Session Area V: Post-Processing: Heat Treatment, Surface Finish Modification, NDE

After components are built using additive manufacturing techniques, sometimes post build processing and inspection is required. This forum will discuss the various post build processing and finishing techniques. This can include (but is not limited to) heat treatment, stress relief, slurry honing, surface finishing, drilling, milling and welding. Inspection of the additively manufactured hardware is a common issue for additive manufacturing. This technology enables complex geometries that present new challenges in terms of inspection of critical features that are not easily accessed. Presentations on nondestructive examination techniques are encouraged.

Co-Chair: Owen Hildreth, Arizona State University
Telephone: (480) 965-4912

Co-Chair: Judith Schneider, University of AL Huntsville
Telephone: (256) 824-5186