Date: Thursday, 28th April 2022
Time: 15:30 PM to 17:00 PM IST
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Speaker: Amborish Banerjee, Research Associate, Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK)


Flow forming and inertia friction welding (IFW) have been widely used as manufacturing processes that produce high-value engineering components. Combining these two advanced processes facilitates the fabrication of near-net shape components leading to optimized designs. This presentation will introduce the joining of flow formed seamless tubes of MLX®19 maraging steel using the IFW process to fabricate a near-net shape component used in landing gears and missile parts. The as-received material was provided ≈ 30% reduction in thickness from the flow forming trials and then welded at four different conditions. The mechanical behaviour of the weldments was characterised to determine the optimized weld parameters. The concomitant microstructural evolution of the optimized weldment was examined using advanced characterisation techniques to establish the Inter-relationship between microstructure evolution and mechanical properties.

Speaker Biography:

Amborish Banerjee is a Research Associate at the Advanced Forming Research Centre laboratory, Glasgow (UK) focusing on the mass customization processes such as near-net shape and additive manufacturing, these projects are funded by Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Bakers Hughes and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL, UK). He has a PhD from the University of New South Wales, Sydney in the discipline of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, where his thesis was acclaimed as the best PhD thesis by the School. He has a M. Tech degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (2013-15) and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also has an industrial experience of 03 years as a Project Engineer in the Aditya Birla Group before commencing his M.Tech