28 September 202213:00 - 14:00 BST
The advent of additive manufacturing has started to revolutionise many industries, in part due to the additional design freedom it provides. However, the construction industry has until now not seen a widespread adoption of these novel production processes. With ever more powerful computational resources, advances in large-scale additive manufacturing and the increasing desire to reduce material consumption, additive manufacturing is starting to see its first applications in construction.
The presentation will focus on metal 3D printing, especially using Wire Arc additive manufacturing (WAAM), which is considered as one of the most promising methods for large volumetric metal prints. Potential future applications include the strengthening of in-situ steel members, printing of complex nodes and connections as well as large on-site manufacturing of light weight structures.
Ben Weber – Imperial College London.
Ben Weber is currently undertaking his doctoral studies at Imperial College London in the Steel Structures research group led by Prof. Leroy Gardner. His main area of research concerns the testing, simulation and optimisation of additively manufactured steel components. Ben holds a master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Imperial College London and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich.
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