July 11 Business Issues & Challenges Seminar will feature additive manufacturing, reverse engineering

WSU Ventures is hosting the second seminar in its Business Issues & Challenges Series, which will focus on additive manufacturing and reverse engineering.

The seminar is 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, in the WSU Experiential Engineering Lobby.

Brian Brown, director of Robotics and Automation for Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), and Chris Rempe, manager of the Additive Manufacturing & Reverse Engineering Labs, will highlight available equipment and technologies for additive manufacturing and reverse engineering. They will provide examples of projects completed and provide recommendations for which methodology to use depending on the desired result.

The seminar will end with a tour of the Additive Manufacturing & Reverse Engineering Labs, part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Center, a partnership between NIAR and Dassault Systèmes.

RSVP at https://wsu.news/seminarrsvp.

Additional topics include:

  • Types of Technologies Available / Pros & Cons of Each
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Focus on FDM Printing
  • Material Types
  • Printer Sizes
  • What 3D Printing is and what it IS NOT
  • What can 3D-printed parts be used for?
  • So you want something 3D printed…
  • Future of 3D Printing
  • Reverse Engineering & Inspection
  • What is truly possible?
  • Limitations of Scanning
  • What It Can Do For Your Business
  • So you scanned it, now what?

Learn more about NIAR Additive Manufacturing & Reverse Engineering Capabilities at www.niar.wichita.edu.

About WSU’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR)
NIAR’s mission is to conduct research, transfer technology and enhance education for the purpose of advancing the nation’s aviation industry, and to assist non-aviation industries that may benefit from aviation-related technologies. NIAR is a premier R&D facility with a $45 million annual budget, staff of 400, and 600,000 square feet of laboratory and office space. NIAR laboratories include Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Coatings, Advanced Manufacturing, Aging Aircraft, Ballistics & Impact Dynamics, CAD/CAM, Composites & Advanced Materials, Computational Mechanics, Crash Dynamics, Environmental & Electromagnetic Test, Full-scale Structural Test, Nondestructive Test, Reverse Engineering, Robotics & Automation, Virtual Reality and the Walter H. Beech Wind Tunnel. www.niar.wichita.edu