Manager, AMIST Core AM Facility
University of Louisville
Timothy Gornet is the manager of operations at the University of Louisville’s Rapid Prototyping Center. He has been active in the additive manufacturing/3D printing field since 1988 when he ran an SLA 250 at GE Appliances.
Gornet is a past president of the Additive Manufacturing User’s Group (AMUG), founded the Selective Laser Sintering User’s Group and served as president three years, has been a board member for the SME Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing group and was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People in RPD&M” by TCT Magazine.
He is a frequent contributor to the annual Wohlers Report and presents at numerous industry and academic conferences on AM. His research area of interest is in laser sintering of polymers including process control and optimization, mechanical properties, hardware improvements, materials research and development and high-temperature materials. In the area of powder bed metal additive manufacturing technologies, his research includes material development, process and mechanical property optimization. He also performs applied research in design for additive manufacturing for polymers and metals.
Gornet received his Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees from the University of Louisville JB Speed School of Engineering and is completing his PhD work at the University of Sheffield (UK).