Nottingham, UK | July 12-13, 2017
The International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing took place from 12-13th of July in Nottingham UK. The conference is aimed at exploring the latest R&D activities from industry and academia, with a mix of talks and exhibits spread over the 2 days. The Symbionica Consortium was represented by ITI at the AM Conference, allowing us to promote the cutting-edge progress that the project has made over the first 2 years.
There were around 19 talk sessions mostly from industrial researchers, 30 exhibitors, and over 250 attendees split evenly between industry and academia. Whilst smaller than traditional shows and conferences, the highly focused nature of the conference made it an ideal platform to highlight the Symbionica project objectives and achievements.
Show delegates were very interested in the progress of the project and we spoke to representatives from many companies actively engaged in AM including, Johnson Matthey, 3DSim and Glidewell Laboratories. Two of the main discussions held on our exhibition stand were concerning the results of the direct energy deposition process, as there are few industrial machines employing this technique, and secondly, tool path generation as a part of the DED process and how the Symbionica project is working on avoiding the generation of voids in parts.
For more information on The International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing see: https://www.am-conference.com