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Adam Thompson

Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

I studied a Physics degree at the University of Warwick, followed by a PGCE at the University of Southampton. I recently completed a PhD in metrology for additive manufacture at the University of Nottingham. I am currently a research Fellow at the University of Nottingham.

Expertise Summary

My PhD project focused on the use of x-ray computed tomography (XCT) for the purposes of internal surface metrology for metal additively manufactured (AM) components. XCT is widely used in medical applications for volumetric scanning, but recent work is beginning to integrate the technology into the industrial setting as a precision measurement tool. Additive manufacture is capable of producing complex internal geometries that are not measurable using traditional metrological techniques, and the volumetric scanning offered by XCT proposes a potential method of successful measurement of these geometries. My PhD project involved development of methods of internal surface texture measurement by XCT and statistical comparison of XCT data to data acquired using established surface measurement technologies, specifically for metal AM surfaces. Industrially representative test cases will be explored in future work.

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Manufacturing Metrology Team

Room B38 Advanced Manufacturing Building
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB



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