Instructor: Dr. Greg Dillon
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In this course, the various classifications of Additive Manufacturing will be reviewed. The goal is not to provide a comprehensive survey of all process configurations, but to clarify how they can be categorized. This will allow the class to begin to focus in on the controlling physics and material science that apply to each of the process types. The foundation for the classification system will be established ASTM protocol, though some new developments in Additive Manufacturing will be used to challenge the established boundaries. Workshop participants will be guided through a series of exercises that will help them to think of the processes in terms of their controlling physics and material science. Smaller groups will work on assigned process categories with a view to developing a deep understanding of what determines the processing rates and quality available from each process class. The concepts of Technology Readiness Level (TRL) and Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) will be introduced, and participants will be encouraged to complete TRL/MRL analyses of selected processes. Ultimately, the workshop will empower the participants to develop a lumped parameter process model for Additive Manufacturing, and the utility of this approach will be shown to apply to any manufacturing process. The mode of instruction will be relaxed, conversational, interactive, and immersive.
Who Should Attend
Anyone who is either engaged in Additive Manufacturing or relies on this process technology area may be interested in this workshop. Decision makers will benefit from a deeper understanding of the underlying materials science and process physics and will be empowered to complete more comprehensive process analyses, prior to any internal investment. Process and quality engineers may be able to complete more technically sound root cause analyses of product failures or out of specification processing. Manufacturing engineers may benefit from application of fundamental modeling principles in understanding process dynamics, beyond additive manufacturing.
Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
- Process Classification
- Summary of Recent Developments
Process Maturity Analysis
- Process Mapping
- Technology Readiness Level
- Manufacturing Readiness Level
- Metals, Plastics, Ceramics
- Advanced Composites
- Fundamentals Physics Analysis
- Model Parameter Shopping!
- Lumped Parameter Modeling
Conclusion and Context