The NJ Chapter of SAMPE was designated as SAMPE's first Center of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing (AM) in the Fall of 2018. Our mission is to highlight Additive Manufacturing technology, research, and collaboration. We aim to facilitate the cooperation between academic and industrial organizations to bridge the gap between AM research and wide-scale implementation.
On June 14th, 2019 we hosted the inaugural New Jersey Additive Manufacturing Symposium, held in cooperation with Rutgers School of Engineering. This event was well-attended, and we were looking forward to expanding upon it in 2020. Unfortunately, plans to host another in-person event have been hindered by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the interim, NJ SAMPE is excited to announce an "Additive Manufacturing Month" event throughout June 2021!
During "Additive Manufacturing Month," we will feature several regional companies and AM research groups on our social media pages, in our newsletter, and during our virtual chapter meeting. Join us as we explore the current state of commercial AM applications, showcase trends toward advancing its adoption, and highlight academic achievements in this area.
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Please contact us if you would like to contribute content to this Additive Manufacturing Month event. We are looking for your research presentations, industry news, product announcements, STEM activities... all things Additive Manufacturing!
Tailoring Polyimide Structure for Additive Manufacturing: Balancing Reactivity, Rheology, and Resolution (3Rs)
Abstract: The discovery of advanced polymeric materials for advanced manufacturing demands a seamless partnership among scientists and engineers, and a keen attention to the delicate balance of reactivity, rheology, and resolution will accelerate impact with enabling fundamental relationships. Our teamed presentation will describe our recent advances in the structure-property-processing relationships of polyimides, introduction of photo-reactivity to polyimide precursors, polyimide printing of precise geometric objects, and recent directions in printer design. We will discuss the challenges of printing high molecular weight polyimides and demonstrate the physical properties and performance of printed polyimides. The lecture will conclude with a perspective on the grand challenges for both engineering polymers and next generation printing modalities that enable printing high performance three-dimensional polyimide objects.
Additive Manufacturing via Ambient Reactive Extrusion
Abstract: In this presentation, we will discuss a unique method of 3D printing known as Ambient Reactive Extrusion (ARE). ARE is a top-down additive manufacturing method whereby two co-reactive liquids are mixed, extruded through a nozzle and cured to form a 3D thermoset. By combining resins that readily react at ambient temperature, 3D objects are constructed with less energy input (no external heating or UV energy required), and at rates that exceed the limits of traditional 3D printing. One major advantage of ARE is it enables covalent bonding between successively deposited layers, enabling seamless multi-material printing, isotropic mechanical properties, as well as easy manufacture of water-tight parts. ARE is also much more easily scaled for large-area manufacture than SLA and other UV-vat polymerization processes. Using this proprietary technique, PPG Industries is introducing a broad portfolio of 3D printing materials with unprecedented properties, including elastomers with ultrahigh toughness, UV resistance, chemical resistance, and even electrical conductivity.
Materials for Production: How Carbon's Digital Light Synthesis Pairs Advances in Chemistry, Design, and Print Technology to Enable End Use Parts
Abstract: Carbon unites advances in hardware, software, and molecular science to enable digital manufacturing solutions. Matthew Menyo leads Materials Product Development for Carbon's Materials team, creating innovative new resins for the consumer, automotive, aerospace, and industrial sectors.
Beyond Tooling: Flightworthy Additive Manufacturing Composites
Abstract: Polymer additive manufacturing is flying today on commercial airplanes and on the most advanced space and defense platforms around. This talk will go over stories of the challenges of flight adoption in aerospace, with a discussion of material selection needs for flight components, the challenges and successes of implementation, and examples of how additive must both fit into and expand the conventional design and materials expectations of the industry.
On June 14th, 2019 we hosted the inaugural New Jersey Additive Manufacturing Symposium, held in cooperation with Rutgers School of Engineering. There were 74 attendees, 16 guest speakers, and 8 exhibitors. Attendees hailed from as far afield as Boston, Philadelphia, South Carolina, and Central Pennsylvania representing academic institutions, the end-user community, materials developers, and original equipment manufacturers.
The welcome address was delivered by the Dean of the Rutgers University School of Engineering. Panelists from both academic and industrial backgrounds then inspired a lively discussion about bridging the gap between AM research and wide-scale implementation. The members of the panel were:
A networking lunch was served after the panel discussion, allowing registrants a chance to peruse the exhibitor area. The symposium exhibitors were: 3HTi, Allegheny Education Systems, Inc., FlackTek, The NJ Center for Biomaterials, Shimadzu, SilTech, SunP Biotech, and ThermoFisher Scientific.The afternoon sessions were split into two tracks, academic and industrial. The academic track featured speakers from Rutgers University, NC A&T State University, and The Penn State University. The industrial track featured speakers from Formlabs, Gentex, Flightware, Dixie Chemical, Evonik, KAI, and Total Cray Valley.
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