Team members from the University of Sydney (Simon, Andrew, Katja, William & Bryan) attended the Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M) 2019 Conference in Portland, Oregon. This prestigious international conference had over 1200 platform and poster sessions, workshops, tutorials, and networking events and provided an excellent opportunity to showcase our current investigations and findings on additive manufacturing (AM).
The preliminary results on the electron beam melting (EBM) based AM Ti-6Al-4V and Ni-based superalloy, Inconel-738, were presented, garnering interest and insightful discussions from conference delegates from around the globe. In particular, William presented an excellent poster on the advanced atom probe analysis tools he has helped to develop for studying the solute clustering behaviour observed in Ti-6Al-4V. Bryan also gave an outstanding poster presentation on the microstructural characterisation of Inconel-738 which was awarded 1st prize at the Monday afternoon poster session.
We also had the opportunity to meet our US MURI collaborators from Ohio State University (see picture). Many other universities also presented their work into the characterisation and alloy design of AM metals, showing that this field of research is becoming an exceedingly hot topic. Overall, M&M2019 presented an excellent opportunity for the AUSMURI project to showcase their work to the community and our state-of-the art capabilities in microscopy and microanalysis, positioning the team at the forefront of AM research.