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Speaker: Prof. Richard Leach

Date: 2 May 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Venue: CF 401

Language: English

(This seminar is open to the public.)


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Richard is currently a professor in metrology at the University of Nottingham and prior to this spent 25 years at the National Physical Laboratory. Richard's current interests are the dimensional measurement of precision and additive manufactured structures. Richard is on the Council of the European Society of Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, the International Committee on Measurements and Instrumentation and several international standards committees. He is the European Editor-in-Chief for Precision Engineering. He has over 380 publications including five textbooks. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Engineering & Technology, the International Society of Nanomanufacturing and a Sustaining Member of the American Society of Precision Engineering. He is a visiting professor at Loughborough University and the Harbin Institute of Technology.


There is increasing demand for quality assurance of highly-complex objects, for example, those produced using additive manufacturing. A priori information about the nominal geometry of the measured object and the operating principles of measurement techniques can used along with multi-sensor data fusion to improve system performance in terms of object coverage. More specifically, we will discuss several examples of surface form and texture measurement systems which combine metrology with elements of artificial intelligence to enable the efficient measurement of complex objects. Examples will be given from micro-manufacturing and additive manufacturing, including a push towards in-process metrology.