New Frontiers in Additive Manufacturing

Monday, September 13, 2021: 10:20 AM
225 (America's Center)
Dr. David B. Williams , The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Additive manufacturing (AM) enables part designers to control the shape, composition, and application characteristics for tailored final products. This panel will explore the potential of AM techniques that take advantage of design and fabrication of structures not possible by traditional means. Specifically, research pertaining multi-material AM for integrated functionality and novel composite design will be discussed as well as the need for fastidious microstructural control to yield metallic parts with a high degree of precision and consistency. Both progress and barriers to achieve superior performance capabilities will be addressed.

The panelists will introduce and discuss examples of promising new or enhanced AM capabilities that are actively being researched or in early development/introduction stages. For each technology area, panelists will address:

  • Key potential applications and benefits
  • The current status of R&D efforts
  • The technical or other barriers that need to be resolved
  • How this technology may grow or evolve over time