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Superplastic forming (SPF) is an advanced sheet manufacturing process designed to form complex and large workpieces. It is generally used for aerospace applications, and due to its remarkable abilities it is crucial to improve the tool manufacturing lifetime and lead-time to make the SPF applicable for further industrial applications. Ceramic dies present a lower production cost and short lead-times, but their brittle nature is a limiting factor for SPF applications. The research wants to minimize the die wear through a dedicated surface treatment. This study aims to develop a surface wearing monitor method for ceramic dies and, at a later stage, to implement a cost-effective coating for ceramic dies life improvement.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Engineering, Universita' degli studi di Padova

Bachelor of Mathematics and Physics, Universita' degli studi di Padova


  • coating
  • superplastic forming
  • ceramic

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Ceramic dies Engineering & Materials Science
Protective coatings Engineering & Materials Science
superplastic forming Physics & Astronomy
Wear of materials Engineering & Materials Science
Monitoring Engineering & Materials Science
Coatings Engineering & Materials Science
ceramics Physics & Astronomy
Wear resistance Engineering & Materials Science

Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 2013 2017

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A comparative study assessing the wear behaviour of different ceramic die materials during superplastic forming

Gomez-Gallegos, A. A., Farrell, M., Zuelli, N. & Staiano, A., 19 Oct 2017, In : Materials Science and Engineering Technology. 48, 10, p. 983-992 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ceramic dies
superplastic forming
Wear of materials
production costs
1 Citation (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
superplastic forming
protective coatings
Protective coatings
Ceramic dies


Wear assesment of superplastic forming ceramic dies : a study on protective coating performance

Author: Staiano, A., 1 Jan 2017

Supervisor: Ion, W. (Supervisor) & O'Hare, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis