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Additive International announces full conference speaker line-up
Additive International (formerly the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing) announces its speaking line-up for its two-day event in Nottingham. Held at the Nottingham Belfry hotel on 11th and 12th July, with a pre-conference day on 10th July, this year’s summit includes a mix of additive experts, researchers, entrepreneurs and practitioners from across academia and industry.
The conference, which launched in 2006, is well-known for its speakers’ in-depth exploration of new developments, research and applications in AM across business and industry. This year’s summit will feature a wide range of topics, from using silicone inks to print lifelike organ models and on-body printing to developing ultra-stiff, lightweight mechanical metamaterials; accelerating the development of AM standards; printing in-orbit satellite parts; serial part production in aerospace and using innovation to tackle post-processing issues.
Conference chair, Prof Richard Hague said: “Additive International is really more of a summit than a conference. It is all about bringing experts together to share knowledge, discuss ideas and to learn from one another. We pride ourselves on achieving a balance between industry and academia – presenting the very latest real world AM applications alongside exciting new developments from research labs across the globe. We don’t shy away from addressing the issues and obstacles that AM presents head-on. This honesty and transparency is part of what keeps our delegates, presenters and exhibitors returning each year to take part.”
Additive International has also selected a charity partner for the first time. Field Ready uses local materials and manufacturing methods to develop life-saving supplies and equipment in the field, providing essential aid to reach areas stricken by disaster, conflict and extreme poverty.
This year’s pre-conference day, Business Innovation in AM, will kick off the summit with quick-fire presentations from 33 of Innovate UK-funded AM project teams exploring business applications of AM in the following categories:
• New AM Processes
• New Materials including Conductive Components
• Post processing
• Hybrid Processes and Tooling Applications
• Inspection Systems
• Large Scale and Construction
The main conference will feature 19 speakers from across the industry including:
• Ian Brooks, Moog Controls Ltd
• Paola Caracciolo, Airbus – Germany
• Alvaro Goyanes, University College London
• Jonathan Jeffers, Imperial College London
• Abby Juhl, Air Force Research Laboratory
• Cindy Kutchko, PPG Industries
• Iain Todd, Mapp EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub
• Ricky Wildman, University of Nottingham
30+ organisations will be exhibiting alongside the conference venue.