RA1: Design for AM – an overview
Fiona Schulz, Chalmers, summarised numerous activities on design for AM, performed in different projects as well as student projects.
RA2: Material behavior and design of AM components
Johan Moverare, Linköping University, presented research focus and recent results by 4 PhD students, involved in this area, in parallel to the 2 post-docs.
RA3: Robust Powder for Additive Manufacturing
Eduard Hryha, Chalmers, shortly summarized research activities in this area, that involves 7 PhD students, including 3 industrial. This area covers research aspects focusing on powder degradation during additive manufacturing, development of tailored Fe- and Ni-base alloys for AM as well as sintering of binder jetting components.
RA4: Novel Materials Design for AM – an overview
Lars Nyborg, Chalmers, presented focus of this research area and summarized research outcomes of this youngest research area, that was started in 2018. Two PhD students are involved in this area, where development is focused on novel Al-alloys, tailored for AM, as well as high-entropy alloys.
RA5: Productivity in AM by Process and Geometry Simulation
Results and focus of this research area were summarized by Fredrik Edelvik, Fraunhofer Chalmers Centre (FCC), following by presentation of the results of DEM Simulation of powder beds on particle level by Johannes Quist. Developed by Johannes, the approach allows to simulate powder spreading during AM processing as well as simulate rheological properties of the powder, emphasizing industrial importance of the results.
RA6: Quality assurance and control in AM
Zhuoer Chen, Chalmers, shortly introduced research scope of this area, covering processing atmosphere monitoring in one of the projects and in-situ quality assurance using state-of-the-art quality monitoring techniques (optical tomography and melt pool monitoring) that are employed to process and component development.
RA7: Optimization of the AM components properties by post-manufacturing treatment
Uta Klement, Chalmers, and Shrikant Joshi presented overview of the activities in RA7, covering variety of post-AM processing techniques, including heat treatment, hot isostatic pressing, machining, etc.
Activities on machinability of AM at Chalmers were further presented by Dinesh Mallipeddi, Chalmers.