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Event Schedule

Wednesday, August 8

8:00 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 a.m.

Keynote Address
Sandra DeVincent Wolf, Director of Research Partnerships, College of Engineering; Executive Director, NextManufacturing Center & Manufacturing Futures Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University

9:45 a.m.

Comparing Laser and EB Processing—Recognizing the Right Process for the Job at Hand

Aigbedion Akwara, Staff Engineer, GE Additive

10:45 a.m.


11:15 a.m.


Metal-AM Applications—Repair and Rebuild
The Top 5 Reasons to Use Hybrid Additive Systems:

  • Part repair of existing components
  • Surface finish without the variability caused by powder bed 3D metal printing
  • Precision and tighter tolerances
  • Adding difficult features while reducing total part count
  • Mult-metal 3D printing

Mike Tims, Advisor Engineer, Concurrent Technologies Corp.

12:00 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Process Mapping: Optimizing the Powder Bed Process

Jack Beuth, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Co-Director, NextManufacturing Center, Carnegie Mellon University
2:30 p.m. Can Metal Additive Manufacturing Compete with Casting?
3:30 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Addressing Quality Issues during laser Powder Bed 3D Metal Printing

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Thursday, August 9

7:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open

7:45 a.m.

Buses leave for Experience tours


Bus 1

  • Arrives GE Addtive Customer Experience Center at 8:15
  • Departs GE CEC for Carnegie Mellon University NextManufacturing Center at 9:45
  • Arrives CMU at 10:30
  • Departs CMU for hotel at 12:15
  • Arrives at hotel at 1:00

Bus 2

  • Departs CMU for GE CEC at 10:30
  • Arrives GE CEC at 11:15
  • Departs GE CEC for hotel at 12:30
  • Arrives at hotel at 1:00

1:00 p.m.


2:00 p.m.

Large Scale Metal-Arc Printing of Dies and Tooling

Andrzej Nycz and Mark Noakes, R & D staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

3:00 p.m.

Metal AM in the Automotive Industry

4:00 p.m.