Additive manufacturing (AM) has become popular in the last few years, although seminal developments took place 25 to 30 years ago. The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize participants with current AM processes; current AM practice for metals, polymers, and ceramics; modeling of AM processes, microstructural evolution, and service properties; and current challenges and research opportunities.
This workshop is designed for people in the materials community already familiar with AM processes who want to learn more. Academics and researchers will also benefit from discussions about current challenges to the full adoption of AM.
David L. Bourell is the Temple Foundation Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently director of the Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication. Bourell’s areas of research include particulate processing with emphasis on sintering kinetics and densification, and materials issues associated with laser sintering (LS). He holds nine primary patents dealing with materials innovations in LS dating back to 1990 and has published more than 200 papers in journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. Bourell is a leading expert in advanced materials for LS, having worked in this area since 1988. He was the lead author on the original materials patent for LS technology. Issued in 1990, this patent has been cited by 150 other patents. Bourell is a Fellow of ASM International and TMS, and a lifetime member of TMS. In 2009, he received the TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award.
Sudarsanam Suresh Babu holds the University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Laboratory (UT/ORNL) governor’s chair in advanced manufacturing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and serves in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering. Babu has a joint professorship with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). As a governor's chair, he leads basic and applied research in a wide range of additive and other advanced manufacturing processes, including product design implications in collaboration with industry, faculty, and students at UT as well as with researchers at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at ORNL. Babu has published more than 150 journal papers and numerous conference proceedings.
Jack Beuth is professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Beuth received his Ph.D. in engineering sciences from Harvard University in 1992 and has been on the CMU faculty since that time. Beuth’s research is in the disciplines of solid mechanics, heat transfer, and manufacturing, with over 75 publications across the areas of additive manufacturing, interfacial mechanics, thin film mechanics and fracture mechanics. His current research includes modeling of additive manufacturing (AM) processes, the study of micro-scale strength size effects in MEMS materials, and research in education. In 2000, he was awarded the George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Development Professorship in Mechanical Engineering at CMU. In 2005, Beuth was co-recipient of the ASME Curriculum Innovation Award. In 2009, he received the Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award from the CMU College of Engineering.
Kirk Rogers is founder and Principal Consultant for M&P Gravity Works, as well as Technology Leader, Additive Manufacturing at the GE Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has used additive technology to solve manufacturing & supply chain problems for the last 10 years. Prior to CATA, Rogers spent 15+ years at GE Healthcare, and, in between GE assignments, he also did a short stint at Carlisle Brake and Friction, developing methodologies to transform carbon composite materials.
Rogers has 25 years of experience in materials processing, primarily powder metallurgy, 15 of which were focused on P/M of refractory metals. He has also done research on novel joining methods, novel molybdenum and tungsten alloys, recycling and sustainable manufacturing. Rogers has obtained three U.S. patents, more than 20 ideas filed as trade secrets or patent disclosures, and has produced more than 30 publications.
Rogers obtained his B.S. in Materials Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and masters and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Purdue University. He completed postdoctoral work at Ohio State University, and is a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt.