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Solid-state 3D printing of aluminium

   Institute for Frontier Materials

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  Dr T Dorin  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Additive Friction Stir Deposition (AFSD) is an emerging metal 3D printing process. Distinctively a metal component is built up in layers in ASFD where deposition occurs in the solid-state, producing fine recrystallized microstructures resembling wrought materials. This project will unlock the effect of complex process thermal history on the microstructure and properties of AFSD processed aluminium alloys. A range of advanced aerospace alloys will be the focus and the effects of input microstructure, thermal history and post-AFSD heat treatment will be studied. Finally, unique alloys will be designed, tuned to the thermal cycles of AFSD to produce peak aged properties in the as-deposited condition. 


Funding Notes

DUE TO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, ONLY CANDIDATES WHO ARE CURRENTLY RESIDING IN AUSTRALIA WILL BE ACCEPTED. Scholarship covers tuition fees and includes an annual stipend of $AU28,600 (2021 rate)
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