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

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 post…

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…

Poster accepted: Design Computing and Cognition

Harry has had a poster accepted to DCC 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia for the end of June. The work presented looks at the capability of varying mass properties in rapid protoyped parts by manipulating the …

Mass property mapping: first paper accepted – Design 2020

Harry’s first paper has been accepted to Design 2020! Titled “Looks like but does it feel like? Investigating the influence of mass properties on user perceptions of rapid prototypes” the paper looks …

Looks like but does it feel like?

Harry has been completing early investigatory studies as part of his PhD work. This has focussed on the completion of a study, completed within the Department of Mechnical Engineering, that focused on…