On 14th and 15th of January, the Winter School in 3D Printing of Metals was held at IMDEA Materials, organized within the planned activities of the MAT4.0 project, funded by the Community of Madrid. The event was well received and the presentations were of great interest, crystallizing in many interventions by the public, both in Question Time and at the final round table.

The first day was devoted entirely to basic materials science. The day began with the intervention of Iain Todd, director of “Future Manufacturing Hub” (University of Sheffield), entitled“From Additive Manufacturing to Materials Processing 4.0: the journey from making objects to delivering performance on demand”.

The following presentations were next:

– Mónica Campos (Carlos III University):“Metallic Powders for Additive Manufacturing”.

– Guillermo Requena (German Aerospace Center): “Development and 3D-4D characterization of two novel Ti alloys tailored to laser-based additive manufacturing“.

– Damien Tourret (IMDEA Materials)“Computational modeling of metal additive manufacturing: Recent advances and outstanding challenges”.

– Carmen Cepeda (IMDEA Materials):“New Al alloys for additive manufacturing”.

– José Luis Ocaña (Polytechnic University of Madrid):“Prospects for the use of Laser Shock Processing as a defect-mitigating technique for metallic AM’ed components“.

– Mihn-Son Pham (Imperial College):“Metacrystals: Damage-tolerant and Programmable Materials”.

The second day, on the other hand, was dedicated to the application of these technologies in industry. The second day began with the presentation by Omar Fergani (Siemens Digital Industries) entitled“Programmable materials and the transformation of additive manufacturing to digital manufacturing”.

The following presentations were next:

  • Ana Fernández Blanco (ITP Aero): “Developments & challenges in SLM for aero-engines“.
  • Ínigo Bereterbide (Renishaw): “New developments in Selective Laser Melting
  • Rocío Muñoz (HP): “HP 3D Metal Jet Technology. Disrupting manufacturing and accelerating mass production of 3D-printed parts“.
  • Elvira León (ADDVANCE): “Challenges and developments in AM industrialization – A view into SW & HW integration“.
  • Pedro Martínez Seijas (University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela):“A vision of biomaterials from medicine to engineering: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery“.

Winter School MAT4.0

Finally, a round table was held with all the speakers of this second day, moderated by Mr. José Manuel Torralba.