CIM-Laser Conference 2018

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CIM-Laser are very pleased to invite you to our one day Conference on Thursday 31st May, hosted this year by Cranfield University. The theme for this years Conference is Additive Manufacturing Processes and our programme includes keynote speakers; Jon Meyer - Airbus Additive Manufacturing Processess technology roadmap owner , "Airbus is now applying Additive Manufacturing technologies to produce parts for Aerospace, Defence & Space products in both metallic and polymer materials. How did we get here and, more importantly, what does the future hold for this technology? We will elaborate on the various value propositions for the technology and how they can impact the different phases of the product life cycle, as well as signposting some of the more interesting potentials of the technology which have yet to be fully explored and exploited. Marius Vermeulen - Aerosud ITC Additive Manufacturing Programme Manager, South Aftrica - "Additive Manufacturing is rapidly becoming a key technology for the production of complex metal parts, especially in high-value, low volume application areas. Due to limitations in the technology regarding production rates and maximum part size, the application space for this technology is however still severely limited. The Aeroswift technology is making use of very high power lasers to increase the production rate of metal powder bed fusion technology, thereby reducing the production cost of parts. The technology also allows for the production of much larger parts than what is typically possible with AM systems. Increasing the build volume, while decreasing production costs is changing the 3D printing business case and is increasing the application space for this technology." Marko Bosman - Chief Technologist Additive Manufacturing at GKN Netherlands, “The adaptation of additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing in aerospace industry is growing beyond prototyping with various applications on many different flying platforms. Typically starting with non-critical parts but readily evolving into applications that are more critical. We are just at the start of the revolution of design and manufacturing that AM can enable but already GKN has applied the technology across the range of AM processes onto a range of products in aero engines and airframe that are now successfully flying, but as the technology improves the applications and benefits will too” There will also be members from CIM-Laser presenting on projects undertaken during the last 4 and a half years and plenty of time for networking. Please register your attendance at this event using the options shown as we would very much like to welcome you to our last CIM-Laser One Day Conference and Cranfield University.
Period31 May 2018
Event typeConference
LocationCranfield, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational