Pistorius and Rollett on 1st place team winning America Makes Modeling Challenge
A team including MSE's Professors, Chris Pistorius and Tony Rollett (as well as researchers from the MechE department) recently won America Makes Modeling Challenge for Additive Manufacturing. The CMU team will receive a $60,000 prize.
Under sponsorship of America Makes and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) at the Pennsylvania State University recently conducted a Modeling Challenge for Additive Manufacturing. The objective of the challenge was to identify the current accuracy of computational models for simulating the thermal and microstructural response of a material during the additive manufacturing process, with the ultimate goal of utilizing these tools as a means for accelerating the qualification of the additive manufacturing for critical applications.