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Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for the Space Sector

Webinars 10 November 2021

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for the Space Sector

The global space sector is currently experiencing a new phase of technical and commercial development.

Drivers such as lightweighting, dissimilar materials combination, novel propulsion systems and net zero emissions are generating considerable effort in developing manufacturing excellence.

TWI and its Industrial Members are at the forefront on many of these activities which will be covered in this online event.

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Speakers

Dr Andy Norman - Senior Technology Coordinator

Dr Andy Norman

Senior Technology Coordinator
European Space Agency

Dr Norman graduated in 1987 from Guildhall University, London in the field of Metallurgy, and completed his PhD in 1991 at the University of Surrey. From 1992-2002 he worked on a number of UK projects at both the University of Cambridge and Manchester University with the main focus being on welding of aluminium alloys for aerospace applications. In 2003 he joined Corus Aluminium as head of the aerospace research development team, developing sheet and plate products for customers such as Airbus and Boeing.

In 2010 he took up his present appointment at the European Space Agency in The Netherlands as a materials and process engineer with responsibility for welding technology in the European Space Industry. Recently he has taken on the role of technology coordinator in the domain of materials, structures and mechanisms, which consists of a 90 Million Euro portfolio of research activities across Europe.

Jasmin Stein - Section Manager - Advanced Composites and Adhesives

Jasmin Stein

Section Manager - Advanced Composites and Adhesives

Jasmin is the manager of the Advanced Composites and Adhesives section at TWI. She has over ten years' experience in composite processing, mechanical testing, non-destructive evaluation, structural health monitoring and data communications. She received her PhD in Advanced Composite Materials from The University of Manchester in 2013. Jasmin directly works with key industrial and academic research partners. She has also technically managed and coordinated numerous UK (EPSRC, Innovate UK) and EU funded research projects (FP7, H2020, CleanSky), involving composites and process developments.



James Redman - Principal Project Leader - Thermal Processing Technologies

James Redman

Principal Project Leader - Thermal Processing Technologies
TWI Ltd

James Redman joined TWI in September 2012 and is a Principal Project Leader in the Thermal Processing Technologies (TPT) section. James has 9 years of working experience as a materials engineer, as well as a MEng (Hons) from The University of Sheffield in this field.

James has been carrying out diffusion bonding projects and research for the last 3 years, and led the research programme for the development and patenting of the surface preparation technology that enables aluminium diffusion bonding. James leads TWI’s diffusion bonding technology offering (of which TWI has over 60 years experience) and has investigated a multitude of different alloys and joining techniques. In addition, James works heavily in the field of vacuum brazing, ranging from the manufacture of complex components, to research into dissimilar materials joining, including ceramics.

Carl Hauser - Section Manager and Technology Consultant, Laser Additive Manufacturing

Carl Hauser

Section Manager and Technology Consultant, Laser Additive Manufacturing

Dr Carl Hauser joined TWI in June 2010 and is section manager and technology consultant in the Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) section. Carl has been involved in additive manufacturing for more than 25 years. Carl steers technical strategy for both PBF-LB and DED-L and still conducts some experimental research in large scale AM. This includes the development of certification procedures and CAM software tools for DED-L processing.

Carl has published over 30 scientific conference and journal papers, has given many keynote presentations on Additive Manufacturing, and is an expert reviewer for several international additive manufacturing journals. Carl also sits on the advisory committee for the International SFF Symposium, held annually in Austin, Texas. Carl is a chartered engineer and has attained Fellow status with The Welding Institute.



Henry Begg - Section Manager - Surface, Corrosion and Interface Engineering

Henry Begg

Section Manager - Surface, Corrosion and Interface Engineering

Henry joined TWI as a Project Leader in 2013 having completed a PhD on the processing of advanced aluminium alloys. Since joining, he has managed a range of R&D activities relating to coatings and surface engineering across a diverse set of industry sectors. For the past three years, he has led the surface engineering team and has recently also taken management responsibility for the electrochemical corrosion and permeation testing activities at TWI.

Surface engineering activities at TWI span a broad range of process technologies and applications, from thin, functional coatings that create repellent surfaces, right up to thick weld overlays for heavy-duty industrial service. The surface engineering team has a particular focus on thermal and cold spray technology, providing support to industry across a wide range of TRL/MRL levels. They assist TWI members in developing new materials and processes, providing characterisation and performance testing in bespoke environments and supporting the automation and coating of large demonstrator components.

Dorothy Winful - Project Leader, Materials and Structural Integrity Group

Dorothy Winful

Project Leader, Materials and Structural Integrity Group

Dorothy graduated with a first class Master’s Degree (MEng) in General Engineering from the University of Leicester in 2014 and completed a PhD investigating the elevated temperature performance of high strength steels (HSS) for structural fire design guidelines with Brunel University and TWI Ltd.

Dorothy joined TWI in December 2017 as a Project Leader within the Materials Group. She has led several failure investigation projects related to ferrous components ranging from small components for automotive applications to large offshore structures. In addition, Dorothy has led and supported the material testing of alloys in extreme environments including high-pressure gaseous hydrogen for the aerospace industry and sour environments for the oil and gas industry.

Chris Wiseman - Industry Sector Manager - Corporate Development

Chris Wiseman

Industry Sector Manager - Corporate Development
TWI Ltd

Chris Wiseman is Corporate Sector Manager at TWI Ltd, for both the Aerospace and Equipment, Consumables & Materials sectors. He also has a specific geographic responsibility for TWI Industrial Members in India and in supporting TWI’s exciting growth there.

As a Materials Scientist, over many years, he has contributed to a number of technologies, including, corrosion prevention, thermo-mechanical forming, novel testing, process optimisation, joining and surface treatments.

Today his role is focused on developing technical and commercial opportunities for TWI and its Industrial Members around the World.  

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