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Using laser ultrasound to detect sub-surface defects in metal laser powder bed fusion components (2017)
Journal Article
Everton, S. K., Dickens, P., Tuck, C., & Dutton, B. (in press). Using laser ultrasound to detect sub-surface defects in metal laser powder bed fusion components. JOM Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, doi:10.1007/s11837-017-2661-7. ISSN 1047-4838

Laser powder bed fusion offers many advantages over conventional manufacturing methods, such as the integration of multiple parts which can result in significant weight-savings. The increased design freedom that layer-wise manufacture allows has also... Read More

3D inkjet printing of electronics using UV conversion (2017)
Journal Article
Saleh, E., Zhang, F., He, Y., Vaithilingam, J., Fernandez, J. L., Wildman, R. D., …Tuck, C. (2017). 3D inkjet printing of electronics using UV conversion. Advanced Materials Technologies, 2(10), doi:10.1002/admt.201700134. ISSN 2365-709X

The production of electronic circuits and devices is limited by current manufacturing methods that limit both the form and potentially the performance of these systems. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a technology that has been shown to provide cross... Read More

3D inkjet-printed UV-curable inks for multi-functional electromagnetic applications (2016)
Journal Article
Saleh, E., Woolliams, P., Clarke, B., Gregory, A., Greedy, S., Smartt, C., …Tuck, C. (2017). 3D inkjet-printed UV-curable inks for multi-functional electromagnetic applications. Additive Manufacturing, 13, doi:10.1016/j.addma.2016.10.002. ISSN 2214-7810

Inkjet printing of multiple materials is usually processed in multiple steps due to various jetting and curing/sintering conditions. In this paper we report on the development of all inkjet-printed UV-curable electromagnetic responsive inks in a sing... Read More

The cost of additive manufacturing: machine productivity, economies of scale and technology-push (2015)
Journal Article
Baumers, M., Dickens, P., Tuck, C., & Hague, R. (2016). The cost of additive manufacturing: machine productivity, economies of scale and technology-push. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 102, doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2015.02.015. ISSN 0040-1625

As part of the cosmos of digital fabrication technology, Additive Manufacturing (AM) systems are able to manufacture three-dimensional components and products directly from raw material and 3D design data. The layer-by-layer operating process of thes... Read More

Selective laser melting (SLM) of pure gold for manufacturing dental crowns (2014)
Journal Article
Khan, M., & Dickens, P. (2014). Selective laser melting (SLM) of pure gold for manufacturing dental crowns. Rapid Prototyping Journal, 20(6), doi:10.1108/RPJ-03-2013-0034. ISSN 1355-2546

Purpose This paper aims to present the application aspect of the work to manufacturing premolar and molar dental crowns by selective laser melting (SLM) of pure gold. Over the years different metals have been processed using laser-based Additive M... Read More