20th FAST/SPS Expert Group – Jülich, Germany

May 2022

STAR group members Simon Graham, Oliver Levano, Sam Lister, Beatriz Fernandez and Nigel Adams attended the 20th FAST/SPS Expert Group in Jülich, Germany. These meetings bring together researchers on field assisted sintering technology (FAST) from across Europe to share results and ideas.

Simon and Oliver gave presentations on some of their research, along with Oliver presenting some work on behalf of James Pepper who could not attend. In addition, Sam presented a poster. Overall, the meeting was very useful for us, with useful discussion taking place and a tour of the facilities at Jülich. We look forward to attending future meetings.

More information about the FAST/SPS Expert Group can be found here.

Conference papers and presentation titles

Application of Field Assisted Sintering Technology to diffusion bond (FAST–DB) two dissimilar Nickel–based superalloys in both powder and solid forms

James Pepper


Channelling current to create unique thermal profiles in Titanium alloys during FAST processing

Simon Graham


FAST processing of aluminium powders which are out of size specification for AM

Oliver Levano


Low cost titanium feedstock processed via FAST