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EPSRC Reference: EP/K031066/1
Title: Inside-out: Statistical methods for Computed Tomography validation of complex structures in Additive Layer Manufacturing
Principal Investigator: Kendall, Professor W
Other Investigators:
Gibbons, Dr GJ Brettschneider, Dr J A Williams, Professor MA
Nichols, Professor T
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
EOS Electro Optical Systems Ltd. Nikon Renishaw
Department: Statistics
Organisation: University of Warwick
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 October 2013 Ends: 30 September 2016 Value (£): 498,109
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Algebra & Geometry Manufacturing Machine & Plant
Statistics & Appl. Probability
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
19 Feb 2013 Maths-Manufacturing Call Prioritisation Panel Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Additive layer Manufacturing (ALM) is a "3D printing" technique which develops products directly from their digital design data by the layer-wise addition of material. It is widely regarded as having great promise, especially for its capabilities to respond cost-effectively to changing customer demand and its ability to create objects with complex internal structure. At present a major difficulty holding back ALM is the problem of determining the extent to which the digital design has been correctly realized by the process: direct verification typically involves lengthy analysis of individual manufactured objects using Computed Tomography (CT) scans, tending to vitiate the advantages of ALM for general purposes. The purpose of this project is to explore methods by which this quality assurance process may be carried out more rapidly. The investigation will be carried out by a close collaboration between engineers and statisticians at Warwick using statistical techniques including random fields, false discovery rate methods, and ideas from stochastic geometry.
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