Prof. Peng Wen, Tsinghua University


Additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, is a revolutionary technology to the research and industry due to its adaptation to free design and various materials, which significantly lower the technical difficulty, time and cost to produce customized parts and becomes a powerful tool to many research activities. In this lecture, we will introduce the fundamental theory, technical development, and key scientific issues of AM technologies with emphasis on the AM of metals. The main contents include: 1. the birth of AM; 2. current AM technologies; 3. Materials aspects; 4. Function oriented AM design; 5. Processing control; 6. a typical AM example for customized medical implants; 7. Future perspectives; 8. Discussion: what is your idea to AM.

Tuesday, August 4th
Italian time: 9:00-11:00 seminar, 11:00-12:00 Match-making
Chinese time: 15:00-17:00 seminar, 17:00-18:00 Match-making

Prof. Peng Wen is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Tsinghua University currently. He is the vice director of Institute of Materials Processing Technology. His main research interests include Additive Manufacturing and Laser Materials Processing Technologies, and has published about 60 peer reviewed papers in the above field. Now he is teaching regular courses such as “Engineering Materials”, “Manufacturing Technologies” and “Laser and Laser Application” in Tsinghua University.