The conference will have thematic sessions on the following specific or emerging topics:
Fabrication strategies for metals, composite materials and multimaterials
Welding (fusion welding, friction stir welding) and joining for metals, composites, and multimaterials
Wire-feed additive manufacturing technologies (arc, laser beam, electron beam)
Composite parts additive manufacturing, emerging techniques.
Processing, from modeling to final parts
Parts modeling and optimization, build parameters, repair parameters, net-shaped parts
Process automation & robotization
Post processing (e.g., heat treatment, densification, polishing, coating).
Training and Education
New training tools for welding in industry 4.0
Training programs and platforms in composites and additive manufacturing.
Non-Destructive Testing and Process Monitoring
Monitoring of manufacturing defects
Innovative non-destructive testing techniques for quality control
New algorithms for automated testing and inspection
Materials and Characterization
Feedstock material (powder, wire, strip for metal, resins, fibers and prepregs for composites)
Coupling microstructure measurements to thermal cycles, experimental stress analysis to characterize mechanical behaviour/materials properties targeting performance.
Performance (mechanical behaviour, materials properties, and/or functional) feedback to fabrication.