Research area: Hot stamping of titanium alloys

Mateusz KopecDemand for low density and high strength materials in the aviation sector has expanded greatly due to ambitious carbon emission and fuel consumption targets. In order to meet these targets, manufacturers have focused on weight reduction via the use of lightweight materials. In the aerospace sector, low strength structural components are commonly produced from aluminium alloys, and high strength structural components are made from titanium alloys. However, the forming of complex-shaped components from titanium alloys is time, energy and cost intensive. One promising solution to overcome these difficulties proposed in the literature is using the hot stamping process to form complex-shaped components from sheet metal with cold dies, and rapidly quenching the workpiece in the dies simultaneously. The hot stamping process promises to reduce the tool wear commonly found in conventional hot forming processes and be an overall more efficient and economical process when compared to conventionally used isothermal hot forming techniques. A novel hot stamping process for titanium alloys using cold forming tools and a hot blank was studied systematically during international cooperation with Metal Forming and Material Modelling Group, Imperial College London.

Research keywords: hot stamping, microstructural characterisation, mechanical testing, titanium

Qualifications: Institute of Fundamental Technological Research PAS

2013 – present

  • Professor Assistant (2020 – present)

Research Assistant (2019 – 2020)

Researcher (2013 – 2019)

  • Department of Experimental Mechanics, Division for Strength of Materials
  • Warsaw, Poland

 

Imperial College London

2020 – present

  • Academic Visitor
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Metal Forming and Material Modelling
  • London, United Kingdom

 

EDUCATION

Imperial College London

2016 – 2019

  • PhD studies
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Metal Forming and Material Modelling
  • London, United Kingdom 

Military University of Technology

2010 – 2015

  • Engineering studies (2010-2014)
  • Master studies (2014-2015)
  • Department of Chemistry and New Technologies, Materials Sciences
  • Warsaw, Poland

 

Membership of professional bodies: 

Polish Materials Science Society (PTM) / Member

2020 – present

Scientific Society of Material Sciences of Military University of Technology / Member

2011 – present