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Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision Engineering



Patrick studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2014 with a Masters with industrial placement award, having worked for Infineum UK Ltd to include a year in industry with his studies. Having graduated, Patrick worked for a year as a mechanical design engineer at Industrial Automation (part of the TEW group), before returning to the University of Nottingham in 2015 to work on his PhD under Prof Richard Leach and the centre for Doctoral training in Ultra Precision, focussing on the development of non-contact methods for measuring the outside geometry of AM parts.

Conference presentations and papers

  • Paper and poster for the ASPE (American Society for Precision Engineering) 2016 conference, Raleigh Durham. Both titled: An information-rich approach to non-destructive non-contact measurement planning, inspection and verification for additive manufacturing. (co-author)
  • Assisted 3D form reconstruction in structured light systems by pre-calculation of shadows using ray-trace simulations – Under review with Pattern Recognition Letters (co-author)
  • European society for precision engineering and nanotechnology (EUSPEN) Conference proceedings - 16th International Conference & Exhibition. (Editor)
  • Combined use of a priori data for fast system self-calibration of a non-rigid multi-camera fringe projection system. Petros I. Stavroulakis, Shuxiao Chen, Danny Sims-Waterhouse, Samanta Piano, Nicholas Southon, Patrick Bointon, Richard Leach.International Society for optics and photonics (SPIE) Optical Metrology June 2017 in Munich
  • Experimental comparison of photogrammetry for additive manufactured parts with and without laser speckle projection. D Sims-Waterhouse, P Bointon, S Piano, R K Leach. Manufacturing Metrology Team, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham, UK. SPIE Optical Metrology June 2017 in Munich
  • Rapid evaluation of Thermal Roll Formed thick composite panels using Surface NDT methods. Patrick Land, Patrick Bointon, Richard Crossley, Petros Stavroulakis, David Branson, Svetan Ratchev, University of Nottingham. SAE 2017 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition - Manufacturing/Materials/Structures - Composites Fabrication and Joining (ATC903)
PhD Student
The University of Nottingham
 Patrick   Bointon
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