The Mid-Hudson Section of the American Chemical Society Presents:

The Chemistry of 3D-Printing

Dr. Daniel Freedman
Dean of the School of Science and Engineering, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, New York

Place: SUNY New Paltz, Science Hall, Rm 181
This talk has been postponed until after the current Corona Virus 19 restrictions have been lifted
A Tour of the Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center will be Conducted after the Presentation

Abstract: Additive manufacturing (more commonly known as 3D printing) has been used for years for prototyping, but with the increase in the sophistication of 3D printing processes and the incredible range of materials available, 3D printing is being used increasingly for final part production in a very wide variety of fields. This talk will give a brief overview of the different 3D printing processes and materials, describe some of the applications of those processes taken from the projects we have done in the Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center and explore some of the more interesting chemical and materials aspects of 3D printing, focusing on polyjet and fused deposition printing.

Speaker Bio: Dan Freedman completed a BA in Chemistry from Macalester College and PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Minnesota back when there were considerably fewer elements in the periodic table. After a 20-year career teaching a variety of chemistry lecture and lab courses, he embarked on a second career as Dean of the School of Science and Engineering at SUNY New Paltz in 2012. He helped found the Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center in 2014 and is occasionally mistaken for an expert on 3D printing. His research most recently has focused on developing inorganic materials for extreme UV lithography and applications of materials in 3D printing.

Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center: The center provides expert advice on 3D printing process and materials and design for additive manufacturing to the SUNY New Paltz and the Hudson Valley business community. The collection of 3D printers constitute some of the most advanced technology at any academic lab in the country and are available for the campus and wider community to print on.
HVAMC is located at the Engineering Innovation Hub, Room 103, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY

Note: This talk is open to the General Public

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