David Thompson

  • Senior Technician - Metrology

Key roles and responsibilities 

  • Support the department’s Additive Manufacturing (AM) teaching and research activities.
  • Provide technical support to the students and staff who choose to use AM techniques for components for their projects.
  • Supervise an AM research lab with a range of AM equipment; including SLS, SLM SLA, Ultrasonic Consolidation (UC) and FDM; processing a variety of nylons, resins, plastics and metals.
  • Support the schools’ AM teaching lab with a suite of low-cost, FDM and SLA 3D printers, used by students for their training and project needs.
  • Prepare and conduct tours of the Schools’ AM facilities for visitors including commercial and academic visitors; for prospective students during the open day activities that take place throughout the year.