Seminar 2022

Additive Manufacturing: Achievements and Standards of a Fascinating New Technology


August 11th, 2022

Additive Manufacturing Technologies are revolutionizing the manufacturing world by enabling designers to create new parts with geometries that were previously limited by traditional techniques. The host organization at Rice University is the Additive Manufacturing Performance and Tribology (AMPT) Center, and the full day seminar will be held at Duncan Hall. In this year’s seminar, the Houston ASM Chapter and Rice University will host presentations representing a wide variety of technical subjects, featuring speakers from academia as well as major industries such as aerospace and energy. Included will be a tour of The Rice University research facilities, as well as an opportunity to connect with with major companies in the industry at the exhibitors’ booths. The seminar will start at 8:30 AM and conclude at 6:00 PM. A light breakfast, lunch, and finally Star Pizza with beer and wine will be provided.

At this time, the seminar committee is still accepting abstracts. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and should be accompanied by a brief biography of the presenter(s).  Abstracts should be sent in MS Word or PDF to

This seminar will provide eight Professional Development Hours (PDH). For group discounts or additional information, please contact Sean Piper at


Seminar Itinerary

Speaker Organization Topic Timeslot
Breakfast / Check-in 7:45 – 8:30
Seminar Committee ASM Houston Event Introduction 8:30 – 8:45
Rich Huff ASTM AM Materials Data – Challenges and Opportunities 8:45 – 9:30
Dave Hebble ARC Specialties An Array of Applications for AM 9:30 – 10:15
Break 10:15 – 10:30
Ally Abel Xerox Emerging Technologies – Liquid Metal Jetting 10:30 – 11:15
Willie Howie Weatherford Mechanical and Corrosion Characterization of Additive Manufactured Alloy 718 Nickel-Base Alloy for Oil and Gas Applications 11:15 – 12:00
Lunch 12:00 – 12:30
Rice Facilities Tour 12:30 – 1:15
Dr. Zachary Cordero MIT Reusable Rocket Engines Enabled Through Additive Manufacturing 1:15 – 2:00
Ed Peterson Laser Welding Solutions Large Metal Additive Manufacturing Technologies 2:00 – 2:45
Dr. Chase Cox Meld Manufacturing Corporation An Introduction to Additive Friction Stir Deposition: A Review of Process Development, Material Qualification, and Industrial Adoption 2:45 – 3:30
Break 3:30 – 3:45
Dr. Fred Higgs Rice University Additive Manufacturing: The Industry 4.0 Technology That Has Launched the Age of Mass Customization 3:45 – 4:30
Dr. John Rafferty TechnipFMC Additive Manufacturing in the Oil and Gas Sector – Disturbing the Status Quo 4:30 – 5:15
Dr. Youping Gao Castheon, Inc. Robust Additive Manufacturing Process Development for Industrialization 5:15 – 6:00
Social Hour and Prize Giveaways

Rice University

For questions, contact the ASM Houston Chapter Seminar Committee at