ADAPT Expo & Annual Public Meeting
Expo exhibitors: 3D Systems, ALD NanoSolutions, Citrine Informatics, Colorado OEDIT, Elementum 3D, GE Additive, Lithoz America, The 3D Printing Store
ADAPT 3-Year Review slides
Our December meeting started with a recap of the outcomes of the ADAPT Board’s strategic planning workshop in November. Our two open-platform 3D printer teams then gave presentations on their final designs, and a lab tour followed to see the printers they built. We finished the day with a social at Trailhead Taphouse.
Jacob Nuechterlein, owner of Elementum 3D and ADAPT board member, gave a presentation on Elementum 3D’s work in developing innovative materials for additive manufacturing. Industry members and Mines faculty shared updates on their current work.
Elementum 3D Additive Manufacturing Materials (pdf)
Presentations were given by Prof. Aaron Stebner, Prof. Owen Hildreth, and PhD Candidate Nathan Johnson. After the networking break, a representative of the Mines Trefny Innovative Instruction Center led members through a discussion to gather input for an ADAPT strategic planning workshop to be held by the Board in November. A follow-up online survey will be sent to all members via email.
ADAPT welcomed guest speaker Mohsen Seifi, Director, Global Additive Manufacturing Programs, ASTM International. Dr. Seifi gave a presentation on the development of standards in ASTM International with a focus on the work of Committee F42 (Additive Manufacturing Technologies).
Audio/screen recording (presentation starts at about 05:45 on the recording)
Craig Brice, director of the new Advanced Manufacturing degree program at Mines and Industry Relations director of ADAPT, gave a survey of additive manufacturing techniques and their benefits/drawbacks.
Audio file (meeting starts at 8:25 on the recording)
Guest speaker Claudio Shyinti Kiminami from Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil, gave a presentation on research at DEMa/UFSCar–Brazil related to spray forming and atomization.
Within the context of the larger project “Processing and Characterization of Amorphous, Metastable and Nanostructured Alloys,” Kiminami presented a history of their work in the areas of spray forming and atomization. Examples of studies on spray-formed aluminum and iron alloy deposits with the goal of recycling aluminum alloys and developing materials with high wear and/or corrosion resistance were presented. In addition, examples of the use of atomized powders for processing of bulk metallic glasses and coatings were included. He also presented some details about their new gas atomization equipment that was recently installed that enables them to make 4–10 kg batches of non-reactive experimental alloys (e.g., Al, Fe, Ni, Co, etc.).
09May2018 Minutes No audio recording this month.
Presentations given by undergraduate design teams on projects for the new Advanced Manufacturing teaching lab:
Guest speaker Owen Hildreth of Arizona State University gave a talk on his novel dissolvable supports process for metal AM.
**NEW!!** Audio recording (with slides)
Flyer for Advanced Manufacturing Interdisciplinary Program at Mines (we invite you to download and share this flyer with anyone interested)
Guest Speaker: Todd Palmer from Penn State University