In-Person 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
Michael J. Bortner is a faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech University. He has a decade of industry experience working in polymer and composite materials and process development.
Timothy E. Long
Professor, Arizona State University
Dr. Timothy Long is a faculty member in the School of Molecular Sciences and the School for Engineering Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University (ASU), leading nearly 15 interdisciplinary researchers in macromolecular science and engineering with a recent focus on sustainable and green strategies for innovation. He currently serves as Director of the Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing at ASU.
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. His research has spanned the entire value chain of Additive Manufacturing, including design for AM methodologies, novel AM processes and materials, and cyber-physical security. A current research focus in in process-structure-property relationships inclusive of all polymeric AM processes.
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 20, 2022
Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Course fee includes a course manual, continental breakfast, lunch, and networking event.