METaL Project Breakfast Event - Additive Layer Manufacturing

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College of Engineering


Dr Nick Lavery

From: Sept. 5, 2017, 8 a.m.
To: Sept. 5, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Active Classroom (SPECIFIC) Swansea University Bay Campus Fabian Way Swansea SA1 8EN , Bay Campus , Bay Campus

This event is being hosted by Swansea University's METaL Project.

“Additive manufacturing really opens up design possibilities for things that have been difficult or impossible to do before…”

Additive Manufacturing, also known as AM or 3-D Printing, has rapidly developed from prototyping of concept-stage designs to a flexible manufacturing route in its own right. With costs reducing all the time, and machines becoming more readily available, AM is becoming more accessible, not only to big businesses but also to SMEs.

The method has the potential to create components which fulfil in-service requirements for a huge range of applications – from aerospace structural, aero-engine or automotive, all the way through to medical implants.

In this taster session, Dr Nick Lavery will demonstrate how developments in AM are pushing flexible innovation, through the alloys used, the various types of metal-based systems, and the software developments benefitting from the design freedom of AM.

In addition to an overview of the current status of AM, attendees will benefit from a focused insight into Laser Powder Bed Fusion systems. The session will also offer an exciting, practical introduction to the software (CAD to slicing) and hardware available at Swansea University.

(Quote: Mikael Shuisky, Operations Manager for AM at Sandvik Machining Solutions AB.)


8am - Coffee & Bacon Rolls
8.30am - Talk on 'Additive Layer Manufacturing' by Dr Nick Lavery
9.30am to 10.15am - Networking


Contact: Eleanor Hubble (Email: - Telephone: 01792 513362


Event created by: e.m.hubble