||Most metallic alloys used in additive manufacturing where not designed to have optimal performance in the as-deposited condition. Therefore, a broad range of thermal, mechanical, and chemical processes are applied after additive manufacturing to improve the microstructure and mechanical properties for optimal performance.
This symposium focuses on sharing new insights into phase transformations and microstructure evolution that occur during post-processing operations including, but not limited to:
• Thermal treatments: stress relief, homogenization, quenching/hardening, precipitation heat treatment
• Mechanical treatments: shot peening, laser shock peening, abrasion-based surface finishing
• Chemical treatments: dissolution-based polishing, surface chemistry modification
Submissions that include one or several aspects of the following are encouraged: advanced microstructure characterization, modeling and simulation, mechanical or corrosion property testing.