Thermofisher, December 3, 11:00 AM EST
Title: Electron Microscopy Solutions for Metal Additive Manufacturing Qualification
SPEAKERS: Mark Aindow and Rainer Hebert
Abstract: Many industries and government agencies are vigorously developing metal additive manufacturing (AM) practices. The efforts to move toward qualified processes, materials, and parts often still conflict with unexpected observations that impede the rapid insertion of AM into service. These unexpected findings can originate in microstructural details that require advanced microscopy solutions.
This webinar highlights examples of electron microscopy findings for common and often unwanted situations affecting metal powders and additively manufactured samples.
Attendees will learn about how:
These examples demonstrate the need for comprehensive microscopy approaches and the overall value for AM advancement.
Dr. Hebert currently serves as director of the Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center at the University of Connecticut (UConn) and as associate director of the Institute of Materials Science. Dr. Hebert’s research background includes general metallurgy with a focus on rapid solidification processing. Dr. Hebert is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UConn and received a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Aindow is the executive director for Innovation, External Engagement and Industry Relations in the Office of the Vice President for Research at UConn. He has over 30 years of experience in the application of electron microscopy techniques to microstructural development in engineering materials. Dr. Aindow earned his P.hD. in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) from the University of Liverpool in the U.K., and he spent nine years on the faculty of the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham, U.K., before joining UConn in 1999. He is currently a professor affiliated with the MSE department and the interdisciplinary Institute of Materials Science.