Rocky Mountain SAMPE November 16, 2017 Event

MSU Denver/ Aerospace Engineering Sciences Tour

Additive Manufacturing and Composites Lab Facility Tour

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 4:30 to 6 PM

rsvp link and other details below

About Metropolitan State University of Denver

MSU Denver is a leader in educating Coloradans through university programs particularly relevant to the state’s economy and the demands of today’s employers. With the Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building, MSU Denver will educate the most skilled, workforce-ready professionals available to meet the aviation, aerospace and advanced manufacturing needs of the state of Colorado.

• See the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building
• See the changes being made at the MSU Denver Composites and Additive Manufacturing Lab
• Learn how these changes can benefit you and your organization

Here's a link to a Denver TV CBS Channel 4 news story about the MSU Denver Composites and Additive Manufacturing Lab:
"Functionally Graded Materials Obtained
by Additive Manufacturing Technology"

Presented by: Devi Kalla Ph. D., Associate Professor, MSU Denver

In the current study, Direct Metal Laser Sintering and Binder Jetting technologies are employed for direct manufacturing of functionally graded materials. In the past, the additive manufacturing approach has been limited to non- functional parts and their repair. In this project, we are extending this technology to functional graded gears through design decomposition, process modeling and smart machines.

Presenter Biography

Devi K. Kalla received a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Wichita State University. He is
currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Dr. Kalla has a strong experience on Composite Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, and modeling. His work has focused specifically in the areas of developing multiple regression analysis (MR) and committee neural network approximation (CN) models for predicting straight and oblique geometric cutting forces in milling operations using carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites in the production process, establishing life-cycle databases to advance sustainable manufacturing practices in wind energy systems, and developing a framework to construct energy profiles and characterize the energy consumption involved in modern machining processes to support low carbon manufacturing. He has published more than 25 papers in reputed journals and conference proceedings and has been serving as an editorial board member of International Journal of Material Sciences and Technology (IJMST), International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Technology (IJIET) and more notably, as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mechanical and Material Sciences Research (IJMMSR).

Meeting Details

Please RSVP to Richard Merschel

Day/Date and Time
Thursday, November 16, 2017
4:30 PM to 6 PM 

Metro State University Denver
Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building
Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute
1449 7th Street
Denver, CO 
(just South of Auraria Parkway on North side of campus)
ph 303-615-0880

Parking info
most parking is $5 to 6.50 per day
for more campus parking info:
special bonus: first 20 RSVP by Nov 10 will get parking allowance


Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering

Rocky Mountain Professional Chapter

Welcome to Rocky Mountain SAMPE, the chapter for professionals of the composites industry located near the Colorado Rocky Mountains. About 2/3 of our membership is based in Colorado, with most of the other 1/3 spread throughout Wyoming, South Dakota (student), Nebraska, Montana, and North Dakota.

SAMPE Mission Statement:

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering is a global, member-governed volunteer, not for profit organization. The organization is to supply information for the advancement of materials and processes; opportunities for career development within the materials and processes community; and education in the fundamentals of materials and process technologies. These shall be offered to the professional members, to the student members and to the industry in a financially responsible manner and with professional integrity.