Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing
Our laboratory adds competences in challenging materials production, structuring and machining, and improved rapid thermal processing of materials. It combines understanding of safe fabrication of dry nanopowders in the several grams per hour scale, its mixing with other materials and transformation into compact materials. Furthermore understanding and know-how of electromagnetic wave - materials interactions are used for short pulse large surface materials ablation, for laser welding processes and optimal microwave heating of complex multi-component materials and systems. Another activity takes care of in depth studies and analysis of dynamics of processing such as classical and laser machining processes, plasma dynamics for particle production and multi-component coatings for a variety of industrial applications. Furthermore future multifunctional coatings are researched by CVD and related processes. From the design and fabrication of novel alloys for Additive Manufacturing, and production of nano-particles through mixing to shaping, we cover the full range of research and development of novel composite materials. The focus lies in understanding of process dynamics, how to finalize the consolidation process, or how to cost and energy efficiently stabilize, or structure in a generative process the materials as final device or in devices. Combining our wide expertise adds value to the growing interest of additive manufacturing, especially concerning novel alloys for additive manufacturing, powder shaping, handling, transport, process monitoring and understanding the correlation between process parameters and function i.e. product quality.