If successful, this project will be a milestone in the development of 3D printing of metals by laser-directed energy deposition. The purpose of this project is to establish a scientific understanding of laser 3D printing of metals under the influence of ultrasound. A full description of this process will ensure the consistent performance of printed products for critical applications. The applicant will combine cutting-edge in situ synchrotron x-ray imaging and modelling approaches to characterise the development of the melt pool. Expected outcomes are likely to provide production guidance on laser 3D printing of metals with defect-free, highly refined grain structures that can be used to produce high value-added products. This research fellowship will enable the applicant to become an independent research group leader in the field of laser 3D printing.
Field of science
- /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
- /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics
- /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
- /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics/ultrasound
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