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The aim of this course is to explore the post-processing solutions for metal 3D printing solutions, placing a greater emphasis on thermal post-processing (heat treatment) for Al-alloys, Ti-alloys, Ni-superalloys, and ferrous alloys. The course also explores the use of hot isostatic pressing as a method to enhance the structural integrity of metal 3D printing products. An overview of surface finishing methods (chemical and mechanical) will also be discussed. The underlying concepts for heat treatment of metallic alloys will be described in greater detail.
By the end of this course, the attendee will be able to:
1. Understand the underlying physical metallurgy of heat treatment in Ti-alloys, Ni-superalloys, Al-alloys, and ferrous alloys.
2. Describe a number of thermal and surface post-processing techniques, suggesting where they could be applied for metal 3D printing products.
3. Explain the impact of the post-processing techniques on the performance of metal 3D printing products.
Prerequisite knowledge: general materials science knowledge (equiavelent to an undergraduate course on materials science, describing metal microstructures, mechanical properties, and their associated terminology (e.g. annealing).
Professor Moataz Attallah holds a chair in advanced materials processing. He received his PhD in metallurgy and materials science from the University of Birmingham (2007), BSc (highest honours) and MSc degrees from the American University in Cairo (AUC) Egypt, in mechanical engineering, and materials/manufacturing engineering respectively.