Call for Papers
A Symposium on
Hybrid Manufacturing – Integrated Process Chains Leveraging Additive Manufacturing
Sponsored by the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division’s Manufacturing Processes Technical Committee
2020 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC)
June 22 – 26, 2020 Cincinnati, Ohio
Hosted by the University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Science
Although Additive manufacturing (AM) offers an efficient and increasingly viable path for direct creation of high value parts, too often it is depicted as an independent single-step production technique. Normally, AM is not yet capable of the accuracy, precision or reliability of mature subtractive production. As a result, all AM processes are routinely used as part of integrated processing chains with additional manufacturing steps to produce end-use parts and products. Additionally AM is often used in an indirect production step, such as for the creation of tooling or patterns which are used downstream in conventional process chains. Some examples of indirect AM use include, 3D-printed sand molds for casting, AM wax patterns for investment casting and hybrid production of assembly tools. In the broadest sense of hybridizing, incorporating AM into any processing chain brings more digitalization to manufacturing. Hybrid processing is characterized by multi-technology design and manufacturing coordinated using a unified digital thread and co-located into the same cell or even the same setup (in-envelope or all-in-one hybrid machine architectures).
This symposium will focus on the research advances in the areas of hybrid process chains for both direct part production and indirect production and its potential applications in industry. Integrated design and manufacturing via hybrid methods will have significant impact in terms of achieving final engineering requirements (e.g. GD&T, material properties, surface finish, etc.) and will benefit both traditional manufacturers (e.g. machining, grinding, casting, heat treatment) and evolving AM industries (e.g. AM service providers and AM integrators/OEMs). Submissions will highlight the advances in hybrid manufacturing and its role in accelerating the adoption of AM processes.