INVIRTA launches Additive Manufacturing Summer School

June 28, 2021

The International Virtual Academy, INVIRTA, is offering an online Additive Manufacturing Summer School, from August 30–September 3, 2021. This online programme will provide an overview of the key issues on the AM value chain, including powder materials, design, manufacturing technologies, norms and applications. Speakers will be a combination of academic and industrial leaders.

The Summer School is intended for MSc, BSc and PhD students; post-doctorates; research engineers; as well as project or programme managers who want to gain a global view of the AM market.

The event schedule has been laid out as follows:

  • Day 1
    1. Overview of Additive Manufacturing and markets
    2. Metal powder production and technologies
    3. Polymer/ceramic materials
    4. Powder characterisation
    5. Metal and polymer powder recycling
  • Day 2
    1. Printing strategies
    2. Design and CAD-tools
    3. SLM [Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion; PBF-LB]
    4. EBM [Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion; PBF – EB]
    5. Binder Jetting
  • Day 3
    1. WAAM [Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing, a Direct Energy Deposition process]
    2. Process control
    3. Post-processing and finishing of AM-parts
    4. Standardisation
    5. Digitalisation, industry 4.0, AI & LM
  • Day 4
    1. NDA characterisation
    2. Aeronautics & aerospace
    3. Applications: medicine
    4. Applications: consumer goods
    5. Power generation & energy
  • Day 5
    1. Manufacturing
    2. Oil & Gas
    3. Automotive
    4. Jewellery and luxury
    5. New trends

There will be time for discussions and exchanges after the presentations, so participants are encouraged to engage with the other attendees and speakers, offering the opportunity to network with leaders and attendees. Each attendee will receive a certificate of completion for their participation.

Registration is now open and more details are available here.

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  • Volkmann: Making the case for the complete automation of powder handling in AM
  • Metal AM on an industrial scale: GKN Additive draws on decades of sintering expertise to commercialise Binder Jetting
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