Rafael Gomes Nunes Silva

Graduated in Materials Engineering and MSc. in Mechanical Engineering - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - Brazil.

Project Engineer at the Belgium Welding Institute (Belgisch Instituut voor Lastechniek) - Belgium.

With a deep enthusiasm for the science and technology of arc, solid-state welding and laser material processing, I have international experience in welding processes, metallurgy, physics and automation. During my 10 years of experience, I was in charge for several projects with international companies and research institutes for the development and evaluation of joining, coating and additive manufacturing processes.

Founder and editor of "The Welding Land", Feedspot's Top 15 Materials Science Blogs and New Webpages to Follow in 2020.

🌎 International Institute of Welding
Member of IIW Commissions:
I - Additive Manufacturing, Thermal Cutting and Thermal Spray
II - Arc Welding and Filler Metals
III - Resistance Welding, Allied Processes and Solid-State Based Processes
IV - Power Beam Process
V - NDT and Quality Assurance of Welded Products

👨🏻‍🏭 Welding Processes: GTAW, GMAW, SAW, SMAW, PAW, PTA, USW, FSSW, RFSSW, LBW, and HLAW.
🚀 Additive Manufacturing Processes: WAAM, and LMD
📈 Consultancy Experience: Materials failure analysis, development and evaluation of welding processes.
🗜 Materials and Process Analysis: High-speed filming, infrared filming, spectroscopy, acoustic emission monitoring, destructive testing, non-destructive testing.
🔬 Microstructural Analysis: Optical Microscope (OM), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and microhardness analysis.

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