Novel Instrumentation for High-Speed AFM-based Nano Machining

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bath
Department Name: Mechanical Engineering


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Description The ability to machine hard surface using atomic force microscopy at high frequency using piezoelectric materials. This allows the creation of fine scale features on hard substrates.
Exploitation Route New materials, fast machining speed. New models to predict machining and actuator response.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy

Description Please see the impact description provided for EP/M020703/1
Description Joint research activities with University of Cardiff. 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The contribution to the project from University of Bath involves the selection of piezoelectric actuators for the machining process and the selection of drivers for the actuators.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in machining and coupling of the piezoelectric actuators to atomic force microscopy.
Impact Joint conference paper. Disciplines of materials, smart materials, manufacturing and characterisation.
Start Year 2015
Description Cardiff, Bath, Central South University Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Joint presentations with visiting Scholars from Central South University for transfer of knowledge on shear mode actuators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018