Description

Ulster University are working with Belfast company LPE to develop their product offering in the medical market. LPE have been operating in the UK and Ireland for over 28 years servicing a variety of markets. The opportunity to work with the NWCAM and Ulster University research team will support LPE to develop and accelerate their R&D strategy which will provide them with a competitive advantage in a variety of markets as they learn much more intensively about the additive manufacturing process. LPE are also taking advantage of the wider Catalyst programmes having participated on some of the Frameworks workshops over the years, and joined us for our NWCAM events where they have the opportunity to promote their business and highlight the impact these research projects may have on the future growth of their business. 
Researchers located in Ulster University are learning how the additive manufacturing process parameters selected on the process affects the material in the final component. The research team are looking at the influence of the powder, the machine parameters, and the shape of the part on the properties of the finished components. The NW CAM partners are using a range of investigative tools from experimental characterisation to the latest computer simulation techniques.

Subject

Additive Manufacturing, metals, Powder Bed Fusion

Period20 Dec 2019

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleProject in Focus
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletCatalyst
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/12/19
    DescriptionUlster University are working with Belfast company LPE to develop their product offering in the medical market. LPE have been operating in the UK and Ireland for over 28 years servicing a variety of markets. The opportunity to work with the NWCAM and Ulster University research team will support LPE to develop and accelerate their R&D strategy which will provide them with a competitive advantage in a variety of markets as they learn much more intensively about the additive manufacturing process. LPE are also taking advantage of the wider Catalyst programmes having participated on some of the Frameworks workshops over the years, and joined us for our NWCAM events where they have the opportunity to promote their business and highlight the impact these research projects may have on the future growth of their business. Researchers located in Ulster University are learning how the additive manufacturing process parameters selected on the process affects the material in the final component. The research team are looking at the influence of the powder, the machine parameters, and the shape of the part on the properties of the finished components. The NW CAM partners are using a range of investigative tools from experimental characterisation to the latest computer simulation techniques.
    Producer/AuthorCatalyst
    URLhttps://mailchi.mp/48487e451e02/nwcam-christmas-ezine
    PersonsShaun Mc Fadden