Dr Kamran Mumtaz

Dr Kamran Mumtaz

Lecturer

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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
UK

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 7789

Email: k.mumtaz@sheffield.ac.uk


Profile

Kamran Mumtaz is a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has a first class degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Salford, Manchester, an MSc in Manufacturing Management and a PhD from Loughborough University.

Areas of Research

Kamran's research is in the area of Additive Manufacturing (AM) (also known as 3D printing and Rapid Manufacturing), a layer by layer process which produces fully functionally parts directly from a CAD model.

Kamran has been involved in AM since 2005 and specialises in metals process and materials development. He has worked with a number of AM technologies such as Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) and Electron Beam Melting (EBM) processing a variety of aluminium, cobalt, nickel, steel and titanium alloys for aerospace, automotive and medical industries.

He has completed a range of research projects, publishing widely and winning two international best paper awards. He has worked closely with industry users of AM, focusing on understanding limitations of the technology in a manufacturing environment and commercialisation of new materials.

Kamran is also involved in multi-material deposition during AM, producing functionally graded components allowing the user to tailor specific properties across a component. He is interested in AM of ceramics and has worked with grading from metal to ceramic materials for turbine blade applications.

Patents

2009, A Method, Apparatus, Computer Readable Storage Medium and Computer Program for forming an object, [US 2011/0042031 A1]. Patent describes method for reducing stress build-up in metal components fabricated via SLM/DMLS, allowing components to be built without anchor/suppport structures.

Teaching

  • MEC215/209 Design of Engineering Structures and Components
  • MEC307 Group Design Project (contributor)

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Mumtaz KA, lopez & pinna (2016) Simulating the microstructural evolution of a Selective Laser Melted AA-2024. Solid Freeform Fabrication 2016: Proceedings of the 27th Annual International (pp 257-267), 3 August 2016 - 5 August 2016. View this article in WRRO
  • Mumtaz KA, Hopkinson N, Todd I, Derguti F & Vora P (2013) Investigating a Semi-Solid Processing technique using metal powder bed Additive Manufacturing Processes. Proceedings Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium(24) (pp 454). Austin Texas, USA, 5 August 2013 - 7 August 2013. View this article in WRRO
  • Mumtaz KA, Hopkinson N, Stapleton D, Todd I, Derguti F & Vora P (2012) Benchmarking metal powder bed Additive Manufacturing processes (SLM and EBM) to build flat overhanging geometries without supports. Proceeding Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium(22). Austin Texas, USA, 6 August 2012 - 8 August 2012. View this article in WRRO
  • Mumtaz KA & hopkinson (2011) A Method to Eliminate Anchors/Supports from Directly Laser Melted Metal Powder Bed Processes. Proc. Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (pp 55-64). Austin Texas, USA, August 2011. View this article in WRRO
  • Mumtaz KA & hopkinson () Selective Laser Melting of Inconel 625 using Pulse Shaping. Proc. Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (pp 165-178). Austin Texas, USA, August 2011. View this article in WRRO
  • Mumtaz KA, Vora P & Hopkinson N () Benchmarking capabilities of SLM and EBM to build overhangs without supports
  • Mumtaz KA, HOPKINSON & Erasenthiran P () High Density Selective Laser Melting of Waspaloy. Proc. Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (pp 220-232). Austin Texas, USA, August 2011. View this article in WRRO

Patents

  • Mumtaz KA, Furlong MT & hopkinson (2011) Method, apparatus, computer readable storage medium and computer program for forming an object. US 2011/0042031 A1 (US). Appl. 24 Feb 2011.