25 - 27 February, 2020 | Birmingham, UK

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO - 27 FEBRUARY

4:10 pm - 4:15 pm CHAIRPERSON’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE

8:25 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

·         With multiple manufacturing processes being required for AM parts, development of a hybrid manufacturing system can help minimise costs
·         Automating the process flow of parts along a centralised production line
·         Interlinking the additive cell process through data sharing
Andy Schofield, Manufacturing & Materials Strategy and Technology Director at BAE Systems – Air

Andy Schofield

Manufacturing & Materials Strategy and Technology Director
BAE Systems – Air

9:30 am - 10:30 am PANEL DISCUSSION: PRODUCT SAFETY CERTIFICATION

The rapid expansion of AM production within aerospace, has pressed the industry to create/redefine a framework for certification of AM parts. Both OEMs and downstream suppliers must collaborate closely with regulation bodies such as EASA, in order to define a framework which does not obstruct the industrialisation of AM.
 
This panel offers international regulators, as well as leading aerospace OEM’s and Tier 1 companies a platform to discuss the expectations of regulators, as well as offering a better understanding of industry needs to facilitate the certification process of AM Parts.
 
Topics of discussion
·         At the design stage, what are the key considerations that must be made to ensure components meet safety expectations?
·         How can a standardisation of AM machine/material certification benefit both part producers and aerospace OEM’s?
·         In what ways can effective testing for fatigue and damage tolerance maximise commercial viability?

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:30 am REIMAGINING SPACE TRAVEL THROUGH AM

·         Use of 3D printing to create tooling mandrels for the production of carbon fibre fuel tanks
·         Topology optimised design evolution of a propellant tank for cubesat applications
·         Looking at generative design for satellite launch vehicles
Raphael Salapete, ALM R&T Project Leader at Ariane Group

Raphael Salapete

ALM R&T Project Leader
Ariane Group

11:30 am - 12:00 pm REQUIREMENTS OF AN INDUSTRIAL AM ECOSYSTEM

·         Emergent technologies influencing product life cycles
·         Promoting interconnectedness to maximise operation efficiency and product performance of AM applications
·         Shared responsibility between partners along the supply chain
Jason Gilmore, New Product and R&D Technical Lead at Airbus Defence & Space

Jason Gilmore

New Product and R&D Technical Lead
Airbus Defence & Space

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm STANDARDISING THE EVALUATION PROCESS OF AM APPLICATIONS

• The drive towards metal AM production standardisation – What remains to be done?
• Establishment of quality standardisation parameters globally to promote uniform production methods ahead
of industrialisation
• Developing relations between stakeholders across the supply chain, especially for those involved in safety
critical applications
Mohsen Seifi, Director, Global AM Projects at ASTM International

Mohsen Seifi

Director, Global AM Projects
ASTM International

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm SCALMALLOY® FOR AM SPACE APPLICATIONS

·         What is Scalmalloy, and what are its advantages as an AM powder alloy?
·         How will a Scalmalloy AM process innovate future production of Space parts?
·         What makes Scalmalloy so ideal for topology optimisation?
Amy Briggs, Principal Spacecraft Structures Engineer at Airbus Defence and Space

Amy Briggs

Principal Spacecraft Structures Engineer
Airbus Defence and Space

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

As applications of AM technology continue to evolve, the relationships between users, academia and solution providers are evolving in parallel. Industrial-research partnerships are critical to the long-term success of AM within the aerospace industry, in order to make sure the many applications of AM are realised.

This panel discussion invites leading UK research institutions to consider emerging technological, certification and wider AM ecosystem challenges, which may pose as obstacles to the advancement of AM in the UK.

Topics of discussion:
• What collaborative efforts must research institutions and the aerospace industry undertake to further realise the potential of AM? What successes can be pointed to so far? How can collaboration be maximised/improved?
• What are the remaining technological roadblocks limiting the move towards industrialisation, how can the community better collaborate to overcome these?
• In which ways can developing collaborative approaches to AM development help maximise performance of current/future designs?
James Hunt, Head of Additive Manufacturing Strategy at AMRC

James Hunt

Head of Additive Manufacturing Strategy
AMRC

Wenjuan Son, Senior Research Scientist at National Physical Laboratory

Wenjuan Son

Senior Research Scientist
National Physical Laboratory

Minh-Son Pham, Research Fellow - Department of Materials at Additive Manufacturing Network

Minh-Son Pham

Research Fellow - Department of Materials
Additive Manufacturing Network

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AM TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS AT THALES

·         Innovative tools within manufacturing, inspection, testing and treatment for volume production
·         Utilising additive manufacturing for advanced designs
·         Advancement of series production capabilities for volume manufacturing of AM parts
Steven Catt, AM Technical Lead at Thales UK

Steven Catt

AM Technical Lead
Thales UK

Aninteractive discussion session where a select group of speakers and industry experts will summarise the key takeaways from the days before. Facilitated by the conference chairman, audience members will also be invited to comment and ask questions.
 
The idea is that the discussion will provide a helpful summary and some tangible take-home ideas that can be implemented in your organisation. 
James Hunt, Head of Additive Manufacturing Strategy at AMRC

James Hunt

Head of Additive Manufacturing Strategy
AMRC

Wenjuan Son, Senior Research Scientist at National Physical Laboratory

Wenjuan Son

Senior Research Scientist
National Physical Laboratory

Minh-Son Pham, Research Fellow - Department of Materials at Additive Manufacturing Network

Minh-Son Pham

Research Fellow - Department of Materials
Additive Manufacturing Network

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING