• 565 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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Biography

Simon Fletcher is a Principal Enterprise Fellow working within the Engineering Control and Machine Performance group (ECMPG), part of the Centre for Precision Technologies.  With more than 20years’ experience in machine tool accuracy improvement including error identification, avoidance and compensation, he has helped establish the groups international reputation for research into machine tool precision.

Simon is currently working on collaborative research with industry primarily involving detailed geometric and thermal performance assessments for precision manufacturers. This type of work has evolved and now includes machine tool and machining process simulation. This follows the co-creation of new Modular Machine and Process simulator software as part of a recently completed InnovateUK project. The combination of machine tool metrology and simulation work is now beign used as part of a EPSRC RiR with the High Value Manufacturing CATAPULT, specifically working on traceable on-machine inspection on large machine tools in collaboration with the Nuclear AMRC.

As co-investigator for the University EPSRC Future Advanced Metrology Hub, Dr Fletcher has also been working on new sensor technologies for embedded measurement of machine tool structural distortion. This activity has recently expaneded into cost effective sensorisation for machine condition assessment, creating new low cost MEMS based solutions with edge computing as part of a recently completed InnovateUK project with MTT (lead partner) on 'Metrology and digital manufacturing for servitisation of manufacturing machines'.

Dr Fletcher has been module leader for an MSc module on dimensional measurement for more than 10 year, with many final year projects being supervised. He is also Director of Studies for 6PhDs students and co-supervises a numberof others in the Engineering Control and Machine performance group. 

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Research Output

  • 565 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 50 Conference contribution
  • 29 Article
  • 4 Conference article
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

In-situ displacement measurement for use in LHC collimators

Furness, T., Williamson, J., Fletcher, S., Iqbal, A., Bell, A., Henning, A., Martin, H., Jiang, J., Bertarelli, A., Carra, F., Pasquali, M. & Redaelli, S., 12 Jun 2020, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology: Euspen 2020, Virtual Conference. Leach, R. K., Billington, D., Nisbet, C. & Phillips, D. (eds.). euspen, p. 309-312 4 p. P5.08

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Performance evaluation of low-cost vibration sensors in precision manufacturing applications

    Iqbal, A., Mian, N., Longstaff, A. & Fletcher, S., 12 Jun 2020, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology: Euspen 2020, Virtual Conference. Leach, R. K., Billington, D., Nisbet, C. & Phillips, D. (eds.). euspen, p. 535-538 4 p. P7.11

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Precision Core Temperature Measurement of Metals for Use in Manufacturing Applications

    Olabode, O., Fletcher, S., Longstaff, A. & Mian, N., 1 Jul 2020, Special Interest Group : Thermal Issues - Proceedings. euspen, 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • Simultaneous Constant Velocity Measurement of the Motion Errors of Linear Axes

    Miller, J., Fletcher, S., Longstaff, A. & Parkinson, S., 5 May 2020, In : International Journal of Automation Technology. 14, 3, p. 417-428 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Thermal modelling using dynamic mode decomposition for thermal error compensation in the temperature domain

    Ariaga, N., Longstaff, A., Fletcher, S., Pan, W. & Mian, N., 28 Feb 2020, Special Interest Group : Thermal Issues - Proceedings. euspen, 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 1 Oral presentation

    Planning Machine Activity Between Manufacturing Operations: Maintaining Accuracy While Reducing Energy Consumption

    Simon Parkinson (Speaker), Mauro Vallati (Speaker), Andrew Longstaff (Speaker), Simon Fletcher (Speaker), Lukas Chrpa (Speaker)
    14 Jun 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation