Industrial Systems Engineering Seminar

February 7, 2017
February 7, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Mary Kathryn Thompson
Title: Design for Additive Manufacturing: Trends, Opportunities, Considerations, and Constraints
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Abstract: The past few decades have seen substantial growth in Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies. However, this growth has mainly been process-driven. The evolution of engineering design to take advantage of the possibilities afforded by AM and to manage the constraints associated with the technology has lagged behind. This paper presents the major opportunities, constraints, and economic considerations for Design for Additive Manufacturing. It explores issues related to design and redesign for direct and indirect AM production. It also highlights key industrial applications, outlines future challenges, and identifies promising directions for research and the exploitation of AM’s full potential in industry.
Bio: Mary Kathryn Thompson is an expert in engineering design theory and methodology, design for additive manufacturing, parametric finite element modeling for engineering design applications, and assessment in engineering design education. She has held faculty positions at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and has worked as a design engineer in industry. Kate has co-organized 7 international conferences, is a reviewer for 17 international journals and 8 international conferences, and has received numerous awards for her research, teaching, and service to the profession. She is a member of ASME, ASEE, IEEE, and the Design Society. She earned her S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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