Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace and Space 2024 Conference

Europe's Premier Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace, Defence and Space Conference

February 27-28, 2024 - Bristol, United Kingdom

Widening the Adoption of AM in Advanced Manufacturing

The 10th Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace, Defence & Space will take place in the new location of Bristol, in 2024. Join us to gain world-class expertise from leaders within the West of England's aerospace, advanced engineering and digital manufacturing hub, including DE&S, GKN Aerospace, and Babcock.

As the UK's largest aerospace cluster, with more AM users from the defence and space community, Bristol is the optimal location to bring all the stakeholders from the Advanced Manufacturing and 3D Printing ecosystem together to address the current challenges, including:
  • Promotion of sustainability in additive manufacturing processes
  • Digitisation of AM processes
  • Procurement issues in deploying additive manufacturing solutions
  • Leveraging emerging AM technologies in process monitoring to maximise quality
  • The testing and qualification of structures built with additively-designed materials
  • Post-production quality assurance ensuring that materials are checked in a way that is cost-effective

NEW for 2024

  • More interactive sessions panel discussions and roundtable discussions to explore the key issues in the adoption of AM. Allowing the creation of tangible solutions that suit different sectors without the sharing of intellectual property
  • Innovative academic perspectives from leading engineering universities and AM users from commercial sectors such as automotive and healthcare
  • Pre-event site visit to GKN Aerospace Global Technology Centre where you will have a guided tour and see live demonstrations of the factory floor, powder rooms  and the 3D printers used to support wider aerospace projects.
  • Pre-event short-course dedicated to implementing Additive Manufacturing for critical applications.
  • Conference workshops on enabling digital integration to support AM projects, Integrating autonomous systems into Additive Manufacturing and Changing Procurement Cultures to Speed Up the Adoption of AM.

Key Themes Include:

  • Certification and standardisation strategies to deliver critical assurance for equipment designed for AM materials
  • In-orbit manufacturing challenges and solutions
  • Training engineers and designers to 'think in additive manufacturing' terms to utilise AM's full potential
  • Innovation and new technologies developing additive manufacturing for defence, space & aerospace
  • Commercialisation of research and developing short-term additive manufacturing strategies

Reasons to attend Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace, Defence & Space

  • Hear from leading experts across the Additive Manufacturing supply chain and get involved in discussing some of the key challenges facing professionals in this sector
  • Understand how to integrate new materials, processes and technologies into your manufacturing process in order to maximise cost savings and efficiency
  • Hear from industry leaders on how cutting-edge collaborative industrial research projects are advancing opportunities of additive manufacturing
  • Gain insight into the latest thinking on AM trends that will give your organisation a future competitive edge
  • Take a leading role in presenting solutions to scale up manufacturing and achieve a faster time to market with feasible economic returns

"Very valuable. We acquired a state-of-the-art understanding, not only of technologies but also of the data and documentation complexities and eco-system of the AM community"

Rasmus Dejgaard Jensen, Programme Lead , Vestas Wind Systems

"Excellent. Well balanced to reflect the wide spectre of AM applicability” “For a starting company in this field this event has been valuable in particular with its applicability to automotive and power generating industries"

Alexander Urban, Chairman & CEO , Integrated Steel & Power Ltd

"Good cross-section of speakers, interesting inclusion of Space/satellite industry"

Neall Heath, Industrial Engineer , Selex ES

"It was a very valuable event, I will be attending any future events"

Mark Booth , Program Manager, Tronosjet Maintenance

2024 Conference Chair

  • Dr Mohsen Seifi, Vice President, Global Advanced Manufacturing Programs, ASTM INTERNATIONAL

2024 Confirmed Speakers

  • Alexander Champion, Project Manager, Additive Manufacturing, DE&S - UK MoD
  • John Sneden, Propulsion Director, US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre
  • Beth Dittmer, Propulsion Integration Division Chief, US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre
  • Steven Barnes, AM Process & Capability Lead, BAE Systems
  • Marcus Potter, Head of Mobility, RBSL
  • Julian Wright, Lead Technologist, RBSL
  • Melissa Orme, VP, Additive Manufacturing, Boeing
  • Prabhjot Singh, Director, Additive Manufacturing, RTX
  • Dan Anders-Brown, Technology Development and Advanced Materials Lead, Qinetiq
  • Steve Salt, AM Design Specialist, Rolls Royce
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Macias, Project Coordinator (Materiel Management), NATO Allied Command Transformation
  • Andrew Munday, Technology Director, Mission Systems, Babcock
  • Bradley Hughes, Principal Research Engineer - Additive Manufacturing, GKN Aerospace
  • Iain Minton, Technology Capability Delivery Director, BAE Systems
  • Johannes Siegert, MAS AM Industrialisation Industrial Service Centre, Airbus Helicopters
  • Fernando Lartategui Atela, Associate Technical Fellow in ALM, ITP Aero
  • Dr Robert Scudamore, Associate Director and Group Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, TWI Ltd
  • Ruaridh Mitchinson, Technology Manager, MTC
  • Len Pannett, Co-Chair, Inventory Working Group, MoD
  • Keiron Salter, Owner, KW Motorsport
  • Evren Yasa, Head of Additive Manufacturing, University of Sheffield AMRC
  • Dr. Glenn Daehn, Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, Ohio State University
  • Antonio Gil, Head Of The School Of Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, General And Mechanical Engineering, Swansea University

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Ashton Gate Stadium
Ashton Road, BS3 2EJ
Bristol, UK


Group Rate: We have reserved a selection of rooms at nearby Hotels at a discounted group rate, subject to availability.
Rates from: £120.00 per room, per night.

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