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  Special Interest Group Meeting: Advancing Precision in Additive Manufacturing 
19th – 21st September 2023

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Advancing Precision in Additive Manufacturing
19th – 21st September 2023, KU Leuven, Belgium

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This 10th in the series of joint Special Interest Group meeting between euspen and ASPE on Advancing Precision in Additive Manufacturing is crucial to putting Additive Manufacturing onto the factory floor. We are seeking papers in the following categories:

1.  Dimensional accuracy and surface finish in additive manufacturing (AM)

  • State of the art: What level of precision and technological development is achievable?
  • Functional specifications for form and finish
  • Prediction and modelling of dimensional errors and surface topography
  • Developments in fabricating lattice structures with high integrity
  • Diversity in scale of features: large-scale to micro-/nano-scale

2.  Design for precision

  • Design rules and tolerancing for AM
  • Topology optimisation/generative design in the context of AM and achieving precision
  • Novel designs for flexures and kinematic couplings for precision movement
  • Metallurgy and fatigue issues in high-cycle precision applications
  • Design and tolerancing of lattice structures

3.  Machine precision – process development and control

  • In-situ process monitoring, e.g. melt zone temperature, powder bed quality
  • In-process measurement of workpiece shape and topography
  • Using artefacts to assess machine performance, round-robin testing
  • Holistic views of the control system, process feedback, correction
  • Machine learning to conquer the complex AM parameter space
  • Machine learning with a focus on precision and uncertainty

4.  Standards certification and training

  • Certifying AM equipment capabilities and material properties
  • Industrial demands for ASTM and ISO standards

5.  Integrating AM into a holistic manufacturing process

  • Cost-benefit trade-offs of using AM within a complex process chain
  • Engineered partnerships among AM, secondary finishing and/or in-line metrology
  • Kinematic tooling or build-plate engineering
  • Digitalisation of manufacturing

6.  Metrology

  • Surface topography measurements on rough as-built surfaces
  • Dimensional metrology of internal features using computed tomography
  • Multi-sensor approaches, data fusion and machine learning
  • Complex form measurement, registration and fitting of point clouds
  • Measurement of 3D lattice strut dimensional accuracy and integrity
  • Characterisation of internal defects and voids

7.  Simulation

  • Prediction and accounting for distortion and topography
  • Physical model driven parameter optimisation and defect avoidance
  • Model validation: experimental requirements and datasets

The local hosts and organising committee for the joint Special Interest Group meeting between euspen and ASPE on Advancing Precision in Additive Manufacturing are :- Dr Paul Bills from University of Huddersfield, UK; Prof. Liam Blunt from University of Huddersfield, UK; Prof. Mathieu Brochu from McGill Institute for Advanced Materials, CA; Dr David Bue Pedersen from Technical University of Denmark, DK; Prof. Wim Dewulf from KU Leuven, BE; Jason Fox from National Institute of Standards and Technology, US; Dr John Taylor from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, US and Prof. Bey Vrancken from KU Leuven, BE.

The Additive Manufacturing meeting chairs are Prof. Liam Blunt from the University of Huddersfield and Dr John Taylor from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

This event is supported by our local host:

Key Dates

21st April 2023 : Online short abstract submission deadline

16th June 2023 : Online extended abstract submission deadline

7th July 2023 : Notification of presentation acceptance (oral/poster)

7th July 2023 : Delegate registration opens

Registration Fees

  • €195+VAT – euspen Student Member*
  • €450+VAT – euspen Member
  • €550+VAT – Non-euspen Member
  • €650+VAT – Exhibitor
  • €55+VAT  – Tutorial (Half Day)
  • 45+ VAT – Student Networking Dinner
  • €3– Printed Proceedings

*Student members fee is not inclusive of the networking dinner.

All speakers and presenters must register for the conference using the appropriate delegate fee.

Exhibitor Information

If you would like to exhibit at this meeting, your registration fee would include:

  • 1 x table (actual size to be confirmed)
  • 2 x chairs
  • Space for 2 roll-up banners
  • 5 minute industry presentation within the programme.  We would request this is not a sales pitch but more related to organisational information and real-life applications of products etc.
  • 1 x delegate registration (includes the networking dinner and access to presentations)

Submit an abstract for Additive Manufacturing 2023

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Announcement & Call for Abstracts

Come and join your international peers and maintain a leading edge on technology, customers, partners and suppliers. Access the greatest minds in Advancing Precision for Additive Manufacturing  research and development. Share knowledge and information and stimulate debates.

Themes :-

  • Dimensional accuracy and surface finish in additive manufacturing (AM)
  • Design for precision
  • Machine precision – process development and control
  • Standards certification and training
  • Integrating AM into a holistic manufacturing process
  • Metrology
  • Simulation

Submission of abstracts

Abstracts are expected to describe original work, previously unpublished and should indicate new and significant advances and their importance. Initially short abstracts between of around 300 words in length should be submitted online using the below links.

Following review of short abstracts, authors will be provided with instructions for submitting extended abstracts of either two and four A4 pages. On acceptance of extended abstracts, authors are notified of presentation mode (poster/oral). All papers accepted will also be indexed on to euspen’s Knowledge Base which is indexed via Google Scholar. The final decision on acceptance of all papers is made by the Editor and Scientific Committee of the SIG meeting.

The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the conference. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to successful participants. All speakers must register for the conference and transfer registration fee. In specific cases the organising committee reserves the right to deviate from the standard procedure.

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