Symposium SF05—Advanced Materials for Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing (AM) has experienced a resurgence in the last several years that is largely driven by advances in printers, software, and modeling. Many materials that are currently used in AM processes were developed and optimized for other manufacturing techniques such as casting or injection molding. New materials designed for additive manufacturing processes represents an opportunity to not only develop materials that are compatible with AM hardware, but also to achieve functional materials with complex geometries that can enable technologies for catalysis, electronic devices, energy storage/conversion, aerospace and automotive parts, and medicine.
This symposium will bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers from chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, medicine, and engineering to discuss recent developments in materials for AM and the innovative structures and devices they enable. These topics encompass the complete spectrum of materials development from design and synthesis to applications, and will include: new functional materials, stimuli-responsive materials, multi-material printing, and nanocomposites; novel techniques processes and equipment that utilize new chemistries or chemical processes with AM; new physical and chemical properties of the printed constructs; and applications associated with the emergence of new materials. AM is applicable across industries that include aerospace, healthcare, and automotive. This symposium will serve as a forum for researchers in the field to discuss recent advances, and how novel materials can impact emerging and existing applications. The symposium is expected to attract a diverse audience that will include scientists from academia, government, and industry.