Fri, Apr 08, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: John Hart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Talk Title: The Trajectory of Metal Additive Manufacturing
Abstract: Manufacturing of metal components is essential to every major industry, and involves complex supply chains, consumes significant natural resources, and sometimes still uses ancient techniques. Conversely, additive manufacturing (AM) promises to, ultimately, digitize the shaping of components and enable distributed production. I will highlight recent work from my research group at MIT and collaborators on metal AM including discrete element simulation of powder spreading coupled with X-ray microscopy for layer quality control; a new concept for drop-on-demand metal printing; and physics-based cost modeling to guide the deployment of AM at scale. I will also discuss our efforts in manufacturing education and workforce training.
Biography: John Hart is Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies, and Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, at MIT. His research group at MIT, the Mechanosynthesis Group focuses on science and technology of production, including research in additive manufacturing, nanostructured materials, and precision machine design. In 2017 and 2018, respectively, he received the MIT Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching in Mechanical Engineering and the MIT Keenan Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education. He is a co-founder of Desktop Metal and VulcanForms, and a Board Member of Carpenter Technology Corporation.
Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing
More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lp3nfkY6TQ6brG0kB-c2Ag
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Tessa Yao