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Solid-state 3D printing of aluminium


   Institute for Frontier Materials

   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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