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Ultra-precision Machining of Functional Structured Surfaces

Lecture

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Christian will explain how ultra-precision machining techniques can be used to create deterministic micro and nano scale surface structures to replicate the characteristics seen in nature.

Date and Time

27 November 2014 - 18:00-20:30

Location

Huddersfield, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the Yorkshire West local network.


About this event

In nature there are several examples of functional surfaces which display desirable characteristics such as hydrophobicity or drag reduction. These surfaces rely on micro and nano scale structures to achieve these effects. The surface finish on conventionally machined parts is largely stochastic. Christian will explain how ultra-precision machining techniques (such as diamond turning and grinding) can be used to create deterministic micro and nano scale surface structures to replicate the characteristics seen in nature. By adapting specialised techniques used in conventional macro scale machining it may be possible to increase the efficiency of the ultra-precision machining processes.

 

A tour of the facilities will precede the lecture.

Programme

6pm for a 6:30pm start

Additional information

Contact: Dr Crinela Pislaru; Tel: 01484 472162; Email: c.pislaru@hud.ac.uk

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