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Tom Nethercott-Garabet

Photo of  Tom Nethercott-Garabet

PhD Student

Additive Manufacturing, 3D printing, Design, Manufacturing.

Tom is orignally from Boston, MA. He went to University of Nottingham, UK and he was awarded MEng 1st Class, Product Design & Manufacturing, 2016.

Tom previously worked at NKT Photonics UK for 6 months as a Mechanical Design Engineer, then joined Loughborough Design School in October, 2016 to do a PhD and is funded by EPSRC, Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). 

Multi-axis hybrid manufacturing combines additive and subtractive operations within the same machine platform. It offers improved capabilities in terms of part feature resolution and surface finish, compared to additive manufacturing followed by CNC machining. The chronology of feature creation needs to be optimised, together with the decision on which features to create using which technology. The designer needs to have an input into these decisions as they will have a critical impact upon the cost, timing and functionality of parts that are produced. Research will focus on developing a design methodology, exploring potential applications and benefits of using hybrid additive manufacture within an industrial context.

Prof. Ian Campbell

Dr. Daniel Engstrom

Design for Hybrid Subtractive-Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing, 3D printing, Design, Manufacturing.

Richards, I.P.F., Garabet, T.M.N., Bitar, I.S., Salmon, F.M., 2017, Optimising Thermoplastic Polyurethane for Desktop Laser Sintering, Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, pp. 785-798

http://sffsymposium.engr.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/2017/Manuscripts/OptimisingThermoplasticPolyurethaneforDesktop.pdf