Sheffield, UK｜ 5 October, 2022
Additive Manufacturing opens almost unlimited freedom of component design for designers and engineers, enabling the direct manufacture of complex components that are not possible of feasible to produce by other technologies. AM also has rather unexploited potential to offer materials engineers and metallurgists the freedom to control microstructure and materials properties in ways that were previously also seen as being “impossible”. However, practical utilization of this potential requires an extremely high degree of control over the AM process on the micro- and macro-level. This requires development of the machine control and sensor technologies in combination with modelling and machine learning tools to enable process control and its tailoring to utilize benefits of material and component design as well as to assure process robustness.
Researchers, both at CAM2 (Centre for Additive Manufacture – Metal) and MAPP (EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes) have been deeply involved in the development of new methods and strategies and their application to the control of the AM processes and components manufactured by AM.
This joint workshop will focus on this research and the opportunities that the digitalisation of the AM process offers and the continuing research challenges that it presents.
The workshop will cover the following topics:
- In-process Control in Additive Manufacture
- Data handling in AM
- Process Modelling and Simulation
- Digital qualification of processes and materials