Seminar entitled Adventures in lowering the cost of titanium alloy components in the Steel City
|Dates:||1 March 2019|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Materials|
|Speaker:||Dr Martin Jackosn|
Titanium has excellent mechanical properties and is an important material for the aerospace sector, yet it is very expensive to process. The Sheffield Titanium Alloy Research (STAR) group are working with the aerospace and automotive supply chain
to help reduce the cost of titanium processing and improve the performance of critical titanium parts.
The first part of the seminar will describe emerging powder to product hybrid near net shape processes, such as FAST-forge and powder to wire processes such as Conform. Such processes could provide significant cost reduction for titanium
alloy components over the next decade or so.
Currently the most expensive processing step for titanium alloy components is machining and the second part of the seminar will describe work with key industrial partners in order to better understand the effects of upstream forging and
machining on component fatigue performance.
After obtaining an M.Eng (First) from The University of Sheffield, Martin Jackson initially followed an aerospace materials career working for Rolls-Royce before studying for his PhD at Imperial College London
– "predicting microstructural evolution during forging of Ti alloys (EPSRC/QinetiQ)".
Between 2001 and 2005 he worked as a Research Associate at Imperial on projects such as "high strain rate superplasticity in Al alloys (EPSRC)" and "the production of Ti Alloys via the FFC Cambridge process
(ONR/DARPA)". In 2005 he was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Research Fellowship and moved back to the department in 2008. Martin was appointed to Senior Lecturer in 2011, Reader in Metals
Processing in 2017 and is UK representative on the World Titanium Committee.
Dr Martin Jackosn
Role: Reader in Metals Processing
Organisation: Sheffield University
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