10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This unit covers a range of advanced materials manufacturing techniques that are either widely used or emerging in industry. Techniques include Additive Layer Manufacturing, Electron Beam Welding, Superplastic Forming and advanced machining approaches. Sustainability, energy use and economic aspects will be explored through Life Cycle Analysis methodologies.

Restrictions on availability: Yes, can only be taken by students studying in Centres for Doctoral Training.

Staff Contact: Dr Richard Thackray
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Individual Metals Manufacturing Presentation (25%); Life Cycle Analysis Group Project Report (25%); Reponse to government consultation (25%); Superplasticity simulation report (25%)

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