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FORGE Project Presented at Nuclear Workshop

Thu, 21 October, 2021

The work of the FORGE Project was presented during a three-day workshop on ‘High Entropy Alloys for Nuclear Applications.’

With TWI working as part of the consortium, Senior Project Leader Francesco Fanicchia gave a presentation on, ‘Manufacturing of Complex Concentrated Alloys (CCAs): Microstructure, Performance and Challenges.’

With a focus on manufacturing methods being integral to the talk, Francesco explained why the manufacturing method mattered and what affects the final microstructure in these alloys.

There were also details given of the manufacturing techniques for both CCAs and complex concentrated ceramics (CCCs), along with the presentation of some selected samples.

This presentation detailed just part of the ongoing work of the FORGE Project consortium to innovate materials through the development of novel coatings of CCAs and CCCs.

FORGE will demonstrate these coatings on processes such as CO2-capture, waste heat recovery, and for components undergoing wear and in kilns, to defy the acting degradation forces and assure coating effectiveness with smart monitoring of their deterioration.

Through this work, FORGE aims to minimise the overall capital and operational expenses in areas including steelmaking and the aluminium, tile, and cement industries.

 

The FORGE project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 958457