||Additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, has emerged as a disruptive technology with the potential to revolutionize various industries. However, while AM offers numerous advantages, it also presents challenges, including material limitations and quality control. Recently, the concept of nanocomposite AM, or AM with incorporated nanoparticles, has gained significant attention. The metallic composite powders for feedstock can be produced through atomization or pre-blended using ball milling before the printing process. This innovative approach has piqued interest due to its potential to enable the 3D printing of a wide range of alloys that were previously deemed difficult to print. Furthermore, it offers the prospect of enhancing the microstructure and mechanical properties of as-built components, thus opening new possibilities in the world of AM.
The symposium will cover a range of topics related to nanocomposite AM, including but not limited to:
- Materials and feedstock for nanocomposite AM.
- Techniques for nanoparticle dispersion and integration in the AM process.
- Production of previously unprintable alloys with particle incorporation.
- Microstructural evolution in nanocomposite AM.
- Mechanical properties of nanocomposite printed parts.
- Parameter optimization in nanocomposite AM.
- Application of machine learning in nanocomposite AM.
- Prospects and research directions in the field.