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Polymer powder bed fusion surface texture measurement (2020)
Journal Article
de Pastre, M., Thompson, A., Quinsat, Y., Albajez, J. A., Senin, N., & Leach, R. K. (2020). Polymer powder bed fusion surface texture measurement. Measurement Science and Technology, 31(5), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6501/ab63b1

Polymer laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) surfaces can be challenging to measure. These surfaces comprise complex features including undercuts, deep recesses, step-like transitions, a large range of measurement scales and unfavourable optically material... Read More about Polymer powder bed fusion surface texture measurement.

Design and characterisation of an additive manufacturing benchmarking artefact following a design-for-metrology approach (2019)
Journal Article
Santos, V. M. R., Thompson, A., Sims-Waterhouse, D., Maskery, I., Woolliams, P., & Leach, R. (2020). Design and characterisation of an additive manufacturing benchmarking artefact following a design-for-metrology approach. Additive Manufacturing, 32, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2019.100964

We present the design and characterisation of a high-speed sintering additive manufacturing benchmarking artefact following a design-for-metrology approach. In an important improvement over conventional approaches, the specifications and operating pr... Read More about Design and characterisation of an additive manufacturing benchmarking artefact following a design-for-metrology approach.

An interlaboratory comparison of X-ray computed tomography measurement for texture and dimensional characterisation of additively manufactured parts (2018)
Journal Article
Townsend, A., Racasan, R., Leach, R., Senin, N., Thompson, A., Ramsey, A., …Blunt, L. (2018). An interlaboratory comparison of X-ray computed tomography measurement for texture and dimensional characterisation of additively manufactured parts. Additive Manufacturing, 23, (422-432). doi:10.1016/j.addma.2018.08.013. ISSN 2214-7810

This paper presents the results of the CT-STARR (CT-Surface Texture for Additive Round Robin) Stage 1 interlaboratory comparison. The study compared the results obtained for the extraction of areal surface texture data per ISO 25178-2 from five X-ray... Read More about An interlaboratory comparison of X-ray computed tomography measurement for texture and dimensional characterisation of additively manufactured parts.

Effects of magnification and sampling resolution in X-ray computed tomography for the measurement of additively manufactured metal surfaces (2018)
Journal Article
Thompson, A., Senin, N., Maskery, I., & Leach, R. (2018). Effects of magnification and sampling resolution in X-ray computed tomography for the measurement of additively manufactured metal surfaces. Precision Engineering, 53, doi:10.1016/j.precisioneng.2018.02.014

Recent studies have shown that X-ray computed tomography (XCT) can be used to measure the surface topography of additively manufactured parts. However, further research is necessary to fully understand XCT measurement performance. Here, we show how m... Read More about Effects of magnification and sampling resolution in X-ray computed tomography for the measurement of additively manufactured metal surfaces.

Internal surface measurement of metal powder bed fusion parts (2018)
Journal Article
Thompson, A., Senin, N., Maskery, I., Körner, L., Lawes, S., & Leach, R. (2018). Internal surface measurement of metal powder bed fusion parts. Additive Manufacturing, 20, doi:10.1016/j.addma.2018.01.003

Recent advances in X-ray computed tomography (XCT) have allowed for measurement resolutions approaching the point where XCT can be used for measuring surface topography. These advances make XCT appealing for measuring hard-to-reach or internal surfac... Read More about Internal surface measurement of metal powder bed fusion parts.

Feature-based characterisation of signature topography in laser powder bed fusion of metals (2017)
Journal Article
Senin, N., Thompson, A., & Leach, R. K. (2018). Feature-based characterisation of signature topography in laser powder bed fusion of metals. Measurement Science and Technology, 29(4), doi:10.1088/1361-6501/aa9e19

The use of state-of-the-art areal topography measurement instrumentation allows for a high level of detail in the acquisition of topographic information at micrometric scales. The three-dimensional geometric models of surface topography obtained from... Read More about Feature-based characterisation of signature topography in laser powder bed fusion of metals.

True-color 3D surface metrology for additive manufacturing using interference microscopy (2017)
Conference Proceeding
DiSciacca, J., Gomez, C., Thompson, A., Lawes, S., Leach, R., Colonna de Lega, X., & de Groot, P. (2017). True-color 3D surface metrology for additive manufacturing using interference microscopy

Coherence scanning interferometry (CSI) is widely used for surface topography characterisation. With the ability to measure both rough surfaces with the high slopes and optical finishes, CSI has made contibutions in fields from industrial machining t... Read More about True-color 3D surface metrology for additive manufacturing using interference microscopy.

Optimisation of surface topography characterisation for metal additive manufacturing using coherence scanning interferometry (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Gómez, C. A., Su, R., Thompson, A., DiSciacca, J., Lawes, S., & Leach, R. K. (2017). Optimisation of surface topography characterisation for metal additive manufacturing using coherence scanning interferometry

The surface topography of metal additive manufactured (AM) parts can be challenging to measure due to the presence of complex features, such as high slopes, step like recesses and protuberances, and local variations in reflectance. Recent innovations... Read More about Optimisation of surface topography characterisation for metal additive manufacturing using coherence scanning interferometry.

Feature-based characterisation of laser powder bed fusion surfaces (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Senin, N., Thompson, A., & Leach, R. K. (2017). Feature-based characterisation of laser powder bed fusion surfaces

A novel algorithmic pipeline for the automated identification and dimensional/geometric characterisation of topographic formations of interest (surface features) is proposed, specifically aimed at the investigation of signature features left by laser... Read More about Feature-based characterisation of laser powder bed fusion surfaces.

Defect evolution in laser powder bed fusion additive manufactured components during thermo-mechanical testing (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Xu, Z., Hyde, C. J., Thompson, A., Leach, R. K., Maskery, I., Tuck, C., & Clare, A. T. (2017). Defect evolution in laser powder bed fusion additive manufactured components during thermo-mechanical testing

The mechanical performance of additively manufactured (AM) components remains an issue, limiting the implementation of AM technologies. In this work, a new method is presented, to examine the evolution of defects in an Inconel 718 two-bar test specim... Read More about Defect evolution in laser powder bed fusion additive manufactured components during thermo-mechanical testing.

Characterisation of the topography of metal additive surface features with different measurement technologies (2017)
Journal Article
Leach, R. K., Senin, N., Thompson, A., & Leach, R. K. (2017). Characterisation of the topography of metal additive surface features with different measurement technologies. Measurement Science and Technology, 28(9), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6501/aa7ce2

© 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd. The challenges of measuring the surface topography of metallic surfaces produced by additive manufacturing are investigated. The differences between measurements made using various optical and non-optical technologies, incl... Read More about Characterisation of the topography of metal additive surface features with different measurement technologies.

Staged thermomechanical testing of nickel superalloys produced by selective laser melting (2017)
Journal Article
Xu, Z., Hyde, C. J., Thompson, A., Leach, R. K., Maskery, I., Tuck, C., & Clare, A. T. (2017). Staged thermomechanical testing of nickel superalloys produced by selective laser melting. Materials and Design, 133, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2017.08.009

The creep performance of additively manufactured components remains an issue before additive manufacturing can be put fully implemented. In this study, Inconel 718 two-bar specimens are produced by selective laser melting and subjected to a ‘staged’... Read More about Staged thermomechanical testing of nickel superalloys produced by selective laser melting.

Optimization of surface measurement for metal additive manufacturing using coherence scanning interferometry (2017)
Journal Article
Gomez, C., Su, R., Thompson, A., DiSciacca, J., Lawes, S., & Leach, R. K. (2017). Optimization of surface measurement for metal additive manufacturing using coherence scanning interferometry. Optical Engineering, 56(11), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.11.111714

Surface topography measurement for metal additive manufacturing (AM) is a challenging task for contact and non-contact methods. In this paper, we present an experimental investigation of the use of coherence scanning interferometry (CSI) for measurem... Read More about Optimization of surface measurement for metal additive manufacturing using coherence scanning interferometry.

Results from an interlaboratory comparison of areal surface texture parameter extraction from X-ray computed tomography of additively manufactured parts (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Townsend, A., Racasan, R., Bills, P., Thompson, A., Senin, N., Leach, R. K., & Blunt, L. (2017). Results from an interlaboratory comparison of areal surface texture parameter extraction from X-ray computed tomography of additively manufactured parts

This paper presents the results of the CT-STARR (CT-Surface Texture for Additive Round Robin) interlaboratory comparison. The study compares the results obtained for the extraction of areal surface texture data per ISO 25178-2 from five X-ray compute... Read More about Results from an interlaboratory comparison of areal surface texture parameter extraction from X-ray computed tomography of additively manufactured parts.

Coherence scanning interferometry for additive manufacture (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Gomez, C., Thompson, A., DiSciacca, J., Lawes, S., & Leach, R. (2017). Coherence scanning interferometry for additive manufacture

Additive manufacture (AM) of metal components is a rapidly maturing technology; but given the large number of interrelated process parameters, it remains difficult to control to high precision. It has been observed that processing conditions may be a... Read More about Coherence scanning interferometry for additive manufacture.