This theme encompasses various powder processing systems, developed through advanced processing, control and monitoring to ensure consistent performance and enhanced manufacturing rates.

The areas covered are:

  • P2.1: Additive Manufacturing. To identify the critical parameters which provide isotropic properties, defect-free components, and allow real-time process control.
  • P2.2: Solid State Processing (FAST/SPS). To better understand and measure critical parameters which impact densification. To better control the process outcome.
  • P2.3: Future Manufacturing Platforms. To develop new and emerging advanced powder processes including Diode Area Melting (DAM), High Speed Sintering (HSS) and printing of ceramics.