Powder Bed Fusion – Laser Beam (PBF-LB) paved the way for developing the next-generation alloys achieving unique properties that could not be guaranteed with the traditional manufacturing routes. The conventional metal alloys utilised for cast and wrought processes did not take full advantage of the extraordinary benefits brought by the Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes. This raised the awareness among industries that extending the current alloy portfolio is a top priority for boosting the AM business in demanding sectors, such as aerospace, defence, and oil&gas. The talk gives an overview of the recent advances in material development projects at Technology Innovation Institute (TII) using computational and experimental design strategies to select and develop rapidly suitable alloy compositions for PBF-LB. The ongoing research projects of the Additive Manufacturing vertical at TII are introduced to the audience.
Dr Bosio is covering the role of Additive Manufacturing Lead for Materials in the Additive Manufacturing division at the Advanced Material Research Centre (AMRC) in Technology Innovation Institute (TII, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates). He holds a BSc, MSc, and PhD in Materials Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy). As a PhD researcher, he has been involved in Additive Manufacturing projects by joining international collaborations since 2017. He has also been part of the Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing (Melbourne, Australia) research group, creating a network with relevant material scientists, academists, and additive manufacturing specialists. His research efforts are currently channelised in the development of novel aluminium alloys for targeted applications in the AM industry and MENA region’s ecosystem.