Line-up announced for 12th International Conference on Additive Manufacturing

The line-up for the 12th International Conference on Additive Manufacturing has been announced featuring 19 speakers from leading research institutions and companies involved in the 3D printing industry.

The conference will take place in Nottingham, UK from July 12th – 13th, with a pre-conference event running on the 11th.

The host of the event, the University of Nottingham, is one of the leading researchers into 3D printing and recently launched the FLAC project to explore use of 3D printing in the automotive industry.

Render of the New Institute. Image via: Nottingham Post
Nottingham University’s new Institute of Advanced Manufacturing set to be completed by 2018. Image via: Nottingham Post

3D printed medicine and hologram 3D printing 

At the additive manufacturing conference, speakers from the University of Nottingham, the University of Cambridge, Carnegie Mellon University and will be joined by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) among.

The University of Nottingham’s Clive Roberts will discuss the nature of 3D printing in medicine and how the technology has the capability to producing drugs in the form of tablets. The possibilities of 3D printing pills was apparent when 3D Printing Industry visited University College London to see firsthand how an FDM printer is 3D printing medicine.

Elsewhere, there will be representatives from US research facilities Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Maxim Shusteff will present the latest developments from LLNL, with a focus on the use of holograms and photopolymer based resins.

Augmented reality company DAQRI has similarly explored such a technique printing a paperclip with holograms.

3D printing with holograms by DAQRI
3D printing with holograms by DAQRI.

High speed sintering and NanoParticle Jetting

The Additive Manufacturing Conference will also feature speakers from companies in the 3D printing industry. These include Israeli company XJet and Nottingham based Xaar. Neil Hopkinson will speak regarding his company, Xaar’s high speed sintering technique.

Dror Danai is set to discuss XJet’s NanoParticle jetting technology. You can read more about Nano Particle Jetting in our interview with Dror Danai here.

XJet 3D printed metal-components at formnext 2016. Photo by Michael Petch
XJet 3D printed metal-components at Formnext 2016. Photo by Michael Petch

Automotive and aerospace

Attendees will also hear from the latest advancements in functional 3D printing with delegates from Airbus, BMW and the European Space Agency. Airbus’ Jonathan Meyer will discuss how additive manufacturing will continue to evolve in the aerospace industry. Airbus recently completed 3D printed metal testing on the A380.

An Airbus a380 double-decker airline. Photo by Francois Mori, via Airnation.net
An Airbus a380 double-decker airline. Photo by Francois Mori, via Airnation.net

The full lineup is as follows:

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
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (TBC)

Further details of the 12th Annual Additive Manufacturing Conference are available here.

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Featured image shows the stage for the Annual Additive Manufacturing Conference.