New Wire Additive Manufacturing (NEWAM)

Lead Research Organisation: Cranfield University
Department Name: Sch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact

Abstract

3D printing, or, Additive Manufacturing (AM), has rapidly come to prominence as a valid and convenient alternative to other production techniques, this is thanks to a growing body of evidence that its advantages in terms of lead-time reduction; design flexibility and capability; and reduced manufacturing waste are not only potential, but very much real. Metal AM techniques can be categorised based upon the form of the material they use (powder or wire), the heat source (laser, electron beam, or electric arc), or the way the material is delivered (pre-placed bed, or direct feed). Each of the metal AM technologies, given its particular properties, is best suited for specific applications. For example, the selective laser-melting of a pre-placed powder bed yields precise, net-shape components that can be very complex in design. However, their size is limited, cost is high, and build rates are low. In contrast, the Directed Energy Deposition (DED) processes can build near-net-shape parts, at many kilograms per hour, and with potentially no limitation to a components' size. To date, most of the work in wire based DED has been carried out at Cranfield University, where a 6-m-long aluminium aero-structure was built in a few days. Research over the last 10 years has also proven the capability to make large titanium parts in a timely manner (weeks instead of months) and with much reduced cost (up to 70% cheaper than machining from solid), resulting in a tremendous industry pull.

However, manufacturing such components is extremely challenging; so far, it has been based on engineering principles; a great deal of empirical know-how is required for every new application, leading to long lead times and high cost for new applications and materials. These are ever-varying and numerous, in light of the heterogeneity of the end-users mix. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop a science-based understanding of DED processing; this is key to exploit its full potential and enable the industrial pick-up it merits. Such potential could be increased by combining more than one process: E.g. an arc and a laser could be coupled into one symbiotic machine, generating a multiple energy source configuration.

Our vision is to radically transform Large Area Metal Additive (LAMA) manufacturing, by pioneering:
- new high build-rate wire based DED with greater precision of shape and microstructure
- production of net-shape large-scale engineering structures, at low cost
- guaranteed 'right-first-time' homogeneous or tailored high performance properties and structural integrity.

Four universities (Cranfield U., U. of Manchester, Strathclyde U., and Coventry U.) have joined forces to deliver this ambitious research programme over five years with a budget of £7M. The LAMA programme is formed by four interconnected projects:
1. LAMA's engine room. New wire-based DED processes with two primary aims: simultaneous high build rate with precision net-shape deposition (no finishing process required); and independent thermal control from deposition shape, using active thermal profile management.
2. LAMA's design room: new wire compositions tailored to the newly available thermal process regimes, and capable of producing properties better than the equivalent forged alloys; it will also provide crucial information regarding the formation and criticality of defects.
3. LAMA's modelling room: key fundamental science and understanding, using advanced process and material modelling and state-of-the-art high efficiency techniques. Physics-based thermal and fluid-flow models, as well as microstructural and mechanical models will be developed and implemented.
4. LAMA's quality room: physics-based framework for guaranteed mechanical properties and structural integrity in as-built components; including the development of in-process non-destructive evaluation techniques.

LAMA will build on and exploit the UK's substantial lead in wire-based DED technology.

Planned Impact

The research outputs from LAMA will include
- New additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing processes for metals with greatly enhanced capability and level of control
- New concepts or feedstock material including compositions, novel shapes and new configurations
- A radically different approach to guaranteeing that component manufactured using these new processes and materials is fit for purpose in demanding structural applications, such as in aircraft manufacture
These are all highly beneficial for UK industry, including end-users of the research outputs from LAMA, as well as the whole supply chain for this new technology. End-users include many industry sectors such as aerospace, defence, energy (including renewables and nuclear), and construction. The new AM processes and materials will lead to significantly reduced manufacturing costs and lead times, combined with much higher productivity. This will make these UK industries much more competitive internationally. LAMA will also give the opportunity for UK businesses to lead the supply chain for these new AM processes, including specialist hardware, lasers, and feedstock materials; providing a major opportunity for export worldwide,
Moreover, the high level of benefit to industry of LAMA will generate significant economic benefit for the UK economy as a whole.
Societal benefits will include generation or retention of jobs in key industry sectors within the UK. The new AM process will also provide major environmental benefits as they are targeted at replacement of high consumption manufacturing methods, such as machining material out solid blocks of metal. Material savings of up to 80% are likely leading to a much sustainable manufacturing capability. Furthermore, many of these materials are highly energy intensive to produce, so that large energy saving will be achieved along with the consequent reduction in CO2 emissions.

Publications

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Caballero A (2019) Oxidation of Ti-6Al-4V During Wire and Arc Additive Manufacture in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

 
Title Beta-Stabilised Titanium Alloys - Superalloy lecture 7 
Description This set of lectures is on "Beta-Stabilised Titanium Alloys" for the Superalloys & High Performance Materials course part 7. This part of the course was taught by Dr Alec Davis at The University of Manchester in 2021.Video 1 covers the history, general properties, and classification of beta-stabilised titanium alloys.Video 2 covers the phases and age hardening behaviour of beta-stabilised titanium, and a brief overview of the characterisation techniques is also given.Video 3 covers the thermomechanical processing of beta-stabilised titanium alloys.The live lecture includes a group discussion on thermomechanical processing and covers the "Beta-stabilised titanium alloys" topic. It was recorded on Thursday 18th March 2021. 
Type Of Art  
Year Produced 2021 
URL https://figshare.manchester.ac.uk/articles/media/Beta-Stabilised_Titanium_Alloys_-_Superalloy_lectur...
 
Title Nickel-Base Superalloy Precipitation - Superalloy Lecture 11 
Description This set of lectures is on "Nickel-Base Superalloy Precipitation" for the Superalloys & High Performance Materials course part 11. This part of the course was taught by Dr Alec Davis at The University of Manchester in 2021.Video 1 gives an overview of the precipitation in nickel-base superalloy precipitation.Video 2 covers the impact of precipitation on mechanical properties in nickel-base superalloys.The live lecture includes poll questions on the nickel-base superalloy precipitation topic, and the deformation mechanisms were covered in more detail. It was recorded on 19th April 2021. 
Type Of Art  
Year Produced 2021 
URL https://figshare.manchester.ac.uk/articles/media/Nickel-Base_Superalloy_Precipitation_-_Superalloy_L...
 
Title The Metallurgy of Titanium Additive Manufacturing - Superalloy Lecture 13 
Description This set of lectures is on "The Metallurgy of Titanium Additive Manufacturing" for the Superalloys & High Performance Materials course part 13. This part of the course was taught by Dr Alec Davis at The University of Manchester in 2021.Video 1 discusses the formation of large beta grain structures in high deposition rate additively manufactured titanium and the methods of breaking up this structure.Video 2 discusses the effect of repeated rapid heating cycles on the alpha transformation microstructure in titanium additive manufacturing.The live lecture includes a group discussion on the impact of repeated rapid heating cycles that are intrinsic to additive manufacturing on various titanium alloys, and was recorded on 26th April 2021. 
Type Of Art  
Year Produced 2021 
URL https://figshare.manchester.ac.uk/articles/media/The_Metallurgy_of_Titanium_Additive_Manufacturing_-...
 
Title Titanium Aluminide Intermetallics - Superalloy Lecture 8 
Description This set of lectures is on "Titanium Aluminide Intermetallics" for the Superalloys & High Performance Materials course part 8. This part of the course was taught by Dr Alec Davis at The University of Manchester in 2021.Video 1 covers the applications and common phases found in titanium aluminide intermetallic alloys.Video 2 covers the deformation mechanisms, thermomechanical processing, and grain refinement techniques of titanium aluminide intermetallic alloys.Video 3 covers the effect of high temperature environments on titanium and titanium aluminide intermetallic alloys, and the specific metallurgy of how these alloys maintain high strengths and oxidation resistance at elevated temperatures are discussed.The live lecture includes poll questions on the titanium aluminide intermetallics topic and a group discussion on grain refinement. It was recorded on 12th April 2021. 
Type Of Art  
Year Produced 2021 
URL https://figshare.manchester.ac.uk/articles/media/Titanium_Aluminide_Intermetallics_-_Superalloy_Lect...
 
Title Videos for Fig. 5 with PTA leading and laser leading, respectively. 
Description These are two supplementary videos for Fig 5, showing different configurations for wire based PTA-laser hybrid additive manufacturing process. 
Type Of Art  
Year Produced 2021 
URL https://cord.cranfield.ac.uk/articles/media/Videos_for_Fig_5_with_PTA_leading_and_laser_leading_resp...
 
Description The original patented concept for the new method of 3D printing of metals at high speed has been experimentally demonstrated
Exploitation Route The output from the project could be used by our spin out company WAAM3D to improve the technical capability of the systems that they provide.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Construction,Energy,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Transport

 
Description The new sensor for shape measurement has now been incorporated in WAAM3D first commercial WAAM system
First Year Of Impact 2022
Sector Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Economic

 
Description Discussion with CTO of High Value Manufacturing Catapult on how to best engage with centres in the HVMC
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description MSc Course - Additive Manufacture
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The MSc course contributes to increase number of skilled people working in additive manufacturing (AM). When compared to the traditional manufacturing processes, AM offers a significant cost saving by reducing the amount of material used and processing time. AM is also an environmentaly friendly process because less material is used and wasted during manufacturing of large industrial components.
 
Description Short course - Advanced Welding Processes - Laser welding
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Increase number of skilled people working in laser processing
 
Description Boeing support for NEWAM
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation Boeing 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 11/2020 
End 11/2022
 
Description High Productivity Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (HPWAAM)
Amount £1,220,291 (GBP)
Funding ID 53610 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2023
 
Description Multifun
Amount € 8,320,000 (EUR)
Funding ID P12842 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 03/2020 
End 02/2023
 
Description Sustainable Additive Manufacture - SAM
Amount £1,638,781 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W01906X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2022 
End 05/2025
 
Description WAAM for mining applications
Amount £35,000 (GBP)
Organisation Weir Group plc 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2022
 
Description WAAM of aluminium bulkheads for satellite applications
Amount £325,188 (GBP)
Organisation WAAM3D Limited 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2021 
End 08/2022
 
Title Notch fatigue approach for predicting fatigue life reduction 
Description Notch fatigue approach for predicting fatigue life reduction due to porosity defects and also as-deposited surface waviness 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This new method has led to a publication by PhD researcher Biswal et al. 2019 in the Additive Manufacturing journal. 
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142112319300295?via%3Dihub
 
Title Small crack growth 
Description Representation of small crack growth rate property by long crack test data 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This will save significant amount of testing time and resources in testing small cracks. This new method has led to the submission of a journal paper led by a PhD researcher to the Engineering Fracture Mechanics journal (submitted Feb 19th, 2021) 
 
Title Data supporting the publication 'In-process range-resolved interferometric (RRI) 3d layer height measurements for wire + arc additive manufacturing (WAAM)' 
Description Data and data analysis code supporting Institute of Physics, Measurement Science and Technology publication. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://cord.cranfield.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Data_supporting_the_publication_In-process_range-resol...
 
Title Data supporting the publication 'In-process range-resolved interferometric (RRI) 3d layer height measurements for wire + arc additive manufacturing (WAAM)' 
Description Data and data analysis code supporting Institute of Physics, Measurement Science and Technology publication. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://cord.cranfield.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Data_supporting_the_publication_In-process_range-resol...
 
Title Effect of substrate alloy type on the hardness profile of the substrate and deposited material interface in Aluminium Wire + Arc Additive Manufacturing 
Description This file provides the hardness measurements used in the paper to plot the different hardness profiles in figures 3 and 9 and the chemical composition measurement displayed in figure 10. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://cord.cranfield.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Effect_of_substrate_alloy_type_on_the_hardness_profile...
 
Title Effect of substrate alloy type on the hardness profile of the substrate and deposited material interface in Aluminium Wire + Arc Additive Manufacturing 
Description This file provides the hardness measurements used in the paper to plot the different hardness profiles in figures 3 and 9 and the chemical composition measurement displayed in figure 10. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://cord.cranfield.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Effect_of_substrate_alloy_type_on_the_hardness_profile...
 
Title Remote Ultrasonic Imaging of a Wire Arc Additive Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V Component using Laser Induced Phased Array 
Description Supporting dataset for the publication: "Remote Ultrasonic Imaging of a Wire Arc Additive Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V Component using Laser Induced Phased Array".The file contains all the signals used to produce the images in the paper, using information mentioned in the paper, e.g. pitch and filter centre frequency. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact No impact so far. 
URL https://cord.cranfield.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Remote_Ultrasonic_Imaging_of_a_Wire_Arc_Additive_Manuf...
 
Title Additive manufacture 
Description Method of producing a 3D article by additive manufacture, comprising the steps of; i) forming a meltpool in an already-existing part of the article and moving the meltpool relative thereto; ii) feeding a directed feedstock (which may be a wire or tape) into the moving meltpool to deposit and fuse a layer of material on the already-existing part; and iii) repeating the forming and moving and feeding steps to build up successive layers of material, and thereby produce the 3D article, wherein, in performance of the forming and moving step; a) a first energy source (which may be a plasma transferred arc) is directed onto the already-existing part, the first energy source impinging at a first region which moves with and leads the meltpool, whereby the first energy source initiates the formation of the meltpool and b) a second energy source (which may be one or more lasers) is directed onto the already-existing part, the second energy source impinging at a second region which moves with and follows the first region, whereby the second energy source grows the lateral width of the meltpool before the feedstock is fed therein. A third energy source may be used to melt the feedstock. 
IP Reference GB2569673 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2019
Licensed No
Impact None so far
 
Description 1st NEWAM Open day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Several presentations to introduce the NEWAM research programme to the indutrial partners and non-partners. The main goal was to engage with the industry and discuss about the on-going and future collaboration. There was a lot of support offered from the industrial partners who are keen to be involved further in the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Article in the UK Manufacturing Review (UKMR) 19/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This article is about the NEWAM research programme and aims to let the manufacturing community know about the next steps towards the next generation of additive manufacturing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ukmfgreview.com/
 
Description Babcock visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Lab tour and discussion about the current projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Business trip to India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The trip to India included visiting the following companies:
Velore - Interest in a short course and possibly participating in a project
Tata steel - Sponsoring of 1 PhD student
Fronius - Interested in the WAAM technology
Trinity - Interest in a short course
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Conference talk - ICOTOM 19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference talk "Simulation and Texture" at the 19th International Conference on Textures of Materials (ICOTOM 19)
Virtual conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://icotom19.com/
 
Description Conference talk and poster presentation at TMS2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation entitled "Alloy-dilution Effects and Mechanical Response in Wire-arc Additively-manufactured Alloy-alloy Composites Built Using Ti- 6Al-4V and Commercially-pure Titanium."

Poster presentation entitled "Performance of Wire-arc Additive Manufactured Ti-6Al- 4V and Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr Dissimilar Alloy-alloy Composite Interfaces."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.tms.org/TMS2020
 
Description Conference talk at COM2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation entitled "Application of Inoculation Methods for Grain Refinement of Wire-Arc Additive Manufactured" at the COM2020 (Conference Of Metallurgists)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://com.metsoc.org/
 
Description Exhibiting at TCT Stars Of The Future Area, NEC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The NEWAM stand had many visitors from different sectors (industry, research centres and academia). Most of them were interested in the research programme and a few showed interest in purchasing AM machines from the spinout company (WAAM3D) and starting an MSc course in Cranfield University. The NEWAM stand was the only one showing Wire plus Arc Aditive Manufacturing and large scale AM components and the visitors understood the benefit of this technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.tctmagazine.com/tct-events/tct-3sixty-uk/new-3d-printing-technologies-tct-show/
 
Description Exhibiting in the National Manufacturing Debate 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact There was a stand to promote the NEWAM research programme. The main outcome was an invitation to participate in the Advanced Engineering 2019 show - 30 & 31 October 2019, NEC, Birmingham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/alumni/alumni-events/national-manufacturing-debate-2019
 
Description Experiment demonstrations for public engagement - British Science week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Experiment demonstrations for public engagement - British Science week
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.britishscienceweek.org/
 
Description Invited lecture in Southampton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited lecture on additive manufacture and laser processing. The main goal was to raise the academic awareness of our projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk in Europhoton 18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited talk on fundamentals of material interaction in laser processing. The main outcome was the promotion of industrial applications within the scientific community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lab tour for 207 Cranfield Squadron 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The 13 to 18 year old puplils visited the laboratory of the welding centre and learn about the most recent research projects on laser processing and additive manufacturing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) - Lab tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Cranfield University hosted the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) event. The 16 to 21 year old puplils visited the laboratory of the welding centre and learn about the most recent research projects on laser processing and additive manufacturing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.liysf.org.uk/liysf/scientific-visits/
 
Description NEWAM and WAAMmat Industry day 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop to disseminate the research outputs of the NEWAM project. There were nearly 70 attendees, including 40 guests from the industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://newam.uk/news-events/newam-industry-day-2021
 
Description Participation in MK Innovates 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This was an outreach event with the purpose to enthuse students towards a career in STEM by showcasing innovative and exciting companies in MK and the surrounding areas, additionally to appeal to adults who may be considering a change of career. The stand had a few large scale AM components and a 3D printer printing funcional parts.
The event was successful with people from different ages interested in the MSc courses and the pupils interested in the technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mkinnovates.co.uk/
 
Description Participation in the Advanced Engineering 2019 - NEC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The stand had many visitors from different sectors (industry, research centres and academia). Most of them were interested in the research programme and on the MSc courses. The visitors undertood the benefit of using Wire Plus Arc Additive Manufacturing to build large scale components.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.thenec.co.uk/whats-on/advanced-engineering/
 
Description Participation in the STEM week at Brooksward school (4-11 year old pupils) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A team of researchers and PhD students working on the NEWAM programme participated in the STEM week organised by Brooksward Primary School in Milton Keynes (4-11 year olds). Approximately 300 children took part of the event. The pupils were shown the concept of additive manufacturing and had a challenge to design and build something that would make the planet a better place. The winners had their models 3D printed to be displayed in their classroom.
The feedback from the head of the school was "It (the event) has really inspired a lot of them (pupils) and some of the feedback I have had from teachers is that it engaged many of the children who aren't often that into design and building and they have started to talk about other things they might want to design." "Also, the children that were chosen to represent the year groups in many cases, were not the children that usually get chosen for things so it was great to see them get a confidence boost."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.facebook.com/BrookswardPrimarySchool/posts/124222179804248
 
Description Prenscia Technology Days - virtual seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A few members of the NEWAM team presented at a virtual seminar entitled "Prenscia Technology Days" which was organised by one of the NEWAM industrial partnars.
This event was beneficial to disseminate the research outputs in the wide communitity and also to strengthen the link between the collaborating Universitites and Industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.hbmprenscia.com/about/events/2021-prenscia-technology-days-virtual-seminar-series
 
Description Presentation in ICALEO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Expression of interest from international companies on the work presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TeenTech MK - A STEM outreach activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact TeenTech run a number of programmes to help young people understand the opportunities in contemporary industry, changing the perceptions of those who may have dismissed them as 'not for me'. The festival activity brought together 30 schools from across the region for a carefully planned day where they took part in challenges with digital, tech, engineering and science companies.
The stand had the following: 3D printer demo, mechanical testing demo, portable microscope, video of the AM process.
At the end of the demo the pupils were asked to think about something that could be 3D printed and to write their ideas on post-its. The best ideas were rewarded with goody bags.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.teentech.com/teentech-events/
 
Description Visit to Robert Bloomfield Academy - Electives Feb 2021 - Careers and 3D printing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The NEWAM team (including academics, researchers, students and administrative staff) visited the Robert Bloomfield Academy to talk about their career paths and 3D printing. The main goal of the visit was to promote the STEM curriculum and encourage the future generation to study STEM subjects.
The pupils were very interested in 3D printing and asked many questions about the subject. The pupils will visit Cranfield University as soon as the Covid-related restrictions are lifted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Visit to university by a local school - lab tour - St. Paul School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This was a successful event. There was a lab tour and a demonstration with the 3D printer which caught the attention of the pupils and helped them understanding the technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visitors from Singaporean National Additive Manufacture Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion about future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Website - Research progress updates 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The website is being constantly updated with the latest research outcomes.
This is route of dissemination can reach different sectors and countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://newam.uk/
 
Description Workshop: Manufacturing of Advanced Structural Materials for Transport Systems, India, Vellore Institute of Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The two day workshop covered the following: Additive manufacturing, laser processing, advanced joining processes and the NEWAM research programme. The aim was to promote the NEWAM research programme and also the post-graduate courses in Cranfield University. A few undergraduate students are planning to do an MSc in Cranfield University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://info.vit.ac.in/events-vit/structural-materials/apply.asp