SAE International Senior Global Product Manager Audra Ziegenfuss will moderate the in-depth discussion led by guest speakers with a combined 65-plus years of engineering experience, knowledge, and expertise:
- Dr. John Hart, director, Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies (ADAPT) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT);
- Bill Harris, technical fellow at Lockheed Martin; and
- Adam Rivard, additive manufacturing director at LAI International Inc.
The free, one-hour webinar will include a question-and-answer (Q&A) session and address the following topics:
- How additive manufacturing is expected to impact the aerospace and automotive industries as the field advances;
- Risks associated in introducing flight-critical additive manufacturing parts;
- The anticipated timeline for general acceptance of additive manufacturing parts by aerospace customers;
- Key business and technical considerations from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) perspective related to becoming a supplier of AM products; and
- Novel additive manufacturing methods translatable to aerospace and automotive.
“By bringing together thought leaders representing the perspectives of academia and industry, we hope to provide greater, more well-rounded insight for the mobility engineering community,” says SAE International Chief Product Officer Frank Menchaca.
Register online now to attend the free webinar on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 1 pm EDT. Take this opportunity to learn from and pose pressing additive manufacturing questions live to a panel of experts.
Dr. John Hart is associate professor of mechanical engineering, director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, and director of the Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies (ADAPT) at MIT. Hart’s research group, the Mechanosynthesis Group, aims to accelerate the science and technology of advanced manufacturing in areas including additive manufacturing, nanostructured materials, and the integration of computation and automation in process discovery. He has co-founded three advanced manufacturing startup companies and launched the world’s first massive open online course on manufacturing processes (MIT 2.008x on edX). Hart has been recognized by prestigious awards from the United States NSF, ONR, AFOSR, DARPA, ASME, and SME; by two R&D 100 awards; and most recently by the MIT Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching in Mechanical Engineering and the MIT Keenan Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education.
Bill Harris is a Lockheed Martin technical fellow specializing in manufacturing technology. He has 46 years of industry experience, with 34 years served at Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin company. Harris has led domestic and international manufacturing technology programs related to sand casting, friction stir welding, high speed machining, and additive manufacturing. He is a member of the Manufacturing Processes and Technology Committee for the Vertical Flight Society, an instructor for the Sikorsky Helicopter Principles program, and a mentor for the Sikorsky STEM Challenge. He holds a master’s degree in management of technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in manufacturing engineering, both from Fairfield University.
Adam Rivard is the additive manufacturing director at LAI International, Inc., the world’s first NADCAP accredited additive manufacturing supplier for aerospace, defense, industrial, and medical applications. In this role, he is responsible for the strategy, execution, and growth of the metal additive manufacturing business. Rivard also serves on the leadership team for the SAE International committee on Additive Manufacturing and is the Chairman of the Processes subcommittee. Prior to LAI, Rivard was the Technology Manager for the Additive Manufacturing Group at Pratt & Whitney, responsible for the identification, development, and validation of new technologies in the additive manufacturing space. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Indiana University.
Audra Ziegenfuss, Senior Global Product Manager at SAE International, started her career in bioimaging doing research in light microscopy and image analysis at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School at the Center for Biologic Imaging with Dr. Simon Watkins, PhD. Following her tenure at the Center for Biologic Imaging, Audra then led the imaging group at the Diabetes Institute, part of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, under the guidance of Dr. Massimo Trucco, M.D., PhD. She then applied her imaging background in the development and commercialization of high throughput imaging instrumentation and software for the pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and research industries during her tenure at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Today, Ms. Ziegenfuss applies her technology background and commercialization of emerging technologies in the aerospace industry as she develops novel approaches to integrating aerospace standards and information products into customer workflows.
Learn more and register now for the SAE Additive Manufacturing Webinar by visiting: www.webcasts.com/SAEAdditiveManufacturing
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SAE Additive Manufacturing Webinar: Considerations When Integrating Additive Manufacturing into Aerospace and Ground Vehicle Development and Production Environments, happening live on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1 pm EDT/10 am PDT.
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