Recycling and reuse of powders for various applications in additively manufactured products

Get paid to do a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University (The Sunday Times' University of the Year 2018) and Croft Additive Manufacturing Ltd.

1 Year Enterprise-led Funded Masters by Research, Ref. No.98

  • Get paid £15,000 tax-free
  • Have you tuition fees reduced. Your partner company pays £2,000 towards your fees, meaning UK/EU students pay £2,260, and International students pay £15,945.
  • Be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation with a cohort of 50 talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D.
  • The Centre is based at Lancaster University, so you will gain your Masters from a Top Ten University, recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The Project

Deriving value from waste and promoting a transition to a circular economy is one of the greatest challenges of the current generation.  We cannot keep taking, using and throwing away valuable materials.

This project offers the opportunity to gain a Masters qualification working in collaboration with a specialist additive manufacturing company.  Understanding gained through this project will be in high demand as the adoption of additive manufacturing, and the industry as a whole, continues to grow.  The project degree fees are sponsored, and you are paid a stipend whilst undertaking the research.

Working with academics in the Department of Engineering at Lancaster University and in collaboration with the partner company, you will explore methods of separating powders using technology such as magnetic centrifugal and other separation techniques. You will also look to identify the use of powders in different sectors, enabling the powders to be traded downwards for re-use. This will ensure that new powders are not used on all occasions where the application is not critical.

Applicants should have a first class or upper second degree in mechanical, manufacturing or production engineering or related disciplines.

Enterprise and collaborative partners

This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University with supervision by Dr Allan Rennie and Croft Additive Manufacturing Ltd.

Croft Additive Manufacturing Ltd (Croft) specialise in the production of parts and components in Stainless Steel 316L using powder bed fusion additive manufacturing (AM) for a range of industry sectors; from aerospace to automotive and the process industries to pharmaceuticals.

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This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is subject to confirmation of funding. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, please see our website.



Midnight 10th July 2018

Start: October 2018