|About this Symposium
||Materials Science & Technology 2020
||Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics: Process Development, Materials, Process Optimization and Applications
||Lei Chen, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Xuan Song, University of Iowa
Yiquan Wu, Alfred University
Long-Qing Chen, Pennsylvania State University
Paolo Colombo, University of Padova
||Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing is a fast-growing technique for fabricating parts layer-by-layer directly from 3D digital models. AM has tremendous potential for producing high-value, complex, individually customized parts. While AM technologies for ceramics have been extensively explored in the past decade, additively shaping ceramic materials with high performance and high reliability remains challenging, due to their inherent brittleness and stringent processing requirements (feedstock and/or sintering). As more technological progress continues in the field, it can be expected that AM technologies will have an extraordinary impact on the industrial production of ceramic components and will open up new possibilities for ceramics uses and markets.
This symposium will highlight recent advances in additive manufacturing of ceramic materials. The topics of presentations are sought to include but not limited to:
1: New AM process development for ceramic materials.
2: Computational and experimental investigations of process-microstructure-property relations.
3: Data-driven process optimization and quality control of AM ceramic components.
4: Novel applications of AM ceramic components.