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Ready for Takeoff: Metal Additive Manufacturing and the Aerospace Industry

Additive manufacturing is gaining momentum across multiple industries, but perhaps nowhere more strongly than in aerospace. This webinar addresses the growing use of additive manufacturing in aerospace applications, with a specific focus on metals.

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Date: May 16, 2017
Time: 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT / 8:00 PM CEST)
Duration: 1 hour
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3D printing, known as additive manufacturing, is finding a solid foothold in the aerospace industry. Key benefits include more nimble design innovation, accelerated speed to market, lower prototype development costs and the reverse-engineering of legacy parts. This one-hour webinar reviews the manufacturing scene and spotlights opportunities for growth.

Key Takeaways

  • Gain insight into metal materials development for 3D printing with a focus on aerospace
  • Understand the dynamics around expiring patents and their impact on 3D printing adoption rates
  • Learn about what barriers to entry still need to be overcome for additive manufacturing to continue its growth trajectory
  • Gain insight into the use of metals in additive manufacturing for aerospace applications


Stephen Cass, Senior Editor, IEEE Spectrum

Stephen Cass is a technology journalist based in New York City. Currently a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum, he has previously worked for MIT Technology Review and Discover magazine, and his work has appeared in outlets such as Popular Science, Nautilus, and The Guardian. He is also the co-author of the Hollyweird Science book series.

Denis Cormier, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

Denis Cormier received his B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania his M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is the Earl W. Brinkman Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His teaching and research interests focus on additive manufacturing and direct-write printing technologies for the synthesis of novel materials and geometric structures. Prior to joining RIT in 2009, he was a faculty member at North Carolina State University for 13 years. He is a founding member of ASTM's F-42 additive manufacturing standards group, and he also serves on the Society of Manufacturing Engineer's RTAM steering committee. He received SME's Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineering award in 2003.