The Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems (AMSCDT) is a joint venture between Dublin City University, University College Dublin, University of Sheffield, and University of Manchester. AMS CDT aims to develop the next generation of metallurgy professionals who can create, shape, and deliver the national vision for UK and RoI metals manufacturing. We will equip you with a versatile and cross-disciplinary skill set to meet the most complex emerging challenges and contribute effectively to a sustainable world-leading metals sector.
Our training programme includes an initial 6-month conversion for graduates from STEM disciplines into materials and metallurgy, followed by a 3.5 year doctoral project combined with a professional skills training programme in years 2, 3 and 4.
The CDT’s research and training activities capitalise on four internationally recognised R&D Universities – The University of Sheffield, The University of Manchester, Dublin City University and University College Dublin. Our facilities include the world-class Henry Royce Institute and Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in the UK, and the and I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Dublin.
Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) at least a good 2.1 degree in a Bachelors or Masters in an engineering, science or maths discipline and an IELTS qualification above 7.0.
Project Description: Additive manufacturing (3D printing) is being increasingly being employed for product applications in both the medical device and aerospace sectors. The I-Form Centre is actively assisting companies in these sectors to address processing efficiency issues during printed part manufacture. The focus of this project will be the printing of TiAl6V4 alloy parts using a production scale selective laser melting (SLM) technique. The research focus will be on correlating the mechanical and material properties of the printed alloy, with data obtained using in-situ process monitoring. Amongst the analytical techniques used will be SEM, TEM, CT scanning, microscopy, optical profilometry, tensile testing and hardness measurements. The aim is to develop a correlation between the microstructure of the printed parts and the in-situ process data obtained from the meltpool, during part printing. The plan is to work closely with other research groups working on data analytics, to help evaluate if the processing data obtained from the meltpool, can be correlated with the material and mechanical properties of the printed parts. This project will be carried out in close collaboration with industrial partner
This PHD project will be hosted in University College Dublin and start in September 2022.