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NNCI Summit Recap | Where Nano and Additive Manufacturing Converge

September 12, 2023

More than 150 Researchers and Innovator gathered for the 2023 Nano + Additive Manufacturing Summit, in Louisville, Kentucky.  This annual event is dedicated to bringing together researchers and users in the advanced manufacturing fields of additive manufacturing and micro/nanotechnology.

Showcasing 4 Keynotes and 30 presentations, NSL’s Vice President for Science and Technology Development, Dr. Ed Herderick, considered it a great privilege to present his Keynote Talk on Moore’s Law for Metal Printing: Where we are and how to stay on track”.  The focus of the presentation was taking stock of the amazing progress in the industrial metal printing community over the past 30 years and to set a vision for where the field can go in the near future.  Three additional keynotes took the stage; detailed here are the discussion topics and sessions.

This wasn’t Dr. Herderick’s first visit to the University of Louisville.  He started his career in industrial additive manufacturing with collaborations at UofL over 10 years ago!  This was a great opportunity for Ed to speak at the Nano + AM Summit for the first time and he had this to say about the event,


“The convergence of the additive manufacturing and nanotechnology communities together started some very interesting conversations, including potential for how to leverage advanced lasers and optics from the semiconductor community to advance productivity for metal laser powder bed fusion. Also triggering some interesting dialogue and noted conversations for the future was the critical role for advanced testing and certification to continue the progress in fielding metal additive parts in service.”

Dr. Ed Herderick, Vice President Science and Technology Development

Hosted by NNCI, the Nano/AM Symposium is open to all scientists, engineers, students and industry partners from a variety of disciplines/areas including microtechnology, nanotechnology, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, healthcare, energy, advanced materials, MEMS, biotechnology, commercial products, defense, and nano-education. The goal of the symposium is to strengthen the collaboration between industry and academia in the above targeted areas.

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