SEAM Webinar Series: Surface Engineering


Surface engineering is a sub-discipline of material science with applications in many industries including mining, oil & gas, steel, agriculture, automotive, etc.  If a material degrades over time, it always starts from the surface as a result of interaction with the environment, causing wear and corrosion. Surface engineering processes in combination with smart material choices can significantly extend a components service life. Thus, saving resources, time and money.

This free Webinar features presentations from:

  • Dr Thomas Schläfer (LaserBond Ltd) expert in laser cladding and thermal spraying as coating processes used for wear and corrosion protection in heavy industries.
  • Professor Chris Berndt (Swinburne) who will talk about challenges and opportunities in surface engineering of advanced materials.
  • Dr Patrick Keil (BASF Coatings GmbH) will present the challenges in coating development for the automotive industry.

A Webinar link we be provided to all who register to attend.


4.00-4.05pm: Welcome
Dr Christiane Schulz (UniSA) and Professor Ivan Cole (RMIT)

4.05-4.30pm: Surface Engineering of Advanced Materials: Challenges and Opportunities
Professor Chris Berndt (Swinburne)

4.30-4.55pm: Laser Cladding and Thermal Spraying as surfacing technologies for wear and corrosion protection of components in heavy industries
Dr Thomas Schläfer(LaserBond Ltd)

4.55-5.20pm: Corrosion Protection by Organic coatings
Dr Patrick Keil (BASF Coatings GmbH, Germany) ‘

5.20-5.30pm: Wrap-up
Dr Christiane Schulz (UniSA) and Professor Ivan Cole (RMIT)

Download the flyer for full details. 

SEAM Webinar 25.08.2020

Questions: seam@swin.edu.au.

This SEAM Webinar is supported by Materials Australia, Weld Australia and Australasia Corrosion Association.


Dr Thomas Schläfer (LaserBond Ltd), Professor Chris Berndt (Swinburne) and Dr Patrick Keil (BASF Coatings GmbH)


25 August 2020


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (GMT+10)
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