Harry Felton

Harry Felton

Harry’s University of Bristol research profile is available at: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/harry-felton

Harry Felton

Harry is in the 3rd year of his PhD studies having started in September 2018 within the DMF group.

Harry’s focus is on using additive manufacturing (AM) for use with virtual-physical twinning (as part of ProtoTwinning). This has led to an investigation into whether mass properties could be feasibly replicated in MEX fabricated parts as well as researching the methods through which this could be done.

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 Principal.

Outside of the office Harry is a keen motorsports, football and rugby fan, and enjoys playing guitar. 

Research Interests

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Virtual-physical twinning

Harry’s main PhD research is focussed on twinning product mass, balance and inertia properties within 3D printed prototypes. The intention is to allow automated production of prototypes that have comparable mass distributions to the intended design. As such, it will be possible to understand the behaviour and feel of the product earlier in the design process.

If you feel you would be able to help or have any thoughts on this research please email harry.felton@bristol.ac.uk.

Latest Publications

Recent Posts

  • New Publication in PLOS ONE – 3D Printing Negligible-cost Microfluidics - Negligible-cost microfluidic device fabrication using 3D-printed interconnecting channel scaffolds Available open access via PLOS One: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0245206 Harry, Robert Hughes and Andrea Diaz Gaxiola have together published work that demonstrates a fabrication method to produce negligible-cost microfluidic devices that can be combined using a system of inter-connecting joints. The method uses… Read More
  • DCC 2020 – Poster Presentation (Presented by 8-bit Harry!) - Harry today presented his poster titled "Investigating strategies for mass property replication in 3D printed prototypes" at DCC2020 - virtually, of course, given the world we now live in! The poster aims to introduce the use of variable infill for the purpose of replicating mass properties between as-designed and as-fabricated… Read More
  • Design 2020 - We would like to thank the organisers of Design 2020 for a fantastic virtual conference, with four papers presented by member of the group: A FRAMING OF DESIGN AS PATHWAYS BETWEEN PHYSICAL, VIRTUAL AND COGNITIVE MODELS presented by David, DEMOCRATISING DESIGN THROUGH SURROGATE MODEL CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKS OF COMPUTER AIDED… Read More
  • MicroTAS 2020 – Paper - We've had an extended abstract published and poster presented at MicroTAS 2020 that demonstrates a proof-of-concept for a negligble cost, open-source micorfluidic device fabrication process using desktop 3D printers. Read More
  • Material Extrusion: An Introduction - Harry has put together a video introducing material extrusion at a beginner level as part of Project Clean Access. The aim of the video is to provide the basic understanding required to provide a foundation level knowledge to the viewer, allowing them to start printing their own designs with greater… Read More
  • Project Clean Access has been funded! - We're pleased to say we've been funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and are now in a position to officially launch Project Clean Access' next phase! This includes working with partners in Colombia and design work within DMF and at the University of Bristol over the next few months,… Read More
  • New Clean Access Challenges Open! - Today we have opened four new clean access challenges that are open for submissions now: Clean Access Challenge 3: Hot Desking in a COVID-19 WorldClean Access Challenge 4: HackspacesClean Access Challenge 5: Contact Free CashClean Access Challenge 6: Shared Toilets What is in a submission? To be efficient with your… Read More
  • Design 2020 Papers Published - The DMF lab has had three papers published today in the proceedings of Design 2020. Though the conference has been delayed due to COVID-19, the proceedings are now all available via Cambridge University Press with open access. They are: A FRAMING OF DESIGN AS PATHWAYS BETWEEN PHYSICAL, VIRTUAL AND COGNITIVE… Read More
  • Project Clean Access Launches - Project Clean Access has offcially launched on the DMF website. Please head over to the Project Clean Access page on our site for more information, and see the launch e-mail below. Dear All, The Design and Manufacturing Futures Lab at the University of Bristol is proud to launch Project Clean… Read More
  • The T-Pen - The T-Pen design features a dongle with a "T" shaped head that allows the user to apply force in 3 axes to an adapter. The concept is for each person to have a T-Pen that is capable of working in adapters placed around a workplace, home, shop etc.. This would… Read More