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CDME's Post-doctoral Researcher One of Speakers at Columbus Technical Society/MSE Club Event

Dr. Brune discusses electromagnetic metalworking applications with visitors, showing an example of a conformal joint between an aluminum tube and a steel hexagonal bar.Dr. Brune discusses electromagnetic metalworking applications with visitors, showing an example of a conformal joint between an aluminum tube and a steel hexagonal bar.Ryan Brune, Post-doctoral Researcher at CDME, is credited with being one of the people who "wowed" the crowd at this month's Columbus Technology Society meeting, which was hosted by OSU's Material Advantage/MSE Club. 

Professor Glenn Daehn's research group had the privilege of showcasing the latest developments within the Impulse Manufacturing Laboratory. Brune spoke about the electromagnetic metalworking technologies that are utilized at the lab, and few people know more about this subject than him. He has spent the last five years shrouded in all things electromagnetic – researching, testing, writing, speaking, developing. Guests heard detailed accounts of applications using this technology, including conformal joining, collision welding and part perimeter forming operations. 

Ryan was followed by presenters, Steven Hansen and Dr. Anupam Vivek, who spoke of the development and use of the Vaporizing Foil Actuator for metalworking operations in welding, forming, shearing, and embossing. Vivek specifically introduced the group to future implementation concepts using Vaporizing Foil Actuator Welding (VFAW) in fully automated robotic systems. A tour of the Impulse Manufacturing Laboratory included a demonstration of the VFAW process, where an automated pedestal welding system was used to join high-strength aluminum sheet to a dual-phase steel sheet. In addition, an electromagnetic forming demonstration was also performed, where an aluminum bar was joined to a steel-threaded rod. The audience was very interested in learning more about the VFAW process used in automation and anticipates seeing more applications using this technology shortly.  

The advancement of impulse metalworking technologies is an ongoing effort by CDME and IML. This partnership is committed to understanding the industry needs in a market that is constantly changing. Advancements like those demonstrated at this meeting display the versatility of CDME and their mission to strengthen industries by exposing them to valuable opportunities for technology implementation.

photo of Columbus Technical Society and OSU's Material Advantage and Material Science and Engineering ClubsMembers of Columbus Technical Society and OSU's Material Advantage and Material Science and Engineering Clubs ∣ The Ohio State University's Impulse Manufacturing Laboratory