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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 opens in the atrium  
09.15 Welcome and opening remarks  

SESSION 1: Materials & Processes for Metal Additive Manufacturing

Chair : Professor Ian Ashcroft

09.20 Crystal growth and the development of new alloys for additive manufacturing
Dr Son Pham, Imperial College London, UK
09.40 Process optimisation of Selective Laser Melting (SLM) biomedical components: production of ankle prostheses with lattice structures
Dr Alessandro Fortunato, Università di Bologna, Italy
10.00 Additive manufacturing of compact heat exchangers: A case study on waste heat recovery heat exchangers
Dr Ahmed Hussein, HiETA Technologies Ltd, UK
10.20 Overview of metal AM and lattice structure research
Dr Ian Maskery, University of Nottingham, UK
10.30 Refreshment break  
10.50 Alloys and powder feedstock for metal AM and investigation of process-microstructure-property relationships
Prof. Maurizio Vedani, Polytechnic University of Milan
11.10 Melt pool modelling, simulation and experimental validation for SLM
Dr Ir. Wessel Wits, University of Twente, Netherlands
11.30 Industrialisation of laser-based AM
Utkarsha Ankalkhope, Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), UK
11.50 Investigation on the effect of laser parameters and scan strategy on
residual stress created in SLM using simulation

Luke Parry, Added Scientific Ltd, UK
12.00 Lunch Break  
  Afternoon venue : Media Centre  

SESSION 2: Sources and systems for laser additive manufacturing of materials

Chair : Prof. Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum

12.55 Introduction to afternoon  
13.00 KEYNOTE:
High-power diode laser sources for materials processing
Dr Klaus Kleine, Coherent Inc., USA
13.40 Beam sources for metal additive manufacturing – status quo and requirements
Christian Hinke, Research Campus, Digital Photonic Production (Germany)
14.00 Alternative beam sources and machine concepts for Laser Powder Bed Fusion
Florian Eibl, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, Germany
14.20 refreshment break in the exhibition hall -  
15.00 Low SMILE vertical stacked laser bars enable KW modular line lasers
Dr Chung-en Zah, Chief Technology Officer, Focuslight, China
15.20 Monolithically wavelength-stabilized high power diode lasers
Dr Paul Crump, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Germany
15.40 Poster Introduction  
16.10 POSTER SESSION - in exhibition hall  
17.05 Networking & drinks  
  Conference dinner (details to follow)  


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

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