developing precision processes and products for advanced applications in numerous sectors, especially aerospace, and a growing interest in manufacturing complex 3D structures for biomedical applications. In 2017, we successfully secured the funding that has enabled us to create the centre of excellence in e-beam manufacturing, a globally unique facility.
Linking machine control to material microstructure and properties to allow for more intelligent fabrication
Developing novel process controls methods by taking advantage of a through-process modelling environment.
Fabricating, analyzing and validating large components for breakthroughs in industrial applications.