The seminar offered insights into pioneering technologies

The seminar offered insights into pioneering technologies

ATRC hosts seminar on additive manufacturing

01 June 2022

An in-person seminar on ‘Additive Manufacturing the Future’ provided insights into state-of-the-art additive manufacturing activities and applications for end-users and industry

Technology Innovation Institute (TII), the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), said the Additive Manufacturing group, a newly established subset of its Advanced Materials Research Centre (AMRC), hosted the seminar. The thought session offered insights into pioneering technologies that are disrupting and accelerating Industry 4.0 – the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


Global experts

Additive Manufacturing the Future convened global experts and unpacked the latest trailblazing additive manufacturing advances while also touched upon their current and future applications.

Attendees gained valuable insights on the cutting-edge technologies and breakthrough solutions that drive industry today. Offering an ideal networking platform, the seminar created a hub for interconnected additive manufacturing specialists in the UAE and beyond.

Dr Nesma Aboulkhair, Lead Researcher, Additive Manufacturing, AMRC, said: “Additive manufacturing technologies are reshaping the future of the manufacturing sector and enabling us to harness new opportunities in various fields, including aerospace, automotive, and biomedical, among others. Alongside insights about today’s manufacturing landscape, the seminar will provide an inside perspective on the additive manufacturing activities underway at the newly established Additive Manufacturing laboratory, with a focus on its industry-leading metal additive manufacturing operations.”


Emerging areas

The seminar covered the myriad emerging areas in the field and included ten key sessions presented by renowned global thought leaders and experts in additive manufacturing. Dr Aboulkhair, who was recently ranked among ‘Stanford’s top 2 per cent Scientists 2021 for Single year citations’ for the second year in a row, delivered the opening keynote.

Prof Richard Hague, Director, Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) at University of Nottingham, presented a talk titled Beyond Structure – enabling 21st Century products through the 3D Deposition of Functional Materials. Dr Manyalibo J. Mathews, Materials Science Division Leader at California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, led a session on Advancing Process Control Additive Manufacturing of Metals. Prof Moataz Attallah, Director, Advanced Materials & Processing Laboratory (AMPLab), University of Birmingham, spoke on Additive Manufacturing of Functional Metallic Materials.

Mariangela Lombardi, Full Professor at Italy’s Politecnico di Torino, offered key insights on Metal Additive Manufacturing @ Politecnico di Torino: Past, Present and Future. Dr María Teresa Pérez Prado, Senior Scientist & Head of Sustainable Metallurgy at IMDEA in Madrid, addressed the topic of Microstructural Design by Additive Manufacturing.  

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