Metal additive manufacturing is not all about laser beam technology - discover more at MS&T 2017
Non beam-based Additive Manufacturing Approaches for Metallic Parts
Organizer: Dr. Olaf Andersen
The majority of contributions in additive manufacturing sessions is usually related to laser and electron beam melting. However, there exists a number of other approaches with distinctively different characteristics that deserve a closer look, i. e. binder jetting, 3D screen printing, fused filament modelling, lithography, as well as different layered object manufacturing techniques. They provide various opportunities in terms of achievable geometries, surface quality, need for secondary treatment, process economics, and so on.
The symposium intends to present the current state-of-the-art of such alternative techniques and provide insight into their specific opportunities and limitations in comparison to established beam-based methods. It is to be held within the framework of MS&T 2017 in Pittsburgh, USA, from October 8th to 12th, 2017.