Additive manufacturing (AM) has brought about much attention and excitement in the materials science community in recent years. This research opportunity seeks to use various AM techniques to develop novel coatings and composites for use in ‘extreme’ environments. Environments of interest include austere marine environments, high temperature high velocity flows, combustion flows in gas turbine engines, high contact pressure wear applications, and space applications. Composites utilizing ceramic particulates or high-entropy alloys and ceramics as well as nanomaterials such as CNTs, GNPs, boron nitride, and nanodiamond are to be engineered by selective laser melting, binder jet printing, and cold spray, all available in-house at NPS. Other techniques of interest include plasma spraying, flame spraying, and directed energy deposition. High temperature furnaces, high temperature tribometer, cold isostatic press, nanoindenter, and advanced microscopy are available to test and characterize novel materials.
- A. DeMartino, T.Y. Ansell, and A. Nieto, “Effects of Laser Energy Density on Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Titanium Composites Printed via Selective Laser Melting,” Advanced Engineering Materials, pp. 2100737, 2021.
- A. Reinhart, T.Y. Ansell, W. Smith, and A. Nieto, “Oxide Reinforced Ti64 Composites Processed by Selective Laser Melting,” Journal of Engineering Materials and Performance, vol. 30, no. 8, pp. 6949 – 6960, 2021.
- T. Norrell, G. Ferguson, T.Y. Ansell, T. Saladin, A. Nardi, and A. Nieto. “Synthesis and corrosion behavior of cold sprayed dual nanoparticle reinforced Al coatings.” Surface & Coatings Technology, vol. 401, pp. 126280, 2020.
Additive Manufacturing; Coatings; Composites; Nanomaterials; Materials Characterization