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Aigbedion Akwara, Staff Engineer, GE Additive
Jack Beuth, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Director, CMU NextManufacturing Center
Sandra DeVincent Wolf, Director of Research Partnerships, College of Engineering; Executive Director, NextManufacturing Center & Manufacturing Futures Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University
Mark Noakes, R & D staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Andrzej Nycz, R & D staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mike Tims, Advisor Engineer, Concurrent Technologies Corp.

 

Aigbedion Akwara

Aigbedion Akwara

Staff Engineer
GE Additive

 

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Jack Beuth

Jack Beuth

Professor, Mechanical Engineering Director
CMU NextManufacturing Center

Dr. Jack L. Beuth is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and Co-Director of the CMU NextManufacturing Center. Dr. Beuth received his Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard in 1992, and has been a researcher in the field of additive manufacturing for more than 20 years. His modeling research in additive manufacturing has led to the development of "process map" approaches for mapping out the role of principal process variables on process characteristics such as melt-pool geometry, microstructure, porosity and build rate. Dr. Beuth's research is allowing unique insights into process control, expansion of process operating ranges, identification of tests needed to characterize a process, and unique comparisons of AM processes operating in very different regions of processing space.

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Sandra DeVincent Wolf

Sandra DeVincent Wolf

Director of Research Partnerships, College of Engineering
Executive Director, NextManufacturing Center & Manufacturing Futures Initiative
Carnegie Mellon University

Sandra has 15 years of research, development, engineering and management experience in advanced materials and manufacturing working in national laboratories, a start-up manufacturing company and large corporations. Her technical work experience is followed by over 10 years in executive management of nonprofits where she was responsible for leading initiatives from conception through implementation and assessment, internal and external communications, strategic planning and operational implementation, program management, corporate and government relations, education and outreach, and staff/volunteer engagement and development. Sandra currently serves the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as the Director of Research Partnerships. She is responsible for facilitating research partnerships and the growth of new initiatives, centers and institutes, and industrial consortia across the College of Engineering. Sandra is also the Executive Director of the CMU NextManufacturing Center for additive manufacturing research where she works with faculty to lead the activities and partnerships of the Center and its Consortium. She is additionally the Executive Director of the CMU Manufacturing Futures Initiative where she and faculty co-directors work to identify, connect, leverage and accelerate research in manufacturing across campus to support innovation that will accelerate the path of discovery to commercialization to increase US competitiveness and drive economic development in the Pittsburgh region.

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Mark Noakes

Mark Noakes

R & D Staff
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mark W Noakes, BS/MS/PE Electrical Engineering and PhD Mechanical Engineering, joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as an R&D staff member in 1983 after working in industry for four years. His background includes additive manufacturing, robotics, remote systems, mechatronics, instrumentation and controls, and large-scale systems. Noakes currently works on large-scale metal additive manufacturing using a wire-arc process. The ORNL team has successfully used the process to print an excavator-arm link (7-ft. long and weighing 370 lb.), demonstrated at CONEXPO 2017. Its current research focuses on printing stamping dies and tooling for the sheetmetal industry.

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Andrzej Nycz

R & D Staff
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 

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Mike Tims

Mike Tims

Advisor Engineer
Concurrent Technologies Corp.

As an advisor engineer, Michael Tims is responsible for:

  • Defining, leading and executing projects related to additive manufacturing (AM) and other metalworking processes, to define critical process and part features to ensure desired part properties, defect and distortion levels, and other attributes are achieved.
  • Defining direction and executing internal research and development efforts, leading to increased understanding of metalworking processes.
  • Developing advanced metalworking technologies, applications for advanced materials, manufacturing engineering analysis, engineering design, product and process analysis, and project management.

Tims holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

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