About the Event
The MAPP Lecture Series [#MappLecture] began in November 2017 with a lecture by Prof. Richard Leach, University of Nottingham, and will continue in Sheffield in 2018/2019 with regular one-hour lunchtime lectures, from experts in the field of AM. All lectures are open to external attendees and will be followed by lunch and an opportunity to speak with the lecturer.
The sixth lecture in the series will be held on Thursday 17th January 2019, 12noon, in LT21 Sir Robert Hadfield Building at the University of Sheffield and will be given by Sarah Everton of Added Scientific.
This presentation will give an introduction to the burgeoning quantum sector and highlight some of the market applications for quantum technologies. Currently, quantum sensing devices are large pieces of laboratory equipment with limited industrial applications. However, utilising the benefits afforded by additive manufacturing (AM), an order-of-magnitude reduction in size, weight and power requirement is plausible.
An overview of the results achieved in the OPTAMOT project, carried out by Added Scientific in conjunction with University of Nottingham and University of Sussex will be presented.
OPTAMOT: Optimisation of additively manufactured magneto-optical traps
The challenge: Utilise metal AM to reduce the size, weight and power requirement of equipment used to generate a cold atom cloud
Our approach: Combine systems engineering analysis with design for AM and materials testing to realise a UHV compatible product
Results: A prototype UHV chamber tested in quantum sensing rig, demonstrating ability to sustain UHV and proving suitability of AM materials