Laser additive manufacturing conference scheduled for November

Oct. 4, 2012
The 14th Annual International Wohlers Conference will be held on Thursday Nov. 29 at EuroMold 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany, focusing on high-value metal parts produced by additive manufacturing.

Frankfurt, Germany -- The 14th Annual International Wohlers Conference will be held on Thursday Nov. 29 at EuroMold 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany which runs Nov. 27-30. This year's event will focus on high-value metal parts produced by additive manufacturing.

Hundreds of thousands of series production parts have been produced using metal additive manufacturing processes. Aerospace companies are already well involved in qualifying new materials and processes and certifying new designs, notes Wohlers Associates. Medical companies in Europe are using additive manufacturing to produce metal orthopedic implants in the tens of thousands, and consumer applications are seeing use of metal products produced by additive manufacturing. And new processes are being developed to produce relatively large metal parts at a much faster rate.

"Metal-based additive manufacturing has developed more impressively in 10 years than AM for plastics developed in more than two decades," said Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Döring, CEO of EuroMold show organizer DEMAT. "This segment of the industry has quickly gained impressive traction."

This year's Wohlers Conference features nine experts in metal additive manufacturing from the UK, Germany, Italy, South Africa, and the US, collectively representing decades of knowledge in additive manufacturing and 3D printing. The keynote speaker is Fraunhofer ILT's Dr.-Ing. Ingomar Kelbassa on high-speed laser additive manufacturing; other conference topics range from AM manufacturing methods to additive metal materials themselves, to AM in aerospace systems, medical implants, and jewelry designs. (Here's the full conference program [PDF].) More info and registration instructions can be found on the EuroMold site.

About the Author

Industrial Laser Solutions Editors

We edited the content of this article, which was contributed by outside sources, to fit our style and substance requirements. (Editors Note: Industrial Laser Solutions has folded as a brand and is now part of Laser Focus World, effective in 2022.)

Sponsored Recommendations

Request a free Micro 3D Printed sample part

April 11, 2024
The best way to understand the part quality we can achieve is by seeing it first-hand. Request a free 3D printed high-precision sample part.

How to Tune Servo Systems: The Basics

April 10, 2024
Learn how to tune a servo system using frequency-based tools to meet system specifications by watching our webinar!

Motion Scan and Data Collection Methods for Electro-Optic System Testing

April 10, 2024
Learn how different scanning patterns and approaches can be used in measuring an electro-optic sensor performance, by reading our whitepaper here!

How Precision Motion Systems are Shaping the Future of Semiconductor Manufacturing

March 28, 2024
This article highlights the pivotal role precision motion systems play in supporting the latest semiconductor manufacturing trends.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Laser Focus World, create an account today!