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Materials Research & Measurement Needs for Ceramics Additive Manufacturing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a workshop on “Materials Research & Measurement Needs for Ceramic Additive Manufacturing” on November 13-14, 2019, at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg MD.  With this meeting we hope to bring together leading experts from early industrial adopters of ceramics AM, AM-equipment and feedstock manufacturers, government agencies, and academia. Our goals are to discuss the most promising broad-impact applications of ceramics AM and identify the associated materials measurement needs which, if addressed, would accelerate the incorporation of AM methods into commercially viable ceramic manufacturing technologies. 

The 2-day meeting will critically review the opportunities and challenges for ceramics AM in key market sectors with discussions focused on formulating the materials research directions to bridge critical knowledge gaps that presently hinder the broader deployment of ceramics AM technologies.  The program will also include discussions of the lessons learned from AM of metals & polymers, prospects for AM manufacturing of hybrid ceramic/metal and ceramic/polymer materials or gradient-microstructure ceramics.  An emphasis will be on potential cross-cutting research efforts to address ceramics AM measurement needs across a range of application areas.  If you are interesting in participating in this meeting please contact Andrew Allen (andrew.allen [at] (andrew[dot]allen[at]nist[dot]gov)) or Igor Levin (igor.levin [at] (igor[dot]levin[at]nist[dot]gov)).

Agenda (Printable PDF)

8:45am - 5:00pm ET both days


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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 result, 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. 

NIST currently accepts the following 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. 

U.S. Residents: 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

Created August 6, 2019, Updated November 1, 2019