Tom AbramSenior Project Engineer, PhD student
Tom has been working in this area since 2002 helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to grow through accelerating R&D. Previously he worked in industry for many years as a design and development engineer in the automotive sector, designing powertrains, gearboxes and high performance engines. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering Designers.
Tom is the Senior Project Engineer in the Engagement team within the Department of Engineering at Lancaster University. He is primarily responsible for the management of the technical delivery of assistance to industrial collaborators as well as managing the additive manufacturing laboratory and equipment. This includes mentoring and managing the project engineers, technology access consultants and graduate engineers working within the Engagement team. He helps to enable access to facilities, expertise, R&D, talent (student and graduate) and networks to support business growth.
Tom’s research interests are in the area of the use of additive manufacturing processes for tooling application, primarily injection moulding. He is undertaking a part-time PhD with the Department of Engineering, focussing on the use of selective laser sintering for manufacture of injection mould tools. In conjunction with this he is heavily involved in other areas of research assisting academics, post and undergraduates and businesses in their research activities when additive manufacturing or mechanical design is required. This ranges from manufacture of new machines to material research.
KTP: Atkinson Vos Ltd. & Lancaster University
04/02/2019 → 03/02/2021
TecHnology and EntrepreneUrship Education - Bridging the Gap for Smart Product Development
01/11/2018 → 31/08/2021
Additive Manufacturing - Technologies and Key Applications
25/09/2017 → 24/09/2018
18/11/2016 → …
- Lancaster Product Development Unit
- Structures, Materials and Manufacturing