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Additive Manufacturing of High-Performance Ceramics


April 30, 2018  |  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. |  Marriott Cleveland Airport, Cleveland, Ohio


Are you exploring what is going on with additive manufacturing techniques? Whether you are an engineer or scientist working in a national lab, on a factory floor, or on a college campus, then this is a great opportunity to learn what is going on in the industry, as well as the forecast of what is to come in a one-day short course taught by leaders in additive manufacturing. The course will cover technology overviews, as well as a look at the different aspects of manufacturing applications and markets.


Course description and learning outcomes  

Ceramic additive manufacturing has the potential to radically change the market. The available manufacturing systems for ceramic have reached an advanced stage already and present a real alternative and a sensible addition to conventional manufacturing methods. This tendency of development has awakened great interest in industry and research, but also great uncertainty. It is therefore necessary to offer a deep insight into the subject to uncover the potential of the technology. This one-day course addresses the diverse technologies that are included in ceramic additive manufacturing with primary focus on methods that have reached commercial production – 3D printing/binder jetting, extrusion technologies, and lithography-based processing.  



Students will learn and gain a basic understanding of

– the operating principles and process function of the various methods

– the design, size, and property capabilities and limitations of the different methods

– the importance of ceramic processing science throughout each of the AM processes

– the technical and market challenges, limitations, opportunities, and forward view of ceramic AM in industry


Lead instructor biography


Shawn M. Allan, Vice President, Lithoz America LLC

Allan currently serves as Vice President of Lithoz America LLC, which is based in Troy, New York, and is the U.S. subsidiary of Lithoz GmbH from Vienna, Austria. Allan earned his bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from Alfred University in 2002, and completed his master’s degree at Georgia Tech in 2005. He has been active in materials consulting and research at Allan Materials, Ceralink Inc, and Sandia National Labs. He is co-inventor of two patents, and has coauthored over 30 publications & conference presentations, resulting from a wide array of collaborative commercially-applied materials processing R&D, including ceramic process development.





On or before March 29, 2018

After March 29, 2018
Member $575 $725
Nonmember $675 $825
Student $425 $525


If you have questions about registration, please contact Customer Service at 866-721-3322 (option 6) or 1-240-646-7054.

Cancellation policy

ACerS reserves the right to cancel a course up to 4 weeks before the scheduled presentation date. Please contact ACerS customer service at 1-866-721-3322 or 1-240-646-7054 to confirm that the course is happening before purchasing your airline tickets. ACerS is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets or the cancellation/change fees associated with canceling a flight.

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