Additive International announces conference line-up

June 18, 2018

A presentation at 2017’s International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing, now rebranded Additive International (Courtesy Added Scientific)


The full list of speakers has been revealed for Additive International, formerly the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, set to run at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel, Nottingham, UK, July 11-12, 2018, with a pre-conference day on July 10. This year’s summit is said to include a mix of additive experts, researchers, entrepreneurs and practitioners from across academia and industry.

The conference launched in 2006, and looks to present an in-depth exploration of new developments, research and applications in AM across business and industry. This year, a wide-range of Additive Manufacturing topics will be discussed, including a number of presentations dedicated to metal AM.

Professor Richard Hague, Conference Chair, stated, “Additive International is really more of a summit than a conference. It is all about bringing experts together to share knowledge, discuss ideas and to learn from one another. We pride ourselves on achieving a balance between industry and academia – presenting the very latest real world AM applications alongside exciting new developments from research labs across the globe.”

This year’s pre-conference day, Business Innovation in AM, will kick off the summit with quick-fire presentations from thirty-three Innovate UK-funded AM project teams, exploring business applications for AM in the following categories:

  • New AM processes
  • New materials including conductive components
  • Med-tech
  • Post processing
  • Hybrid processes and tooling applications
  • Inspection systems
  • Large scale and construction


The main conference will feature nineteen speakers from across the industry, including:

  • Ian Brooks, Moog Controls Ltd
  • Abi Bush, Field Ready
  • Paola Caracciolo, Airbus – Germany
  • Tiffany Chen, RMIT University
  • Alvaro Goyanes, University College London
  • Jonathan Jeffers, Imperial College London
  • Abby Juhl, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Cindy Kutchko, PPG Industries
  • Michael McAlpine, The University of Minnesota
  • Florence Montredon, Thales Alenia Space
  • Alexander Powell, ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences
  • Anil K Sachdev, GM Global Research & Development
  • Mohsen Seifi, AST International
  • Christopher Spadaccini, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Iain Todd, Mapp EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub
  • René Van Der Meer, Océ-Technologies B.V.
  • Ricky Wildman, University of Nottingham
  • Christopher Williams, Virginia Tech
  • Lijuan Zhang, National Innovation Institute of Additive Manufacturing


Additive International’s organisers have also selected a charity partner for the event for the first time. Field Ready uses local materials and manufacturing methods to develop life-saving supplies and equipment in the field, providing essential aid to reach areas stricken by disaster, conflict and extreme poverty.

With over 250 delegates expected to attend the conference from more than 170 institutions, Additive International will include a parallel exhibition showcasing a number of organisations whose technology, analysis, expertise and products are driving development in Additive Manufacturing and wider manufacturing industries.

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