Maribor, Slovenia, December 9 and 10, 2020
International Conference on Additive Technologies
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Invited lectures 2016

Olaf Diegel
Wohlers Associates
Additive Manufacturing State of the Industry

Countless organizations of all types and sizes are considering additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing—terms that are used interchangeably. They are hard at work trying to understand where it is going and where they fit in. Many are awestruck by the technology and investing large amounts of money. Diegel will underscore some of the developments that have led to this phenomenon and will emphasize some of the most important trends from the recent past. He will also share his thoughts about the importance of Design for Additive Manufacturing as a key to the adoption of AM by industry.


Ian Gibson
School of Engineering, Deakin University
The changing face of AM in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Australia

In this talk Ian will cover his experiences in developing surgical solutions using AM technology, with particular emphasis on Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. Such surgical applications are on the increase and there are indications that AM may finally be accepted into the mainstream. However, the implications are far reaching and perhaps more complex than people may initially realise. Ian will discuss these implications in relation to the Australian context.


Dietmar Drummer
Collaborative Research Center 814
Research for the Future of Additive Manufacturing within the Collaborative Research Center 814

Manufacturing Technologies of the future - the Collaborative Research Center 814 Additive Manufacturing deals with the basic research of additive manufacturing processes. With additive technologies parts are produced from plastic or metal without any specific tooling. Away from rapid prototyping to manufacturing these technologies, are made fit within the CRC 814 to produce serial components in the desired quality.


Andrea E. Reinhardt
3D Printing - A European Story

Mrs. Andrea E. Reinhardt started in banking, studied at University Mannheim and is working in leading positions in the field of Additive Manufacturing and industrial applications of micro- and nanotechnologies since 1996. In 2001 she co-founded NTC, a company active in the field of Sol-Gel materials used for coating in automotive and construction.


Deon de Beer
North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
AM in South Africa – a strategic outlook

As  with  all  nations,  the Republic  of  South  Africa  (RSA)  has  a  unique  set  of  circumstances and challenges.  Emerging  from  economic  isolation  and  stagnation,  the  RSA  has  some  highly developed  regions  but  also  some  pockets  of  poorly  developed  infrastructure.  Therefore, developing countries can learn from the way it has sought to modernise its industries and to look for guidance.  For the last two decades, AM’s uptake and democratisation has advanced rapidly.  Many  other countries  are  following  this  path  of  late  adoption  and  so  can  learn  valuable  lessons  from  what has happened in the RSA.


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