The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and RadTech, the non-profit industry association for UV+EB photopolymer chemistry, partnered to organize the Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Workshop: Roadmapping a Future for Stereolithography, Inkjet, and Beyond on October 29-30, 2019 at NIST in Boulder, Colorado.
This workshop was the first of its kind for photopolymer additive manufacturing. It drew 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 targeted 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 workshop report outlining key barriers, recommended research directions, and roadmapped solutions is forthcoming.
October 29, 2019
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