Development of methods for measuring the surface topography of AM parts
Start: October 2015
Student: Lewis Newton
Supervisors: Richard Leach, Nicola Senin, Simon Lawes
Funding: Additive Manufacturing CDT
Sponsor: Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)
Methods will be developed to measure the surface topography of additive manufactured parts. Commercial measurement techniques will be used such as:
This is to assess the appropriate measurement spatial bandwidths to be used, and appropriate parameters to control manufacturing or correlate to function. A number of industrial case studies will be investigated to formulate ways to control the surfaces during manufacture and finishing.
- focus variation
- confocal microscopy
- electron microscopy
Example of case studies for development of method to measure surface texture of additively manufactured parts.