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Projects

  • Advanced Cost Engineering for Application of High Value Manufacturing Technology (Rolls-Royce)

  • Fundamentals of Advanced Composite Machining (Rolls-Royce)

  • Surface integrity oriented development of machining technologies for Ti 6-4 (ITP Engines)

  • Optimisation of Finish Machining of Advanced Aerospace Materials (Rolls-Royce)

  • Machinability method development for new aerospace powder materials (Rolls-Royce/Carpenter)

  • Measurement Performance of CNC Machine Tools and Robots (Hexagon )

  • Optimising tool performance in the cryogenic machining of light materials (Sandvik Coromant)

  • Automated testing of advanced cutting tool materials (Element Six)

  • The application of in-process inspection for adaptive computer aided machining (Metrology Software Products)

  • Developing an integrated process and materials model with on-line monitoring system, to optimise and control machining parameters for micro-machining of novel alloys (Bremont)

  • Performance assessment of machined composites via novel metrics for surface quality (PhD)

  • Dynamics of Robotic Machining (PhD)

  • Development of a Grinding Dynamics Model (PhD)

  • Fusion sensing of machine tool wear (PhD)

  • Predicting delamination damage in the machining of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) composites (PhD)

  • Characterisation of machining induced damage in composite materials (PhD)

  • Chip machining modelling for new titanium alloys (Rolls-Royce/Timet/Seco)

  • Active and adaptive control of machining processes (AMRC)

  • Developing a non-destructive evaluation method for examining machined surfaces (Rolls-Royce/Seco)

  • The smart landing gear shopfloor: deployment toward Industry 4.0 (Safran)

  • Manufacturing and machining methods for hybrid vehicle motors (Ricardo)

  • Disruptive machining methods for large aerospace wing structures (GKN Aerospace)

  • Improving machining productivity using inerters (PhD)

  • Online health monitoring of composite manufacturing (ATP) processes (PhD)

  • The development of next generation cutting tools for high-value aerospace components (Kyocera SGS)

  • Developing predictive models for hole generation in advance aerospace metallic materials (Sandvik Coromant)

  • High Speed Abrasive Machining (Rolls-Royce)

  • Driveline and transmission of the future (Ricardo)

  • Machinability of Titanium Alloys (Sandvik Coromant)

  • Investigation of the WC-Co/CFRP and diamond/CFRP tribo-systems by thermo-mechanical finite element analysis (PhD)

  • Nonlinear normal modes for reduced order modelling of machining processes (PhD)

  • Simulation of Machining-Induced Surface Damage in Metal Cutting (AMRC)

  • Fixture and strategy definition for aerofoil manufacturing (Senior Aerospace Weston)

  • Advancing tool material and cuttign technology for near net shape manufacture of titanium alloy components (Seco Tools/Element Six)

  • Vibration modelling in high production rate aerospace machining (GKN Aerospace)

  • Providing novel experimental methods to improve commercialisation of cutting fluids to aerospace manufacturing markets (Hangsterfer's Laboratories)

  • Machining distortion analysis and control during hybrid machining processes (PhD)

  • Development of cutting tool technology for ceramic milling of nickel alloys (AMRC)

  • Evaluation of advanced grinding platform technologies for high performance aerospace machining applications (Rolls-Royce/UGG)

  • Industrial Robotics for Advanced Machining (PhD)

Completed Projects

  • Development of Deep hole drilling technology for extreme L/D ratio holes. R&D into Tool tip tracking and steering technology (Rolls-Royce)

  • Effect of Resin on Tool Wear in CFRP Machining (Sandvik Coromant)

  • Effects of High Velocity Machining of High Strength Titanium Alloy (Safran Group)

  • Thermo-Mechanical Impact of Machining Process on Work Piece Material Micro Structure (Sandvik Coromant)

  • RR1000 Machining Optimisation (Rolls-Royce)

  • Chatter Reduction with Tuned Mass Holders (Boeing)

  • Correlation between machining monitoring signals, cutting tools wear and surface integrity on High Strength Titanium Alloys (Safran group)