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AM Project Leader achieves Chartered Engineer status

Mon, 28 September, 2020

Laser Additive Manufacturing Project Leader, Miguel Zavala, has recently achieved Chartered Engineer status, along with Membership of The Welding Institute.

Miguel holds BSc in Mechanical Engineering (2010) and MSc (Res) in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (2012) from The University of Sheffield and Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). Miguel completed his PhD degree from The University of Sheffield (2013 to 2017) working in the development, testing and modelling of a new multi-beam metal AM methodology denominated Diode Area Melting (DAM). He has experience in additive manufacturing process laser powder-bed-fusion (PBF-LB). His research portfolio is focused on metal AM system development, PBF-LB parametric investigation, and modelling and simulation of multi-laser AM processes.

Miguel currently manages both UK and EU funded collaborative projects at TWI, where he leads process control, monitoring and calibration for the development of state-of-the-art, optimised PBF-LB process parameters.

He’s also recently led several successful collaborative proposals including the ongoing RAM-Ctrl project with NquiringMinds, looking at providing business continuity within the AM industry by enabling facilities to operate equipment remotely via an AM machine-agnostic remote control hub (RCH).

The Laser Additive team and wider TWI colleagues congratulate Miguel on this great achievement.

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