Harry Felton MEng

Harry Felton

Harry is in the 1st year of his PhD studies having started in September 2018 within the DMF group. His focus is on using additive manufacturing (AM) for use with virtual-physical twinning.

Harry has previously completed a year-long placement at Rolls-Royce Plc investigating the use of additive manufacturing for aerospace engines, and graduated from his Aerospace Engineering MEng degree at the University of Bristol in July 2018. He has also been the University of Bristol’s Formula Student team’s Team Principal and retains an advisory involvement.

Outside of the office Harry is a keen motorsports and football fan, and enjoys travelling.

Research Interests

  • Additive manufacturing (with a focus on metallics)
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Virtual-physical twinning

Harry is currently trying to gather responses to a survey on prototyping and low volume manufacture, with an emphasis on metal additive manufacturing. Please do fill this in if you work in an industry that prototypes! Please see the form below, or click here to view the page on Google.


Harry’s main research areas are:

  • Hybrid manufacturing (additive couple with subtractive manufacturing) on the Make: By Twinning project.
  • Low cost, high accessbility manufacturing systems and tool kits

Recent Posts

  • TCT Show 2019 - On 24th and 25th September 2019, Harry went to the TCT show in Birmigham to see the latest products from industry and watch some of the many presentations. One of the most well attended product launches was that of the Ultimaker S5 Pro bundle, along with the new S3. Though… Read More
  • DMF Lab at CIRP 2019 – 69th General Assembly, Birmingham - The DMF Lab are at the CIRP GA 2019 in Birmingham this week, exhibiting what we do and who we are. Dr Aydin Nassehi will be in attendance everyday of the conference, with Dr Chris Snider and Harry Felton attending the exhibit on Monday and Tuesday. Professor Ben Hicks will… Read More
  • ICED 2019, Delft - Five of the team (Chris, David, Harry, Lee and Mark) attended ICED2019 at TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands. 3 papers were presented, along with a marketplace demonstration, that were all well received. The theme of the conference was "Responsible design for our future", with several keynotes highlighting how researchers and wider… Read More
  • Our New Digital Manufacturing Lab is Open! - Our new Digital Manufacturing lab is officially open! Contained within the Queen's Building at the University of Bristol, the new Digital Manufacturing lab is home to several research groups looking into the future of manufacturing and manufacturing systems. Undergraduates, postgraduates and post-doctorate researchers all share the space to progress their… Read More
  • Digital Twinning and Additive Manufacturing - I've started work on my first sprint looking at coupling additive and subtractive manufacturing (termed hybrid manufacturing) for use within digital twinning. Using the research group's new lab space - the digital manufacturing lab at the University of Bristol - I'm going to be investigating the machining of FDM produced… Read More