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Pre-Summit Event 2020


The Development and Industrialisation of AM

An Honest Conversation: How far have we come, what else do we need to do and what’s around the corner?

Tuesday 14 July 2020
University of Nottingham - Advanced Manufacturing Building | Nottingham

In keeping with previous years, the Additive International Summit will host a “pre-summit” day in 2020 on the day immediately prior to the main summit.

This event will be held at the University of Nottingham's Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) which is widely regarded as one of the world's leading centres for Additive Manufacturing research, development & dissemination. There will be the opportunity to have a look around the AM labs whilst on-site.

Research into AM’s development – both single and multi-material – and future applications is essential to ensure it remains relevant. However, we need to keep asking questions, like ‘how far has it come?’, ‘what else needs to be done?’ and ‘what’s just around the corner for AM?’.

The Centre for Additive Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham and the MAPP EPSRC Hub of the University of Sheffield, alongside industry expert Phil Reeves, are doing just that. As part of the “pre-summit” day at this year’s Additive International summit, they have teamed up to ask these questions, delve into the answers and to address the ‘dirty secrets’ of AM along the way.

This pre-summit day, to be held at the Advanced Manufacturing Building at the University of Nottingham will end by seeking the views of established experts and new AM innovators – both from the presenters and the audience – engaging in some realistic predictions of where Additive Manufacturing is going.


Pre-summit Event Speakers

We are just finalising the speakers for the pre-summit event. Keep checking back as these will be listed shortly.

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“I can say without hesitation that the Additive International summit was the best 3D conference I ever attended. The presentations were very detailed and of high quality. There were no parallel tracks and an excellent social program what made the conference almost intimate”

René van der Meer | Océ-Technologies B.V.

“Great AM event, excellent organisation, will attend again!”

Stavros Tsitsopoulos | HSSMI Ltd

“The conference was extremely well planned and executed. I would recommend attendance for anyone looking to be involved in the AM industry. The quality of speakers and content was exceptional”

Daniel Hudson | voestalpine High Performance Metals UK Ltd

“What sets this event apart from all the others is the shear amount of thoughts and ideas that come out of the mix of the new, the upcoming and the research results”

Jez Pullin | Sartorius Stedim Lab Ltd

“A relaxed and informative event”

Kevin Dowton | Unitive Design & Analysis Ltd

"Perfect size conference to network effectively!"

Cindy Kutchko | PPG Industries

"A great networking & commercially valuable event that we definitely plan to attend again next year"

Mike Cottee | PI (Physik Instrumente) Ltd

"The conference is always carefully curated to avoid hyped headlines, but purposely blends significant academic research developments with original and insightful applications of the technologies that have garnered success — or are about to"

Rachel Park | Disruptive

“Great balance of content with plenty of networking space in a location that central”

Jez Pullin | Sartorius Stedim Lab Ltd

"A perfect balance between conference presentations and networking arenas"

Kristin Lippe | FFI - Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

"A great event attended by people from across the industry with a good spread of speakers highlighting a range of relevant topics"

George Hopkins | HiETA Technologies Ltd

"I came away from the conference feeling even more inspired by the sector and the near future possibilities with a real desire to learn more and play more in this space"

Chris Thorpe | Jaggeree

"A very diverse and interesting roster of presenters covering a myriad of perspectives resulted in a very valuable conference"

Mark Tilley | Architected Materials

“There's always something new at the Nottingham conference which is certainly not a claim that every conference can make”

Jez Pullin | Sartorius Stedim Lab Ltd

"Excellent conference. The organizers did a fine job of mixing and matching from across the Additive Manufacturing field. Many of the topics are the current ones in the news - very salient"

Steve Simske | Hewlett-Packard Labs

"The conference provided many opportunities for networking and for meeting key people in the Industry. I have made some very valuable contacts and they will definitely help shape my path forward"

Michaella Janse van Vuuren | NOMILI

"There is always someone available to help me disseminate — without prejudice or patronisation"

Rachel Park | Disruptive


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