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FORGE Project Findings to be Presented at FEMS EUROMAT 2023

Fri, 01 September, 2023

TWI senior project leader, Dibakor Boruah is due to present findings from the FORGE project at FEMS EUROMAT 2023 in Frankfurt, Germany.

The international congress brings together experts, researchers and innovators to share cutting-edge research on materials science and technology as well as network with industry leaders and Dibakor will be adding to the exchange of knowledge and ideas through his presentation, ‘Optimisation of process parameters for high entropy alloy coatings: cold spray, high velocity oxygen fuel, high velocity air fuel, and laser cladding.’

Based upon work conducted by TWI along with representatives from MBN Nanomaterialia Spa of Italy and the University of Leicester, Dibakor’s presentation will offer information on research into the optimisation of process parameters to deposit CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloy (HEA) onto carbon steel substrates using cold spray, high velocity oxygen fuel, high velocity air fuel, and laser cladding.

The work that backs up the research included a comprehensive literature review about the production of CCA coatings using each process so that a framework could be established to optimise the process parameters for each.

The optimal process parameters were designed based upon key performance indicators including deposition efficiency, coating thickness per pass, surface roughness, microstructure, interfacial adhesion strength, and microhardness.

All four optimised processes demonstrated sufficiently dense, defect-free coatings, while statistical analysis of design and experiment data offered a better understanding of each process on the coating properties.

You can find out more about the FORGE project on the dedicated project website and find out more about FEMS EUROMAT 2023, here.


The ‘FORGE’ project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant agreement 958457.

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