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ABOUT iCAT 2023 CONFERENCE
iCAT invites you to a platform that enlightens 3D printing and its future.
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maribor and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and the Rapid Prototyping and Innovative Manufacturing Network - RAPIMAN are organising the 8th International Conference on Additive Technologies, which will be held in Maribor, Slovenia, from April 19-22, 2023.
Over the past 16 years, iCAT has brought together many scientists with many different interests and a common passion for inventing, developing, and enjoying the possibilities of 3D printing. What is surprising in this ever-growing industry is that "additive manufacturing (AM) machine tool" manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the pace of industrial development. Instead of providing data on productivity, reliability and serviceability, companies are passing along the same old maintenance schedules, and it is not becoming an issue as long as it brings revenue to the machine manufacturers. As interest in new 3D printing technologies and their applications grows tremendously, the authors of this edition of the conference address various technological and medical aspects, ranging from materials science to the specific behaviour of the technology under different working conditions. Hence, the primary goal of iCAT is therefore to create a platform, where new potential fields of 3D printing will be enlightened.
The secondary goal of iCAT is to create a platform where engineering and medicine can collaborate to overcome the limitations of 3D printing's applicability and the barriers to its adoption. Especially encouraging was the presence of medical doctors at what was first a purely engineering conference. However, the increasing collaboration between doctors and engineers proves that an interdisciplinary approach leads to better healthcare in general.
This October we will once again gather additive manufacturing experts, researchers, experienced users, and newcomers in Maribor, Slovenia's 3D printing capital to unveil their latest research and development news.
THE PAPERS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGIES 2023 IN SPRINGER NATURE BOOK SERIES.
iCAT 2023 topics:
Authors are kindly invited to prepare short papers that cover one of the conference topics
- Additive Manufacturing
- Materials for Additive Technologies
- Quality Control for Additive Technologies
- CAD and Innovative Simulation Methods
- Customer Input Systems and Mass Customisation
- Case Studies and Best Practice Examples
- Education for Additive Technologies
- Medical Applications of Additive Manufacturing
- Pharmaceutical Application of Additive Manufacturing
- Biomaterials for Additive Manufacturing
- Rapid Technologies and Design in Educational Processes
- Business Models and Additive Manufacturing
- Intellectual Property Rights and Additive Manufacturing Revolution