APICAM2019 - Report
Held in Melbourne from 1 to 3 July 2019, the Asia-Pacific International Conference on Additive Manufacturing APICAM) was the second conference of this
kind to be held in the Asia-Pacific region. APICAM was created to provide an opportunity for industry professionals and thought-leaders to come together,
share knowledge and engage in the type of networking that is vital to furthering the additive manufacturing industry.
APICAM 2019 was a resounding success, with over 360 delegates and speakers attending over the three days of the conference. The delegates came from 17
different countries, ensuring this was a truly international conference. Attendees heard from some of the leading minds in the industry, who presented
highly informative and engaging presentations on pressing issues, as well as the ways in which innovations can navigate challenges. Important areas
such as 3D printing and additive manufacturing in the automotive, biomedical, defence and aerospace industries were covered by experts from each respective
The Plenary presentations included:
- Production Level Additive Manufacturing by Yathiraj Kasal (from GE)
- I AM SIEMENS– Industrialized Additive Manufacturing by Ingomar Kelbassa (from Siemens)
- Recent Developments in Additive Manufacturing in Europe by Professor Christoph Leyens (from the Fraunhofer Institute of Materials and Beam Technology)
- 3D Printed Orthopaedic Implants in China by Professor Huiping Tang (from the Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research)
- Polymers for Powder Bed Fusion by Professor David L. Bourell (from the University of Texas)
- Structure Evolution Across Build Layers in EB Additive Nickel Alloys by Professor Tresa Pollock (from the University of California).