Additive Manufacturing is growing in an exponential way, due to the exigence of the fabrication of customized products, to the gradual enhancement of the mechanical properties achieved by the processes, and to the better return of investment when adopting these technologies. The mechanical performance and materials characterization are intensively studied nowadays but there are other aspects that should be investigated in the fields of design, optimization and process planning. In this talk, we will discuss different biomedical and aerospace applications of some additive manufacturing technologies such as selective laser melting, direct light printing and fused deposition modeling, taking as reference previous works and ongoing research, and establishing a roadmap for future research.
Assistant Professor at the Department of Engineering Technology of the University of North Texas. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Technological Innovation in Process and Product Engineering from the Jaume I University in Spain, and holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees from Monterrey Tech, in the fields of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering respectively. Before his appointment at UNT, he was director of the Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems at Monterrey Tech (Mexico) and full time faculty member at the same university. His research areas include advanced manufacturing processes, additive manufacturing, micro-manufacturing and metrology. He conducted several R&D projects with entities like International Navistar, Honeywell Aerospace, the British Council, and the European Commission among others. His research work has been published in more than 40 journal articles and more than 60 conference proceedings.