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A role with MAPP means being part of a large, growing and well-networked multidisciplinary team working with leading universities, industry partners and High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) centres.

MAPP’s cohort of researchers works together to solve some of the fundamental challenges limiting the uptake of a vital class of new and emerging technologies in ceramics, metals and polymers.

The hub’s collaborative approach draws in expertise from materials science, automatic control and systems engineering, mechanical engineering, the Henry Royce Institute, the UK's national synchrotron - the Diamond Light Source and our close working relationships with industry partners including GKN, Renishaw and Rolls-Royce.

MAPP is recoupling manufacturing process development with the underpinning materials science, with a research programme spanning the fundamentals of powder materials, advanced in-situ process monitoring and characterisation, and new approaches to modelling and control.

Looking for a fulfilling role working to develop the next generation of advanced powder processes?

MAPP is recruiting for the posts below:

Next generation multi-laser based additive manufacturing of metallic alloys, University of Sheffield, Department of Mechanical Engineering 

This exciting PhD opportunity within MAPP is to develop the next generation of laser based additive manufacturing systems. This PhD will work on developing a novel laser based additive manufacturing system for processing of highly reflective metallic alloys (e.g copper, aluminum based) with the potential to enhance component properties through microstructural control. The new system will use a standard 200W fibre laser and galvanometer scanning system (as typically used within commercial selective laser melting systems) but also integrate new and novel arrays of fibre/diode lasers at variable wavelengths (visible to near-infrared to maximise material absorbance) combined with laser optical pre-heating enabling control over residual stress build up and microstructural development. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a completely unique system that has potential for uptake within high value industries such as automotive and aerospace. 

The application deadline is Saturday, August 31, 2019. Visit the Department of Mechanical Engineering for more information.