14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
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International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies


Session Consumer & Industrial Products - Stage 1

11:15 Simon Leigh, University of Warwick


Thursday, 16.11.2017, 11:15 - 11:45 hrs


11:15 Manufacturing an Unmanned Aerial System
Simon Leigh, University of Warwick, Associate Professor, Coventry, Grossbritannien
This talk will present the work of the University of Warwick, exploring the use of Additive Manufacturing for the manufacture of composites tooling with the goal of producing an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) through liquid resin infusion moulding. The overall end use of the UAS is for mountain rescue applications. Fusion 360 was used to design and visualise the UAS along with the required tooling for manufacture using large format 3D printing.


Mr. Simon Leigh
Simon Leigh
University of Warwick, Associate Professor, Coventry, Grossbritannien
Simon Leigh received his MSci in Chemistry and his PhD in Micro- and Nano-structuring of Surfaces from the University of Birmingham. He joined the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick in 2009. Since joining Warwick, his work has been focused on developing innovative materials, machines and devices based around the technology of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. He leads the Digital and Material Technologies Laboratory within the School of Engineering and is a theme champion for Adaptive and Functional Materials through the Warwick Materials GRP. His research interests include Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, Advanced and Functional Materials, Micro and Nano-fabrication, Surface Science, Lithography, Electron Beam Lithography and Surface Chemistry. Dr Leigh is also an Associate Editor for the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science.