August 10, 2017 | 8AM – 5PM | America Makes in Youngstown, Ohio
SME and America Makes come together to bring you this one-of-a-kind seminar. 3D Printing has significantly grown in recent years and is expected to quickly grow over the next few years. Discover which materials and filaments are most durable, what types of machines to use, certification/qualification standards as well as how to reduce cost, and increase profitability
- Get direct access to AM/3DP technology and expert advice
- Hear first-hand what is working today and will work in the future
- Make new connections and build relationships with partners and peers
- Experience a dynamic mix of learning and hands-on demonstrations from industry sponsors exhibiting their capabilities
Check-In & Continental Breakfast (8AM)
Greeting & Opening Remarks
Case Studies for Additive Manufacturing Designs
Dorian M. Blot, Mechanical Engineer/AM Polymers SME, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Recent advancements in 3D printing technologies have opened up a new world for engineering design. Custom parts are being designed faster than ever, and with decreased lead times from their subtractively manufactured counterparts. Additive Manufacturing (AM) also supports rapid iteration of parts, reducing the product development life cycle time and cost. AM is especially popular with low-quantity builds, due to the drastic reduction of casting molds, fixtures, machining time and manufacturing steps. All of these advancements provide a unique opportunity for Northrop Grumman Mission Systems to incorporate AM parts into our products and manufacturing processes. This presentation will include case studies of 3D printed parts and examples of the materials utilized.
Advances in AM to Ease the Post Hype Dip
Kenneth Church, nScrypt
Certification of FDM Materials for Aerospace Production: Bridging the Great Divide
Dr. Tracy L. Albers, President and CTO, Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing LLC.
4D Printing Enabled by Active Polymers & Composites
Dr H. Jerry Qi, Professor and the Woodruff Faculty Fellow, The George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Geometrically Complex Fibers and Feedstocks via Thermal Drawing of an Additively Manufactured Thermoplastic Preform
Eric D. Wetzel Ph.D., Team Leader, Multifunctional Materials Research Area Leader, Soldier Materials, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Multi-material industrial fibers such as optical fibers are created by heating and drawing a large diameter, geometrically similar fiber preform under elevated temperatures, a process known as thermal drawing. In this study, we demonstrate the use of thermal drawing to create complex fibers and feedstocks from additively manufactured preforms. Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is used to create a range of 25-mm-diameter thermoplastic preforms with complex shapes, multiple materials, and hollow features, that are transformed into small diameter (< 1 mm) fibers, or 1.75 mm filaments to serve as FDM feedstocks. This approach offers significant promise for rapid prototyping and production of customized and complex fibers for applications such as smart textiles and medical microtubing, or complex FDM feedstocks for creating multi-material and microstructured parts. Details of the process will be discussed, and example fibers will be shown.
Expanding design space through AM multi-materials solutions
Brett Conner Ph.D., Associate Professor of Manufacturing Engineering Director, Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Initiatives, Youngstown State University
Multi-material structures enabled by additive manufacturing can yield novel functional solutions. In some cases the additive manufacturing process is alone sufficient to change the composition in voxel-space. In others, a multi-process approach is required. These additional processes may be in-envelope or outside of the build envelope. This presentation will detail challenges to AM multi-materials fabrication as identified by the Consortium for Advanced Hybrid Manufacturing – Integrating Technologies (CAM-IT). Examples involving functionally graded materials, ceramic-metal composites, multi-functional printed devices, and solid oxide fuel cells will be explored.
|Pricing||SME Members||Non-Members||Academia Government/Military*
(15% discount as shown below)
Member / Non-Member
(50% discount as shown below)
Member / Non-Member
|Seminar||$595||$695||$505.75 / $590.75||$297.50 / $347.50|
*Academic, Military & Government Pricing: To qualify for the reduced rate you must submit a letter on appropriate military/government letterhead signed by your Commanding Officer or supervisor to the SME Registrar. Educators may submit either a letter on university letterhead signed by the dean or registrar confirming status or a class schedule inclusive of the institution/year/instructor.
**Full-Time Students: To qualify for student rates, submit a letter on university letterhead signed by the dean or registrar confirming full-time student status or provide a copy of your student I.D. to the SME Registrar.
Interested in sponsoring or speaking at the event? Contact Carl Mitroff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313.425.3157.
236 W Boardman St
Youngstown, OH 44503