Australia to host First Asia-Pacific International Conference on Additive Manufacturing

August 10, 2017

August 10, 2017

The 1st Asia-Pacific International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (APICAM 2017) is set to take place in Melbourne, Australia, at RMIT University, December 4-6, 2017. The conference is believed to be the first of its kind to be held in the Asia-Pacific region and aims to provide an opportunity for industry professionals and thinkers to come together, share knowledge and engage in the networking vital to the furthering of the Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) industry.

According to Materials Australia, the conference organisers, the programme will include presentations from some of the leading minds in AM on pressing issues facing the industry and the ways in which these challenges can be navigated. AM for the automotive, biomedical, defence and aerospace industries will be covered by experts from each respective field.

As well as a number of expert presentations, APICAM 2017 will include workshops designed to help attendees sharpen their skills and understanding of AM. In addition, the programme has been designed to allow for ample networking time, so that important knowledge-transfer can take place and partnerships can be created that will enrich the industry.

The conference is to be chaired by Jian-Feng Nie of Monash University, Yvonne Durandet of Swinburne University, Ma Qian of RMIT University and Andrey Molotnikov, also from Monash University.

The conference will also include contributed presentations and posters, and an award will be given for the best student presentation during the conference. Among the topics covered will be:

  • Metal Additive Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing of polymers
  • Additive Manufacturing of concrete and ceramics
  • Advanced characterisation techniques and feedstocks
  • Computational modelling of thermal processes for metallic parts
  • Part design for Additive Manufacturing
  • Failure mechanisms and analysis
  • Mechanical properties of additively manufactured materials
  • New frontiers in Additive Manufacturing
  • Process parameter and defect control
  • Process-microstructure-property relationships
  • Testing and qualification in Additive Manufacturing

Early bird registration for APICAM 2017 closes on August 31, 2017. For further information, prospective attendees can visit the conference website or contact Tanya Smith, Conference Secretariat, Materials Australia ([email protected]).

August 10, 2017

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