25 - 27 February, 2020 | Birmingham, UK

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE - 26 FEBRUARY

8:15 am - 8:45 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:45 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 am - 9:30 am OPENING KEYNOTE: INDUSTRIALIZING AEROSPACE AM

·         Changes in the manufacturing environment
·         Innovations within the wider ecosystem to further the development of advanced manufacturing techniques
·         The push towards Smart Manufacturing at Boeing
Dr Melissa Orme, VP, Additive Manufacturing at The Boeing Company

Dr Melissa Orme

VP, Additive Manufacturing
The Boeing Company

9:30 am - 10:00 am INDUSTRIALISING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Sponsors:
Siemens



The Midlands is home to over 25% of the UK Aerospace industry, with a 3% share of the total global market. Taking place on the morning of the Conference Day One, this important discussion will offer the audience a unique insight into the Midland Aerospace industry by landscaping the drivers of change for current and future applications of AM technology
 
A key proponent of the Midlands Aerospace Industry is the Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA), which supports and represents the regions aerospace industry on a European and global stage. As we approach 4.0 adoption within Aerospace, our panellists will look to key industry trends to consider the direction of how Aerospace can best leverage the role of AM in future semi-autonomous production facilities.
 
Topics of discussion
·         What role does the MAA play in enabling closer collaboration with the Midlands cluster along the supply chain to best leverage innovations?
·         How can the promotion of an effective coordinated shared strategy moving forward help make a big impact for future developments?
·         In what ways can solution providers enable the Midlands cluster advance in its future development aims? What are the key requirements of the region?
John Dunstan, Head of Process & Productivity Centre at BAE Systems

John Dunstan

Head of Process & Productivity Centre
BAE Systems

Andrew Mair, Chief Executive at Midlands Aerospace Alliance

Andrew Mair

Chief Executive
Midlands Aerospace Alliance

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

Dr Katy Milne

Chief Engineer - DRAMA , Digital Engineering Group
Manufacturing Technology Centre

10:30 am - 11:00 am AM AND NEXT GENERATION PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Sponsors:
EOS



11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 am - 12:00 pm AM INDUSTRIALISATION THROUGH INDUSTRY 4.0

·         Understanding how industrialisation will change manufacturing to ensure quality in AM production
·         Exploring the unique advantages of the AM process, as applied to mission critical applications
·         Evaluating the implementation of an AM process strategy to ensure consistent and defect free production
George "Nick" Bullen, Technical Fellow, Advanced Manufacturing at Northrop Grumman

George "Nick" Bullen

Technical Fellow, Advanced Manufacturing
Northrop Grumman

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Sponsors:
TRUMPF



12:30 pm - 1:00 pm INCREASING PROCESS PRODUCTIVITY OF METAL MANUFACTURING

·         Enhancing the design parameters to account for changes to manufacturing process
·         Understanding how to increase process productivity of metal parts
·         Considerations of AM materials and process relative to traditional manufacturing 
Tim Hope, Chief Technologist - Metallics at GKN Aerospace

Tim Hope

Chief Technologist - Metallics
GKN Aerospace

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm SERIAL PRODUCTION OF 3D METAL PARTS

Sponsors:
Hirtenberger



1:30 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: THE DRIVE TO 4.0 ADOPTION – AM ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

• What collaborative efforts must OEMs, Tier 1s and solution providers undertake to further advance to 4.0 adoption?
• How must the supply chain evolve to support the development of AM industrialisation to ensure smooth interaction between all other parts of the manufacturing process?
• What are the recent technical trends within industrial technologies, and what are their implication on current processes?

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm Industry Innovation Slot - YXLON

Sponsors:
nTopology



3:10 pm - 3:20 pm Industry Innovation Slot - TEC Eurolab

Sponsors:
nTopology



3:20 pm - 3:30 pm Industry Innovation Slot - nToplogy

Sponsors:
nTopology



3:30 pm - 4:00 pm MILITARY AND CIVIL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AT LEONARDO HELICOPTERS

·         How build-process-scanning can develop accurate production data in real time
·         Utilising build scans and closed-loop control to correct areas and minimise errors
·         Improving the quality of part replications to ensure sturdiness of parts for service
David Wragg, Materials Engineer at Leonardo Helicopters

David Wragg

Materials Engineer
Leonardo Helicopters

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:30 pm - 5:50 pm ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING BREADTH: FROM AUTOMOTIVE MASS PRODUCTION TO SPACE LAUNCHER APPLICATIONS

Attendees will separate into small groups and over the course of the hour have the opportunity to work through two of the below topics with 30 minutes one each table. Each table will have a facilitator who will guide the discussion and feedback key takeaways to the rest of the room. 

Tables:
  • Material Selection
  • Software Design
  • Metal Pritning
  • Polymer Printing
  • Post Processing - HIRTENBERGER
  • Quality Assurance
  • Industry 4.0

5:50 pm - 6:00 pm CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS