Strong Finish for MEMS at Additive Manufacturing Benchmarks 2022
Alaa Olleak, a postdoctoral associate of MEMS Professor Albert To, took home three first-place finishes at the recent National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Additive Manufacturing Benchmarks 2022. The awards were recently announced at the AM-Bench conference held in Bethesda, MD hosted by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). Participants were asked to blindly submit simulation results, which were compared against experimental measurements. Olleak's first-place awards were on the topics of time above melting temperature and solid cooling rates in different additive manufacturing builds.
According to NIST.gov, “AM-Bench provides a continuing series of controlled benchmark measurements, in conjunction with a conference series, with the primary goal of enabling modelers to test their simulations against rigorous, highly controlled additive manufacturing benchmark test data. All AM-Bench data are permanently archived for public use. ”