Metallography Award at NMD-ATM 2019

Morpankh - The prize winning micrograph

A Scanning Electron Micrograph prepared by Amit Kumar Singh has won the first prize in the Metallography Contest in the SEM category at the NMD-ATM 2019 held on November 16 at Kovalam (Kerala). This contest was part of the 73rd Annual Technical Meeting of The Indian Institute of Metals. It is indeed a matter of pride for our group.

Amit Singh has been working hard to learn the nuances of the technology and has benefited a lot from teachers like Dr. Manas Paliwal. He strives to get better everyday and has been helping many other students in their research!

Details about the image: Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX) mapping of additively manufactured Titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V) shows the distribution of Ti (green), Al (red), and V (blue) on the Micrograph. The spheres on the micrograph shows the un-melted particle of Ti-6Al-4V alloy deposited using the Electron Beam Melting (EBM). It shows the limitation of EBM as a roughness on the printed specimen.

Congratulations to Amit Singh and Dr. Manas Paliwal for this award! Special thanks to Stefania Franchitti and Antonello Astarita for the material.

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Amit Kumar Singh
Senior Research Fellow & Ph.D. Scholar

Amit had completed his M. Tech. in Materials Science and Engineering at IIT Gandhinagar 2016 before joining the doctoral programme at IIT Gandhinagar. His research is focused on understanding the physical phenomena and the science behind additive manufacturing processes. Amit is interested in determining heat transfer and simulating fluid flow during laser assisted additive manufacturing processes.