Full Conference Line-Up Confirmed for 12th Annual International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

This year marks the 12th annual International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing and its 19-strong speaker roster will not disappoint. Speakers from academia, research and industry will share their views, expertise, developments and case studies over the two-day main conference sessions running from July 12th-13th at the Nottingham Belfry.

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.

“We are very excited about this year’s speakers that hail from renowned research institutions, start-ups and emerging companies to established industry players and well-known brands. 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 July 11th with Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network, kicking off the main conference and exhibition.

The main conference speaker roster includes:

  • Brent Stucker, 3DSIM
  • Jonathan Meyer, Airbus
  • Sarat Babu, Betatype
  • Alex Fickerl, BMW
  • Anthony Rollett, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Johannes Gumpinger, European Space Agency
  • Pete Basiliere, Gartner
  • Samantha O'Callaghan, Johnson Matthey
  • Bastian Rapp, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Maxim Shusteff, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Marek Korda, Leonardo MW Ltd
  • Dimitris Katsanis, METRON Advanced Equipment Ltd
  • Patrizia Richner, Sonova Hearing Care
  • Daniel Revier, Texas Instruments
  • Tim Minshall, University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing
  • Clive Roberts, University of Nottingham
  • Neil Hopkinson, Xaar
  • Dror Danai, Xjet

Now in its 12th year, The International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing is a forum for AM & 3DP experts to share their knowledge and ideas. The aim of the event has always been to cut through the hype and share the successes and the failures of additive technologies. The conference brings together more than 250 AM & 3DP academics and industry professionals, providing the opportunity for both new and experienced users of the technology to learn about and keep in touch with the latest developments in AM, helping to drive commercial success and discover new avenues of research.

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