MAPP, the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes, hosted a successful Alloys for Additive Manufacturing Symposium (AAMS).

More than 100 people attended from across the globe and early feedback is positive.

AAMS18 Keynotes with Iain Todd
AAMS2018 keynote speakers pictured with MAPP Director Iain Todd

The international symposium was held over two days on 3rd-4th September 2018 at Inox, the University of Sheffield. It continued the series of Europe-wide Additive Manufacturing (AM) workshops and symposiums and followed a successful event in 2017, hosted by EMPA in Switzerland. 

The world-class event covered additive manufacturing technologies which include a metallic phase and was divided into 5 themes over the two days:

Phase transformations in AM-produced alloys
Alloy design
Advances in processing
Structural control by design
Novel concepts in alloy metamaterials

The eminent international keynote speakers, from industry and academia, were:


  • Dr Hector Basoalto, University of Birmingham - 'A stochastic multiscale modelling approach to additive manufacturing of nickel-based superalloys'
  • Dr Phil Carroll, LPW Technology - 'Whatever happened to the lost generation…? Of alloys that is!'
  • Professor Eduard Hryha, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg - 'Material- and powder solutions for powder-based additive manufacturing'
  • Dr Eric Jägle, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany - 'Impact of the process gas atmosphere in Laser Additive Manufacturing – desired and undesired effects'
  • Professor Roger Reed, University of Oxford - 'New Nickel-based Superalloys for AM by Alloys-By-Design Approach'
  • Dr Christopher Spadaccini, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - 'Additive Manufacturing and Architected Materials: New Process Development and Materials'
  • Dr Blanka Szost, Additive Manufacturing Competence Centre (EU), Oerlikon AM, Germany - 'AM Alloy Design at Oerlikon - modelling and its validation' 

MAPP Director and RAEng Chair, Professor Iain Todd, University of Sheffield, said:  “AAMS2018 provided a world-class lineup, a defining set of inspiring talks and a chance to connect and reconnect with colleagues from around the world."

The Sheffield symposium follows the success of the MAPP First International Conference in January which attracted over 180 delegates and brought together powder experts to discuss the advanced techniques now being investigated in advanced powder processes.  

Sponsors for the AAMS2018 event include :

Zeiss -  Gold Sponsor

Metalysis - Silver Sponsor

Thermocalc - Silver Sponsor

Inovar -  Drinks Reception Sponsor

Oerlikon - Small Banner Sponsor

Retsch - Small Banner Sponsor