Driving next generation manufacturing through advanced metals characterisation capability
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Understanding the effects of manufacturing methods upon materials has driven constant innovation for over 300 years. While our ability to fabricate metallurgical wonders extends into the annals of history our ability to understand the scientific principles where process meets material has been pivotal to improving our capabilities. In this letter we briefly consider this history, comment upon the current state-of-the-art and, most importantly, propose new technologies for future industrial application which have been devised and exploited by the authors. It is hoped that this letter will allow other researchers to engage in this topic and facilitate the emergence of new processcompatible technologies which do not require destructive evaluation. This is particularly timely given the ability to manipulate microstructures with increasing dexterity. This is perhaps best illustrated in additive manufacturing  but is also a key consideration when process planning for machining , grinding  and forming .
This article is published as Clare, A. T., M. Seita, A. Speidel, P. Collins, and M. Clark. "Driving next generation manufacturing through advanced metals characterisation capability." Scripta Materialia (2024): 116009. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2024.116009. © 2024 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).