Additive manufacturing - Prof. Guilhem Martin’s visit to UBC
The Consulate General of France in Vancouver supported the visit of Prof. Guilhem Martin from France’s Université Grenoble Alpes, Laboratoire SIMaP/GPM2 at the department of Materials Engineering of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, to assess possible collaboration around the emerging topic of additive manufacturing.
The relationship between SIMaP laboratory (Grenoble, FRANCE) and the department of Materials Engineering has a long history: numerous students have been working at both locations: PhD, post-doc, research associate etc. A few of them are now professors in France.
During his visit, Prof. Martin met with the just starting group around additive manufacturing as well as different students working in the physical metallurgy and microstructure group to get a broader idea of the activities of the group.
In addition, he gave two seminars:
one dealing with additive manufacturing and architectured materials, "Additive Manufacturing: a way of Popularizing Architectured Materials".
a second about a new processing route to achieve architectured microstructure: "Achieving Architectured Microstructures".
Prof. Martin was able to discuss future collaborations specifically with a master student who aims at developing a thermal model based on Finite Element to simulate the thermal fields around the melt pool induced by an electron beam.