With one of the largest events on the 3D printing industry calendar only recently finished, already we are looking ahead to 2018.
The increase in 3D printing events over the years is a notable trend in itself, to keep track we created the 3D Printing Industry events guide – where organizers can announce their event to our readers.
An important part of an conference is the calibre of speakers, at worst presentations can seem like an extended sales pitch delivered to a captive audience. At best the delivery of insights and practical experience paves the way for fruitful discussions throughout the conference – by delegates and speakers alike.
Two conferences focusing on the delivery of knowledge to an advanced audience are the UK’s International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, and also the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 2018 MBE Summit. While the former event will have a full program dedicated to additive manufacturing and 3D printing, the NIST event has model-based enterprise (MBE) at it’s core.
NIST 2018 MBE Summit
MBE is an area where tools such as SOLIDWORKS can be used to optimize manufacturing through concepts including the digital thread – 3D printing of course has a role to play within this system.
The NIST MBE Summit takes Empowering the Digital Transformation with an Integrated Lifecycle as it’s theme. The organizers are seeking papers from topics including (but not limited to) the following:
- Inter-domain (e.g., design to manufacturing to quality) linked-data and analytics
- Verification and Validation of model-based artifacts and technologies
- MBE capabilities management and assessment
- Standards needs for MBE and Digital Thread
- Workforce acceptance, training, and education
- Industry implementations of MBE and ROI case studies
Academia, government, and industry are encouraged to submit papers prior to the submission deadline of January 12, 2018. More information is available here.
The conference runs from April 2nd to April 5th 2018 on the NIST Campus, Gaithersburg, MD.
2018 International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
The 2017 edition of the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing included speakers from 3DSIM, BMW, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the University of Nottingham – where the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) is based, and who host the event.
In 2018, the conference will take place at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel on the 11th & 12th of July. Focused on, “bringing together researchers and industry experts to share new ideas, research outcomes and best practice,” the event aims to ensure, “both new and experienced users of AM to keep in touch and stay up to date with the latest advancements across the AM space, to advance commercial exploitation of AM, and explore new avenues and opportunities for research and development.”
The event is organised in conjunction with Added Scientific Ltd, who offer design services, novel software tools, and simulation and modelling for Additive Manufacturing.
The deadline for abstracts is Monday 29th January. More details about the conference and how to submit an abstract can be found here.
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