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South East Midlands Branch - Production of large scale engineering structures using wire based additive manufacture (3-D printing)

South East Midlands Branch - Production of large scale engineering structures using wire based additive manufacture (3-D printing)

Speaker: Stewart Williams, Cranfield University

Additive manufacture of metre scale engineering structural parts is currently of great interest to industry in many sectors including aerospace, defence, energy and construction. The most realistic process for these applications is Wire + Arc Additive Manufacture (WAAM) which shows the highest level of business benefit. This process has been developed at Cranfield University over the last 12 years and examples of systems, capabilities and associated material properties will be given.  Examples of large scale engineering structures made by WAAM to date will be shown. This will be followed by an open discussion about potential relevance and applications in agricultural engineering. A visit to the laboratory to see the systems and parts for anyone interested.

For more information on Branch events and to book your place please contact Branch Secretary
John Stafford 01525 402229

15/01/2018 - 7.30pm
Venue: Cranfield University, Building 83 G014, “Rayleigh”