Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop

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Registration is available through the MS&T17 website
When 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Where Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel (TMS Headquarters)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Instructors David L. Bourell, University of Texas at Austin; Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; and Jack Beuth, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsorship TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD): Structural Materials Division (SMD); Additive Manufacturing Committee; and Powder Materials Committee

Program Details

Join the more than 250 individuals who have participated in this workshop since its debut in 2015. A keystone program in the TMS Professional Development catalog, this workshop has been presented at TMS2015, TMS2016, TMS2017, MS&T15 and in a four-part webinar series in the spring of 2015.

Additive manufacturing (AM) has become popular in the last few years, although seminal developments took place 25–30 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.

Who Will Benefit

This workshop is designed for individuals 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.

Topical Outline

  • Introduction: 75 Minutes
    • 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


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.


Registration for this professional development event is available through the MS&T17 registration website. Please note that registration for the full MS&T17 is not required to attend a professional development event. For complete details on MS&T17, visit the conference website.

Course materials are included in the registration fee and will be distributed as digital download prior to or after the conclusion of the program as provided by instructors.

Registration Fees:
On or Before September 2, 2017 After September 2, 2017
Member $175 $225
Nonmember $225 $275
Student* $75 $125
*To qualify for student rate, registrant must provide student I.D.


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