SME and America Makes come together to bring you this one-of-a-kind seminar 3D Printing Materials 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
Larry R. Holmes, Jr., PI: Materials and Technology Development for Advanced Manufacturing, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
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, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO, nScrypt
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is traversing through the hype cycle and many products are emerging that are enabled by AM. The Gartner Hype Cycle has been applied to AM products many times and the main point here is many times. AM is a single technology but it is the foundation which many technologies and products have and will emerge. It is no longer a question of, will AM make it through the cycle? That question has been answered, the question that looms is, will AM be a revolution. To reach the revolutionary status, mass production must be part of the equation. For this to happen there must be changes to AM tools, processes, software and materials. This talk will present some advances in AM processes, software and tools that advance the speed and performance of the AM parts. It is estimated that speed increases of 100 times are possible. This talk will also present multi-material, multi-functional parts. The hype for AM has been enormous and this has been valuable in lifting the industry. What may be unusual about this technology versus many others is the flexibility to touch so many products and this could ease the post hype dip.
Prototype to Production: Building Validation Efforts for Qualification of Materials and Processes
Dr. Tracy L. Albers, President and CTO, Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing LLC.
Molecules to Manufacturing: Advancing the Polymeric Materials Toolbox for Additive Manufacturing
Christopher B. Williams, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech | Director, DREAMS Lab | Associate Director, Macromolecules Innovation Institute
In this talk, Dr. Williams discusses the DREAMS Lab’s research in expanding AM materials selection through a “molecules to manufacturing” research approach, in which materials, AM processes, and product geometry are concurrently designed. Dr. Williams will share example outcomes of this approach, including water soluble materials for material extrusion, high performance polymers for powder bed fusion, and polyimides for vat photopolymerization, and in turn, begin to shape an answer to the fundamental question, “What makes a polymeric material ‘printable’?”
Parameter Development for Material Properties in Additive Manufacturing
Duann Scott, Additive Manufacturing Strategist, Autodesk, Inc.
Additive Manufacturing Material Implementation at GE
Deb Whitis, GE Aviation
4D Printing Enabled by Active Polymers & Composites
Dr. H. Jerry Qi, Professor and the Woodruff Faculty Fellow, The George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech
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.
America Makes and the Future of Public/Private Partnerships
Rob Gorham, Executive Director, America Makes
|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|
Need help justifying your attendance? Click here!
*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 email@example.com or 313.425.3157.
DeYor Performing Arts Center
Ford Family Recital Hall at the Eleanor Beecher Flad Pavilion
260 W Federal St
Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone: (330) 744-4269