The second South China MIM & Additive Manufacturing Technology and Application Summit took place on November 26, 2020, at the Lotus Villa Hotel in Chang’an, Dongguan, China. Co-organised by China Powder Metallurgy Alliance (CPMA), Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd and Uniris Exhibition Shanghai Co Ltd, the summit welcomed over 200 attendees and highlighted the latest developments within the Metal Injection Moulding and Additive Manufacturing sectors.
Industry experts and academic speakers shared their market insights within the automotive, medical, consumer electronics and communications industries and also unveiled the latest market intelligence and development opportunities.
The summit was moderated and chaired by Professor Li Yimin of the Powder Metallurgy Research Institute of Central South University and Deng Zhongyong, Dean of the Central Research Institute of Shanghai Fuchi High-Tech Co Ltd.
Zhang Zhiheng, Secretary General of Professional Committee of CPMA, Professor Yan Biao, Chairman of the Shanghai Powder Metallurgy Industry Association, and Louis Leung, Deputy General Manager of Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd delivered their opening remarks during the summit’s opening ceremony and stated that the convergence of AM and MIM technologies is presenting new business opportunities for part manufacturers.
In addition, twelve experts representing the National Tungsten Engineering and Technology Research Center, Shanghai Materials Research Institute, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Tongji University, Southern Medical University, Southern University of Science and Technology, Guangdong University of Technology presented their research and perspectives on AM and MIM, as well as an analysis of industry trends and market prospects.
Approaching the end of the summit, Dr Yaohong Qiu, Chief Lecturer and founder of You Need Technology Consultation Company, hosted the Summit Salon, which was the final session of the event that included opportunities for networking and a Q&A session for participants and speakers. The sharing of insights and know-how exchange was reported to be a highlight of the summit.
The organisers stated that they view the summit as a ‘warm-up’ event for the Formnext + PM South China trade show which will take place for the first time on September 9–11, 2021, in Shenzhen, China. The summit advocated the importance and advantages of the new fair to the industry and featured the expected highlights of the upcoming exhibition.