Additive Manufacturing to enable advanced materials manufacture
Prof. Brochu’s research team has been investigating the applicability of pulsed energy delivery to reach enhanced control over thermal and thermo-mechanical phenomena during AM processing. The group has developed unique expertise in influencing the solidification behaviour facilitating AM of unweldable materials and/or materials with different grain structure. The team specializes in powder bed fusion applications, but directed energy deposition (DED) processing is also included in our research portfolio. Our research continues to push the frontier of AM manufacturing for more demanding applications.