3D Printing Industrial Placement
UK Research and Innovation
🚀 Placement Program
⌛ 26d left
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- The ideal candidate for the 3D Printing Industrial Placement with UK Research and Innovation must be currently enrolled in a mechanical engineering or similar undergraduate degree, have knowledge of engineering drawings and 3D modeling, possess good interpersonal and communication skills, and have an enthusiasm for additive manufacturing and an interest in astronomy or space science. Desirable skills include practical knowledge of 3D printing, experience with finite element analysis, and an interest in public engagement.
- The candidate will be responsible for redesigning and assessing an astronomical component using CAD and AM software, coordinating its manufacture, evaluating its performance, and creating a project report for an external audience.
- As an AM4Space Industrial Placement student you will work in parallel with a current UKATC project team to redesign a key hardware component for AM. Potential projects include, but are not limited to, the AM redesign of the primary mirror from the CubeSat Camera (CCAM) study, reducing the mass and combining multiple parts into one structure, or the AM redesign of a nanosat or picosat chassis to optimise the chassis for imaging applications, creating optical interfaces within the chassis. The goal of the placement is to transfer the key knowledge in how the AM redesign has been achieved and the lessons learnt to the engineers, technicians and scientists working at the UKATC.
- Currently enrolled on an undergraduate degree course
- Are required or have requested to take an industrial placement year
- Able to commence employment in summer 2024
- Have the right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the placement
- Enrolled on a Mechanical Engineering degree (or similar)
- An understanding of engineering drawings and 3D modelling, coupled with a desire to learn 3D computer aided design software
- An enthusiasm for additive manufacture linked with an interest in astronomy or space science
- An understanding of multidisciplinary projects; demonstrated by providing a simple example of how multiple disciplines (for example, mechanical engineering, a science goal, electronics etc.) come together to form a project. The example does not have to reflect the candidate’s experience.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated by an ability to work with a broad range of individuals to achieve a goal.
- Knowledge of best practice design and/or analysis techniques, for example, the use of appropriate mechanical tolerances, or assessing the quality of measurement data
- Practical knowledge of 3D printing, either in design and/or via hands-on printing
- Knowledge of finite element analysis and its use relating to mechanical design
- An interest in public engagement.
Area of Responsibilities
- Using computer aided design (CAD) and AM specific design software to redesign the astronomical component to incorporate the benefits of AM.
- Using finite element analysis (FEA) to assess the redesigned component to ensure the design meets the requirements.
- Collaborating with the Engineering Support Group to ensure that the design can be both printed and machined.
- Coordinating the manufacture of the redesigned component.
- Evaluating the performance of the AM component and how it compares to the original conventional design.
- Creation of a project report intended for an external audience.
Oct 29, 2023