Alec obtained his PhD in Materials Engineering through the Advanced Metallics CDT at the University of Manchester, where he worked on the design of precipitation hardening, wrought magnesium alloys. His post-doctoral research with the Open Architecture Additive Manufacturing (OAAM) and NEWAM projects has focused primarily on the development of high deposition rate additive manufacturing (AM) processes, and materials characterisation, development, and design of bespoke AM titanium aerospace components. This includes development of alloy-alloy composite parts, where multi-alloy AM technologies are utilised to produce site-specific, tailored mechanical properties for industry applications.
Titanium and Magnesium
Development of high-deposition-rate additive manufacturing processes for aerospace applications (Open Architecture Additive Manufacturing & NEWAM projects)
Direct energy deposition additive manufacturing processes, such as wire-arc additive manufacturing (WAAM), offer the high kg per hour deposition...