Materials Research & Measurement Needs for Ceramics Additive Manufacturing
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a workshop on “Materials Research & Measurement Needs for Ceramic Additive Manufacturing” on November 13-14, 2019, at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg MD. With this meeting we hope to bring together leading experts from early industrial adopters of ceramics AM, AM-equipment and feedstock manufacturers, government agencies, and academia. Our goals are to discuss the most promising broad-impact applications of ceramics AM and identify the associated materials measurement needs which, if addressed, would accelerate the incorporation of AM methods into commercially viable ceramic manufacturing technologies.
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The 2-day meeting will critically review the opportunities and challenges for ceramics AM in key market sectors with discussions focused on formulating the materials research directions to bridge critical knowledge gaps that presently hinder the broader deployment of ceramics AM technologies. The program will also include discussions of the lessons learned from AM of metals & polymers, prospects for AM manufacturing of hybrid ceramic/metal and ceramic/polymer materials or gradient-microstructure ceramics. An emphasis will be on potential cross-cutting research efforts to address ceramics AM measurement needs across a range of application areas.