2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium MA04—Advances in Additive Manufacturing—Materials, Processes and Devices

Additive Manufacturing has advanced considerably over the last four decades. Originating from investigations in automated welding, the technology is now capable of fabricating complete devices and resolutions on the order of tens of nanometers. These capabilities promise to significantly reduce the costs, time, and complexity of fabricating devices out of a wide range of materials, including metals, polymers, ceramics, and even living cells. Applications for additive manufacturing include rapid prototyping; microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip systems; stretchable electronics; bio-scaffolding and medical/heath care; metamaterials and optoelectronics; and more.
Due to the breadth of materials, processes, and applications of additive manufacturing, the set of physics, chemistries, biology involved with additive manufacturing continues to expand at an increasing rate. It is planned to dedicate one or two sessions of the proposed symposium to laser-based processing of metals and ceramics spanning the physics involved during the printing process to material microstructure and metrology. Sessions will be dedicated to the latest advances in novel additive manufacturing technologies, including nano-scale printing, printable electronics, and bio-applications. Additionally, the symposium will incorporate topics in designing for additive manufacturing, the reliability of materials printed using these techniques, and STEM outreach opportunities for 3D printing.
Interdisciplinary topics related to chemistry, physics, materials science, and biology will be connected by invited abstracts in order to accelerate the development of this process towards use in real-world applications and devices.

Topics will include:

  • Laser processing of metals and ceramics I: physics, mass transport, heat transfer
  • Laser processing of metals and ceramics II: microstructure, processing, metrology
  • Micro- and nano-scale additive manufacturing
  • Biological and bio-inspired applications of additive manufacturing
  • Device fabrication with additive manufacturing
  • Optical devices fabricated with additive manufacturing
  • Design optimization: computation/simulation, strategies, challenges, and scaling
  • Advances in polymer printing
  • Printable electronics
  • Reliability of printed materials
  • 3D printing and the classroom: STEM and beyond

Invited Speakers:

  • Andrei Fedorov (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Eric MacDonald (Youngstown State University, USA)
  • Dimos Poulikakos (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Albert To (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Lorenzo Valdevit (University of California, Irvine, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Owen Hildreth
Arizona State University
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy
480-965-4912, owen.hildreth@asu.edu

Keng Hsu
Arizona State University
Manufacturing Engineering
480-727-2720, keng.h.hsu@asu.edu

Timothy Simpson
Pennsylvania State University
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
814-863-7136, tws8@psu.edu

Wei Xiong
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
412-624-4846, weixiong@pitt.edu

Keywords for Abstract Submission

3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Bio-inspried, Laser Processing, Printable Electronics