Dr. Ross Trepleton
Dr Ross Trepleton is an Associate Director at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Ross leads the Component Manufacturing Technology group, which includes three research themes; Laser Processing, Materials Technology, and the National Centre for AM.
Ross has a key role within the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing, overseeing projects for aerospace, defence, power generation and space sectors. This has included the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) funded collaborative project DRAMA which delivered national assets and capabilities to enable acceleration of metal bed additive manufacturing in the UK’s aerospace supply chain.
Ross is currently part of the Executive leadership team for the Defence Support Strategic Command led ‘Additive Manufacturing as a Service Challenge’ activity (project TAMPA). Ross is also chair of the ATIs Additive Manufacturing Community of Practice, which is brings together specialist expertise from aerospace organisations to build a coherent view on the key challenges preventing more widespread adoption of AM within Civil Aerospace.
12-Sep-2023Aerospace ForumAdditive manufacturing in Defence: challenges and opportunities