Allison Beese
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Future Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing: Multidisciplinary Teaming and Adoption of Emerging Technologies

Layer-by-layer additive manufacturing (AM) can be used to fabricate geometric designs not achievable through conventional manufacturing routes, providing opportunities such as personalized biomedical implants, point-of-need manufacturing of parts, repair of broken components, and lightweighting. AM is multidisciplinary by nature, requiring a broad range of fields for its continued advancement. As new technologies emerge, particularly for computation and data processing, new avenues to advance AM also emerge. Opportunities exist in a range of areas, including harnessing sensor fusion and machine learning for real-time process control and part qualification, new alloy design, designing for defect tolerance

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