Future of AI in Additive Manufacturing

Leila Ladani, Professor and Director • Arizona State University, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a disruptive technology that can be effectively used in critical situation, such as the recent COVID 19 pandemic. Manufacturing  automation and smart manufacturing was a leap that helped with shortening many processes and reducing the need for man-power in running machine and manufacturing processes. AI is the next leap that will take us to the next levels of advancement and will put US ahead of other industrial countries.


Combination of AI and AM will be remarkably transformative. This presentation outlines current state of the art use of AI in additive manufacturing and provides a futuristic look into how AI can transform AM in ways only imagination can reach at this point of time.  

Leila Ladani is professor and director of The Polytechnic School (TPS). She received her doctorate in mechanical engineering from University of Maryland at College Park, in 2007.  She is internationally recognized for her research on advanced and multi-scale manufacturing and mechanics of materials. Ladani’s research, academic involvement and outreach has been supported and recognized by NSF, NAE, NASA, US. Department of State and many others. She will be utilizing her extensive background in research and academics to broaden the educational and research impact of TPS. She is the editor of Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A and has published more than 120 refereed manuscripts and patents.

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