Additive International summit confirms speakers from leading 3D printing research institutions


The UK’s Additive International summit, taking place 9th – 11th July, has confirmed its list of speakers for 2019. Many world-class academic teams are represented by the line-up, including the award winning Cranfield University, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the University of Nottingham and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

Glass optics, computed axial lithography, vat photopolymerization, embedded sensors, NASA metallic hardware development, and motorsport brakes are just some of the topics to be discussed at the event, which is also now open for registration.

“Additive International prides itself on providing a platform to share the latest research, developments and applications in additive manufacturing – as well as to address its challenges,” comments summit chair Professor Richard Hague, “This year’s conference is no exception.”

“We look forward to welcoming new and established voices from across the AM community to share ideas, network and collaborate on ideas to help move technologies and processes forward, and to tackle some of the obstacles the industry faces.”

Current innovations and the future of additive manufacturing 

Additive International is an event spilt in two. Tuesday 9th July 2019 is considered the “Pre-Conference Event,” sponsored by Added Scientific, giving attendees the opportunity to visit the AM Labs at the University of Nottingham Centre for Additive Manufacturing, and a presentation schedule focusing on the Future of Additive Manufacturing. The list of speakers for the Pre-Conference Event are as follows:

– Stewart Williams, Cranfield University, whose current focus is on the development of large-scale WAAM technology 
– Tim Hope, Manger of the Additive Manufacturing Centre at GKN Aerospace
– Iain Todd, Director of the Mapp EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub
– James Logan, UK Collaborative R&D Funding Manager at the MTC
– Katy Milne, Chief Engineer of DRAMA project at the MTC
– Richard Hague, Director of Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) at University of Nottingham & Added Scientific
– Ricky Wildman, part of the Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Research Group at The University of Nottingham
– Robert Scudamore, Associate Director, Group Manager of Joining Technologies, Additive Manufacturing at TWI Ltd.

A full agenda for the Additive International Pre-Conference Event is available here.

Following Tuesday’s discussion of the future of additive manufacturing, the Additive International conference will be held on Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th July. Over the course of these two days, a total of 18 speakers will give presentations on their respective areas of innovation. Alongside the main event, Additive International will also be hosting stands from 30 exhibitors across the industry.

GE Additive exhibits at Additive International 2018. Photo via Additive International
GE Additive exhibits at Additive International 2018. Photo via Additive International

The list of speakers for Additive International 2019 are as follows:

– Andy Smith, Alcon
– Laurence Coles, Added Scientific Ltd
– Johanna Laru, AstraZeneca
– Wilderich Heising, The Boston Consulting Group
– Margot Segers, Brightlands Materials Center
– Minh-Son Pham, Imperial College London
– Rebecca Dylla-Spears, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
– Douglas Wells, Marshall Space Flight Center
– Zhou Kun, Nanyang Technological University
– Regular 3D Printing Industry contributor Dayton Horvath, NewCap Partners
– Denis Cormier, Rochester Institute of Technology
– Michele Garibaldi, Siemens Digital Factory
– Christian Leinenbach, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
– Hayden Taylor, University of California, Berkeley
– Morgan Alexander, University of Nottingham
– Nesma Aboulkhair, University pf Nottingham
– Nicholas Lavery, Swansea University
– Sébastien Lani, Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology

A full agenda for Additive International is available here.

Lijuan Zhang, Professor at the National Innovation Institute of Additive Manufacturing (NIIAM), China, presenting at Additive International 2018. Photo via Additive International
Lijuan Zhang, Professor at the National Innovation Institute of Additive Manufacturing (NIIAM), China, presenting at Additive International 2018. Photo via Additive International

Attend Additive International 2019

Speakers for this year’s event were compiled through the support of the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Innovate UK. British based multinational industrial gas company BOC is the headline sponsor if the main event.

Those looking to attend Additive International can register here. The event will be hosted at the Nottingham Belfry hotel, and will feature numerous networking opportunities, including a conference dinner on 10th July sponsored by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA).

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Featured image shows the presentation hall at Additive International 2018. Photo via Additive International 





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