Research area

Structural Integrity Assessment of Additive Manufactured Products

Youssef Ibrahim The main aim of my research is assessing the material properties of components manufactured using selective laser sintering (SLS). Selective laser sintering is a form of additive manufacturing where a part is 3D printed by stacking consecutive cross-sections.

The cross-sections are created by a guided laser which is used to fuse powdered material into very precise flat geometries which are then combined to create a 3D component. This method of additive manufacturing allows for very complex and highly ordered internal structures to be achieved, leading to customisable macro material properties.

The effect of these micro lattices is studied in order to optimise the production of high performance, low-weight components for transport vehicles.

Research keywords

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Selective Laser Sintering
  • Fracture toughness
  • Crack propagation
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Micro-lattice
  • Enhanced light-weight components


  • 2014 – MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London

Membership of professional bodies

  • 2014 – Associate of the City & Guilds of London Institute (ACGI)

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