On-Demand Polymeric Materials for Additive Manufacturing
Learn the fundamentals of additive manufacturing including design polymer structure that aligns with diverse printing platforms and Correlation of structure-property- processing relationships to accelerate innovation.
About the Instructor(s)
Michael J. Bortner
Professor, Virginia Tech University
Dr. Michael J. Bortner is assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech University. Dr. Bortner has a decade of industry experience working in polymer and composite materials and process development.
Timothy E. Long
Professor, Arizona State University
Dr. Timothy E. Long joined Virginia Tech in 1999 and recently completed his five-year term as the Director of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute (MII) at Virginia Tech
Christopher B. Williams
Professor , Virginia Tech University
Christopher B. Williams, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, has conducted research in Additive Manufacturing for over 20 years.
About the Course
- Understand Practical Uses of Additive Manufacturing Methods and the Predictive Structure-Property-Processing Relationships.
- Design Novel Polymeric Materials with a Balance of Reactivity and Rheology for Diverse Printing Platforms.
- Work and Consult with Renowned Authorities in the Additive Manufacturing Field.
- Acquire Hands-on Experience by Performing or Discussing a Variety of Experiments in a Small Group Laboratory Environment.
- Gain a Remarkable Breadth of Knowledge of 3D Printing - Covering a Variety of Topics from Thermoplastic Design to Solution Rheology.
- Solve Your Practical, Work-Related Problems by Discussing Your Work with Additive Manufacturing and Polymer Experts.
What You Will Learn
- The fundamentals of additive manufacturing
- Design of polymer structure that aligns with diverse printing platforms
- Correlation of structure-property- processing relationships to accelerate innovation
Who Should Attend
Anyone currently working or beginning to work with additive manufacturing and its applications, including bachelor degree through Ph.D. level research chemists, engineers, physicists, or technicians should take this course. Managers in the polymer industry will greatly benefit from this in-depth, lecture-laboratory course. No prior knowledge of additive manufacturing is assumed. Although some introductory lectures are included on polymer science and engineering, some working knowledge of polymer chemistry would be useful. This course is also ideal for K-12 teachers and university professors who wish to integrate additive manufacturing principles into their courses.
Welcome and Outline of Course: Resolution, Rheology & Reactivity
Resolution: Additive Manufacturing Processes
Rheology: Polymer Rheology in AM Processes
Reactivity: Polymer Terminology and Classes
Rheology in Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing: Fused Filament Fabrication
Thermoplastic Design and Properties
Rheology in Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing: Fused Filament Fabrication and Direct Ink Write
Extrusion-Based AM Lab
Structure-Property Relationships of Printed Parts
Photopolymerization-Based Additive Manufacturing: Vat Photopolymerization, UV-DIW, & Material Jetting
Lab - Chemical, physical, and thermal characterization of Polymers
Influence of Light on Viscoelasticity
Structure-Property Relationships of Photo-reactive Polymers
Introduction to Thermal Properties of Polymers
Polymer Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing
Structure-Property Relationships of SLS Materials
Processing in SLS and Structure-Properties
Lab – SLS and SLA
Jetting Additive Manufacturing Processes
Polymers for Jetting
ACS Networking Event
Emerging Topics in Printing for Additive
Emerging Topics in Materials Design for Additive
Emerging Topics in Properties and Performance of Printed Objects
Dates, Locations, and Prices
May 15 - May 22, 2022
Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center 901 Prices Fork Road Blacksburg, VA 24061