Dr. Richard Freeman
Richard Freeman worked for Collins Aerospace in the UK from 1990-96 as a Production Metallurgist, dealing with the manufacture of a wide range of actuation components, including investment castings. He then joined TWI, a UK R&D technology consultancy in 1996, where he led the aerospace industry sector activities, eventually becoming an Associate Director in the company. After 25 years at TWI he joined the Performance Review Institute (PRI) in late 2021, to lead the Metallic Materials Manufacturing Task Group as a Principal Staff Engineer. PRI administers the Nadcap program, and the Metallic Materials Manufacturing Task Group covers the manufacture of forgings, sand and investment castings, on behalf of the aerospace OEM community.
Richard obtained a BSc Honors degree in Metallurgy in 1987 from Sheffield University, and a PhD in 1994 while working full-time on some R&D projects at Collins Aerospace. He is a UK Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials.
He has been the UK representative on the ISO TC44 SC14 welding in aerospace committee, and also the ISO TC 261 committee with ASTM F42 personnel on additive manufacturing for aerospace, for the last 14 years. He also represents the UK on the AWS D17 welding in aerospace committee, and has done for 25 years.
Richard will be speaking at the EICF Conference event on the Nadcap casting program.
Monday 8th May 2023