The 12th international conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing will kick off in Nottingham on 12 July 2017. The line up at this year’s two-day conference include speakers from the European Space Agency, BMW, Airbus, Texas Instruments, Sonova Hearing Care, Carnegie Mellon, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as well as entrepreneurs and researchers working on the latest developments and applications in AM & 3DP Technology.
The conference will explore the latest research and developments in AM technology including advancements in materials, applications in space, competitive sport, medical and consumer product design, the organisers note.
Topics range from creating an AM-capable workforce in the UK and the Gartner hype cycle to nano-particle jetting technology, mass-produced customised hearing aids, AM innovations in semiconductors and aerospace and design-led manufacturing to the ever-expanding AM applications in metals - for everything from Chris Froome’s Tour de France winning handlebars to parts of the International Space Station.
“Our conference prides itself on including a mix of speakers from research and industry roles to illustrate not only the current applications of AM technology, but to provide a platform for experts to share inroads they are making to improve the technology and expand its future uses for everyday life,” said conference chair, Prof. Richard Hague.
“As always, we steer clear of the hype around 3DP and focus on the realities at every phase of technology development,” Hague continued.
It is this commitment that has resulted in the first-ever ‘Industrial Realities’ pre-conference event, which will be held on 11th July with Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network, kicking off the main conference and exhibition.
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