Acoustic and Electromagnetic Characterization for Accelerated Development of Additive Manufacturing

David Stobbe | 19-ERD-008

Executive Summary

We will develop microwave and acoustic methods to address the most difficult and important characterization challenges (material stress state, defects, material phase, and others) for additively manufactured metallic products, in turn creating an optimization feedback loop to accelerate and improve additive-manufacturing processes. These potentially revolutionary advancements could have broad impact on several national missions, including stockpile stewardship, nuclear threat reduction, biosecurity, and energy security.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Chang, T., et al. 2020. "An in-situ Millimeter-Wave Diagnostic for Droplet Characterization During Jetting-Based Additive Manufacturing Processes." SPIE Smart Structures and Nondestructive Evaluation Conference (online), April 2020. LLNL-PRES-808057

Morales, R., et al. 2020. "Laser Ultrasonic Monitoring of Thermal Processes." 47th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (online), July 2020. LLNL-PRES-813417