Contact Dr Filomeno Martina

Areas of expertise

  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Aerospace Materials
  • Welding and Laser Processing


Dr Filomeno Martina is Senior Lecturer in Additive Manufacturing at the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre, Cranfield University, where he also researches on in-process cold-work, Wire+Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) of titanium, WAAM hardware and cost modelling of the WAAM process. He also manages the WAAMMat research programme, which is currently worth £9M. He was the lead researcher for the AMAZE and HiDepAM projects. He currently holds an Erasmus+ grant to develop a new MSc course on metal AM (ADMIRE). He received his PhD in Additive Manufacturing from Cranfield University in 2014; the main focus of his doctoral research was the manipulation of geometry, microstructure and mechanical properties of large WAAM titanium deposits. Previously he earned an MSc also from Cranfield and an MEng in Industrial and Management Engineering from Polytechnic of Bari (Italy). He has received awards from BAE Systems (2010, 2018), Royal Aeronautical Society (2013), European Space Agency (2015), and The Welding Institute (2018).

Current activities

  • Cost modelling of the Wire + Arc Additive Manufacturing process
  • AMAZE project (H2020)
  • HiDepAM project (EPSRC)
  • WAAM Maturation programme and industrialisation of the WAAM process
  • Large scale titanium deposition: development of strategies, metallographic analysis, mechanical properties testing, qualification for aerospace applications
  • WAAM of large steel and superalloys structures for the oil and gas industry
  • Development of in-process cold-working methods for additive manufacturing
  • WAAM of refractory metals
  • Design for additive manufacturing and topology optimisation
  • Welding and thermomechanical processing of titanium alloys
  • Lecturing


  • Airbus
  • Bombardier
  • BAE Systems
  • AWE
  • FMC
  • Fokker
  • IODS
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Thales Alenia Space
  • Volvo Trucks


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