3DP Powder Bed Fusion – “A Miniaturized Solids Processing Plant in a Box” Event

Event Details

Facility Tour / Presentation

October 17, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm

100 Cherokee Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37405

E&G Associates is a recent recipient of two SBIR awards from the Department of Defense to undertake feedstock development for additive manufacturing (3D Printing) and solids mixing design for energetic materials of interest to the U.S. Navy. “The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research & Development that has the potential for commercialization [https://www.sbir.gov].” In terms of additive manufacturing, these two additional SBIR awards combined with ongoing support for Hewlett Packard’s 3D Printing Solutions and matching state funding brings its possible funding in 3D printing and solids processing research to 1.4 million dollars.

E&G Associates is a leading engineering consulting firm with specific expertise in bulk solids & powder processing, both formulation and equipment design, supported by a 3000-square foot laboratory facility incorporating well over two million dollars in characterization equipment. E&G is part of the INCubator program of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce located at the Business Development Center (BDC) of Hamilton County, Tennessee, and is managed by four alumni of the College of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

E&G was also a sponsor of a recent conference in 3D printing hosted by the national laboratories in Austin, TX: “Modeling of Powder Dynamics in Additive Metal Manufacturing, August 2017”. As a follow-up to this conference, E&G will be presenting a webinar next week on the impact of bulk solids properties on 3D powder bed fusion hosted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. E&G will also have an open-house tour of its laboratory facility following the presentation. This event is part of Chattanooga’s Manufacturers Day and Startup Week; local manufacturers and the public are welcome and encouraged to attend, with details of the webinar and open-house given below.

Webinar (on-site presentation):
3D Powder Bed Fusion – “A Miniaturized Solids Processing Plant in a Box”
- Key Aspects of Powder Handling for Additive Manufacturing
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT), followed by questions.
BDC Board Room: E&G Associates, Inc., 100 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37405
(BDC Board Room located on 1st floor lobby. Republic Parking is located on Manufacturers Road.)
Laboratory Open-House, BDC Suite 332:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM.

Remote WebEx Webinar Link:
Join WebEx meeting (https://llnl.webex.com/llnl/j.php?MTID=m3bf649cca1d0f0bb60e4f0447b1982b1)
Meeting number (access code): 807 314 523; Meeting password: mA2tSe7G
Join by phone: +1-415-655-0001 US TOLL

For More Event Information
Benjamin Ennis

About 3DP Powder Bed Fusion – “A Miniaturized Solids Processing Plant in a Box”

E&G Associates is an engineering consulting and contract research firm with decades of experience in resolving problems faced by a variety of industries, including the pharmaceutical, consumer products, food and industrial chemical sectors. The international economic impact of particulate materials has been estimated at one trillion US dollars, based on value added by manufacturing. However, articulate products can be wrought with many quality concerns such as caking, flowability, attrition, or segregation. In addition, processes requiring the handling of particles are estimated to rarely reach more than 60% of design capacity and require 10 times longer to start-up than those involving only liquid-gas streams. With our extensive powder characterization expertise, we offer our clients an industry-unique comprehensive approach to problems aimed at manipulating both powder properties and process design to resolve processing and product development challenges.