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How Failure Analysis is Impacted by Additive Manufacturing - Webinar

  • 1.  How Failure Analysis is Impacted by Additive Manufacturing - Webinar

    Posted 06-11-2020 09:26

    Knovel presents: How Failure Analysis is Impacted by Additive Manufacturing


    DATE & TIME: June 24th 2:00 pm

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    Title: How Failure Analysis is Impacted by Additive Manufacturing
    Speaker: Dr. Daniel P. Dennies, FASM, Principal, DMS Inc.


    Additive manufacturing (AM) continues to be a prominent driving force in engineering today. This webinar examines how failure analysis is impacted by additive manufacturing processes. The core knowledge of how AM-processed parts fail is not well known yet. More importantly, AM-processed parts may not fail in the "classic" manner as with more established processes, such as wrought and cast parts. In addition, the AM concept and its processes may limit the various tools used by the failure analyst. The webinar speaker will draw on over 40 years of experience in failure analysis and over 20 years of experience in additive manufacturing to share insights and tips for working with this evolving technology.


    In this webinar, attendees will learn about:

    • Common challenges AM processes present for failure analysts
    • How each step of a typical failure analysis is affected by additive manufacturing
    • How additive manufacturing may affect specific failure mechanisms




    Daniel P. Dennies ( @Daniel Dennies ) is a licensed metallurgical professional engineer (P.E.) in the state of California. He has over 40 years of experience in the raw material, forging, aerospace, and aircraft industries as a technical specialist, technical manager, and program manager. The majority of his career has been in the aerospace industry working on projects such as the Space Shuttle Main Engine, National Launch System, National Aerospace Plane, expendable launch systems such as Delta and Titan, and the International Space Station. He has also worked on commercial aircraft such as the Boeing 787, military aircraft such as the C17 Transport, and other proprietary programs.  As a consultant over the last 15 years, Dr. Dennies has worked on projects in various industries such as construction, plumbing, food processing, land based turbines, biomedical devices, fasteners, additive manufacturing and power generation /energy.


    Dan's expertise includes failure analysis, engineering design support, material and process selection, customer/supplier interactions, and program development. He has taught multiple courses since 2000, given numerous presentations, and has authored two books: How to Organize and Run a Failure Investigation and Robot Wars in the City of Materials. Dan has been a member of ASM International for 40 years and is an ASM Fellow. He is the recipient of the 2004 Allan Ray Putman Award and the 2011 George Roberts Award. Dan is a past trustee for both the ASM Materials Education Foundation and ASM International. He is currently president of the International Metallographic Society and the vice president of the Failure Analysis Society.

    Carrie Hawk
    ASM International
    Community Engagement Specialist

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