Tue, 05 September, 2023
NSIRC PhD student Ahamed Ameen has presented his groundbreaking research work at the Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium held in Austin, Texas, USA.
Austin, USA - Ahamed's presentation, titled “Comparison of process control methods for wire-arc directed energy deposition (DED) of low carbon steels with in-situ temperature measurement,” focuses on the wire-arc DED process and how it can enable the fabrication of large structural components from prevailing wire feedstock in an industrially viable way.
Ahamed's research work is aimed at increasing the efficiency of the process by reducing the total deposition time by adopting interpass dwell time method for low carbon steel fabrication.
The study is particularly significant because it demonstrates how the wire-arc DED process can be used to fabricate low carbon steel components, which are widely used in the automotive, aerospace, and construction industries.
The travel to the symposium was organised by TWI and funded by Ahamed's industrial sponsor, Lloyd's Register Foundation.
Attending industry conferences is a highly valuable experience for NSIRC students as it provides them with an opportunity to promote their research work and meet people who can offer advice, connections, and potential job opportunities.
Ahamed's presentation was well-received by attendees at the symposium, where he showcased his exceptional expertise in the field of materials science and engineering.
His research work has tremendous potential to revolutionise the wire-arc DED process, which has been widely used in the manufacturing industry for several years.
Ahamed's PhD is awarded by Coventry University in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining NSIRC, Ahamed completed his Masters in Materials Science from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and he has a Bachelors in Metallurgical Engineering from the Government College of Engineering, Salem, India.
Speaking about his experience at the symposium, Ahamed stated, “I am delighted to have had the opportunity to showcase my research work at the SFF symposium. It was an incredible experience to meet with experts in the field and to have the opportunity to discuss my findings with them. I would like to express my gratitude to TWI, Coventry University and my sponsor, Lloyd's Register Foundation, for making this incredible opportunity possible."