14 Feb

IMechE Event - ‘WAAM’ Lecture and Lab Tour 15th February 2017

Places still available

Date: Wednesday 15th February 2017

Time: Arrivals and refreshments from 18:30. Talks start at 19:00.

Venue: Room SC2, first floor, Stafford Cripps, Building 41, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL

Parking: There is a sizeable carpark behind the Stafford Cripps Building which guests are welcome to use.

Members and non-members welcome. Free to attend. Registration required. Please book by emailing p.j.bridgeman@cranfield.ac.uk

This event is organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Bedfordshire area.

This event comprises a tour of the Cranfield University Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre with short talks from researchers in the field. 


  • What is WAAM?
  • WAAM Mechanical Properties, Distortion and Residual Stress
  • WAAM Materials
  • WAAM Process
  • The Future of WAAM
  • Q&A
  • Tour of Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Lab 


Dr Filomeno Martina Lecturer in Additive Manufacture

Programme Manager, Titanium Development

Filomeno is lecturer in Additive Manufacture in the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre, Cranfield University, where he is contributing to the research and developing Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM). He received his PhD in Additive Manufacturing from Cranfield University in 2014; the main focus of his doctoral research was the manipulation of the geometry, microstructure and mechanical properties of large WAAM titanium deposits. Previously he earned an MSc from Cranfield and an MEng in Industrial and Management Engineering from Polytechnic of Bari (Italy).


​Dr Anthony McAndrew Research Fellow

Multi-Dimensional Rolling and Part Building

Anthony obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (1st class honours) at the University of Hertfordshire in 2009 and a PhD at Cranfield University in 2015. Anthony is currently a Research Fellow at Cranfield University and his research is focused on WAAM. Anthony has published numerous works in many prestigious journals and conference proceedings. He won the award for the best paper presented at the 1st International Joint Symposium on Joining and Welding in Osaka, Japan, November 2013.


​Sergio Rios Contesse PhD Research Student

Process Hardware

Sergio has specialized in process monitoring through welding video and arc signal analysis. He has developed precision hardware for the study of wire feeding into plasma WAAM, semi-automatic profiling of the part dimensions and other devices to study the performance of plasma torches. He is currently completing his PhD in Additive Manufacture within the WAAMMat program, which he began following an MSc in Welding Engineering at Cranfield University.

Sergio's industrial experience is in motorcycle fabrication, but has been close to science all his life. He obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering, at Universidad de La Serena, in Chile, with a degree work developed for CTIO-NOAO, the astronomy branch in Chile of National Science Foundation.


Ginarocco Marinelli PhD Research Student

Refractory Metals

Gianrocco's research project concerns the investigation of WAAM for high-temperature application metals such as tungsten, molybdenum and tantalum. Due to their high melting point, refractory metal components are never fabricated by casting and, for this reason, powder metallurgy is the method of choice for fabricating components.

As material scientist, Gianrocco focuses on the development of an alternative route for the manufacture of these alloys as well as improving the final mechanical properties optimised for the requirements of the final application. He is currently leading two research programmes: AMAZE project subsidized by European Union and an industry-funded project.

Gianrocco received his bachelors degree in Material Science from the University of Bari in July 2014. His thesis concerned the preparation and characterisation of nanomaterials for advanced bioanalytical applications using an alternative and environmentally friendly electrochemical method. He joined the Cranfield research group in November 2014.


Jan Roman Honnige PhD Research Student

Residual Stress, Mechanical Property Improvement and Alternative Cold Work Integration

Jan focuses on the system integration of cold working techniques into the WAAM process. Thermo-mechanical residual stress accompanied by serious distortion are among the biggest challenges in WAAM. The introduction of cold work into large three-dimensional metal structures is a technique which improves the resulting mechanical properties significantly. 

Before starting his PhD in January 2015 he completed his M.Eng. at HS Koblenz (Germany), including a bachelors thesis sponsored by John Deere and Company in Mannheim and a master thesis sponsored by Airbus Group Innovations in Munich.


Eloise Eimer PhD Research Student

Integrated Aluminium Structures

Eloise is a PhD student in the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing centre at Cranfield University. She started in February 2015 through an international internship funded by the company Constellium. Her work is focussed on aluminium, especially dissimilar aluminium WAAM parts and development of high strength aluminium.

Prior to this Eloise worked at the Constellium Technology Centre (C-TEC)and Issoire production plant on thermomechanical simulation of spray quenching and on the experimental set up of a new industrial quenching machine.


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