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2020 Fall Meeting



3D printing and additive manufacturing for the industry of the future (2nd edition)

3D printing and additive manufacturing processes are of strategic importance for the industry of the future. This is the reason why the second edition of our symposium is expected to cover the most innovative 3D fabrication techniques able to respond to the future market. For this second edition, more attention will be given to materials and processes hybridization. In addition, economical and industrials aspects of the 3D fabrication will be also considered.


The symposium will cover the most innovative 3D manufacturing processes for the industry of future as detailed in the following list :

  • 3d nano and micro printing
  • 4D printing
  • Optimization and quality control of DED - LPBF - EPBF processes
  • New developments in metal AM with binder jetting, material jetting and FDM
  • Recent improvements of the SLS - SLA processes
  • Performances and limits of modelling
  • New materials, multimaterials, functionally graded materials for 3D printing
  • Additive manufacturing of smart devices with buried sensors
  • Post-processing - finishing - functionalization of surfaces and parts

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

3D printing and additive manufacturing of metals, ceramics and polymers are able to deliver tailored products with customized geometry and physical properties. These fully scalable processes offer cost-effective solutions for producing both small and large objects of different materials on a large scale in order to respond to the new market demands. The global 3D printing market is expected to reach $21 billion by 2020 — quadrupling its size in just four years. While 3D printing, also referred to as additive manufacturing, comes with many benefits, such as freedom of design, easy prototyping, customization and streamlined logistics, it also poses many challenges both from scientific and technological point of view, which will be covered by this symposium.

Regarding the strategic importance of this topic for the European market, it is proposed to associate the H2020 INTEGRADDE project (Intelligent data-driven pipeline for the manufacturing of certified metal parts through Directed Energy Deposition processes) to the program of our symposium. We can notice that two of the co-chairmen of our symposium are involved in this European project.

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Symposium organizers

Head of Advanced Manufacturing Department, Polígono Industrial de Cataboi SUR-PPI-2 (Sector 2) Parcela 3, 36418 O Porriño (Pontevedra), Spain

29bis, voie de l’Innovation, 88100 Saint-Dié-des Vosges, France

Pole API Parc d’Innovation 67400 Illkirch, France