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Laser Additive Manufacturing: Overcoming the Barriers to Wider Adoption

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Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) Technology Centre

Brunel Way

Rotherham

S60 5WG

United Kingdom

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Introduction

Laser Additive Manufacturing is a topic that AILU has highlighted since the application first became a topic for academic and industrial research. Now, the technology is rapidly advancing in terms of throughput, precision and capability.

Growing fast, at a rate close to 50% year on year, the applications of Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) and Selective Laser Melting (SLM) are coming out of research and into mainstream manufacturing. But what barriers need to be overcome before the process is adopted more widely in industry?

This workshop seeks to address the issues of processes, hardware and software, materials, modelling, certification and testing. Alongside the programme will be an exhibition and a vendor forum where the latest innovations will also be presented, and more detailed discussions can be held.

AILU delivers a unique opportunity for researches, manufacturers, users and the supply chain for additive manufacturing to network and discuss the state of the applications today.

Workshop Chair: Paul Goodwin, Principal Project Leader, TWI Technology Centre (Yorkshire)


Programme

08:30 - 09:15 Registration and refreshments

09:15 – 11:00 Session 1

Welcome & Introduction: Paul Goodwin (TWI)

Opportunities in Laser-based Additive Manufacturing Beyond Structural Applications
Moataz Attallah (University of Birmingham)

Medical device Prototyping to mass manufacturing, when AM is best
Alex Berry (Sutrue)

Taking the plunge with Laser Metal Deposition – has it been worth it?
Peter Brown (Laser Additive Solutions)

Where Additive Manufacturing has taken us – the journey of an SME
Neil Burns (Croft AM)

11:00– 11:30 Refreshments and Exhibition

11:30 – 12:30 Session 2: Vendor forum (updates from major equipment suppliers including TRUMPF, Renishaw, EOS, SLM Solutions< 3D Systems)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Exhibition

13:30 – 14:50 Session 3

Alloys-by-Design: Application to the design of Nickel-Base Superalloys for Additive Manufacturing
Andre Nemeth (Oxmet)

Understanding metal AM from the perspective of the powder to control build quality
Joseph Roddis (LPW Technology)

Using simulations to improve the quality of metal additive manufacturing
Tyler London (TWI)

Reducing costs and speeding up the validation of AM parts for serial production
Adrian Smith (Materialise)

14:50 - 15:20 Refreshments and Exhibition

15:20 - 16:20 Session 4

Deploying process control in an AM production environment
Richard Proctor (Sigma Labs)

Non-destructive testing and inspection of AM parts
Ben Dutton (MTC)

Achieving certification of AM parts
David Hardacre (Lloyds Register)

16:20 - 17:05 Tours (optional) Details to follow

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