Workshop on Additive Manufacturing

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Organized by Tarik Dickens and Subramanian Ramakrishnan

Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Post Docs, Faculty

Limit: 30 people

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Organized by Tarik Dickens and Subramanian Ramakrishnan Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Post Docs, Faculty Limit: 30 people Additive Manufacturing has advanced considerably over the last four decades. Originating from investigations in automated welding, the technology is now capable of fabricating complete devices and resolutions on the order of tens of nanometers. These capabilities promise to significantly reduce the costs, time, and complexity of fabricating devices out of a wide range of materials, including metals, polymers, ceramics, and even living cells. Applications for additive manufacturing include rapid prototyping; microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip systems; stretchable electronics; bio-scaffolding and medical/heath care; metamaterials and optoelectronics; and more. The workshop will introduce participants to the basics of Additive Manufacturing. First a series of lectures will be given on the different types of additive manufacturing, the theory behind it, control and machinery involved in the printing process with recent developments in AI and robotics and design for 3D printing. The lecture session will conclude with recent applications and state of art research currently being carried out. This will be followed with a hands on laboratory session where the participants in groups will print different model systems.