The Enlighten Conference, a multi-topic event taking place October 10-11, 2018, at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK, will include a programme dedicated to metal powder-based Additive Manufacturing. Taking place on October 10, the Metal Powder-based Additive Manufacturing meeting is open to all metal powder-based AM processes, including Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Electron Beam Melting (EBM) and Direct Energy Deposition (DED).
The conference is supported by the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) and Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU). According to the organisers, the aim of the event is to provide a platform for the technical discussion of areas related to metal powder-based AM processes and to encourage better communication and co-operation between leading and upcoming academics and industrialists in the field.
Topics on the agenda will include:
- Machine and process development in Selective Laser Melting, Direct Energy Deposition and Electron Beam Melting
- Laser-powder interactions and analysis of the process zone
- Alloys and powder feedstock for metal AM and investigation of process-microstructure-property relationships
- Post-processing of parts for stress relief and microstructure/ property development.
- Computational simulation of processes and application
- Application of metal AM in an industrial/business context
The programme will aim to bring together users of metal AM from both industry and academia for a day of talks and discussion, with a poster session on metal AM research in the afternoon.
Tour of The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing
After the conclusion of the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing at the MTC. The MTC develops and proves innovative manufacturing processes, including laser-based Additive Manufacturing, and is said to operate some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world.
Call for contributions
The conference organisers have issued a call for research contributions for presentation on October 10. It is intended that the main meeting programme feature a combination of invited and contributed talks from leaders in Additive Manufacturing, and contributions from students and early-career scientists who are researching novel and exciting new techniques or unique applications. The deadline for oral submissions is July 3, and for poster submissions, September 3.