First symposium on combinatorial metallurgy confirms its high potential
Metals and alloys have influenced human life so profoundly that without them the modern world would be inconceivable and could not function successfully. The study of metallurgy is the oldest branch of physical science − over millennia, it has evolved to become a highly sophisticated research field that influences almost all the sectors of industry.
To maintain this strategic industrial strength, it is imperative that the scientific and industrial communities continue to make new metallurgical discoveries. OCAS currently has some running projects demonstrating that combinatorial methodologies significantly accelerate the pace of material discovery and optimisation, in contrast to the traditional, slow trial-and-error approach.
The sophisticated research field of metal synthesis using combinatorial principles results in extremely valuable input for breakthrough projects. OCAS believes that this disruptive methodology will lead to the accelerated discovery of novel higher-performance alloy formulations.