Closing date: 30 November 2013
A position exists for a PhD student to contribute to a better understanding of the processes involved in the use of inkjet for 3D printing/additive manufacturing.Â This work will focus on methods in which a binder or modifier is printed into a powder bed of material.Â The object thus formed can be removed from the bed and subsequently treated (e.g. cured or sintered).Â This work will particularly focus on the fabrication of metal objects. The laboratory is well equipped with inkjet devices and tools to analyse the behaviour of ink drops in flight, their interaction with surfaces (including powder beds) and other drops.Â Tools and techniques include high resolution and high speed cameras, PIV and PTV, rheological measurement, data analysis, image analysis and fluid dynamic simulations.
The successful candidate is expected to have (or expect to obtain by the start date) a first class degree in physics, materials science, chemistry or engineering. Funding up to the full cost of maintenance and fees is available for this project.
This is a re-advertisement; previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.
Prospective candidates are invited to send their CV with an email explaining their interest in this project to Alice Cozens ([email protected]). Short listed applicants will also be required to submit a standard application to the University (GRADSAF) – see the Apply link below.
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