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Design for AM

The purpose of our design for AM team is to support industry in the adoption of AM from the applications perspective. To this purpose, we provide support in the understanding of the capabilities and limitations of AM by the end-to-end design and development of applications. Our vision is a world where designers have the knowledge, methods and design tools to unlock the full potential of AM for their products.

CAPABILITIES

A common activity we carry out is the assessment of AM suitability for a range of products and the identification of the most suitable AM technology to use, providing unbiased advice. We also assist the implementation of AM by the development and delivery of training on different aspects of AM product development (such as reverse engineering, process down-selection, design innovation, or design for manufacture) and we help support the qualification of AM by the development of design procedures and benchmarking geometries.

Our team capabilities comprise the end-to-end design and development process of components for AM as summarised by the graphic below:

In terms of the software tools, one of our key objectives is to provide unbiased advice on their capabilities. Therefore, we have the most up to date tools at our fingertips or through partners. Some examples of the tools we use:

  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Autodesk Netfabb
  • Dassault Catia
  • Dassault Solidworks
  • Limitstate:Form
  • Materialise Magics
  • Materialise 3-Matic
  • Ntopology NTop
  • Mcneel Rhinoceros+Grasshopper
  • Siemens NX
  • Vanderplaats R&D Genesis

Meet The Team

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Dr. Farhan Khan

AM Design Engineer, Mechanical Designer, Trainer

  • Concept Design 
  • Metal and Polymer AM 
  • Applications 
  • Engineering 

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Anthony Jenkins

AM Design Engineer

  • Applications
  • Process and Performance
  • Simulation
  • Detailed Design
  • Metals

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Sandeep Samanthula

AM Design Engineer

  • Design for AM 
  • Metal AM 
  • Structural Optimisation 
  • Applications Engineering 

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Stuart Watt

AM Design Engineer

  • Field Driven Design 
  • Metal AM 
  • Applications Engineering 

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Llyr Jones

Trainer - AM Design Engineer

  • L-PBF
  • Metal AM 

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Miguel Fernandez-Vicente

Product Developer

  • Concept Design 
  • Polymer AM 
  • Applications Engineering 

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Ollie Hartfield

AM Design Engineer

  • Concept Design 
  • Polymer AM 

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Andrew Triantaphyllou

DfAM Strategic Lead

  • Technology Roadmaps
  • Upskilling Team 
  • Developing Training Offerings 
  • Working with the team on great designs 

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Lara Busto

Team Manager

  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Design for Space 
  • Resource Management