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.