Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne

Materials Innovation in Surface Engineering Conference


Materials Australia successfully hosted the third international Materials Innovations in Surface Engineering conference, held at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.

Modification of a material’s surface to improve its performance is applicable to both metallic and non-metallic materials and is of interest to a myriad of sectors in industry, all of which are striving for innovation in a globally competitive world. Surface engineering is a broad topic and includes the application of organic and inorganic coatings, surface modification by heat treatment or chemical treatment or alloying, plating, weld overlays, thermal or cold spraying, to name but a few.

The conference hosted an array of esteemed academic and industrial presentations, which provided delegates an insight into the innovative developments and trends in the industry. The conference also provided industry representatives, academic institutions and research centres the opportunity to showcase their skills and foster relationships for future collaboration. Panel session from industry and academic perspective opened up thoughtful and enlightened discussions of what is required to work with each other. An ECR session gave a chance for new researchers to address the entire conference.

The conference covered a range of topics, including: Surface Modification, Analysis and Characterisation; Heat Treatment; Wear & Corrosion Protection; CVD & PVD; Surfaces for Biomaterials; Laser Metal Deposition, Cold and Thermal Spray and Modelling.

SEAM was proud to sponsor such a successful conference and looks forward to supporting future events that support the surface engineering space.


10 - 12 February 2020

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