Symposium Materials for Additive Manufacturing – Current Developments
November 20th, 2018
Symposium “Materials for Additive Manufacturing – Current Developments”
Only few metal and polymer powder materials available today for laser-based additive manufacturing fulfill the requirements for today's advanced processing tasks to comply with up-to-date process routes. The majority of new metal and polymer powder materials show insufficient characteristics regarding their processability and resulting part properties. There is, therefore, an urgent need to adapt these materials to the production process of laser-based additive manufacturing (LAM), since laser-assisted processes will dominate important production processes in the long term due to their throughput as well as their precision. To tackle this deficit, fundamental research approaches already at the beginning of the process chain, i.e., the material are required.
It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Symposium “Materials for Additive Manufacturing – Current Developments”, which will take place on November 20th in Essen, Germany at Evonik Industries, the largest manufacturer of polymer powders used for LAM. This Symposium aims to bring together researchers from both relevant fields, i.e., researchers working on LAM and material scientists working on metal or polymer powders. High-ranking speakers with a focus on materials, who usually appear rather isolated at the often very busy additive manufacturing meetings will present and discuss current developments on new materials for LAM.
We hope that the Symposium will serve as a stimulating forum for the international exchange of knowledge and closer collaboration between researchers working in this field. The aim of this Symposium is to provide a forum for discussion of fundamental aspects of materials used in LAM. For the next generation of fundamental scientists, working in the broader field of “materials for additive manufacturing”. We will further have a dedicated poster session.
Bilal Gökce and Stephan Barcikowski