Ceramic additive manufacturing for aerospace

Thursday, February 24, 2022; 1- 2 p.m. Eastern US Time

The ACerS Dayton/Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Section is hosting the webinar, Ceramic additive manufacturing for aerospace presented by Dr.Lisa Rueschhoff (Air Force Research Laboratory).


The cruise altitudes and speed of flight will be higher than ever before for next generation aerospace applications. While this will enable superior efficiency and reach, especially for military aerospace vehicles, it comes at the cost of harsher environments experienced by the component materials. Ceramic materials are of interest for these applications since they can withstand higher temperatures and harsher environments than many traditional metal or polymer aerospace components. Beyond increased temperature capability, they also offer increased erosion resistance, higher stiffness, lower density, and in some cases, multi-functional properties. Additive manufacturing (AM) of ceramics offers a more agile manufacturing method to create the complex-shaped components needed for next generation component designs. Due to the complexities that come with forming dense ceramic materials, the field of AM of ceramics is still in the initial stages of adaptation. This talk will briefly introduce background on the variety of AM routes that exist for forming ceramic materials along with some advantages and disadvantages of each. Specific focus will be given to recent advances in AM of ceramics at AFRL, including work on stereolithography of oxide ceramics and direct ink writing of high-temperature ceramic matrix composites.

Instructor biography

Dr. Rueschhoff is a materials research engineer in the Composites Branch at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. She received her B.S in materials engineering from Iowa State University and her Ph.D. in materials engineering from Purdue University.

She has co-authored 12 peer-reviewed publications and presented at 23 research conferences and seminars. Her research awards include NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, ACerS Graduate Excellence in Materials Science Sapphire Award, and Purdue Materials Engineering Outstanding Graduating Graduate Student Award. In 2019, she received the inaugural ACerS International Jubilee Global Diversity Award.


ACerS member: no cost
ACerS GGRN and Material Advantage student member: no cost
Non-member: $30
Non-member student: $15

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