In recent years, alloy design has moved from the informed trial and error approach to one of sophisticated computational alloy and process design.
The EPSRC funded programme “Designing Alloys for Resource Efficiency” (DARE) recently held it’s final conference in Sheffield and explained how it is contributing towards a resource-efficient and low-carbon economy to reduce its reliance on strategic metals and minimise waste through the development of new metal alloys. Our final symposium was held over two days at Halifax Hall in Sheffield and gave a snapshot of state-of-the-art resource efficient alloy design, covering the following topics:
- Alloy design from first principals through to experimental validation;
- Resource efficient high strength, formable alloys;
- Resource efficient net shape manufacturing technologies;
- Processing recycled alloys to useful products.
Speakers included senior academics and early career researchers involved in the Project plus guest academic and industry speakers. A big thank-you to all who participated to make this a successful final conference. A copy of the full programme can be found below.