University of Plymouth to host metal Additive Manufacturing event in January

January 17, 2022

The University of Plymouth Digital Fabrication and Immersive Media Labs (DFIML), UK, is hosting Breaking Ground: Metal Additive Manufacturing – a workshop for engineers and business leaders which will provide an introduction into this rapidly developing and disruptive landscape of AM technologies.

Taking place on January 28, in Plymouth, UK, the full-day event will consist of demonstrations, presentations and Q&A sessions centred around two key themes split into the following sessions:

  • Designing for Metal Additive Manufacturing
  • Identifying and Resolving Bottlenecks in adoption of Metal Additive Manufacturing technologies for business

Attendees will have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with three key technologies in different cost segments that include:

  • Metal Fused Filament Fabrication – under £10,000
  • Direct Energy Deposition – £10,000-£200,000
  • Powder Bed Fusion – £200,000+

The workshop will also feature the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre and their initiative Plymouth Materials Characterization Network who will present their business support offer of up to 30 hrs of lab and expert support time to businesses.

The Breaking Ground: Metal Additive Manufacturing agenda is as follows:

Morning session

  • 09:00-09:30: Coffee & welcome
  • 09:30-09:35: Introduction to the morning session by Rupert Lorraine, Development and Partnership Manager, University of Plymouth
  • 09:35-09:45: Three tiers of Metal Additive Manufacturing with Konstantin Leonenko, DFIML Engagement Manager, University of Plymouth
  • 09:45-10:15: Design for Fused Filament Fabrication Metal with Steve Cox, Application Development Leader at 3DGBIRE
  • 10:15-10:45: Design for Directed Energy Deposition Metal with Michael Mead, Community and Technical Development Manager
  • 10:45-11:15: Design for Powder Bed Fusion Metal with Sean McConnell
  • 11:15-11:45: Coffee break
  • 11:45-13:00: Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 13:00-14:00: Lunch

Afternoon session

  • 14:00-14:05: Introduction to the afternoon session- identifying and overcoming bottlenecks to adoption by Rupert Lorraine, Development and Partnership Manager, University of Plymouth
  • 14:05-14:15: Three tiers of Metal Additive Manufacturing with Konstantin Leonenko, DFIML Engagement Manager, University of Plymouth
  • 14:15-14:45: Fused Filament Fabrication Metal Additive Manufacturing with Steve Cox, Application Development Leader at 3DGBIRE
  • 14:45-15:15: Directed Energy Deposition Metal Additive Manufacturing with Michael Mead. Community and Technical Development Manager
  • 15:15-15:45: Powder Bed Fusion Metal Additive Manufacturing with Sean McConnell
  • 15:45-16:00: Coffee break
  • 16:00-17:00: Panel discussion and Q&A

Further information and registration details are available here.

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