Dr Pete Crawforth
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
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Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Factory of the Future, Advanced Manufacturing Park
Wallis Way, Catcliffe
Pete holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield. In 2014, he completed a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the same institution. His project studied the emerging subject of metallurgical analysis of machined titanium. More specifically, the mechanisms of microstructural damage were investigated in order to rationalise the formation of damaged structures.
Following this, he continued to work within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering having been granted an EPSRC / University of Sheffield Doctoral Prize Fellowship. Pete is currently the Machining Group’s Technical Fellow for the Hole Generation Team. His primary area of research is in developing novel hole generation strategies for aircraft assemblies. He is responsible for the technical delivery of the AMRC’s One-way assembly (OWA) grand challenge, which has a current portfolio value of ~£1M including ATI, CATAPULT and AMRC Board and Directed generic funds.
Pete has been able to build a strong research team that is made up of research groups from across the AMRC. The OWA grand challenge was the AMRC’s first cross cutting coordinated work programme, which required building a team spanning the Composite Centre, IMG, DPTC and the Machining Group. His ambition for the grand challenge is to further utilise the cross cutting resources the AMRC has to offer and to lead the deployment of OWA best practices into the AMRC’s partner companies and the wider UK supply chain.
- Research interests
Pete’s research interests include: Developing Novel Hole Generation Strategies for Aircraft Assemblies.
- On the mechanism of crater wear in a high strength metastable β titanium alloy. Wear, 484-485, 203998-203998.
- A novel method for investigating drilling machinability of titanium alloys using velocity force maps. Advances in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, 100043.
- The effect of forging texture and machining parameters on the fatigue performance of titanium alloy disc components. International Journal of Fatigue, 142. View this article in WRRO
- On deformation characterisation of machined surfaces and machining-induced white layers in a milled titanium alloy. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 117378-117378.
- Using Machining Force Feedback to Quantify Grain Size in Beta Titanium. Materialia, 100856-100856.
- Machining of directed energy deposited Ti6Al4V using adaptive control. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 54, 240-250.
- Resource consumption and process performance in minimum quantity lubricated milling of tool steel. Procedia Manufacturing, 43, 463-470.
- The effect of Titanium Alloy Composition and Tool Coating on Drilling Machinability. MATEC Web of Conferences, 321, 13002-13002.
- A Novel Technique to Assess the Effect of Machining and Subsurface Microstructure on the Fatigue Performance of Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-6Mo. MATEC Web of Conferences, 321, 04012-04012.
- Quantitative characterization of machining-induced white layers in Ti–6Al–4V. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 764. View this article in WRRO
- Machining of functionally graded Ti6Al4V/ WC produced by directed energy deposition. Additive Manufacturing, 24, 20-29.
- Destructive and non-destructive testing methods for characterization and detection of machining-induced white layer: A review paper. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology. View this article in WRRO
- On the machinability of directed energy deposited Ti6Al4V. Additive Manufacturing, 19, 39-50.
- On the mechanism of tool crater wear during titanium alloy machining. Wear, 374-375, 15-20.
- Subsurface deformation during precision turning of a near-alpha titanium alloy. Scripta Materialia.
- Titanium alloy microstructure fingerprint plots from in-process machining. Materials Science and Engineering: A.
- Linking Machining Response of Titanium Billet to Upstream Thermomechanical Processing, Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium (pp. 1649-1654). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Conference proceedings papers
- Surface roughness response to drilling of Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr using Ti-Al-N PVD coated and uncoated WC/Co tools. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 87 (pp 170-175). Mondragón, Spain, 1 June 2020 - 5 June 2020. View this article in WRRO
- Non-destructive detection of machining-induced white layers in ferromagnetic alloys. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 87 (pp 420-425). Mondragon, Spain, 1 June 2020 - 5 June 2020. 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
- Machining of Additively Manufactured Parts: Implications for Surface Integrity. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 45 (pp 119-122) View this article in WRRO
- Predicting Chemical Wear in Machining Titanium Alloys Via a Novel Low Cost Diffusion Couple Method. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 45 (pp 219-222)
- High performance machining of Ti-834: Mechanisms of microstructural damage. Ti 2011 - Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Titanium, Vol. 2 (pp 1607-1611)
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