Additive Manufacturing for Defence and Aerospace Conference

The aerospace and defence sector continues to lead in the additive manufacturing space. In 2015 alone, successful AM production projects have emerged in satellite construction, missiles and unmanned aerial systems.

Stakeholders across the sector are now looking to short-term applications and return on investment as the crucial first steps towards fulfilling the potential of AM technology. Organisations from defence procurement, transnationals, major contractors & academic research continue to increase their interest and investment in the area as the positive results come in.


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Reasons to attend Additive Manufacturing for Defence & Aerospace 2016

  • Acquire insight into the ongoing programmes that are leading the development of additive manufacturing from the project managers at the heart of the process
  • Engage with stakeholders from across the aerospace, defence & space communities and understand how rapid prototyping, production benefits and life-cycle management drivers are shaping their approach to additive manufacturing
  • Advance the mechanisms for industry research collaboration and support the strategies in place to maximise the opportunities for additive manufacturing in the aerospace, defence and space sectors
  • Understand the different strategies being employed to overcome key inhibitors- from certification & repeatability to training challenges- and how these can benefit your organisation

In recognition of this dynamic context, we will bring together leading stakeholders to assess the state of the market and to exchange insight into the future applications of AM for aerospace, defence and space, in the short and medium term.

Agenda themes will include:

  • Certification and standardisation strategies delivering critical assurance for defence and aerospace applications
  • Space, air, land and sea applications for additive manufacturing processes
  • Complete production cycle evaluation and assessment of through-life costs
  • Training engineers to ‘think in additive manufacturing’ terms to utilise AM’s full potential
  • Innovation and new technologies developing additive manufacturing for defence & aerospace
  • Commercialisation of research and developing short-term additive manufacturing strategies
  • The National Additive Manufacturing Strategy and its consequences for the defence & aerospace agency


Very relevant to us, briefings offered fantastic vision and drive for "UK strategy going forward, which I hope we can remain part of"
Neall Heath, Industrial Engineer, Selex ES Ltd

“Very helpful as a 'touch base' to know where the industry is and is going”
James Anderson, CAD Design Engineer, Roxel

"Would recommend as there were senior decision makers at the event"
Neil Hopkinson, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Sheffield

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  • Dr. Raymond "Corky" Clinton Jr., Deputy Manager, Science and Technology Office, Marshall Flight Space Center, National Aeronautics & Space Administration
  • Stefanie Tompkins, Program Manager, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Squadron Leader Simon Haseltine, Military Advisor, DSTL
  • Zina Merritt SES, Director for Defense Logistics Issues, United States Government Accountability Office
  • John Dunstan, Head of New Product & Process Development Centre, BAE Systems
  • Dr. Teresa Clement, ProgramManager - Innovation Technology, Raytheon
  • Daniel Campbell, Aerospace Research Engineer, Aurora Flight Sciences
  • Andy Middleton, President EMEA, Stratasys
  • Florence Montredon, Head of Technology Components Group, Thales Alenia Space
  • Dr. Rob Scudamore, Associate Director, Group Manager - Additive Manufacturing and Joining Technologies, TWI
  • Chris Hamar, Chief Composites Engineer, Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd.
  • Emma Ryan, Research Engineer, Lockheed Martin
  • Dr Gregory Hayes, Technical Program Manager Additive Manufacturing, TNO
  • Luke Ambrose, Sales Manager, Materialise UK Ltd
  • Patricia Lopez Vicente, Project Officer Materials and Structures Technologies, European Defence Agency
  • Mr Robin Wilson, Lead Technologist, High Value Manufacturing, Innovate UK
  • Professor Stewart Williams, Director of Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre, Cranfield University
  • Professor Phill Dickens, National Strategy for Additive Manufacturing Steering Group, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Jens Pottebaum, Project Manager RepAIR, Senior Researcher, University of Paderborn, DMRC/C.I.K.
  • Nick Adkins, Senior Research Fellow, AMPLAB, University of Birmingham
  • Dr. Jennifer Wolk, Additive Manufacturing Programme Head, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Office of Naval Research
  • Mr Marc de Smit, R&D Engineer, Technology Department, National Aerospace Laboratory - The Netherlands
  • Dr Christopher Tuck, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Veli Kujanpää, Principal Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Alex Price, Programme Manager, British Standards Institute (BSI)
  • Giacomo Persi Paolo, Senior Analyst, RAND Europe

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Feb 15, 2016