The HPC4Manufacturing program has conducted three events. Details about each of the events are included below.

HPC4Mfg | Manufacturing Day 2018

Online Technical Colloquium, October 5, 2018

How HPC Improves Competitiveness and Reduces Energy Intensity

Event Summary

HPC4Mfg National Laboratory partners will talk about their projects and laboratory capabilities in a series of webinars arranged especially for Manufacturing Day. There will be an overview of the program, talks on HPC simulation capabilities as they apply to advanced industrial problems in machine learning, computational fluids dynamics, and additive manufacturing.

Question and answer sessions will be included in the panel discussions.

Meeting Agenda

Webinar Registration

Date and Time:

    Friday, October 5, 2018 9:00 am, PDT
    Friday, October 5, 2018 10:00 am, MDT
    Friday, October 5, 2018 12:00 pm, EDT


Call-in Number: +1-415-655-0001 US TOLL (Global call-in numbers)

Event Number: 807 705 983

Event Password: HPC42018

Modeling of Powder Dynamics in Metal Additive Manufacturing 2017

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Event Summary

On August 10-11,2017, LLNL’s Global Security Principal Directorate and the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program hosted the Modeling of Powder Dynamics in Metal Additive Manufacturing meeting in Austin, Texas.

Keynote speakersLLNL’s Wayne King served as the meeting chair and is the leader of LLNL’s Accelerated Certification of Additively Manufactured Metals Project. He and the organizing committee united 100 participants from industry, laboratory, and academia.

Presentations from keynote and plenary lecturers focused on the following topics: needs from models for powder spreading; flowability, spreadability, and segregation; effects of particle size, particle size distribution, and particle morphology; recycle and reuse of materials, and effects of environmental conditions. Breakout sessions were held to discuss each topic and gather feedback in areas such as scientific challenges and priority research directions.

There has been an increased interest in using modeling and simulation to understand the dynamics of powder spreading for metal additive manufacturing. A meeting report prepared by the organizing committee was submitted to DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office.

Group at the event

Attendee List

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Results

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Wayne King, meeting chair, collecting participant Priority Research Directions (PRDs) votes using a live interactive audience tool, Poll Everywhere.

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Robert Ivester, Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office Deputy Director
Otis Walton, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Stefan Luding, University of Twente, Netherlands
Mustafa Megahed, ESI Group, Paris
Breakout Session: Kartik Shah, Applied Materials; and Lang Yuan, General Electric
Breakout Session: Wayne King, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Breakout Session: Ben Brown, Kansas City National Security Campus; and Vijay Jagdale, United Technologies Research Center
Breakout Session:Jeremy Lechman, Sandia National Laboratories
Breakout Session: Dan Bolintineau, Sandia National Laboratories, Eric Herbold, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Welcome Remarks

Keynote — Effects of Particle Surface - Properties on Mechanical Behavior, and Calibration of Discrete Element Method (DEM) Models for Powder Spreading Simulations

Keynote — Discrete Element Method (DEM) Contact Models for Cohesive Particle

Keynote — Modeling Powder Spreading for Additive Manufacturing

Plenary Introduction — What is Needed from Models for Powder Spreading

Plenary Introduction — Key Parameters and Issues: Flowability, Spreadability, Stratification

Plenary Introduction — Key Parameters and Issues: Effects of Particle Size, Particle Size Distribution, and Particle Morphology

Plenary Introduction — Recycle and Re-Use of Materials

Plenary Introduction — Effects of Environmental Conditions

Supplemental Meeting WebEx Presentations

Exascale Simulation for the Design of Industrial-scale Chemical Reactors, Madhava Syamlal, National Energy Technology Laboratory — October 10, 2017

3D PBF – “A Miniaturized Solids Processing Plant in a Box” Key Aspects of Powder Handling, Bryan J. Ennis, E&G Associates, Inc. — October 17, 2017

Industry Engagement Day 2017

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Event Summary

The HPC4Mfg Industry Engagement Day event was a great success. Nearly 100 participants convened for the two-day meeting with an agenda that included a poster session displaying the current results of existing projects, a keynote speech, and panel discussions to discuss ways to strengthen and improve the program. On the final day, participants were offered the opportunity to discuss new ideas with program managers in a one-on-one setting.

Key outcomes of the meeting included:

  • Attendees learned how to make a case for HPC to their management. From virtually exploring parameter spaces in ways that are not possible in the physical world, to enabling the additive manufacturing of parts correctly on the first try, executives across the manufacturing sector are recognizing how the ability to model, simulate, and analyze data at-scale is fundamentally transforming manufacturing.
  • The meeting showcased the breadth of HPC4Manufacturing projects. Through panel discussions and posters, researchers presented their results on a wide range of applications, including optimizing blast furnaces for lowering coke use, designing synthetic jet actuators for ultra-efficient trucks, improving reactor designs for natural gas, and enhancing the drying process for paper making. (Presentations and posters are available below.)
  • Attendees engaged one-on-one with experts from the national laboratories to learn how HPC could be used to address challenges specific to their company or industry sector.
  • Attendees provided feedback on the technical and human capabilities needed to increase the impact of the program, from next-generation software capabilities to greater expertise in modeling and simulation.

Attendee List

Meeting Agenda

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Meeting location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, San Diego, CA
Mark Johnson, Advanced Manufacturing Office, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy
Peg Folta, Conference Chair
Lori Diachin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Sid Voorakkara, California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
Thomas Lange,Technology Optimization & Management LLC
Breakout Session: Jeremy Lechman, Sandia National Laboratories
John Turner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Executive Panel Session – The Global State of Computing in Manufacturing

Chad Evans (Panel Chair), Executive Vice President of U.S. Council of Competitiveness Mario Longhi, President & Chief Executive Officer of United States Steel Corporation Richard Arthur, Director of Advanced Computing, GE Research Barbara Helland, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research Director

Panel Session – Impact of HPC4Mfg Projects

Robin Miles (Panel Chair) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Chenn Q. Zhou, Purdue University Northwest Christopher A. Herbst, Eaton Barron Bichon, Southwest Research Institute/LIFT Daniele Gallardo, Actasys Inc.

Panel Session – Challenges to Industry HPC Adoption

Peter Nugent (Panel Co-Chair), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Jeff Roberts (Panel Co-Chair) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Thomas W. Wideman, Actasys, Inc Wayne E. King, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory David Turpin, Agenda2020 Prasad S. Apte, Harper International

Sylvie Aubry, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
March 2: Welcome Reception and Poster Session
Yue Hao, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Keynote – A Curious Case History from Things to Bits

Thomas Lange Technology Optimization & Management LLC

Executive Panel Session - The Global State of Computing in Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Office Capabilities Enable Innovation in Manufacturing

Introducing the HPC4Mfg Program

Fossil Energy Applications for HPC

Panel Session – Impact of HPC4Mfg Projects

Panel Session – Challenges to Industry HPC Adoption

Lessons Learned for Solicitation Success

Opportunities to Engage/Summary


HPC4Mfg is sponsored by the Advanced Manufacturing Office of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy