IMWG & MAA: Adoption and Adaption of Additive Manufacturing in Different Industry Sectors

08 February 2022

3d printing, additive manufacturing

This is a special extended edition of the regular Aerospace UP “Additive Hour Plus”. 

The keynote talk will be “Additive Manufacturing – a mainstream production process or an on-going R&D experiment?” and then applications of additive manufacturing will be shared from Aerospace, Automotive/Motorsport, Rail transport and Space.

The session will conclude with a panel discussion on what lessons can be transferred across different sectors and opportunities for the manufacturing supply chain to diversify.

Draft agenda: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Keynote Talk: “Additive Manufacturing – a mainstream production process or an on-going R&D experiment?”

General overview of types of AM, including AM machines and typical costs

Global take up of AM and how the UK compares in world rankings

In which market sectors/applications is AM now a mainstream production process?

How is AM technology likely to develop in the coming years?

AM in Aerospace

Overview of AM use in aerospace and the challenges faced

A few case studies showing AM parts

AM in Automotive/Motorsport

Overview of AM use in automotive/motorsport and the challenges faced

A few case studies showing AM parts

AM in Rail transport

Overview of AM use in rail transport and the challenges faced

A few case studies showing AM parts

AM in Space

Overview of AM use in space and the challenges faced

A few case studies showing AM parts

Panel discussion

What lessons can be transferred across different sectors

Opportunities for the manufacturing supply chain to diversify 

This event is brought to you by Midlands Aerospace Alliance, University of Nottingham and West Midlands Innovative Manufacturing Working Group.

You will be able to join this virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams. 

You can register right up to the start of the meeting. We will then send you a link to join.