Additive Manufacturing Technologies are revolutionizing the manufacturing world by enabling designers to create new parts with geometries that were previously limited by traditional techniques. The host organization at Rice University is the Additive Manufacturing Performance and Tribology (AMPT) Center, and the full day seminar will be held at Duncan Hall. In this year's seminar, the Houston ASM Chapter and Rice University will host presentations representing a wide variety of technical subjects, featuring speakers from academia as well as major industries such as aerospace and energy. Included will be a tour of The Rice University research facilities, as well as an opportunity to connect with with major companies in the industry at the exhibitors' booths. The seminar will start at 8:30 AM and conclude at 6:00 PM. A light breakfast, lunch, and finally Star Pizza with beer and wine will be provided. 

This seminar will provide eight Professional Development Hours (PDH). For group discounts or additional information, please contact Sean Piper at [email protected].

Link for Duncan Hall map . Parking instructions will be included on ticket. Local area hotels with special rates for Rice events (click on hotel for link):

Hotel ZaZa Museum District: Historic boutique hotel; 15-minute walk to Duncan Hall; has a nice rooftop pool

Intercontinental Houston Medical Center: Newest full-service hotel near campus; 23-minute walk to Duncan Hall

Hilton Houston Plaza Medical Center: 20-minute walk to Duncan Hall

Houston Marriott Medical Center Museum District:18-minute walk to Duncan Hall

Courtyard Houston Medical Center / NRG Park: 2 mile drive to Duncan Hall

Schedule of Events

7:45 - 8:30amBreakfast/Check-in

8:30 - 8:45amWelcome & Introduction

Speaker: ASM Houston Seminar Committee

8:45 - 9:30amPresentation 1

AM Materials Data - Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Rich Huff, ASTM

9:30 - 10:15amPresentation 2

An Array of Applications for AM

Speaker: Dave Hebble, ARC Specialties

10:15 - 10:30amMorning Break

10:30 - 11:15amPresentation 3

Emerging Technologies - Liquid Metal Jetting

Speaker: Ally Abel, Xerox

11:15 - 12:00pmPresentation 4

Mechanical and Corrosion Characterization of Additive Manufactured Alloy 718 Nickel-Base Alloy for Oil and Gas Applications

Speaker: Willie Howie, Weatherford

12:00 - 12:30pmLunch

12:30 - 1:15pmRice AMPT Facilities Tour

Facility tours will be optional for all attendees.

1:15 - 2:00pmPresentation 5

Reusable Rocket Engines Enabled Through Additive Manufacturing

Speaker: Dr. Zachary Cordero, MIT

2:00 - 2:45pmPresentation 6

Large Metal Additive Manufacturing Technologies

Speaker: Ed Peterson, Laser Welding Solutions

2:45 - 3:30pmPresentation 7

An Introduction to Additive Friction Stir Deposition: A Review of Process Development, Material Qualification, and Industrial Adoption

Speaker: Dr. Chase Fox, Meld Manufacturing Corp.

3:30 - 3:45pmAfternoon Break

3:45 - 4:30pmPresentation 8

Additive Manufacturing: The Industry 4.0 Technology That Has Launched the Age of Mass Customization

Speaker: Dr. Fred Higgs, Rice University

4:30 - 5:15pmPresentation 9

Additive Manufacturing in the Oil and Gas Sector - Disturbing the Status Quo

Speaker: Dr. John Rafferty, TechnipFMC

5;15 - 6:00pmPresentation 10

Robust Additive Manufacturing Process Development for Industrialization

Speaker: Dr. Youping Gao, Castheon, Inc.

6:00 - 7:30pmSocial Hour and Prize Giveaways









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