The sixth MAPP Lecture - given by Dr Sarah Everton - provided insight into the opportunities for additive manufacturing (AM) within quantum technologies.

More than 30 people attended the recent event which was part of the MAPP Lecture Series [#MappLecture].  The series began in November 2017 with a lecture by Prof. Richard Leach, University of Nottingham.

The MAPP Lecture Series features regular one-hour lunchtime lectures, from experts in the field of AM. All lectures are open to external attendees and are followed by lunch and an opportunity to speak with the lecturer.

Sarah's lecture was on Thursday 17th January 2019, at the Sir Robert Hadfield Building at the University of Sheffield.

Sarah is a Metals Research Engineer at Added Scientific, a spin out of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham. Having previously attained an undergraduate Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Sarah spent four years at Rolls-Royce Plc. before returning to the University of Nottingham to complete an EngD entitled “Ensuring the quality of AM parts, using novel inspection systems”.

Lecture Title: 'Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing within Quantum Technologies'

Lecture abstract:

This presentation gave an introduction to the burgeoning quantum sector and highlighted some of the market applications for quantum technologies. Currently, quantum sensing devices are large pieces of laboratory equipment with limited industrial applications. However, utilising the benefits afforded by additive manufacturing (AM), an order-of-magnitude reduction in size, weight and power requirement is plausible. An overview of the results achieved in the OPTAMOT (Optimisation of additively manufactured magneto-optical traps) project, carried out by Added Scientific in conjunction with University of Nottingham and University of Sussex was presented.

Details regarding the seventh MAPP Lecture are being finalised and will be advertised on the website next month.

Dr Sarah Everton pictured before speaking at her MAPP Lecture - Dr Sarah Everton pictured in front of a MAPP banner before speaking at her MAPP Lecture