||Manufacturing and processing of functional materials, such as shape memory alloys (SMAs), high temperature shape memory alloys, magnetic shape memory alloys (MSMAs), magnetocaloric materials, magnetostrictive materials, functional ceramics, and so on, is heavily focused on traditional casting, thin film deposition and single crystal-growth-based techniques. With the rise of advanced manufacturing techniques such as additive manufacturing (AM, also known as 3D printing), advanced sputtering techniques and others, functional materials manufacturing, processing, characterization and modeling is changing in a similar way as for other materials now manufactured with new advanced techniques with all its advantageous and disadvantages.
This symposium seeks fundamental as well as application related contributions in the field of advanced manufacturing, processing, characterization and modeling for functional materials.
Areas of interest would especially include:
- modeling to predict the functional properties of the resulting alloys
- fabrication and processing methods
- experimental characterization
- microstructural studies
- patient specific medical devices
- energy transfer/generation applications
- damping and disaster mitigation