I was very interested to learn that Dr Sara Flint, the Commercial Manager at the Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM), at Exeter University will be presenting at HiPerNano 2013 in April. Her presentation will consider ‘The Potential of Additive Layer Manufacture as a Manufacturing Route’ and will be given during the Novel Manufacturing Concepts session of the conference.
The concurrent developments of nano tech with advanced 3D printing (or additive manufacturing), for me, is the key to really unlocking the technologies’ potential.
The Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CALM) based at the University of Exeter works both in research and business support. Dr Flint’s presentation at HiPerNano will briefly summarise some of the additive layer manufacturing techniques, their use in manufacturing and potential opportunities for the future. She will also touch on the unique areas of research in additive layer manufacturing being carried out at the University of Exeter (materials and processes) and several case studies from business engagement projects.
The Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM) is a £2.6M investment in innovative manufacturing for the benefit of businesses in the South West and across the rest of the UK. The University of Exeter was awarded funding for the centre from the European Regional Development Fund as a result of its excellent research and development work in the field of additive manufacturing and for its strong links with business. CALM is delivered in collaboration with EADS UK Ltd, based at Filton, Bristol.
CALM is located in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, enabling the centre access to a full range of engineering workshop facilities and equipment from other departments.