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NERDIC Industry 4.0 Readiness Ecosystem: Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) and Bound Metal Deposition (BMD) Additive Manufacturing Processes
05/25/2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
This introductory workshop is part of the NERDIC Industry 4.0 Readiness Ecosystem program for small manufacturing enterprises in the defense supply chain. For more information, please visit ccat.us/NERDIC.
Valued at a $7.3-billion worldwide market value in 2017, additive manufacturing (AM) is disrupting multiple markets by enabling engineers to rapidly manufacture parts having substantial geometric freedom. Unfortunately, this geometric freedom is often realized with materials having insufficient properties (e.g., stiffness, strength, melting temperature) for production requirements. Addressing this problem, the rapidly-growing additive manufacturing of metals (AMM) sector now includes multiple processes, including Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) and Bound Metal Deposition (BMD). This presentation will review PBF and BMD AMM processes, resulting material properties, design principles, case studies, and economic considerations.
By the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will:
• Understand the advantages and disadvantages of PBF and BMD AMM processes
• Recognize how AMM process and design advantages can add value within supply chains while increasing part functionality
• Reflect upon their current portfolios to determine candidate AMM applications