Materials and Processes for Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3-D printing, has advanced beyond rapid prototyping to the manufacturing of structural and functional components.
Director, Advanced Naval Materials and Systems Division,
Office of Naval Research
Monday, Feb 5
12:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Location: Callaway/GTMI bldg.,
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Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3-D printing, has advanced beyond rapid prototyping to the manufacturing of structural and functional components. AM enables a new design space to realize increased capabilities. However, unlike conventional materials, there are highly coupled and complex design, structure, process and performance relationships for AM parts. While the general use of AM for prototyping to advance science and technology is well noted, ONR is exploring new and novel approaches in developing and understanding AM materials and manufacturing processes for naval applications.
Advancements in computational modeling and simulation, digital design, and digital manufacturing is a rich and evolving landscape. At this intersection with AM, ONR believes that fundamental science can be explored to reduce current AM manufacturing and implementation costs for optimized AM materials and processes. While AM is being utilized in a wide range of disciplines and applications, the Materials & Processes for Additive Manufacturing program funds research projects to advance fundamental understanding and exploration into nascent materials and process development.
The Materials & Processes for Additive Manufacturing program is dynamic and changes over time. Currently, the program consists of five main thrusts: (i) rapid qualification frameworks; (ii) tailored AM materials and processes; (iii) large scale AM; (iv) additive repair and (v) AM and digital logistics.
Jennifer Wolk is the Director of the Advanced Naval Materials and Systems Division at the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Virginia. Prior to joining the Office of Naval Research in 2015, Wolk was a senior engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division. In addition to technical research for non-ferrous naval alloys, she supported technical development and assessment of manufacturing technology for use on Naval platforms, such as friction stir welding. Her background also includes expertise in non-ferrous metallurgy, microstructural simulation and characterization, arc welding, friction stir welding/processing, cold spray/thermal spray processes, and advanced manufacturing. As a program officer, Wolk's portfolio focused on additive manufacturing materials and processes to support Naval applications. She received her B.S. from Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park.