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3D Printing Expert to Speak at Science Forum

3D Printing-Dr Chad Duty-ORNL-Science ForumDr. Chad Duty, Deposition Science and Technology Group Leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), will talk about the current research being conducted at ORNL on 3D Printing this Friday, October 11 at the UT Science Forum.

Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D Printing is an advanced manufacturing technique that builds complex three-dimensional components from a computer aided design (CAD) package by selectively depositing two-dimensional patters and layering them to build a fully 3D part.  This technique removes several of the traditional constraints on part geometry and allows for a paradigm shift in terms of design flexibility, cycle time and manufacturing cost.

Dr. Duty’s presentation will introduce current research topics in the area of 3D Printing within ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility and provide numerous examples of the use of this exciting technology.

UT Science Forum presentations begin Fridays at noon in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, rooms C-D. A question-and-answer session will follow the 40-minute presentation. The Science Forum is free and open to the public.