Professor of Innovative Manufacturing Technology,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Bath
International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Date and time: TBC
Zoom link: https://hku.zoom.us/j/93965533071 Zoom meeting ID: 939 6553 3071
Additive Manufacturing of Large Components
Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing as recognised by the public, has grown substantially over the last 25 years into a predicted global busines of over $30 billion US by 2023. This growth has focused mainly on small intricate and complex components typically up to 250 mm x 250 mm x 250 mm. Today AM is showing enormous potential to produce metal parts of over 1m in size. New machine designs and processes are being developed, which enable such large parts to be produced much more quickly and efficiently than using traditional forging or casting processes. This presentation will provide an overview of these new machines using powder bed processes, and outline the AM Wire-Arc Direct Energy Deposition process to produce large metallic components.
Stephen Newman is the Professor of Innovative Manufacturing Technology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath. He is responsible for the area of CNC Machining Technology, and is leading and involved in EPSRC/IUK and KTP programmes funded National research programmes valued at £1.5 million, in the area of process control and machining of wire-arc based additive manufacturing, process planning of additive and subtractive processes and new cutting tool technologies such as the application of cryogenics for machining. He has 35 years of experience in European and National R & D programmes being involved in Eureka Factory, EU Framework V, VI and VII and Horizon 2020 programmes together with numerous National research programmes with a funding value of £10 million. Professor Newman is Editor-in-Chief of the International journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a member of 3 international Journal Editorial boards and has published over 100 refereed journal papers and 150 international conference papers.