TMS Professional Development
Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Webinar Series
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Scope and Outline
Additive Manufacturing (AM) has become popular in the last few years, although seminal developments took place 25–30 years ago. The purpose of this tutorial is to familiarize participants in the following topics: current AM processes; current AM practice for metals, polymers and ceramics; modeling of AM processes, microstructural evolution, and service properties; current challenges and research opportunities.
This webinar series 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. This series of webinars is based on the successful "Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes" workshop held during the TMS 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in March 2015.
Sponsored by the TMS Powder Materials Committee, Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division
Series Outline
Webinar 1 - Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EST) Presented by David Bourell
Introduction and Processes
  1. "Additive Manufacturing"(AM) vs "3D Printing"
  2. Growth of the Field
  3. Economics of AM
  4. Current Industrial Applications
  5. Process Chain for AM
  6. Specific AM Processes

Webinar 2 - Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EST) Presented by David Bourell
History, Mechanical Properties and Standards
  1. Historical Perspective of AM
  2. Mechanical Properties of AM Parts (stiffness, strength, ductility, fatigue, fracture)
  3. Standards for AM

Webinar 3 - Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EST) Presented by Suresh Babu
Modeling in Additive Manufacturing
  1. Solidification Phenomena
  2. Solid-State Transformations
  3. Ex-situ and In-situ Characterization for Verification and Validation

Webinar 4 - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EST) Presented by Jack Beuth
Additive Manufacturing for Service Part Production
  1. Heat Transfer During AM Processes (powder bed and powder stream)
  2. Process Mapping Approach
  3. Design for AM—Process Design
  4. Mapping of Microstructure across Processing Space
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 and 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 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.
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  • Nonmember $175
  • Student $75 *
  • Group Rate $750

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