Title| Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing: The 3D Deposition of Functional Materials for the Additive Manufacturing of Smart Devices

Speaker| Richard Hague, Professor of Innovative Manufacturing, Director, Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM), Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham.


Date| 14 May 2018 (Monday)

Time| 1530 – 1630

Venue| Think Tank 19, Building 2, Level 3 (2.304)



The single material nature of additive manufacturing (AM) processes largely limits its application to passive non-structural components. The ability to additively manufacture multi-material products greatly expands its possibilities.  However, the deposition of dissimilar materials throughout a 3D volume brings about significant technical challenges, particularly in the deposition of useful materials.

This presentation will give a realistic view of the state of the art of “multi-functional” AM.  The current activities of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) at the University of Nottingham where a programme for next-generation, multi-functional AM is undertaken will be shared.

Principally funded by the UK’s national science funder (EPSRC) and working with key industry partners, this research is predominantly, but not exclusively, utilizing novel jetting-based technologies for the co-deposition of both structural and functional materials for electronic, pharmaceutical and biological structures and devices over varying length scales.



Richard Hague is Professor of Innovative Manufacturing and Director of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) at the University of Nottingham. Having worked in the AM field for 25 years, he is internationally recognized both for scientific endeavour and creating impact through industrial exploitation where he has a background of leading and managing large multi-disciplinary, multi-partner research projects from both EPSRC and industry. His research interests are focused on AM specific processes, materials and computational methods across a wide spectrum of industrial sectors with current research programmes focused on next generation multi-functional AM.  He has received multiple international awards and honours and is the co-founder and Director of Added Scientific Ltd, a spin out from the University of Nottingham focused on implementing AM technical solutions to industry.