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Seminar - Additive Manufacturing at Sandia: An overview of Sandia activities and programs in AM

Sandia National Laboratories is a government-owned, contractor-operated multi-program laboratory. Sandia has had activities in advanced manufacturing, including additive manufacturing (AM) for over 30 years. Some of the AM processes that Sandia has been involved in include freeform ceramic fabrication (robocasting), laser engineered net shaping (LENS), and micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS). This presentation includes some specific current R&D to address some challenges in powder bed fusion additive manufacturing, including temperature monitoring for powder bed, and a snapshot of Sandia activities in additive manufacturing.


Brian Simonds - (303)-497-3270

Nik Hrabe - (303) 497-3424

March 28, 2016 - 3:00 p.m. - 81-1A116

Dr. Hy Tran has Bachelors' degrees in life sciences and in mechanical engineering from MIT. His MS and PhD at Stanford University were in mechanical engineering, with a minor in electrical engineering. Hy is a registered professional engineer. Hy has worked in manufacturing and product development, and has been principal investigator on many engineering research projects. Hy joined the Primary Standards Laboratory at Sandia National Laboratories in 2004 in the Length/Mass/Force project; he was promoted to Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in 2010 and to Senior Scientist in 2015. Hy volunteers in STEM outreach activities; Hy also serves on a number of ASME standards committees, and for ABET on behalf of ASME as a program evaluation volunteer. Hy is VP for learning and development at NCSL International, and is currently editor-in-chief for NCSLI's journalMeasure: The Journal of Measurement Science.

Created March 25, 2016, Updated September 21, 2016