22 March 2016

Additive Manufacturing Workshop

  • Sector: Laser Additive Manufacturing
  • Location: Cranfield University
  • Attendees: All welcome



Workshop Chair: Adam Clare, Associate Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, University of Nottingham

"On behalf of AILU I am delighted to bring together a range of speakers from industry and academia with a variety of perspectives on the state-of-the-additive-nation. Talks will have something for everyone, with machine makers detailing their latest offerings alongside materials suppliers showcasing advances in feedstock technology. Naturally the UK academic base will also be well represented and leading researchers will be offering an insight into their latest research. An overview of Japanese AM trends will also be offered by our keynote speaker; Prof Hideki Kyogoku of Kinki University. The day will conclude with a tour of the first rate AM facilities at Cranfield and I am sure this will be a valuable workshop for veteran AM practitioners and new entrants alike. I look forward to seeing you in March".




08:45 - 09:30  Registration and refreshments

09:30 - 11:10  Session 1

Introduction - Adam Clare (University of Nottingham)

Laser-powder interaction in SLM: modelling, experimental, & materials characterisation
Moataz Attallah (University of Birmingham)

Direct comparison of solid and powder laser melting in various regimes
Wojciech Suder (Cranfield University)

Open-architecture system for in-situ x-ray imaging during selective laser melting (SLM)
Andrew Moore (Heriot-Watt University)

The current status and outlook for additive manufacturing in Japan
Hideki Kyogoku (Kinki University, Japan)

11:10 - 11:40  Refreshments and Exhibition

11:40 - 13:00  Session 2 - Vendors Forum

  • 10-minute presentations by: EOS, ES Technology, InnsTek, BEAM, Renishaw, TRUMPF
  • Open forum discussion

13:00 - 14:00  Lunch and Exhibition

14:00 - 15:00  Session 3  

Repair of tooling using laser metal deposition
Carl Hauser (TWI)

Additive Manufacturing of precious metals in the jewellery industry
Frank Cooper (Birmingham City University)

Applications for Hybrid Machine Tools
Peter-Jon Solomon (Hybrid Manufacturing Technology)

15:00 - 15:30  Refreshments and Exhibition

15:30 - 16:15  Session 4

5-axis laser DMD developments at IREPA
Didier Boissellier (IREPA) 

Integrating 3D printed materials in medical device prototyping
Alex Berry (Sutrue)
Richard Trimlett (Royal Brompton Hospital, London)

16:15 - 17:00  Tour of the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre 


Vincent Building (Building 52)
Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL                                                        

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There are designated parking areas for the event. Click on the Site Map (above) and parking areas are shown to the top right of the map. A walkway to the event building is shown in yellow.

Exhibitors may park temporarily in a loading bay to the RIGHT of Vincent Building to unload equipment.


Prices below exclude VAT @ 20%

  AILU member Non-member Unemployed/
Full-time student
Delegate only  £160  £195  £65  £45
Exhibitor only  £155 £195  NA  NA
Delegate and Exhibitor*  £265  £340  NA  NA

*includes £50 discount from combined delegate + exhibitor cost

For online registration click here.

Fee includes a delegate pack, access to PDFs of key slides, lunch and refreshments.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 1 week before the event; otherwise the full fee may be charged.

For more information please email or telephone the AILU office (+44 (0)1235 539595).

Information for Exhibitors

  • Dedicated exhibition area in which refreshments and lunch will also be served.
  • Exhibition area can be accessed from 07:30 for set up, and an unloading bay next to the building is available for temporary parking (see Site Map above).
  • Exhibition running time: 08:45 - 15:30
  • An exhibition table with a white table cloth will be provided (table size 120 cm x 60 cm).
  • Mains power is not supplied at the tables but wall sockets are accessible in adjacent areas for recharging laptops, phones etc.



Situated close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, very close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway. There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.



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