Shanghai Key Laboratory of Advanced High-temperature Materials and Precision Forming，approved by the Shanghai Science and Technology Committee (STCSM), was established in September 2013.
Aiming at solving key technical and scientific issues of high temperature materials and their forming used as key heat-resistant components of aeroengines and gas turbines as well as better understand the materials forming process, four research directions are set, including the complicated multi-alloy composition design and strengthening mechanism of high temperature materials, precision forming of high temperature materials, preparation and performance evaluation of thermal barrier coatings, service performance and life assessment of high-temperature materials. These research areas are developed to meet the major requests of aerospace technology development, energy equipment and advanced manufacturing proposed by Shanghai and China.
The laboratory owns first-class domestic research and development platform of nickel-based superalloy large-scale complex thin-walled investment casting. The laboratory builds up a joint innovation center of aero-engine precision manufacturing technology with Aero Engine Corporation of China and also participated in the construction of Shanghai Aeronautical Materials Testing Evaluation and Innovation Technology Platform.