Additive manufacturing (AM) is a significant growth area for many industries. Please join us for a live technical seminar presented by Chris Bohlmann on Thursday, November 14th at 9:00 am. The event will cover different aspects of additive manufacturing to help you stay at the forefront of this rapidly advancing process.

What is additive manufacturing?

Additive manufacturing, popularly known as 3D printing, is a relatively new manufacturing process that offers many distinct advantages over conventional manufacturing processes.

Parts are produced in layers that are fused to form a solid three-dimensional part. The process is efficient, minimizes material usage, allows shapes optimization for performance, and enables the production of complex particles. Manufacturers can apply additive manufacturing to a wide range of materials, including polymers, metals, composites, and ceramics.

What will I learn?

The seminar will focus on aerospace and automotive markets and products, with an emphasis on metals. The talk will review some of the materials, methods, processes, and part processing challenges. It will also briefly touch on how companies and standards bodies are looking at how companies are assuring their raw materials meet the required structure and properties.

How do I register?

To register your interest in attending the seminar, please click on ‘register for this event" below. Please include your name, company, telephone number, and email address with your reservation. There will be a $25 fee to attend the presentation. 
Coffee and snacks will be offered throughout the day, and an optional tour of the laboratory facilities will be arranged for those who want to learn more about our testing services.

Event information
  • Seminar: Additive Manufacturing
    Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 
    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 (noon)
    Location: 51229 Century Court, Wixom, MI 48393 US Google Maps
About the Experts

Chris Bohlmann is an accomplished leader in the materials processing industry. He has 28 years of experience in the Aerospace supply chain across multiple business models, ranging from small privately held start-up to large private equity and public companies. He has successfully managed Strategic Green Field Investments, and Government Owned Company Operated business model. Responsibilities included the development and implementation of commercial and operational excellence at site and divisional levels. A systems thinker with a demonstrated track record of building teams and incorporating best practices and disciplined execution models in mixed-mode manufacturing environments. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s Degree in business from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. Precision Castparts (Wyman Gordon), Firth Rixson, Arconic, and Norsk Titanium are all companies where Chris has learned and contributed in his career. Chris is currently a Director for Strategic Initiatives. 

John M. Tartaglia is a Senior Metallurgical Engineer and the Engineering Manager at Element Wixom. Dr. Tartaglia has been performing failure analyses and materials characterization for more than 30 years. He holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Tartaglia’s doctoral thesis concerned the elevated temperature fatigue behavior of superalloys, and he is an expert in mechanical testing, wrought steels, aluminum, magnesium, fatigue, failure analysis, scanning, transmission electron microscopy, and energy dispersive spectroscopy. Dr. Tartaglia is a Key Reader for Materials and Metallurgical Transactions, a member of the editorial committee for the Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, chapter writer for an ASM Handbook, a member of several ASTM committees, a fellow of ASM International and an award-winning author for the American Foundry Society.

 

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