After graduating with a 2:1 in Aerospace Systems Engineering from Coventry University, Nathaniel worked in industry for 2 years. He was a Product Development Engineer at Trelawney SPT Trelawny, a market leading company in the design, manufacture and supply of a popular range pneumatic descaling tools.
Since returning to education, Nathaniel has developed his manufacturing interest with his postgraduate study at Liverpool University in Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology 2016-2017 and has recently joined the Design School for his PhD research.
Nathaniel’s research topic is based around exploring low-cost hybrid manufacturing in a 5-axis FDM/CNC system. The principle of which is to assist in the work towards the DiCoMi (Directional Composites Material Innovation) project by exploring the design parameters that are required to make such a system suitable for use in industry or education. He plans that the project will also explore the inclusion of short fibres that have been infused into a polymer filament prior to extrusion. This should enable complex geometries to be built in composite material utilising curved layers.
Dr Ian Campbell
Dr Guy Bingham
An investigation into the design parameters required for low cost 5 axis hybrid manufacturing.
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Additive Manufacturing; Hybrid Manufacturing; 5 Axis Manufacturing; Composites; DiCoMi: