Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop

A Short Course Held in Conjunction with the Materials Science & Technology 2018 Technical Meeting and Exhibition (MS&T18)

Sunday, October 14, 2018
1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown, Columbus, Ohio
Sponsored by:
TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division; TMS Structural Materials Division; TMS Additive Manufacturing Committee; TMS Powder Materials Committee
David L. Bourell, University of Texas at Austin; Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Jack Beuth, Carnegie Mellon University; Kirk Rogers, The Barnes Group Advisors

Course Description

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.

Pair this introductory course with the TMS Hands-On Additive Manufacturing Workshop, held Thursday morning at MS&T18, for a full-day immersion in additive manufacturing education.


David L. Bourell
Director of the Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication
University of Texas at Austin
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Sudarsanam Suresh Babu
University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair in Advanced Manufacturing
University of Tennessee
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Jack Beuth
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University 
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Kirk Rogers
Senior ADDvisor℠
The Barnes Group Advisors
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Course Agenda

Introduction: 75 Minutes 

  • A VERY Short History of Process Development
  • Application Space for AM
  • Review of the 7 (ASTM) Categories of AM
  • Current Materials for AM
  • Overview of Relationship between Processes, Microstructural Development and Service Properties

AM for Service Part Production: 45 Minutes

  • History of Metal Powder Deposition for Part Manufacturing (Why AM?)
  • Technologies
  • Process Properties
  • ASTM Specifications
  • Post Processing (Inspection, Finishing, Heat Treatments, Hot Isostatic Pressing {HIP})
  • Limitations
  • What’s next?

Break: 15 Minutes

Modeling in AM: 90 Minutes

  • Heat Transfer During Additive Manufacturing Processes (powder bed and powder stream)
  • Process Mapping Approach Design for additive manufacturing – Process Design
  • Mapping of Microstructure across Processing Space
  • Solidification Phenomena
  • Solid-State Transformations
  • Ex-situ and In-situ Characterization for Verification and Validation

Panel Discussion with Q&A: 45 Minutes [All Instructors]

  • Opportunity for General Comments from Each Instructor
  • Q&A

Registration Rates

Advance Registration Rates
(on or before September 12)
Standard Registration Rates
(after September 12)
Member Rate $250 $275
Non-Member Rate $275 $300
Student Rate $200 $225

How to Register

You can register for any TMS workshop or short course through the MS&T18 registration form.

Remember to register for the conference and any short courses by September 12 for the best rates.