This introductory workshop is part of the NERDIC Industry 4.0 Readiness Ecosystem program for small manufacturing enterprises in the defense supply chain.
Valued at a $7.3-billion worldwide market value in 2017, additive manufacturing (AM) is disrupting multiple markets by enabling engineers to rapidly manufacture parts having substantial geometric freedom. Unfortunately, this geometric freedom is often realized with materials having insufficient properties (e.g., stiffness, strength, melting temperature) for production requirements. Addressing this problem, the rapidly-growing additive manufacturing of metals (AMM) sector now includes multiple processes, including Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) and Bound Metal Deposition (BMD). This presentation will review PBF and BMD AMM processes, resulting material properties, design principles, case studies, and economic considerations.
Workshop participants will be invited to apply to participate in a pilot demonstration project utilizing this technology.
This session will be recorded and available on-demand following the workshop.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Rhode Island manufacturing Executive Management
- General Managers, Manufacturing Operations, Production Managers, Manufacturing Engineers
By the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will:
• Understand the advantages and disadvantages of PBF and BMD AMM processes
• Recognize how AMM process and design advantages can add value within supply chains while increasing part functionality
• Reflect upon their current portfolios to determine candidate AMM applications
- Dr. Brett Ellis, Associate Professor, Co-Director- Center for Additive Manufacturing of Metals, University of Maine
- John Belding PE, Director- Advanced Manufacturing Center, Co-Director- Center for Additive Manufacturing of Metals, University of Maine
- Christopher Paulk, Director, Vermont Manufacturing Collaborative (VT-MC), Vermont Technical College
A Technology Demonstration follows this workshop and is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST (1.5 hours)
NERDIC INDUSTRY 4.0 READINESS WORKSHOPS
The New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration (NERDIC) will deliver a series of Industry 4.0 Readiness workshops and demonstrations to showcase how emerging technologies can be used to help optimize manufacturing processes in the New England defense manufacturing supply chain.
Each session explores a different technology, including generative design, additive manufacturing, and augmented reality. The overall aim is to help increase capability and competitiveness for the region’s defense manufacturers. For more information, please visit ccat.us/NERDIC.
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