Additive Manufacture has advanced considerably since it was called Rapid Prototyping and the change of name reflects a different purpose. AM is no longer simply making a prototype, it is making a product fit for purpose.
The benefits of AM are widely debated but the challenges of a new manufacturing process need to be addressed. Powder materials need to be stored, transported and reused, potentially degrading their performance. Products made by traditional manufacturing methods have known defects and AM can introduce its own flaws. These can be characterised by appropriate Non-Destructive Testing.
The fatigue performance of any component is dependent upon the manufacturing route. AM opens up new opportunities in near net shape and low cost manufacturing provided the resulting structural integrity and durability are properly understood.
09.00 Registration, Tea and Coffee
09.20 Introduction to EIS and MTC
09.30 KEYNOTE: Structural Integrity in Additive Manufacturing – Iain Todd, University of Sheffield
10.30 Characterising the Fatigue Performance of Additive Materials using the Small Punch Test - Dai Lewis, Swansea University
11.15 Fatigue Testing and Characterisation of an Additive Manufactured Titanium Alloy - Rob Plaskitt, HBM Prenscia
11.45 Challenges with Additive Manufacture and the Aerospace Industry - Mark Craig, Safran
12.15 Powdered-polymer Additive Manufacturing – why materials matter – Candice Majewski, University of Sheffield
1.30 Lab Tour of MTC labs (security clearance required)
2.45 New Nickel based Superalloys for Additive Manufacturing – Roger Reed, Oxford University
3.15 The Metalysis Process – A Flexible Distributed Manufacturing Route for the Production of Novel AM Powders – Ian Mellor – Metalysis
3.45 Additive Manufacturing for Space Applications: On Earth, On Orbit and On Planet - Andrew Norman, ESA
4.15 Closing Comments