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Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Workshop: Roadmapping a Future for Stereolithography, Inkjet, and Beyond

Early morning aerial view of NIST's Boulder, Colorado, campus, the Flatiron Mountains are in the background
Credit: NIST
NIST's campus in Boulder, Colorado. 
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and RadTech, the non-profit industry association for UV+EB photopolymer chemistry, are partnering to organize, Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Workshop: Roadmapping a Future for Stereolithography, Inkjet, and Beyond,  October 29-30, 2019 at NIST in Boulder, Colorado.

This workshop is the first of its kind for photopolymer additive manufacturing. It draws on the experience and future plans of end-users, OEMs, resin suppliers, and researchers, to provide critical insights and perspectives on current capabilities, challenges, priority
R&D needs, and future opportunities, especially as additive manufacturing innovation accelerates.

NIST has been instrumental in the growth and development of U.S. technologies, and this new push into photopolymer additive manufacturing will build on ground-breaking additive manufacturing and 3D printing work to bring technology leaders together. The meeting agenda targets the definition of state-of-the-art characterization techniques for resins and printers, determining where additive manufacturing technology is heading, and identifying measurement and standards barriers (opportunities) to achieving technology goals. A NIST facility tour to experience their research and resources is also planned.

October 29, 2019

7:30am      Registration/Check-In

8:30 am     Opening Remarks & NIST Welcome

9:00 am     Keynote Presentation: Frank Gayle, NIST

9:30 am     Stakeholder Leader Perspectives I

10:15 am   Break

10:30 am   Stakeholder Leader Perspectives II

11:30 pm   Panel I: Sustainable, Hybrid, and Emerging Material Systems

12:30 pm   Lunch

2:00 pm     Panel II: AM-specific characterization

3:00 pm     Panel III: Industry Applications and Developing Markets

4:00 pm     Reception


October 30, 2019

9:00 am     Day 1 Take-aways & Discussion

10:00 am   Panel IV: Health, Safety, and Regulatory

11:00 am   Panel V: AM Moonshots 

12:00 pm   Lunch and Closing Remarks

2:00 pm     Lab Tours 

             2:00 pm - NIST and CPS

             3:00 pm - 3D Systems Healthcare


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If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site.  Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE:  All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will results, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12.

* New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card from states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension.  See the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) site for the current compliance list.

NIST currently accepts other forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver’s license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD’s Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, Military Dependents ID, Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC), and TSA Trusted Traveler ID.

Created August 15, 2019, Updated October 25, 2019