Laser finishing - improving the surface finish of powder bed and wire based additive manufacture components

This project will investigate the feasibility of using laser processing for post-machining of parts manufactured by a powder bed and wire based additive manufacturing (AM) processes.  A range of different laser ablation and smoothing approaches will be tested for materials of interest for AM processes, including stainless steel, cobalt-chrome alloy, aluminium and titanium.  Although the project will initially focus on post-processing, in-situ inter-processing approaches will also be explored.

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For more information please contact Professor Duncan Hand,