||Exploration of additive manufacturing (AM) techniques within energy sectors has shown an increase of applications. In-spite of the increased interests, the large variety of materials, design and qualification requirements specific to each particular energy industry, and full adoption to market in all energy sectors are limited.
AM techniques provide a unique advantage for the energy industry due to the shortened development and fabrication times, product quality, and process repeatability. Not yet commonplace in the energy sector, AM provides new opportunities in the design space during inception of new products (both structural component and material design) due to less limitations on localized design features that could not generally be performed using conventional fabrication processes (e.g., casting, extrusion, etc.) and subtractive fabrication (e.g. machining).
This symposium will integrate invited and contributed talks on the use of AM in various energy industries and includes the following topics based on experimental and computational approaches:
•Processing-microstructure-property relationship of AM fabricated materials for structural components in energy sectors
•Advances in AM design methodologies, new material designs and AM techniques
•Modeling and simulations for design of high-performance AM fabricated materials
•Economic advantages: Case Studies