Hosted by the French Institute of Welding for the 2nd edition, and supported by IIW
When5 - 7 June 2019
About this eventHow will parts be manufactured in 2030? How will technologies reinvent existing fabrication and monitoring processes? How will this affect manufacturing, parts design and lifecycle assessment?In the field of welding, the recent rise of additive manufacturing (AM) has heralded new developments in materials science and manufacturing in many sectors. As much as the scientific base that governs weld integrity is akin to what determines integrity of AM parts, synergies between welding and additive manufacturing can be found along the whole value chain, from process modeling to non-destructive testing (NDT) of parts for quality control. New materials and hybrid processes are being developed at a fast pace, requiring new skills and the structuring of communities. Furthermore, welding and additive manufacturing have now respectively entered the emerging fields of multimaterials joining and composite additive manufacturing.ICWAM’s original intent to bring together welding and additive manufacturing actors to foster an international network of experts from academy and industry is thus reiterated.The ambition of the congress is threefold:Bring together welding technologists, NDT scientists, Additive Manufacturing researchers to interact with metal transformation and composite industry specialists.Encourage international networking over the whole value chain, between welding & joining/rapid prototyping/additive manufacturing/monitoring stakeholders.Offer opportunities to visit local industrial venues and platforms for R&D and smart fabrication processes in both metal and composite fields.
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