Dr Chris Taylor
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
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Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Factory of the Future, Advanced Manufacturing Park
Wallis Way, Catcliffe
After completing his A-Levels, Chris spent a year in industry working for the power tools manufacturer, Black & Decker. He was subsequently sponsored by the company through his undergraduate degree, where he studied Mechanical Engineering at Bristol University. Chris continued his research career by obtaining a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and completing two further year’s post-doctoral research at Leeds University.
He has completed over 12 years of postdoctoral research in various departments across the University of Sheffield, and in 2010 joined the AMRC’s Machining Group. Chris has also supervised nine MSc and three EngD students whilst at the AMRC.
PhD in Mechanical Engineering
- Research interests
Chris’s research interests include: Machining Science; Metal Cutting; Sustainable Manufacturing; Additive Manufacturing.
- Investigating the industrial impact of hydraulic oil contamination on tool wear during machining and the development of a novel quantification methodology. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 112(1-2), 589-600. View this article in WRRO
- Development of an enhanced single point milling procedure to screen metalworking cutting fluid performance in terms of tool wear when machining aerospace alloys. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 235(10), 1644-1654. View this article in WRRO
- Investigating the performance of 410, PH13-8Mo and 300M steels in a turning process with a focus on surface finish. Materials & Design, 195. View this article in WRRO
- Control of deviations and prediction of surface roughness from micro machining of THz waveguides using acoustic emission signals. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 85, 1020-1034. View this article in WRRO
- The role of tool geometry in process damped milling. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 50(9-12), 883-895. View this article in WRRO
- Chatter, process damping, and chip segmentation in turning: A signal processing approach. J SOUND VIB, 329(23), 4922-4935. View this article in WRRO
- Modelling of Segmentation-Driven Vibration in Machining. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
- Design and Manufacture of Injection Mould Tool Inserts Produced Using Indirect SLS and Machining Processes. Rapid Prototyping Journal, 16(6), 429-440.
Conference proceedings papers
- Milling of aerospace alloys using supercritical CO2 assisted machining. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 101 (pp 370-373). AMRC, Sheffield, UK, 24 May 2021 - 26 May 2021. View this article in WRRO
- Resource consumption and process performance in minimum quantity lubricated milling of tool steel. Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 43 (pp 463-470). Shanghai, China, 9 October 2019 - 11 October 2019. View this article in WRRO
- Ultrasonic Vibration Assisted Milling of Aerospace Materials. Volume 2A: Advanced Manufacturing, 11 November 2019 - 14 November 2019.
- Cutting fluid application for titanium alloys Ti-6Al-4V and Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al in a finish turning process. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 77 (pp 441-444), 25 June 2018 - 27 June 2018. View this article in WRRO
- Investigation of the Influence of CO 2 Cryogenic Coolant Application on Tool Wear. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 63 (pp 745-749) View this article in WRRO
- The Influence of Alloy Chemistry on the Cutting Performance and Deformation Kinetics of Titanium Alloys During Turning. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 45 (pp 151-154) View this article in WRRO
- Process Damping and Cutting Tool Geometry in Machining. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 26 (pp 012009-012009)
- Modelling and Development of a High Performance Milling Process with Monolithic Cutting Tools. AIP Conference Proceedings
- Manufacture of production quality injection mold tools using SLS and HSM. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - 2007 (pp 9-16)
- Research group
Latest information can be found at: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1325-7804
Chris has been involved in a number of research and dissemination / outreach projects, spanning various TRL’s, during his time at the AMRC’s Machining Group. Most recent projects include:
Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC), Manufacturing the Future with Supercritical CO2 and Minimum Quantity Lubrication (PI). October 2021 - September 2024, £274,496.
University of Sheffield Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures (Grantham Opportunities Fund), Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing with Minimum Levels: of Harmful Emissions Energy and Resource Consumption, (PI), March 2019 - June 2019, £7,000.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Improved Productivity in Aerospace Materials Machining, (Co-I), June 2010 - January 2011, £35,000.