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Introduction to Additive Manufacturing



April 23-24, 2017  |  April 23 — 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sheraton Cleveland Airport, Cleveland, Ohio; and April 24 — 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  America Makes Innovation Factory, Youngstown, Ohio  

Instructor: Roger Narayan, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University


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April 7, 2017


April 7, 2017

Attendee $650 $775


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


ACerS Targeted Learning Workshops are sponsored by ACerS Manufacturing Division


Course Description 

Additive manufacturing is a novel fabrication process for polymer, metal, and ceramic materials. The AD process allows for innovative and complex part fabrication, client customization, rapid prototyping, and distributed manufacturing. This course will provide an introduction to additive manufacturing with a focus on ceramics. The course includes a field trip to America Makes Innovation Factory in Youngstown, Ohio, where students can experience demonstrations of various AM equipment.


Topics will include:

  • Introduction and principles
  • Advantages over traditional subtractive manufacturing processes
  • Materials
  • Techniques and equipment
  • Industries and Applications


An added benefit of this course will be a field trip to America Makes Innovation Factory on day two. America Makes is the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP) and is the nation’s leading collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation.


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Instructor biography

Narayan_RogerRoger Narayan is a professor in the joint department of biomedical engineering at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University. He is an author of over one hundred publications as well as several book chapters on nanoscale and microscale processing, characterization, and modeling of biological and biomedical materials. He currently serves as an editorial board member for several academic journals, including as editor-in-chief of Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications (Elsevier). He is currently a Fellow of America Makes through the advanced manufacturing fellowship program sponsored by the America Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).


Narayan has received several honors for his research activities, including the NCSU Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award, the NCSU Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, the University of North Carolina Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine, the University of North Carolina Junior Faculty Development Award, the National Science Faculty Early Career Development Award, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, The American Ceramic Society Global Star Award, The American Ceramic Society Richard M. Fulrath Award, and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Structural Materials Division JOM Best Paper Award. He has been elected as Fellow of ASM International and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


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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