Additive International makes a successful return to Nottingham


Additive International, the global summit for the Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing markets, made a triumphant return to Nottingham from 13-14 July.

Held at the city’s historic Albert Hall, the summit brought together leading figures from academia and industry for two days of presentations exploring the very latest in Additive Manufacturing technology.

Speakers included experts in their field, ranging from Additive Manufacturing applications in aerospace, presented by Sean Butterworth, principal materials scientist at BAE Systems, to an exploration of some of the latest materials science research by the University of Texas at El Paso’s Murchison Chair in Engineering, Professor Eric MacDonald.

With over 100 delegates and speakers from as far afield as Singapore, the UAE and California, the event returned for the first time since the Covid pandemic, and the venue was abuzz with networking and conversation across both days.

Driving radical change across engineering and manufacturing, additive technologies are having a major impact on all areas of production. Additive International is the premier event for additive manufacturing to showcase this next-generation technology and the latest applications, providing a forum for practitioners to build their networks and drive innovation.

“After two years away, it was great to see the appetite for the event had not waned during the pandemic,” said Paul Fanning, publishing director at event co-organisers, MA Business. “The feedback we have received from delegates, sponsors and speakers has been overwhelmingly positive, again reinforcing the fact that Additive International has established itself as a must-attend event in the global Additive Manufacturing industry. With the global additive manufacturing market expected to grow from $12.6bn in 2020 to over $37bn by 2026, this event provides the essential forum to fully understand the technical and commercial opportunities.”

“It was fantastic to restart the Additive International summit again this year after the hiatus of the past couple of years,” added Professor Richard Hague, conference co-chair and director of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Additive Manufacturing. “Yet again, we had a really interesting and varied group of expert speakers from both academia and industry to give their insights into the potential of Additive Manufacturing across many sectors, garnering much discussion amongst the highly engaged audience – also great to see so many delegates cand exhibitors come along and enjoy the new venue in the heart of Nottingham!”

Co-organised by The University of Nottingham and MAB Business, publishers of industry-leading publications The Engineer, Eureka!, Machinery and Manufacturing Management, Additive International was kindly sponsored by 3DGBIRE, HP, JEOL, Physik Instrumente and SolidPrint 3D

Additive International will be held from 12-13 July 2023 at Albert Hall, Nottingham