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Science on Saturday: 3D Printing: From Imagination to Realization

Revolutionary changes to materials and structures are now possible with 3D printing, bringing concepts that were previously only imagined into reality. In conventional manufacturing processes, such as machining, material is typically removed. Additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, is a breakthrough technology which fabricates components by adding material layer by layer from the bottom up. This allows for the creation of highly complex and previously unrealizable structures which have radically improved performance and capability such as high strength and low weight. For example, medical implants can be designed to fit a specific patient and rapidly printed. This presentation will discuss 3D printing technologies and how they work, as well as how to design for these processes, create the feedstock materials, and test the performance of the products. At LLNL, we are working with existing AM technologies and materials, as well as inventing our own, and pushing the boundaries of size scale, material composition, and geometric complexity.

Chabot, in partnership with the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, is excited to present, Science on Saturday (SOS). SOS is a series of science lectures geared towards middle and high school students. Each topic highlights cutting-edge science occurring at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The talks are presented by leading LLNL science researchers supported by master high school science teachers.

Saturday, 11/04/17


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Chabot Space and Science Center

10000 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619

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