MAPP is pleased to be hosting the Alloys for Additive Manufacturing Symposium (AAMS) in September 2018.

This event continues the series of Europe-wide Additive Manufacturing workshops and symposiums which began at the Max-Planck Institute in 2016, and follows a successful event in 2017 which was hosted by EMPA in Switzerland. 

The international symposium will be held over two days on 3rd-4th September 2018 at Inox, the University of Sheffield.

Designed to foster in-depth discussions on the growing potential of additive manufacturing across broad applications, the scope of the symposium will cover all additive manufacturing technologies which include a metallic phase. Session topics are expected to include:

  • Phase transformations in AM-produced alloys
  • Structural and functional properties of AM-produced alloys
  • Advances in processing
  • Residual stress and cracking phenomena
  • Alloy design
  • Metallic metamaterials

Oral and poster presentations that lie within this scope were invited. Contributions were especially encouraged from early career researchers and industrial research teams. The call for abstract submissions has now closed.

The full programme will be announced in May 2018 and internationally renowned keynote speakers, specialising in the topics above, will be added to the website as they are confirmed

Confirmed keynote speakers to date include:

  • Dr Hector Basoalto, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Dr Phil Carroll, LPW Technology, Runcorn, UK
  • Professor Eduard Hryha, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg
  • Dr Christopher Spadaccini, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California 
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  • Dr Eric Jägle, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH
  • Dr Blanka Szost, Additive Manufacturing Competence Centre (EU), Oerlikon AM GmbH
  • Professor Roger Reed, University of Oxford

MAPP Director and RAEng Chair, Professor Iain Todd, University of Sheffield, said:  “We are pleased to be hosting the AAMS which will be an international showcase for top quality research and offers a great opportunity for learning, networking and discussion.

“The symposium fits in well with MAPP’s work towards the application of new technologies to drive right first time manufacturing for advanced powder processes.

“It follows the success of the MAPP First International Conference in January which attracted over 180 delegates”

Registration is now open via the University of Sheffield Online Store and sponsorship opportunities are available.