Centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing

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Research Areas

Dr. Kamran Mumtaz
email : k.mumtaz@sheffield.ac.uk

Kamran Mumtaz is a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has a first class degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Salford, Manchester, an MSc in Manufacturing Management and a PhD  from Loughborough University.

He has completed a range of research projects, publishing widely and winning two international best paper awards. He has worked closely with industry users of AM, focusing on understanding limitations of the technology in a manufacturing environment and commercialisation of new materials.

Kamran is also involved in multi-material deposition during AM, producing functionally graded components allowing the user to tailor specific properties across a component. He is interested in AM of ceramics and has worked with grading from metal to ceramic materials for turbine blade applications.

Patents
2009, A Method, Apparatus, Computer Readable Storage Medium and Computer Program for forming an object, [US 2011/0042031 A1]. Patent describes method for reducing stress build-up in metal components fabricated via SLM/DMLS, allowing components to be built without anchor/suppport structures.

AdAM staff & expertise

Research activities, polymer, metal, ceramic technologies....

What is Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing?
How is it used ....

Kamran's research is in the area of Additive Manufacturing (AM) (also known as 3D printing and Rapid Manufacturing), a layer by layer process which produces fully functionally parts directly from a CAD model.

Kamran has been involved in AM since 2005 and specialises in metals process and materials development. He has worked in industry and has experience with a number of AM technologies such as Selective Laser Melting (SLM)/Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) and Electron Beam Melting (EBM) processing a variety of aluminium, cobalt, nickel, steel and titanium alloys for aerospace, automotive, medical and dental industries.

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