The NewAIMS project has been present at the Third Seminar of Young Researchers in Metallurgy organised by the Spanish National Center for Metallurgical Research (CENIM-CSIC) on March 21st, 2024, in Madrid (Spain).

Ana Santana, doctoral student and NewAIMS partner, delivered the presentation “Study of the microstructure and heterogeneous distribution of the solute in a maraging steel manufactured by laser powder bed fusion process”.

The talk provided an overview of the NewAIMS project, specially focusing on the work package led by CENIM-CSIC: microstrucrutal design for additive manufacturing. In particular, the work introduces the chemical heterogeneity in the phase distribution at the micro- and nanoscale of maraging steel produced by laser powder bed fusion (LPBF). Moreover, the presentation discussed the effect on the microstructural evolution during ageing, using atomic probe tomography (APT) and complementary characterization.

The seminar also included a presentation on the outcomes of the MiPRE project, a sister initiative to NewAIMS. The talk was by Vicente Pérez and was entitled “Advanced metallurgical and micromechanical modelling to deploy the microstructural tailoring potential of press hardening”.

MiPRE has better understood the thermomechanical processing of low alloy steel sheets during the Press Hardening process, covering all possible evolutions of the microstructure.