Sean Gallagher

Additive Manufacture Development Engineer, BAE Systems

Sean started his career within the Military Air and Information Business of BAE Systems in 2008, joining as a technical apprentice.  He completed his apprenticeship in 2012 and spent 18 months working in quality assurance before moving into an additive manufacture development role.

As part of the team in its new Product and Process Development Centre, based at Samlesbury in Lancashire, he is behind initiatives looking at how metallic and non-metallic additive processes can be used in the manufacture of its world-leading aircraft.

In his role developing capabilities within the centre, Sean has led the qualification of processes for airframe applications delivering specifications and guidance to allow the wider business to take up this disruptive technology, moving beyond rapid prototyping and into its advanced products.

Working in a multi-disciplined team, Sean is required to the integrate with structural, materials and design specialists whilst working with universities and suppliers to drive the development of BAE Systems capability and influence future additive manufacture technologies.