The department of materials and manufacturing is a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment that advances the state of the art knowledge and fosters the development of highly skilled researchers and professionals.Our research focuses on material properties and manufacturing processes for cast components.
The work is based on the understanding and control of materials microstructures and mechanical and physical properties behavior. The purpose of our research is to develop knowledge about the relation between material composition, melt quality, process, geometry and defect formation as well as their relation to the mechanical and physical properties; from the materials design to the process to component in use. The research method is a holist approach to the full chain of component manufacturing: a synergetic approach includes alloy design, manufacturing process, post treatments, microstructure study, properties characterization, finishing treatments, and modelling of local performances with the final aim to implement the results into design tools. More infomation about the activities in the department can be found here.
The department cooperates with various national and international research institutions and industrial partners, and is engaged in basic and applied research projects. Coproduction with industrial partners is a strong characteristic of our project portfolio, both with large companies and SME. In this framework, the core research has 4 main directions: Cast Iron and Ferrous Alloys; Aluminium and Light Alloys; Surface Technology; Simulation Technology.
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