|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Friday, October 8, 2021, 1:00 p.m.|
|PLACE:||MRDC Building, 4211|
|TITLE:||Thermal Management of Wire Arc Additive Manufactured Components|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Christopher Saldana, Chair (ME)
Dr. Thomas Kurfess (ME)
Dr. Katherine Fu (ME)
Metal 3D printing is becoming a viable strategy to manufacture geometrically complex components. Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) adds large amounts of thermal energy to a component during the additive process, and depending on the size of the component, the cool-down time can be more significant than the deposition time, decreasing productivity. Conduction cooling applied to the build plate was proposed as a strategy to decrease overall part temperature faster than natural energy dissipation, enabling shorter cool down time with comparable part quality.