Hosted by: ACerS Carolinas Section

Wednesday, September 21, 2022; 4 -5 p.m. Eastern US time

Sponsored by the ACerS Carolinas Section, the September webinar will feature two presentations: Surface characterization and benchmark part standardization of additively manufactured ceramic parts and SCHOTT: 130 years of innovation in glass and glass-ceramics.


Surface characterization and benchmark part standardization of additively manufactured ceramic parts

Through surface analysis at each stage of ceramic printing, final part properties can be predicted. This project seeks to create repeatable benchmark parts to compare the capabilities of various printers and materials, to support collaboration in research for additive manufacturing. Taylor Barrett intends to further research in ceramics through surface analysis with coherent scanning interferometry, geometry analysis, and materials testing.

SCHOTT: 130 years of innovation in glass and glass-ceramics

Since Otto Schott invented the first borosilicate glass for advanced microscope lenses to zero thermal expansion glass ceramics for precision optical instruments and electric cooking surfaces, SCHOTT has been at the leading edge of development of innovative glass-based materials that solve real world problems for over 130 years. This talk will review some of those key innovations and discuss aspects of current research in imaging fibers, infrared materials, and laser glasses.


Taylor Barrett, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Taylor obtained a B.A in Pure Mathematics from the University of NC at Asheville and is currently a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte. She enjoys her research and studies with Steven Schmid, Ph.D., P.E and Brigid Mullany, Ph.D.

In working with the Center for Additive Manufacture of Advanced Ceramics, and subcontracting at Oakridge National Lab, Taylor has been investigating ceramic additive manufacturing. Her newfound passion with 3D printing, part design, and printer modification has translated to a love of printing ceramics, benchmark part design, material science, and surface analysis. Her studies intend to further material research in the field and work to improve the manufacturability of ceramic parts.

Charles Lakeman, SCHOTT North America

Charles is responsible for SCHOTT North America’s New Ventures business development activities seeking new technologies that lead to new products. With a background in academic and commercial R&D, business-to-business sales and a startup technology business, he has a passion for the intersection of technology, product development, strategy and business and an unending curiosity for new ideas.

Dr. Lakeman earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree with Honours in Ceramic Science and Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK; MS and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and completed a post-doctoral appointment at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


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

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If you have any questions, please contact Karen McCurdy.

This webinar is brought to you by the ACerS Carolina Section.

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