Dr. Chad Duty, Associate Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee and Group Leader, Deposition Science & Technology Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will speak at the Technical Society of Knoxville meeting on September 10, 2018. The title of his presentation will be Advancements in Large Scale Polymer Additive Manufacturing.
Dr. Duty is in a group that performs research and development on the processing of metal and ceramic materials for both structural and functional applications focusing on anisotropic mechanical behavior, new material development, melt flow characterization, and optimizing process-structure-property relationships. They are involved in development of Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) at multi-meter length scales and over 100 lbs/hour and tooling applications for large scale additive manufacturing, including development of novel coatings and base materials,
Another way to say it is they are learning to make big and small complex things with machines that were unthinkable a generation ago. Computers and solid state physics have begun to do things that are miraculous and Dr. Duty is among the leaders.
I, secretary Bob Scott, am still in awe after watching a laser cut quickly through quarter inch steel plates several years ago.
Visitors are welcome.
Future Technical Society meetings
October 15, 2018 Gerald Green –zoning codes in the city of Knoxville.
November 19, 2018 Karren Leslie More -fuel cell research
December 10, 2018: Prof Mark Dean -Computers that operate more like human brains
February 11, 2019 James George Coder- the future of aerospace and ultra-efficient aircraft design.