Professor Han Huang is a world leading expert in machining, manufacturing and materials mechanics and has a wealth of experience in materials properties characterization in micro and nano scale.

He is currently leading a diverse and strong research team of 8 PhD students and 4 postdoctoral fellows; the research programmes of the team are largely concerned with manufacturing and characterization of advanced materials.

The group has recently established a new AM Laboratory, which houses a DTM2500 Plus SLS, a desktop Sharebot SLS system and a customised SLM (selective laser melting) system for studying laser melting of metal and ceramic powders. The group also has a world-class laboratory that are dedicated to materials preparation, mechanical testing and surface characterization.


6. Selective Laser Melting (SLM) System

Selective Laser Melting (SLM) SystemThe SLM system is an unique test apparatus that was developed for laser melting of metal and ceramic powders.

This system adapts a 2 kw fibre-coupling diode laser (Laserline) into a safety enclosure, in which a motorized x-y-z stage allows 3D movement to simulate an additive manufacturing process.