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Performance tailoring and qualification of AM parts

Webinars 31 August 2022

Chevron Exclusive Webinar: Performance tailoring and qualification of AM parts
Time: 9.00am Houston/3.00pm UK

This webinar is aimed at Materials Engineers wishing to gain insight into TWI’s current research and qualification activities relating to metal additive manufacturing (AM).

Attendees will be given an introduction to key AM processes, including advantages and disadvantages of each. Key relationships between process parameters, microstructure and performance of AM materials will be provided, based on work conducted at TWI. Following this introduction, examples of future AM developments will be given, including how multiple materials can be deposited within a single build, to create components with graded material properties. 

 

Meet the team

Kasra Sotoudeh - Manager - Materials Performance and Characterisation Section

Kasra Sotoudeh

Manager - Materials Performance and Characterisation Section

Kasra is a materials and welding engineer who’s been with TWI, since 2011. He manages the ‘Materials Performance and Characterisation’ Section of TWI’s Materials and Structural Integrity Group; being responsible for a team of engineers and technicians working on a broad range of projects related to metallurgy, corrosion performance, weldability, and mainly utilisation of corrosion resistant alloys for the oil & gas, power, aerospace, construction and other industrial sectors, with the main focus on providing consultancy and carrying out independent failure investigations, and materials testing.

After finishing his MSc and PhD at the University of Manchester, he researched and investigated the formability of aluminium and magnesium alloys and IF steels, at The University of Manchester.

Prior to that he worked as a metallurgist for a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp, specialising in steels, non-ferrous metals, machineries, spare parts and technical components.

Mike Dodge - Principal Project Leader, Technology

Mike Dodge

Principal Project Leader, Technology

Mike first joined TWI as a PhD student working to understand hydrogen-assisted cracking mechanisms in dissimilar metal welds. He now works within TWI’s Materials and Structural Integrity Technology Group where he leads failure investigations and research projects for TWI Industrial Members. He has a particular interest in environmentally-assisted cracking, and has authored a number of papers and technical reports on this topic.

Joe Grimwood - Senior Project Leader – Materials Performance and Characterisation Section

Joe Grimwood

Senior Project Leader – Materials Performance and Characterisation Section

Joe Grimwood joined TWI in September 2018 and is a Senior Project Leader in the Materials Performance and Characterisation (MPC) Section. Joe previously studied in the Materials Science and Metallurgy Department at the University of Cambridge, completing an MSci, which focused on nickel alloy development.

Joe has worked on a variety of projects, whilst at TWI, focusing on a range of non-ferrous alloys. He is MPC’s designated project leader on the metallurgy of additive manufacturing. In addition, he has carried out a number of failure investigations for a variety of clients in various industrial sectors.

For more information please email:


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