3D-Printing/Additive Manufacturing for Regenerative Medicine

May 12th, 2014


Technical Chairman: Warren Haws


  • 5:45 Social & Networking
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 7:30 Presentation

Speakers Title:    

3D-Printing/Additive Manufacturing for Regenerative Medicine

Presentation Abstract:

Additive manufacturing is a rapidly growing array of shapemaking technologies that construct parts by selectively adding material, layer by layer, into a 3-dimensional shape defined by a CAD solid model.  These processes are capable of producing shapes that are impossible to form via conventional machining, casting, or forming processes.  As such, the processes are particularly attractive for producing tailored, one-of-a-kind parts, as in tissue repair.  This presentation will describe the basic processes of additive manufacturing and their use in a wide variety of industrial and medical applications.  The major focus of the presentation will be on the development of biocompatible, biodegradable metal alloys, animal trials for evaluation of these alloys, and current research on the application of additive manufacturing processes to produce regenerative medical devices. 

Speaker biography:   Howard A Kuhn

Dr. Kuhn is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, teaching courses in manufacturing, product realization, entrepreneurship, and additive manufacturing.  He also conducts research on manufacturing of biomedical devices for tissue engineering at the University.  Dr. Kuhn currently serves as Technical Advisor for America Makes (the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute), having served previously as Acting Deputy Director.  He is also Research Consultant at The Ex One Company, developing materials, processes and equipment for additive manufacturing of metal and ceramic components by three-dimensional printing.

Dr. Kuhn was a co-founder of Concurrent Technologies Corporation in Johnstown, PA, where he served as Vice President and Chief Technical Officer (1988 – 2000).  He was also a co-founder, along with Dr. B. Lynn Ferguson, of Deformation Control Technology, Cleveland, OH (1980 – 1988).

Dr. Kuhn was on the faculties of Drexel University (1966 – 1974) and the University of Pittsburgh (1975 – 1988), with joint appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  He established research programs under industrial and government funding, which supported twenty-one Ph.D. thesis dissertations and twenty-two master’s thesis dissertations.  Among the results of these programs are the seminal research, papers, and book on powder forging, which was then commercialized through Deformation Control Technology, primarily for automotive drive train components. 

Dr. Kuhn is a Fellow of ASM International (1983) and is a recipient of the ASM Gold Medal (2008) as well as the Edgar C. Bain and Zay Jeffries Awards for service to materials processing.  He also was given the Eli Whitney Award for Productivity (2011) from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.  He received the BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Meeting Location:

ASM International HQ

9639 Kinsman Rd Novelty, OH 44072

(Please note we cannot accommodate walk-ins for this meeting due to lack of seating)


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Students - $10

The dinner will be a buffet.

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Special Information:  All sustaining members can reserve a table to display company literature etc. at no charge.  Call Warren Haws (216-382-8628) to reserve a table.