About the Course
After completion of the course, the attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the core fundamental concepts of PBF-LB process development and material performance. This course will serve as a foundation for future courses that will earn additional role-based certificates.
Who Should Attend
This course is aimed at end users, researchers, instructors, application/design engineers, people with an interest in process development, material engineers, and material scientists.
Youping GaoDr. Youping Gao founded Castheon Inc, now part of ADDMAN, to advance the state-of-the-art technology in additive manufacturing and industrialization. He is a Fellow of ASTM, a part of The Laser Institute and an additive manufacturing DINO (Distinguished Innovator Operators). Previously he was a Technical Fellow & Discipline Chief and Manufacturing Engineering at Aerojet Rocketdyne (Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Boeing Rocketdyne, Rockwell Rocketdyne) where he perfected the AM process and made it a robust manufacturing platform where it is the first in the nation to receive NASA’s production certification for AM producing mission critical hardware for a manned spaceflight.Dr. Gao has over 30 years of experience in industrial R&D and project management, particularly in materials and processes development, design for manufacturing, product development, and technical consulting which covers additive manufacturing, laser and electron beam material processing, high temperature and high-pressure material processing, advanced refractory alloys development, hyper sonics, and rocket propulsion.
Shane CollinsShane Collins is a senior associate consultant at Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International. In this role, Shane is responsible for leading a best-in-class advisory services program for the additive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing industries. The services include but are not limited to custom training, standards education, support of certification needs, and beyond. He is a 20-year veteran of the additive manufacturing industry holding various positions in product management, business development, and operations for both 3D printing machine manufacturers and tier 1-part suppliers in both polymers and metals. He led several metal powder bed fusion standards and holds the position of Chair of the ASTM F42.07 on additive manufacturing Applications and was formerly for 10 years, Chair of F42.05 on Materials and Process. Shane was presented with the ASTM Robert F. Painter Memorial Award in 2017, the ASTM Award of Merit in 2018, and has the honorary title of Fellow, the highest ASTM recognition.He is a co-author of publications in the powder bed fusion of 17-4 stainless steel, nickel alloy 625, and nickel alloy 718. Shane graduated from Purdue University in 1980 with a BS in Management. Prior to joining ASTM, Shane was the V.P. of Additive Industries of North America, Inc and the General Manager of the Process and Application Development Center in Camarillo, CA.