Online conference is going to be held during two half-days: Morning session on the11th of January and Afternoon session on the 12th of January 2021. 

Posters will be availale online from 7th of January to 8th of February 2021.

More detailed schedule will follow after the registration deadline. 

January 11, 2021 - MORNING SESSION

Prof. Olaf Diegel, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Titile: “Design for AM – the key to the industrialization of additive manufacturing

Abstract: Many industries approach additive manufacturing (AM) as a drop-in replacement for conventional manufacturing technologies. This approach, however, does not fully utilize the unique possibilities that additive processes offer. For over thirty years, AM has been extensively used as a rapid prototyping technology. When using the technologies for manufacturing, however, it should be noted that AM does not remove all manufacturing restrictions. It, instead, replaces them with a different set of design considerations that designers must take into account if they wish to successfully use the technologies to add value to their products. Otherwise AM can easily become a slow and uneconomical way of manufacturing products or parts.

Prof. Akihiko Chiba, Tohoku University, Japan

January 12, 2021 - AFTERNOON SESSION

Prof. Carolin Körner (GER)

Titile: "Powder bed and electron beam based additive manufacturing"

Additive manufacturing (AM) of metals and alloys is mainly based on powder bed based methods. Usually, laser beams are used for processing (PBF-LB). Less common is the use of electron beams (PBF-EB). In this talk, the state-of-the-art of electron beam based AM is presented. The physical differences between PBF-LB and PBF-EB are discussed and their implication on the process and the resulting materials properties. In addition, the present and future development trends are presented.

13:40-14:20  Prof. Iain Todd, The University of Sheffield, UK