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 Webinar featured presentations from:
- Professor Chris Berndt (Swinburne) Presentation on challenges and opportunities in surface engineering of advanced materials.
- Dr Thomas Schläfer (LaserBond Ltd) Presented on laser cladding and thermal spraying as coating processes used for wear and corrosion protection in heavy industries.
- Dr Patrick Keil (BASF Coatings GmbH) Presented on the challenges in coating development for the automotive industry.
This SEAM Webinar was kindly 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