Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is an emerging technique for direct conversion of 3D computer aided designs into physical objects using a variety of approaches. AM technologies are simple and flexible processes that allow for the creation of very complex and customizable 3D objects in just a few process steps.
This course will give an overview of available processes, explain their underlying physical principles, present practical examples from joint industry projects (JIPs), standards and qualification of AM parts and discuss current research. Upon completion, participants will get to know how AM can change the way we prototype and manufacture products in the future being exposed to work with AM themselves.
Typical participants are:
- Materials engineers within the offshore and subsea oil and gas, maritime, and energy sector
- Professionals working with manufacturing and fabrication
- Design engineers with a special interest in AM
- Executives seeking to understand the strategic implications of this innovative technology.
Jan Torgersen, Associate Professor, NTNU Trondheim
Jan Torgersen received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Vienna University of Technology in 2013, where he was pioneering in a high-resolution additive manufacturing process called two-photon polymerization.
Torgersen joined the Nanoscale Prototyping Laboratory at Stanford University as Post-Doc in 2014, where he worked on high-k perovskite oxide coatings for DRAM applications.
Torgersen still holds a position as Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science at Stanford University, where he is teaching the course ME232- Additive Manufacturing each summer quarter since 2016. Since October 2016, Torgersen is Associate Professor at NTNU Trondheim, where he continues his work on additive manufacturing.
Klas Solberg, PhD candidate, NTNU Trondheim.