Eurecat, acting as the SuPreAM coordinator, attended the 10th International Conference on Tribology in Manufacturing Processes & Advanced Surface Engineering (ICTMP2024) celebrated from 26th – 28th of June in Alcoy, Spain.

Adrián Travieso-Disotuar, project partner and researcher at the Metallic and Ceramic Materials Unit of Eurecat, participated in the session 1 “Tribology in Additive Manufacturing” presenting the work titled “Tribological Study on Burnished Surface of Additive Manufactured Metal”, which was awarded as the second best presentation of the conference.

This work, based on some research conducted within the project, presented a study which evaluates the effect on tribological behaviour of the vibration assisted ball burnishing method on the surface of the maraging C300 steel printed by additive manufacturing with Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technology.

SuPreAM project, funded under the EU’s Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) programme, has objective to optimise the surface integrity of Additive Manufactured and Machined steel components and to reduce manufacturing expenditures at the steel industrial sector by minimising the material scrap and reducing the number of re-processing loops during finishing operations.

The ICTMP2024 conference, a global reference event in the field of tribology, brought together scientists from engineering and industry discussing significant recent developments in tribology.