Video: Collaboration in Additive Manufacturing

March 2014

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Experts in additive manufacturing say advances in the field will occur most rapidly if all parties – even competitors – share knowledge. The government can play a role in breaking down barriers. So can organizations like ASME. Michael Molnar, of the Department of Commerce, and Greg Morris, of GE Aviation, explain the importance of collaboration.

Molnar and Morris made their comments during the keynote event at ASME's 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. In a discussion led by ASME Executive Director Thomas Loughlin, Molnar and Morris were joined by Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor, University of California, San Diego, and Dave Ciscel, Vice President of CalRAM. Learn more.

The Keynote was a featured session of the ASME Advanced Manufacturing Impact Forum. Forum moderators and panelists included leaders in academia, industry and government. Find out more about the Impact Forum.

Michael F. Molnar heads the National Institute of Standards & Technology's Advanced Manufacturing Office. Molnar also is director of the interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO). AMNPO's mission is to foster industry-led partnerships to strengthen competitiveness and innovation in U.S. manufacturing. Molnar has served as a Federal Fellow in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He is an ASME Fellow and a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Greg Morris is a pioneer in the use of lasers to fuse metal alloys (direct metal laser sintering). His company in Cincinnati, Morris Technologies, was purchased by GE Aviation in 2012. GE Aviation is using the technology for parts in its new CFM International LEAP engine. View an ASME video on the design and testing of the fuel nozzle for this advanced jet engine.

ASME will continue to bring together today's thought leaders in Additive Manufacturing — in August, at the ASME Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum 2014, in Buffalo, New York.

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