ADVANCING THE AM DISCUSSION ON KEY CHALLENGES

This new Additive Manufacturing Digital Series initiative is designed specifically to provide an opportunity for the AM community to discuss, debate and network during these times when in-person events are not an option. 

4 Discussion sessions take place across 4 days, each lasting an hour 

 California 

(PDT)

  New York  

(EDT)

 London 

(BST)

 Europe 

(CEST)

   Tues 13 October   

Wed 14 October

 Thurs 15 October

Wed 21 October

0700

1000

1500

1600

AM FOR SPACE

  OEMS RELATIONSHIP 

WITH END USERS

 DESIGNING FOR AM  

 QUALIFYING MATERIALS 

AND PROCESSES

0800

1100

1600

1700

End

End

End

End

 

Download the agenda for full details of each session 

During the build-up to our planned annual conference in Hamburg in February the AM Digital Series will help us to refine the key talking points of interest to ensure the most focussed conference to date. They will also serve a purpose in their own right, a standalone series of discussions aimed at addressing the key challenges in the industry at the moment.

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the Aerospace industry but Additive Manufacturing is a key future technology that our research shows many in the aerospace industry recognise they need to be investing in. At the same time new ventures in the area of Urban Air Mobility show opportunity for growth markets. Equally, other adopters of AM technologies for advanced, precision and critical applications are looking to the early adopters of the technology in aerospace and space to understand lessons learned.  

Whether it be on the scaling up of production for high volume part production or advances in producing high criticality parts, our discussions aim to identify the roadblocks to industrialising AM technology.

Taking place online and free to attend we aim to bring together the AM community to share knowledge and network. 
I hope you will join us.

Key Agenda themes include:

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OEM relationship with customers: our research indicates that it would be useful and timely for clear dialogue between machine makers and end users on after sales expectation

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Space considerations: tackling the unique challenges and opportunities of AM in space application

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Monitoring the digital thread and creating digital twins offers opportunity to simulate a part at every stage of production. What challenges and opportunities does this pose?

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Workforce requirements and automation: Education and workforce development is needed to ensure there are sufficient trained personnel, but also what role can automation play?

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Qualifying materials and processes: Does AM handcuff itself to unattainable levels of perfection. What is the right balance and approach for defect detection and effect assessment?

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Training designers for AM requires a different mind-set. Designers need to know material limitations not just manufacturing limitations. What tools can help?

Testimonials from our physical event