Additive Manufacturing Benchmarks 2018 (AM-Bench 2018)

June 18-21, 2018 ● National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Headquarters
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

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Additive Manufacturing Benchmarks 2018 (AM-Bench 2018) is the first in a series of events focused on validating and improving the accuracy of model predictions and developing universally accepted quantitative measurement approaches for all additive manufacturing (AM) materials and methods.


Symposium Abstract Deadline:
March 23, 2018

Benchmark Tests Announced:
February 20, 2018

Benchmark Tests Deadline:
May 18, 2018

Discount Registration Deadline:
May 25, 2018

Housing Deadline:
May 25, 2018

Registration Closes:
June 8, 2018

Conference Dates:
June 18-21, 2018


By addressing a critical barrier to widespread adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, the AM-Bench measurements and associated conference series will make a significant impact on the global additive manufacturing community. AM researchers, practitioners, end-users, modelers, and vendors are invited to contribute to the outcomes of AM-Bench 2018 as follows:

  • Present your latest work as part of the AM-Bench 2018 Benchmark Measurement and Modeling Symposium that examines quantitative measurements, state-of-the-art models, end user modeling needs, and future directions.
  • Participate in the AM-Bench 2018 benchmark challenges, encompassing both metals and polymers. Simulation results are due by the May 18, 2018, deadline.
  • Attend AM-Bench 2018 to learn about the current state-of-the-art measurements and models, provide input into future benchmark tests, and network with your customers and AM experts.

Confirmed invited speakers for AM-Bench 2018 include:

  • Andrew Allen, Physicist, NIST
  • Patrick Anderson, Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU Eindhoven)
  • Rachael Andrulonis, Senior Research Engineer, National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University
  • Joseph J. Beaman,, Professor, University of Texas at Austin
  • Jim Belak, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  • Donald Brown, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  • Carelyn Campbell, Researcher, NIST
  • Michele Chiumenti, Universidad Politecnica de Cataluna
  • Mark Cola, President & CTO, Sigma Labs, Inc
  • Jonathan Guyer, Leaders of Mechanical Performance Group, NIST
  • Kevin Hemker, Alonzo G. Decker Chair in Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ricardo Komai,, Materials Design Engineer, QuesTek Innovations LLC
  • Eric Lass, Materials Research Engineer, NIST
  • Anssi Laukkanen, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland
  • Wing Kam Liu, Professor, Northwestern University
  • Ade Makinde, Principal Engineer, GE Global Research Center
  • Deborah Mies, Product Manager, Granta Design
  • Richard Martukanitz, Co-Director, Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition, Applied Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ibo Matthews, Physicist, LLNL
  • Claire McIlroy, Research Fellow, Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham
  • Pan Michaleris, Sr. Software Architect, Autodesk
  • John Michopoulos, Head-Senior Scientist/Engineer, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
  • Vicky Nguyen, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Victor Oancea, SIMULIA R&D Technology Director, Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp
  • Richard Otis, Materials Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Deepankar Pal, Chief Scientist, 3DSim
  • Raymond A. Pearson, Director, Center for Polymer Science and Engineering, Lehigh University
  • Garrit Peters, Professor, TU Eindhoven
  • Amy Peterson, Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Mark Robbins, Professor of Physics, Johns Hopkins University
  • David Rowenhorst, Metallurgist, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Jonathan Seppala, Chemical Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Mark Stoudt, Materials Research Engineer, NIST
  • Tao Sun, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
  • John Turner, Group Leader, ORNL
  • Gregory Wagner, Associate Professor, Northwestern University

Meeting Sponsors and Organizers

AM-Bench 2018 is sponsored by the TMS Additive Manufacturing Committee, Process Technology and Modeling Committee, and Integrated Computational Materials Engineering Committee, in collaboration with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL).

Organizing Committee
Brandon Lane, NIST
Lyle Levine, NIST

Richard Fonda, NRL
Jarred Heigel, NIST
Brandon McWilliams, ARL
Kalman Migler, NIST
Shawn Moylan, NIST
Mark Stoudt, NIST

Thank you to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for support of AM-Bench 2018.

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