Consortium Meetings

The Consortium will hold semi-annual meetings to present current research needs and select collaborative research projects.  These meetings include presentations and panel discussions, as well as provide a great opportunity for members to interact with each other.

May 1, 2019 - University of Pittsburgh, The University Club

  • Consortium updates (membership, website, etc)
  • Research updates
    • AM Simulation
    • AM Rockets
    • In-situ Process Monitoring
    • AM Database
    • Post-Polishing
    • AM Material Development
    • Depowdering Machine
    • ICME Modeling
    • Online AM

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December 11, 2018, ANSYS Training Center

  • Consortium updates (membership, website, etc)
  • Research updates
    • AM process simulation & ICME tools
    • Fast metal AM
    • AM Modeling
    • Dissolvable supports
    • Fatigue of AM metals
    • Wire-arc AM
    • Lattice structure modeling
    • Support structure optimization 

May 15, 2018, University of Pittsburgh - Benedum Hall

  • Consortium updates (membership, website, etc)
  • Research updates
    • AM process simulation & ICME tools
    • Support structure optimization
    • Process-microstructure-property relationship
    • Topology optimization for AM
    • AM plastic injection mold design
    • Examples and issues on DFAM 


December 15, 2017, ANSYS Offices, SouthPointe

  • AM process simulation tools
  • Modified inherent strain method
  • Support Structure Optimization
  • Cooling channel design optimization
  • DFAM with post-machining consideration
  • Super lightweight topology optimization
  • Process-microstructure relationship
  • Lattice structure design
  • From CT-scan to FEA

May 8, 2017, University Club, University of Pittsburgh