Brent Stucker - 3DSIM

Brent Stucker - 3DSIM



Physics-Based Simulation: Accelerating Innovation in Additive Manufacturing


Over the past few years a series of physics-based simulation tools developed within research organizations are being introduced as commercial products.  As a result, simulation is making it increasingly possible to replace trial-and-error innovation with modeling insight.  An overview of the types of AM simulation tools available and case studies showing how these tools are helping product designers, service bureaus, machine manufacturers and others innovate more quickly will be given in this talk.


Brent Stucker, Ph.D. is Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of 3DSIM, LLC, a provider of physics-based simulation tools for the additive manufacturing industry.  He has been a leading researcher in additive manufacturing for more than 20 years, with projects ranging from new materials development for biomedical implants and aerospace/defense structures to multi-scale modeling and control of additive manufacturing machines.  He was a professor from 1997-2015, with various appointments at the University of Louisville, Utah State University, the University of Rhode Island and VTT Technical Research Center, Finland.  

Brent led the establishment of the ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies in 2008 and was the first Chairman from 2009-2014.  He was elected to the ASTM International Board of Directors in 2015.  His awards include: the 2016 International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence Award; the 2015 Additive World Conference Industrial Impact Award; the 2012 Industry Achievement Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the 2010 Robert J. Painter Memorial Award from ASTM and SES for his leadership in the area of international standards, the SLS Dinosaur Award from the SLS Users Group (now known as the Additive Manufacturing Users Group) in 2005, and several University awards related to teaching, research and service. 

Brent co-authored a textbook entitled Additive Manufacturing Technologies: 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Direct Digital Manufacturing which is utilized by AM practitioners and educators around the world. He has numerous patents, has authored or co-authored more than 200 technical publications on AM, has presented more than 250 technical talks, sits on the organizing committees for major AM conferences world-wide and is part of the editorial board for multiple leading journals related to AM. Brent has worked with the National Science Foundation, DARPA, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and others to develop research priorities and funding roadmaps for the AM industry.  

Brent Stucker received his B.S. from the University of Idaho and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, both in Mechanical Engineering.