May 20, 2015 – May 20, 2015
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
May 20, 2015
|Dr. John Slotwinski, Additive Manufacturing Development Engineer, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory|
Presentation: The vision of additive manufacturing, which is fueled by recent and significant media coverage in both the popular and scientific press, is a spectacular view of potential things to come. Some have said that additive manufacturing will usher in a new industrial revolution that will forever change manufacturing supply chains, defense logistics, health care, and how consumers acquire manufactured goods. Highly-publicized examples of spectacular parts made via additive manufacturing have led some to conclude that this future vision is a certainty. This vision must be tempered though, by the technical challenges that currently prevent more widespread adoption of the various additive manufacturing technologies. In this talk I will highlight recent successes in additive manufacturing, describe current technical challenges and related research to overcome those challenges, and try to separate what I believe to be the hype and reality in the future vision of additive manufacturing.