It’s been a pretty slow week as far as events and roundups go, and we only have four to tell you about in today’s roundup. Topics include support removal, advanced design for AM, and more; Read on for all the details!
America Makes: AMNOW Metals Challenge
First up are America Makes and NCDMM, with the AMNOW Metals Challenge Announcement and Information Webinar at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 2. The challenge is for those working in data analytics and AI in advanced manufacturing, and they are invited to demonstrate their capabilities using an integrated dataset for 316L parts and 3D printed coupons using laser powder bed fusion that the AMNOW program has developed. The dataset includes construction geometries, two different heat treatments, powder chemistry, 800 coupon tests, and more. The objective is to demonstrate the ability to correlate process and raw material data with material quality, properties and anomalies.
“The opportunity is not only to have access to this vast data set and to be able to report your findings to the wider America Makes audience, but also to earn a share of the costs and a small contract to influence releases. game finals.”
You can register for the webinar here.
ASME iWME Conference 2022
From February 3-4, ASME is hosting its second annual Increasing Women in Mechanical Engineering (iWME) conference. The virtual event aims to increase the diversity and competitiveness of the engineering workforce, by examining, challenging and discussing education practices and culture with the aim of attracting and keep more women in the field of mechanical engineering. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Sonya Smith, the first female professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Howard University, chair of Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN), and an ASME Fellow. Although not a 3D printing focused event, the iWME conference is quite similar to Wi3DP’s TIPE 3D Printing conference in terms of values and goals.
“Last year’s conference focused on laying the groundwork to identify issues, current statistics on women in ME and MET, and the current climate and culture for the retention and recruitment of women ME and MET in academia and industry. This year’s conference will highlight initiatives that have increased the number of women in their programs and discuss how these approaches can be implemented in other programs. academia and in industry.
You can register for the conference here.
Initiated removal of VORSA 500 support
PostProcess Technologies recently launched its latest automated support removal machine for Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) parts, the VORSA 500. This Thursday, February 3 at 11:00 a.m. EST, PostProcess is hosting an official online launch event for its FDM bracket removal solution. The machine uses the company’s AUTOMAT3D software and Volumetric Velocity Dispersion (VVD) to automatically remove support structures on FDM 3D printed parts. VVD allows the VORSA 500 to spray pre-mixed detergent onto a part from multiple directions within a chamber, and AUTOMAT3D monitors the process, with user-defined parameters for predetermined agitation, to ensure a correct finish . PostProcess suggests the machine can cut media removal times in half.
“Get up close to our latest technology at our launch event on a Live Solution Experience tour for FDM post-printing. Broadcast from the PostProcess labs, you’ll be able to see our unique blend of proprietary software, hardware, and chemistry at work, and participate in real-time Q&As.
You can register for the launch event here.
Lattice structures and texture in 3D printing
The last webinar of the week, “Advanced Design for AM: Lattice Structures & Texture”, will also take place on the 3rd at 2:00 PM EST. Part of the AM webinar series powered by ASME and sponsored by HP, the webinar will examine complex lattice structures and unique textures, with topics including structural classification, mechanical properties, and lattice structure generation. , as well as bump maps, generative methods, and printability considerations for AM texture design, and more. Presenters will be Justin Hopkins, Senior Application Engineer for HP 3D, and Siddharthan Selvasekar, Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company.
“Companies in many industries have taken advantage of the design freedom afforded by additive manufacturing to transform their manufacturing, prototyping and production processes for final parts. Take your design engineering to the next level with lattice structures and texture design. Geometrically complex lattice structures can allow rigid, lightweight parts or energy-absorbing components; while unique and integrated textures can facilitate futuristic products.
You can register for the webinar here.
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