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Martin Baumers

Assistant Professor in Additive Manufacturing Management, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Martin Baumers is Assistant Professor of Additive Manufacturing Management at the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) in the Faculty of Engineering. In his research, Martin focuses on the economics and efficient operation of AM as well as the benefits that can be derived from adopting the technology. Starting with his doctoral research, Martin's work has concentrated on the development of novel approaches to production costing and build time estimation. Further areas of interest are process selection, computational build volume packing and scheduling approaches and shape complexity measurement techniques. Martin also investigates the environmental sustainability of additive processes, with an emphasis on energy consumption, to assess whether AM provides a pathway to more sustainable manufacturing and more benign products. Recently, Martin has started investigating management in digital manufacturing settings from the ecosystems and platform perspectives.

Expertise Summary

  • State-of-the-Art AM cost modelling for all types of AM technology, including capacity utilization, ancillary process steps, material wastage and build failure.
  • AM build time and process energy consumption estimation techniques.
  • AM process selection approaches (part-for-system and system-for-part).
  • Computational build volume packing and machine scheduling, and combinations thereof, including implementation.
  • Shape complexity measurement.
  • Management of digital manufacturing technologies from the platform and ecosystems perspectives.

Teaching Summary

Martin teaches multiple courses at the University of Nottingham, including:

  • Engineer Management 1 (MMME2049)
  • Engineering Management 2 (MMME3049)
  • Professional Engineering and Project 2, management component (MMME2032)

Additionally, Martin delivers lectures in the following courses:

  • Materials and Manufacturing (MMME1029)
  • Management and Professional Practice (MMME3075)
  • Fundamentals in Additive Manufacturing (MMME4027)
  • Advanced Topics in Additive Manufacturing (MMME4028)
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers (MMME4099)
  • Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing (MMME4102)

Martin is the Course Director for the Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing MSc. Additionally, Martin is a proponent of e-assessment in the Department of M3.

Recent Publications

Martin also privately runs a small side-project investigating the use of thick-walled polymer components for deep water application. The project web site can be found at www.deep-z.com.

Centre for Additive Manufacturing

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


telephone: +44(0)115 84 66374
email: CfAM@nottingham.ac.uk