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Jason Atkinson

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Jason, an Intel scholar, graduated from University College Dublin with a 1st Class Honours Masters of Material Science and Engineering. While studying, Jason completed an internship with the materials and coating team in DePuy Synthes. He also conducted research on the use of digital image correlation to measure the strain field formed ahead of a crack’s tip during fracture to analyse the fracture behaviour of adhesive joints.

Jason continued his studies by completing a master’s by research, in the development and optimisation of projection stereolithography additive manufacturing. The focus of this work was to establish a relationship between process parameters, material structure, and mechanical properties, for this manufacturing process. Noteworthy findings included the identification of limitations associated with the current ultraviolet post-processing approach used and a proposed redesign of the printing process which would remove the need for post-processing entirely.

Jason then joined Stryker Instruments working as a Manufacturing Engineer. He was responsible for the support of production through problem solving and fault finding on various manufacturing processes, including laser welding, laser cutting, laser marking, linishing and electro polishing. He also sought to optimise production through cost saving and efficiency improvement projects.

In 2021 Jason joined DePuy Synthes working as a Materials Engineer in the Additive Manufacturing department. The focus of his work was the development of polymer additive manufacturing processes for medical implants and instruments. As a technical expert on new process introduction projects, he was responsible for ensuring that the chosen technology was capable of meeting product requirements and delivering clinical and business benefits. In this role he worked on Polyetheretherketone (PEEK), fibre reinforced PEEK, nylon, and titanium printing projects. Jason also led a software assessment project, testing and establishing an additive manufacturing software platform. The objective was to find a platform with the capability of digitally connecting the product development chain from part design through to manufacture.

Jason joined Hawkins in 2024 and is an Associate in the Dublin office.


MEngSc Mechanical Engineering – University College Dublin
ME Materials Science and Engineering – University College Dublin
BSc Mechanical Engineering – University College Dublin

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