MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE - 24 FEBRUARY

8:00 am - 8:45 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:45 am - 8:50 am CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS


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Florian Hilpert

Groupleader Aviation Electronics
Fraunhofer Institute IISB

9:00 am - 9:30 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: OPTIMISING DESIGN FOR AEROSPACE AND SPACE THROUGH AM

Dr Venkat Vedula - Executive Director, Additive Manufacturing, Raytheon Technologies

·        Mitigating risk through innovative approaches to manufacturing

·        Demonstrating equivalence and reliability compared to COTS products in order to meet requirements

·        Areas for further development in order to optimise aerospace and space component design

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Dr Venkat Vedula

Executive Director, Additive Manufacturing
Raytheon Technologies

9:30 am - 10:00 am LEAD PARTNER KEYNOTE: MULTI-LASER TECHNOLOGY FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS, READY FOR TAKEOFF?

Hauke Schultz - Additive Manufacturing Roadmap Leader, Airbus
Dr Markus Seibold - Vice President, Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Energy

·        Industrialisation and qualification of SLM® technology for aerospace applications

·        Multi-laser technology increases productivity to meet customer requirements

·        Patented gas flow ensures homogenous mechanical properties of high-quality parts

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Hauke Schultz

Additive Manufacturing Roadmap Leader
Airbus

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Dr Markus Seibold

Vice President, Additive Manufacturing
Siemens Energy

10:00 am - 10:45 am PANEL DISCUSSION: DELIVERING THE FUTURE OF URBAN AIR MOBILITY

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) promises to open up new possibilities for our cities and be the next big transportation revolution.

To achieve this materials will be at the heart of ensuring UAM solutions are efficient and low emission and capable of rapidly moving within urban centres.


Discussion will include:

·        Areas where AM can offer dramatic performance increases for Urban Air Mobility

·        Challenges faced by electric flight relevant to the AM sector

·        eVTOLs and manufacturing critical components with Additive Manufacturing

10:45 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 am - 12:00 pm ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR EFFICIENT ELECTRIC AVIATION

Alex Hickson - Head of Technology, Structures, Manufacturing & Materials, Aerospace Technology Institute

·        Modern opportunities of electric aviation as a solution to ‘middle mile’ challenges

·        Consequences for design, components and materials

·        Collaboration with AM companies and the rest of the aerospace industry in order to drive progress

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Alex Hickson

Head of Technology, Structures, Manufacturing & Materials
Aerospace Technology Institute

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm LASER METAL FUSION: ADVANCES IN THE FIELD OF GREEN LASER AND HIGH TEMPERATURE PRE-HEATING APPLICATIONS

Nour Eid - Senior Technologist, Manufacturing & Structures, Aerospace Technology Institute

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Nour Eid

Senior Technologist, Manufacturing & Structures
Aerospace Technology Institute

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: QUALIFYING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

Materials and processes used to produce critical components for defence, space and aerospace applications must be formally qualified. While qualification procedures vary between applications or industries, the goal of qualification is to collect sufficient data to demonstrate that a part will function as expected. Part qualification for AM relies on methodologies that can be hard to scale, The process is expensive and often duplicated by competitors across the industry.


Discussion will include:

·        How attainable is an industry wide agreement on qualification and certification?

·        What does it take to qualify and certify a part?

·        Is AM holding itself to impossibly high standards?

·        Effects of defects; can designs be altered to expand allowable defects?

·        How can standards help the space and aerospace industry go faster

·       ICME and how to mature the simulation process so it can be used to help certify parts

1:15 pm - 2:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:20 pm - 2:30 pm THE BIGGER PICTURE – HOW TO USE COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY INSPECTION TO BOOST PRODUCTIVITY IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Dr Iain Waugh - Senior Propulsion Engineer, Airborne Engineering

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Dr Iain Waugh

Senior Propulsion Engineer
Airborne Engineering

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm AM TECHNOLOGY SHAPING THE FUTURE OF AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING

Professor Andrew Schofield - Director, Technology Delivery, BAE Systems - Air

·        Key technology areas that BAE systems are focused on

·        Proposed roadmap for adopting new processes and technologies

·        The role of the AM industry in helping to realise this vision for aerospace manufacturing

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Professor Andrew Schofield

Director, Technology Delivery
BAE Systems - Air

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm RESERVED FOR SPONSOR PRESENTATION


3:30 pm - 4:00 pm WORKING TOWARDS EMISSION-FREE AVIATION THROUGH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Tine Tomažič - Chief Technology Officer, Pipistrel

·        Pipistrel developments in electric aviation and Urban Air Mobility

·        Commitments to efficiency and emission-free travel

·        Working with the AM supply chain to develop innovative solutions to aerospace challenges 

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Tine Tomažič

Chief Technology Officer
Pipistrel

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm DRIVING RESEARCH INTO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR AEROSPACE AND SPACE

Dr Nima Shamsaei - Director, National Centre for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME), Auburn University

·        Current Auburn University funding and research projects

·        Variability of part performance as a priority for research into commercial AM applications

·        Impact of microscopic features on the overall fatigue and fracture properties of components

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Dr Nima Shamsaei

Director, National Centre for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME)
Auburn University

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm DEVELOPING CAPABILITY ACROSS THE UK’S AM INDUSTRY

Dr Katy Milne - Chief Engineer - DRAMA , Digital Engineering Group, Manufacturing Technology Centre

·        MTC’s mission to de-risk AM processes and equipment for the UK aerospace sector

·        Leveraging Digital Twin and Digital Chain technologies

·        Encouraging wider cooperation within the global AM supply chain

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Dr Katy Milne

Chief Engineer - DRAMA , Digital Engineering Group
Manufacturing Technology Centre

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm CHAIRPERSON'S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EVENING SOCIAL