Ultrasonic Additive manufacturing Research Loughborough University
The University of Texas at Austin
FRIEL, R.J. and HARRIS, R.A., 2012. Ultrasonic additive manufacturing research at Loughborough University. IN: Proceedings of the Twenty Third Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference, Austin, Texas, USA, 6-8 August 2012, pp. 354 - 363.
Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) has been subject to research and investigation at Loughborough University since 2001. In recent years, three particular areas of significant focus have been: • The influence of pre-process material texture on interlaminar bonding. • Secure fibre positioning through laser machined channels. • Freeform electrical circuitry integration. This paper details the key findings and a number of conclusions from these work areas. The results of this work have led to the further research and developmental applications for the UAM technology.