Additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies are globally recognized as novel fabrication processes for advanced materials and components with multifunctional structures. These technologies offer tremendous potential for design innovations and customization, complex part fabrication, rapid prototyping, and distributed digital manufacturing. In this approach, three-dimensional models are designed and created according to theoretical concepts using computer software, and two-dimensional cross sections are created by slicing operations automatically. In laser-based approaches, high resolution laser beams are scanned on a spread ceramic powder bed with or without resin binders to form solid planes of two-dimensional cross sections. In direct writing processes, paste materials with ceramic/metal particles dispersed in binder system are fused from nozzles moving freely in three dimensions to create composite structures. Various functional components of dielectric lattices to control electromagnetic waves, biomaterials components for medical applications, and ceramics electrode with large surface area could also be developed. Large scale structural components for aerospace and other high temperature applications can be fabricated with internal cooling path networks formed without casting molds.

This symposium focuses on superiority of design, efficient processing, and perspicuous evaluations in the additive manufacturing and 3D printing processes. In addition, various topics related to starting materials, characterziation tools, NDE and in-situ monitoring of processes, qualification and certification, cost, and applications will also be discussed.

Proposed Session Topics
  • Selective laser melting/sintering (SLM/SLS)
  • Stereolithography
  • Direct writing and ink jet printing technologies
  • Fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • Laminated object manufacturing/ green tape stacking
  • Powder bed fusion process
  • Materials and process characterization tools
  • Qualification, certification, standards, and property database
  • Applications of additive manufacturing materials and components
  • Discussion Panel: Opportunities and challenges in ceramics additive manufacturing
Symposium Organizers
  • Soshu Kirihara, Osaka University, Japan
  • Mrityunjay Singh, Ohio Aerospace Institute, USA
  • Michael Halbig, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Elizabeth Kupp, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Martin Schwentenwein, Lithoz GmbH, Austria
  • Tyrone Jones, Army Research Laboratory, USA
  • Hui-suk Yun, KIMS Korea
  • Craig E. Smith, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Lisa Rueschhoff, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
  • Andrea Zocca, BAM, Germany
  • Miranda Fateri, FH Aachen, Germany
  • Igor Levin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
  • Andrew J. Allen, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
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