We have also invited certain notable guests to share their expertise in the field of 3D printing and its future applications.

Bonnie Attard
Department of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malta
Functionally-graded Inconel 718 microstructures through Laser Powder Bed Fusion: characterisation of local mechanical properties and defect formation

Christian Fang
Deputy Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma
Clinical Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant, University of Hong Kong
Metal 3D printed porous bone ingrowth implants - the Hong Kong experience

Dietmar Drummer
Institute of Polymer Engineering
Additive Manufacturing of Functionalized Material Systems for Medical Applications: Potentials and Challenges in Additive Processing

Ian Gibson
Department of Design Production and Management, University of Twente, Netherland
Fine Porous Structures Fabricated Using Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Ti-6Al-4V

Ian Gibson is Professor of the Department of Design Production and Management, University of Twente, Netherland. He is former Head of the School of Engineering at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. He has previously held positions in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. He is probably best known for helping establish the Rapid Prototyping Journal and co-authoring the book "Additive Manufacturing" by Springer. He has been working in the field of AM for more than 20 years and one of his primary interests is medical modelling.

Janez Gotlih
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Validation of simplified injection molding simulation results for conformal cooling with a hybrid mold insert using thermal imaging technology

Miha Antonič
Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Sternal Reconstruction Using 3D-Printed Titanium Custom-Made Prosthesis for Sternal Dehiscence After Cardiac Surgery

Nejc Novak
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Nicolae Balc
Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Design and AM of the assembled products, having movable components

Paulo Jorge Da Silva Bartolo
Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Engineering the future through additive manufacturing

Rok Vojković, MD, Borut Pompe, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Preoperative planning of revision total hip arthroplasty with a 3D printed hemipelvis model in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Sibyl Mak
Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Hong Kong
Patient-Specific Pelvic Implant: The Hong Kong-Kazakhstan Experience

Tadej Strojnik
Alma Mater Europaea ECM, Slovenia
Patient-specific cranioplasty: evaluation of long-term results