CEC

Drew Snelling, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Manufacturing Engineering

Office: IT 3136

Phone: 912-478-2285

Email: dsnelling@georgiasouthern.edu

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2015

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2011

B.S, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2008

Research Interests

Dr. Snelling’s research interests include metal additive manufacturing with an emphasis on design (design for Additive Manufacturing), materials processing and characterization of nickel, steel and aluminum alloys, productionalization and efficiency, instrumentation and data conveyance, machine automation, workforce development, and education.  His interests also include the fusion of traditional and non-traditional manufacturing technologies, such as metal casting (investment and sand) and additive manufacturing, to advance the state-of-the-art.

Publications

Snelling, D. A.; Williams, C. B.; Druschitz, A. P., Mechanical and Material Properties of Castings Produced via 3D Printed Molds, Submitted 2018, Additive Manufacturing Journal

Gong, H; Snelling, Dean A.; Kardel, K; Carrano, A., Comparison of Stainless Steel 316L Parts Made by FDM-Based and SLM-Based Additive Manufacturing Processes, 2018, Journal of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society

Snelling,  Dean  A.;  Williams,  Christopher  B.;  Suchicital,  Carlos  T.A.;  Druschitz,  Alan  P.,  Binder  Jetting Advanced  Ceramics for  Metal-Ceramic  Composite  Structures,  2017,  International  Journal of  Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Snelling,  Dean  A.; Li,  Qian;  Meisel,  Nicolas;  Williams, C.  B.;  Batra,  Romesh;  Druschitz,  Alan  P., Lightweight  Structures  Fabricated  via  3D  Printing of  Sand  Cast  Molds,  2015,  Advanced  Engineering Materials

Snelling  Dean  A.,  Kay  Ruthie,  Druschitz  Alan  P.,  and  Williams  Christopher  B.,  2014, Mitigating  Gas Defects in Casting Produced from 3D Printed Molds, International Foundry Research

Patents

Snelling, D. A., Crear, D. E., Pavlov, M., Roerig, F. M. G., “Calibration systems for calibrating energy emitting devices of additive manufacturing systems and related program products,” U.S. Patent 20180347969A1, Assignee: General Electric Company, 2018.

Crear, D. E., Craft, T. M., Hart, K. M., Pavlov, M., Roerig, F. M. G., Snelling, D. A., “Damaged applicator identifier system for additive manufacturing system,” U.S. Patent 20180356350A1, Assignee: General Electric Company, 2018.

Crear, D. E., Pavlov, M., Roerig, F. M. G., Snelling, D. A., “Applicator repair for additive manufacturing system,” U.S. Patent 20180354208A1, Assignee: General Electric Company, 2018.

Crear, D. E., Pavlov, M., Roerig, F. M. G., Snelling, D. A., “Calibration systems for calibrating recoater devices of additive manufacturing systems and related program products,” U.S. Patent 20180348367A1, Assignee: General Electric Company, 2018.

Pavlov, M., Crear, D. E., Roerig, F. M. G., Snelling, D. A., “Calibration systems for calibrating build platforms of additive manufacturing systems and related program products,” U.S. Patent 20180348492A1, Assignee: General Electric Company, 2018.

Last updated: 2/14/2019

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