Additive Manufacturing- Not Just another Parts Making Technology
33rd Annual Meeting
Sunday – Friday, November 4 – November 9, 2018
Red Rock Casino • Resort • Spa
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Kate M. Medicus, Ruda Cardinal, Inc.
Howard A. Kuhn (University of Pittsburgh)
Date and Time: TBA
Additive Manufacturing (AM) has matured as a viable approach to production of electro-mechanical and thermo-fluid systems, with a growing number of economical, functioning systems in the aerospace, medical, and energy fields.
This tutorial will provide an update on technological advances in materials, equipment, and processes along with a roadmap toward expanded applications of AM through four interrelated modules:
- Fundamentals of Metal AM – A baseline review of metal processes, including energy beam one-step processes and the emerging polymer-based and binder jetting two-step processes, plus various post-processing methods.
- Quality of Metal AM – Description of accuracy, resolution, distortion, and dimensional control; porosity, defects, and materials structure/property relations; surface finish and surface defects.
- Design for Metal AM – Design for function using empirical rules, part integration, and internal channels; generative design and topology optimization through organic, lattice, and cellular meta-structures along with multi-materials development.
- Certification – Metal powder production and characterization for incoming material control and powder reuse; parameter selection, process setup, test blocks, inline monitoring and process control; post-process removal, HIP, heat treatment, and machining setup; non-destructive evaluation procedures; anisotropic mechanical property measurements for static, impact, fracture toughness, and fatigue strength.