Learn how ceramic additive manufacturing can be an alternative to conventional manufacturing methods

CANCELED - we are sorry to report that this course is canceled

August  30 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

Location:  Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade (prior to the 2021 Ceramics Expo)

Moderator:  Shawn M. Allan, vice president, Lithoz America LLC

Course description

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. The course provides its audience a varied program which contains a mixture of economic, application-specific and technology-based topics. The course includes the following topics:

  • Session 1: General Overview and Market Considerations
  • Session 2: AM Methods
  • Session 3: AM Manufacturing
  • Session 4: New Developments and  Panel Discussion


The course is specifically suitable for people from the fields of company strategy & development, research and development, universities, construction, design, production, supply chain management, product development, and innovation development.

Learning outcomes

Attendees will get an introduction into the topic of additive manufacturing (AM) ceramics and learn more about the economical and technical aspects of this new technology. Furthermore, attendees get an overview of state-of-the-art production methods as well as a deeper insight into opportunities and limitations of the new technology. Attendees will also gain a basic understanding of how to implement AM systems into their production chain, and learn what kind of applications are recommended for additive manufacturing. By the end of the course, attendees will understand the pros and cons of different technologies and will be able to use their gained knowledge in the strategic planning.

Speaker lineup

Mohsen Seifi, ASTM
Mohsen Seifi, ASTM

Bio: Seifi is the global director of additive manufacturing programs at ASTM International responsible for the AM center of excellence (AM CoE) and various AM programs while leading a team of technical experts in the field. In his role, he brings technical leadership to accelerate standardization activities across all ASTM AM related technical committees and building new partnerships/initiatives as well as development of new AM standards related programs and services within diverse ASTM portfolios. He has 10+ years of experience in additive manufacturing managing and prioritizing multiple programs/projects in research/business environments with strong technical/business development background. During his career, he has conducted programs funded by government agencies such as Navy, NASA, US Air Force in addition to providing technical consulting to MRO companies such as Delta Air Lines for AM implementation.

He has also an appointment as an adjunct faculty at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, USA. Part of his PhD work focused on rapid qualification methods for metal additive manufacturing processes. Dr. Seifi has co-authored 40+ peer-reviewed publications on additive manufacturing that are cited more than 2000 times and presented 60+ invited and keynote lectures at various technical meetings, industries and government agencies while also receiving various technical society honors and awards. He serves on various advisory board positions supporting several programs in AM.

Title: Standardization Needs for Ceramic Additive Manufacturing

This presentation will provide an overview of existing standards developed for ceramics, their applicability to materials fabricated by AM and challenges/opportunities that requires consideration.

Shawn M. Allan, Lithoz America
Shawn M. Allan, Lithoz America

Bio: Allan is vice president of Lithoz America LLC, where he leads a team that specializes in application and materials development, and commercial strategies for advanced ceramic additive manufacturing. He earned his bachelor's degree in materials science and engineering from Alfred University and his master's degree from Georgia Tech. He has been active in materials and process technologies for over 20 years, with focus on forming and sintering processes for a variety of ceramic materials. Allan is co-inventor of two patents and co-authored over 30 publications and conference presentations, resulting from a wide array of collaborative commercially-applied materials processing R&D.

Title: Design for Ceramic Additive Manufacturing

Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) and ceramic design are mutually compatible. Considerations for ceramic-AM part design will be discussed along with opportunities for leveraging DfAM for ceramics

David Schuller
David Schuller

Bio: David Schuller joined Lithoz as Business Developer where he is committed to searching for growth opportunities for the Additive Manufacturing of technical ceramics. He helps Lithoz in attracting, converting leads and developing new customers as well as implementing strategies to raise market awareness on the industrialization of Additive Manufacturing in the technical ceramic field. He holds a Master of Arts in Business in the field International Business and Export Management.

Title: Ceramic Additive Manufacturing: Markets & Industries

Additive manufacturing (AM) for advanced ceramics is becoming increasingly used in several areas. David Schuller will provide an informed overview of the wide area of applications for ceramics in the field of industry, medical implants and aviation.

Jesse Blacker, ExOne
Jesse Blacker, ExOne

Bio: Blacker is product development manager and principal investigator at ExOne. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and has served as senior program manager and technical principal investigator for numerous advanced materials research and development programs for both government and commercial customers, including numerous SBIR programs. Blacker is leading ExOne’s new material development efforts in the areas of ceramics, carbon, and refractory metals. He is currently principal investigator on a three-year, $1.5M contract with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency entitled “Three-Dimensional Printing of Silicon Carbide for Optical Structures."

Title: Binder Jetting Additive Manufacturing of Ceramic Material

Blacker will review the current state of the art in terms of binder jetting machine capabilities as it relates to ceramic powder printing, as well as discuss applications of binder jetting AM for ceramic materials.

Bio: Eagle Engineered Solutions 

Title: Perspective of an Additive Manufacturing Service Provider


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