Additive Manufacturing of Light Alloys

22 Jan 2020

Student Event and a talk by Dr Marco Simonelli of University of Nottingham

The work presented in this talk is part of a wide research programme dedicated to the understanding of the metallurgy of light alloys produced by additive manufacturing (AM), and in particular laser powder-bed fusion (L-PBF), the most prominent of the AM techniques. This talk will introduce L-PBF and the physics that take place during the laser melting and solidification of a metallic powder bed. A review of the state-of-the art of aluminium, magnesium and titanium alloys fabricated by L-PBF will follow. The review will focus predominantly on Al-Si alloys and Ti-6Al-4V, the most successful light alloys developed so far. The talk will then present the current opportunities related to the design of alloys for specific use in L- PBF. Strategies for the production of high-strength and ductile light alloys will then be presented as well as the challenges that this new exciting research entails.

Start: 6:30pm

The University of Derby, Room MS125, Markeaton Street Campus, Markeaton Street, Derby, DE22 3AW
Please note that access to the parking is via Pybus Street, Derby, DE22 3BD.

Street view of building entrance

Map to room MS125 (png 128 KB), which will be signposted 

Refreshments served from 6:00pm, Non-members welcome

East Midlands Students – Free IOM3 membership if you attend!

Poster (pdf 110KB) with details

Venue and booking

Event Location: 
The University of Derby
Room MS125, Markeaton Street Campus
Markeaton Street
DE22 3AW
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT: Martin Tuffs (Events Secretary), East Midlands Materials Society Tel: 07981 610140 EMAIL: