Metal processing: machining, joining, printing and related processes studied with synchrotron light

Purpose and scope:

The high-energy, coherent X-rays generated by MAX IV, make it possible to study metals with a wide range of methods. In particular, MAX IV allows in situ studies of machining, joining, printing and related processes. Metals are of great industrial significance, especially for Sweden. This session will show examples of both fundamental and applied research of industrially relevant metal processes. The practical aspects of industrial research at synchrotrons will also be discussed.


List of abstracts: Metal procession session


Invited speakers
Prof. Henning Friis Poulsen, Technical University of Denmark DTU
Docent Magnus Hörnqvist Colliander, Chalmers
FCIRP Dr Rachid M’saoubi, Seco Tools AB
Prof. Arne Dahle, Jönköping University



, Lund University (contact)
Jesper Wallentin, Lund University
Christina Windmark, Lund University
Mike Olsson, Lund University
Magnus Larsson, MAX IV Laboratory


Parallel session program, Tuesday 24 September

0900-0915 Welcome by Filip Lenrick and Magnus Larsson


Chair: Magnus Larsson

0915-0945 Invited Rachid M’Saoubi

0945-1000 Contributed Gudrun Lotze


1000-1030 Fika


Chair: Mike Olsson

1030-1100 Invited Henning Friis Poulsen

1100-1115 Contributed Stephen Hall

1115-1145 Invited Arne Dahle

1145-1200 Contributed Lars-Åke Näslund

1200-1300 Lunch


Chair: Filip Lenrick

1300-1330 Invited Magnus Hörnqvist Colliander

1330-1345 Contributed Martin Fisk

1345-1400 Contributed Ulrich Lienert

1400-1415 Contributed Fredrik Lindberg

1415-1430 Wrap-up by Filip Lenrick


Fika 1430-1500



19:00 –                 Users Banquet (registration needed)

Wrap up & feedback to the User Meeting organizers

We in the organizing committee are very happy with the session. An estimated 40-50 people participated, each presentation ending with interesting questions and thought provoking discussions. Audience members and presenters were mixed academia, industry and R&D, which resulted networking and new collaborations. The majority of the presentations revolved around a problem or unanswered question in specific industry related process, and how synchrotron experiments was used to deepen the knowledge of that process. We believe that more and more industries will look towards facilities such as MAX IV in order to keep their competitive edge, and that many decades old problems will be solved in coming years. But we also believe that these facilities must be able to help non-academic companies with much more than just providing the best possible X-ray beam, as the currently biggest obstacle seems to be preparing a suitable sample representable of the assembly lines.