ManufacturingSeptember 20, 2018

Additive Manufacturing Symposium Recap and Regional User Meetings

Did you miss the Additive Manufacturing Symposium at the 2018 Science in…
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Did you miss the Additive Manufacturing Symposium at the 2018 Science in the Age of Experience conference in Boston this year? No worries! By popular demand, the Additive Manufacturing Symposium will be hitting the road this fall and will now be featured at several of our Regional User Meetings worldwide! Check out the recap from Boston below along with information about how to attend one of our Regional User Meetings.

Recap of the 2018 Additive Manufacturing Symposium at Science in the Age of Experience

The annual Additive Manufacturing Symposium, held in conjunction with the 2018 Science in the Age of Experience conference, was a busy and informative event with over 170 attendees. A variety of topics was covered by the keynote speakers, from workforce development (presented by Allison Grealis from Women in Manufacturing) to cutting edge topology optimization research by world-renowned Ole Sigmund. Sjoerd Van-der-Veen presented the workflow for design of AM parts used by Airbus, and a visual spectacle of additive manufacturing design projects was shown by Steven Ma of Xuberance.

The symposium was divided into four tracks, to accommodate the large number of quality speakers. The design track covered developments and use cases for structural optimization and generative design, with a comprehensive look at additive challenges and solutions given by Sean McCluskey from Joby Aviation.

The manufacturing track covered many examples of using validated process simulations for a range of additive manufacturing processes from HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJFTM) process to predicting phase transformations for metal AM processes. Materials development challenges and AM informatics was presented in the materials track, and many thought-provoking applications of additive manufacturing in biotech were showcased in the life sciences track.

The symposium was closed out with a panel discussion with industry experts including hardware vendors such as Rize and Renishaw, and additive experts in aerospace, life sciences, and academia.

Overall, the Additive Manufacturing Symposium served as a forum to exchange information and ideas in this exciting industry with many challenges and technologies that are changing at a rapid pace. Dassault Systèmes is pleased to have facilitated this forum, bringing together the additive ecosystem and connecting it with the digital thread that is provided by our technology.

2018 Regional User Meetings

This long standing tradition within the SIMULIA community provides an invaluable platform for industry and academia to join together and learn how the latest simulation technology and methods can accelerate and improve product development.

The following Regional User Meetings have an Additive Manufacturing Symposium, Hackathon or focus:

Dearborn, MI October 10 – 11 Additive Manufacturing Hackathon

Johnston, RI November 7 focus on Additive Manufacturing

Manchester, United Kingdom October 17 – 18 focus on Additive Manufacturing

Turin, Italy November 27 – 28 focus on Additive Manufacturing

Hanau, Germany December 4 – 6 focus on Additive Manufacturing

Xi’an, China October 18 focus on Additive Manufacturing

Tokyo, Japan November 1 focus on Additive Manufacturing

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