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Metals Webinar | Frontiers of Additive Manufacturing: Technologies, Structures and Materials

Part of the Metals Webinar series
18 Aug 2022, 09:00 (CEST)

Additive Manufacturing, Beam Shaping, Multimaterials, Mechanical Properties, Lightweight Structures, Design
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Welcome from the Chair

4th Metals Webinar

Frontiers of Additive Manufacturing: Technologies, Structures and Materials

On behalf of the editorial office of Metals, I warmly welcome you to attend the webinar on the Frontiers of Additive Manufacturing: Technologies, Structures and Materials.

Additive manufacturing is playing more and more important roles in manufacturing and industry 4.0, it enables the engineering parts to be manufactured in small scales (micro- and nano-manufacturing), with multi-materials and more complex structures (design freedom).

It is a great honor for me to chair this webinar on the Frontiers of Additive Manufacturing. Three world-leading professors including Prof. Lin Li of University of Manchester, UK; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Schmidt of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany and Prof Stefanie Feih of Griffith University, Australia have been invited to talk their research in this webinar.

I would like to thank all speakers for sharing their innovative research which I believe will significantly benefit the field of additive manufacturing.

I am looking forward to the e-meet great scientists from different countries around the world during this webinar.

Date: 18 August 2022

Time: 9:00 am CEST | 3:00 am EDT | 3:00 pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 815 8701 5989

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School of Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University, Australia

Professor Sun is an internationally recognized researcher in the advanced manufacturing of titanium alloys including laser materials processing, high-speed machining and additive manufacturing. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Northeastern University, China in 1985, Master of Engineering degree from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1988 and his PhD degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1998. Professor Shoujin Sun has conducted his research into the processing and characterization of metal and carbon matrix composite materials, laser materials processing, materials deformation of metals during high-speed marching and additive manufacturing (3D printing). He has received multiple national and international research awards including the 1st class of Science and Technology Progress Award by Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2nd class of Chinese National Science and Technology Progress Award, Commercialization Award by CAST CRC, Gordon Dunlop Award for Scientific Excellence in Research Leading to a Technological Achievement by CAST CRC, and most recently the prestigious Thatcher Bros Prize 2017 by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), UK.

Invited Speakers

Institute of Photonic Technologies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Schmidt holds the chair of the Institute of Photonic Technologies since its founding in 2009 at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). He received his doctoral degree on the topic “Process control of laser spot welding in electronics production” in 2002. Following his engagement in its executive board, he leads the Bayerisches Laserzentrum GmbH (blz GmbH) as managing director since January 2005. His current research interests include laser application from micro- to macroscopic scale within the fields of industrial manufacturing, additive manufacturing and medical engineering.

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Manchester, UK

Professor Lin Li, a Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, holds a chair of laser engineering, Director of Laser Processing Research Centre at The University of Manchester UK. He has over 380 publications in peer reviewed journals and 60 patents related to laser processing and photonic science. He was elected to Fellow of International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), Fellow of Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and Fellow of Laser Institute of America (LIA). He has served on the editorial boards of 13 international journals and President of Laser Institute of America (2016), President of International Academy of Photonics and Laser Engineering (IAPLE, 2013-2015), President of Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU). He has been the chairman of 36th, 37th, 38th MATADOR international conferences on advanced manufacturing. Professor Li obtained his BSc degree in control engineering from Dalian University of Technology in 1982 and a PhD degree in laser engineering from Imperial College, London in 1989. He worked at University of Liverpool during 1988-1994 as a postdoctoral research associate in high power laser engineering. He started his academic career at UMIST in 1994 and was promoted to a full professor in 2000. He set-up the first high power laser processing research laboratory and research group at UMIST (University of Manchester Science and Technology) and founded the Laser Processing Research Centre in 2000. He served as Director of Research and Deputy Head of School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering during 2009-2013, and Head of Manufacturing Research Group during 2004-2014. He serves as the Associate Dean for Business Engagement and Innovation in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at The University of Manchester since 2015.

School of Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University, Australia

Professor Stefanie Feih received her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2002, a Masters Degree from Cornell University in 1997 and a Mechanical Engineering degree from TU Darmstadt, Germany, in 1998. She recently commenced as a Professor in the School for Engineering and Built Environment at Griffith University. Stefanie previously led the Polymer Processing Group at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), A*STAR, Singapore, and prior to this worked at RMIT University in Australia and Risø in Denmark. Stefanie is named as one of the world's top 2% of scientists (Stanford ranking) in Materials. She has published over 160 journal and conference papers (H-index 40, >4900 citations) focused on wind, naval, O&G offshore and aerospace structures. Stefanie has led large academic and industrial collaborative projects in the research areas of aircraft repair, design for additive manufacturing and polymer composite material performance, with a total grant income exceeding $35m. Stefanie is an Editor for Composites Part B and an elected member of the Executive Council of the International Committee on Composite Materials.

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Time in CEST

Chair Prof. Dr. Shoujin Sun

Chair Introduction

9:00 – 9:10 am

Prof. Dr. Michael Schmidt

Beam Shaping for Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing

9:10 - 9:40 am

Prof. Dr. Lin Li

Multi-Material 3D Printing

9:40 - 10:10 am

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Feih

Design and Simulation of Lightweight Structures for Additive Manufacturing

10:10 - 10:40 am

Q&A Session

10:40 - 11:00 am

Closing of Webinar

Chair Prof. Dr. Shoujin Sun

11:00 - 11:10 am

Relevant SIs

3D Printing of Metal
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Zhanyong Zhao
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022

Solidification Microstructure Evolution and Formation in Metallic Alloys: Casting, Welding and Additive Manufacturing
Guest Editor: Dr. Wajira Mirihanage
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022

Microstructure Manipulation in Laser Additive Manufactured Metals
Guest Editors: Dr. Crtomir Donik and Dr. Irena Paulin
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022

Additive Manufacturing of Non-ferrous Alloys
Guest Editor: Dr. Baicheng Zhang
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022

Additive Manufacturing of High Temperature Alloys
Guest Editors: Dr. Vera Popovich and Dr. Ehsan Hosseini
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022

Microstructure, Fatigue and Corrosion Behavior of Additively Manufactured Alloys
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Evgeny A. Kolubaev
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2022

Additive Manufacturing of Magnetic Material
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Christof Sommitsch and Prof. Dr. Sophie Rivoirard
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2022

Metals News

Section Editor-in-Chief of Additive Manufacturing”

Prof. Dr. Matteo Pavese, Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Italy.


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