Department Seminar by Prof. Yiğit Taşçıoğlu

Additive Manufacturing: Is It the New Industrial Revolution?

Date: Friday, March 15, 2013
Time: 16:30
Place: Mithat Çoruh Amfi

Additive Manufacturing (AM), also called commonly as Rapid Prototyping, refers to fabrication of physical, 3D parts of arbitrary geometry directly from CAD data by adding material in thin layers. Since the introduction of commercial AM systems in the late 80s, the research community has shown significant interest in the field. Today, there are more than ten different AM techniques at various stages of development, and an estimated market of 2 billion US$ worldwide.

This talk will address additive manufacturing technology in general, without focusing on any specific technique or problem. After a brief description of the technology and the common process cycle, the major concepts and techniques in AM will be detailed together with the application areas of manufactured parts. The talk also includes a discussion on the shortcomings of the current state-of-the art and on the potential for further research and development.

About the Speaker:

Yiğit Taşcıoğlu obtained his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in 2000. He received M.Sc. in Design of Mechatronic Products in 2001, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2006, both from Loughborough University, UK. Towards the end of his Ph.D., he worked as a reseach engineer in the Holywell Mechatronics Research Centre of Loughborough University. In September 2006 he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of TOBB ETU where he is an assistant professor and the founding coordinator of the Mechatronics Engineering Minor Program. His research interests are in the broad area of mechatronics and are currently concentrated on kinaesthetic haptics and additive manufacturing.

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