An introduction to additive manufacturing with a focus on ceramics
July 21, 2019—8:00 a.m.–Noon | Toronto Marriott Downtown Easton Centre Hotel | Toronto, Canada
Held in conjunction with GFMAT-2/Bio-4
Instructor: Roger Narayan, professor, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University
Additive manufacturing is a novel fabrication process for polymer, metal, and ceramic materials that involves layer-by-layer fabrication of a three-dimensional part through selective joining of materials. Additive manufacturing techniques such as fused deposition modeling, stereolithography, selective laser sintering, and bioprinting technologies, allow 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.
Topics will include:
- Introduction and principles
- Advantages over traditional subtractive manufacturing processes
- Techniques and equipment
- Current and future applications
Roger Narayan is professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University. He has authored over two 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 Medical Devices & Sensors (Wiley).
Narayan, an ACerS Fellow, 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, and The American Ceramic Society Richard M. Fulrath Award. He has also been elected as Fellow of ASM International, AAAS, and AIMBE.
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