Additive Manufacturing: Making Things in the 21st Century
Visiting Assistant Professor
School of Engineering
The Catholic University of America
Wed, October 3, 2018 - 4:00 PM
Karl Herzfeld Auditorium of Hannan Hall - Rm 108
Additive Manufacturing (AM), often referred to as 3D-Printing, is a fabrication process in which a computer model stored in a CAD file guides the deposition of build material by a specially designed machine (3D-printer) at specified locations, until the entire volume of the object is filled in. In this manner a three-dimensional physical replica of the digital model is built by sequentially adding material, generally layer-upon-layer. The science behind the suite of AM technologies that have been developed to date is rich, complex, and fascinating, as it draws upon principles and results from many disparate fields. The state-of-the-art will be discussed, but AM technology is evolving at a very rapid pace. Much of its potential remains unexplored or even unknown, and unveiling it will require a great deal of progress in our understanding of the SCIENCE associated with AM.
Refreshments served at 3:45 PM
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