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Metal Powder-based Additive Manufacturing

Wednesday 11th October 2017

For the first time, this year’s Enlighten Conference will feature a programme dedicated to metal powder-based additive manufacturing (AM). The aim of the programme is to provide a platform for technical discussion of areas related to metal powder based AM processes and to encourage better communication and co-operation between leading and upcoming academics and industrialists in the field. The programme is open to all metal powder based AM processes, including selective laser melting, electron beam melting and direct energy deposition.


09.00 Registration  
09.20 Welcome and opening remarks  
SESSION 1: Chair : Professor Ian Ashcroft  
09.30 Crystal growth and the development of new alloys for additive manufacturing
Dr Son Pham, Imperial College London, UK
09.50 Process optimisation of Selective Laser Melting (SLM) biomedical components: production of ankle prostheses with lattice structures
Dr Alessandro Fortunato, Università di Bologna, Italy
10.10 Additive manufacturing of compact heat exchangers: A case study on waste heat recovery heat exchangers
Dr Ahmed Hussein, HiETA Technologies Ltd, UK
10.30 Overview of metal AM and lattice structure research
Dr Ian Maskery, University of Nottingham, UK
10.50 Refreshment break  
11.10 Alloys and powder feedstock for metal AM and investigation of process-microstructure-property relationships
Prof. Maurizio Vedani, Polytechnic University of Milan
11.30 Melt pool modelling, simulation and experimental validation for SLM
Dr Ir. Wessel Wits, University of Twente, Netherlands
11.50 IIndustrialisation of laser-based AM
Utkarsha Ankalkhope, Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), UK
12.10 TBA
Luke Parry, Added Scientific Ltd, UK
12.30 Lunch Break  
  SESSION 2: Chair : Prof. Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum  
14.00 The meeting continues with an afternoon session shared with the IEEE High Power Diode Lasers & Systems Conference.  

Speakers include:

High-power diode laser sources for materials processing
Dr Klaus Kleine, Coherent Inc., USA

Low SMILE vertical stacked laser bars enable KW modular line lasers
Dr. Chung-en Zah, Focuslight, China

Monolithically wavelength-stabilized high power diode lasers
Dr Paul Crump, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Germany



The 2017 Conference and Industry Programme, run by Enlighten Meetings with its partners, covers application and technology advances, innovations and emerging technologies.

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Prof. Ian Ashcroft (Co-chair)
University of Nottingham

Prof. Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum (Co-chair)
Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, RWTH Aachen University


Dr Wilhelm Meiners
Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology

Dr Christian Hinke
RWTH Aachen University

Dr Wessel W. Wits

University of Twente

Dr Alessandro Fortunato

University of Bologna

Ian Brooks

Moog Inc., UK.

Prof. Iain Todd

University of Sheffield

Dr David Brackett

Manufacturing Technology Centre

Dr Adam Clare

University of Nottingham

Prof. Chris Tuck

University of Nottingham