The UK has a thriving community in Additive Manufacturing (AM) and the Lasers Lead the Way in Additive Manufacturing event will provide an insight into current developments and their future impact.
AM potentially offers large improvements in performance through enhanced design capability, with reduced cost and material consumption. AM remains a hot topic, with sectors such as Aerospace and Medical lead- ing the way. The AM approach exploits a variety of techniques to add material, usually layer-by-layer, many of which are based around laser technology.
This event will address the current state-of-the-art in AM. It highlights case studies of success and the current technical barriers and other restrictions to successful commercialisation. The exploitation of AM requires a broad skills base spanning materials, material testing and processing knowledge, design, CAD and mechanical engineering. It is the intention of this event to at least touch upon all of these topics. Although laser AM will be the focus, the com- petition of energy sources such as electron beams and arc-based equipment will also be covered.
Further information on the event is available from the AILU website.