31 August 2017

Irish Polymers and Materials Conference 2017: New Materials for 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing

Organised by:

SCI's All Ireland and Materials Chemistry Groups


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Recent advances in 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) beyond rapid prototyping and into the areas of functional prototypes, small scale manufacturing, and medical implants, have highlighted the need for material advances in this area.

This conference, organised jointly by the SCI All Ireland Group and Materials Chemistry Group, will look at recent advances in materials for AM, plus what are still seen as unmet needs. This will be the first Irish conference on materials for AM and will be relevant to academics and industrialists, both Irish and international.

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Day 1 - 31st August 2017

Event Schedule
Registration opens
Opening remarks
Barriers to generation of disruptive technologies by 3D printing Prof Mick Morris, AMBER Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Insights on the Cyclic Inelastic Response of SLM Ti-6Al-4V Dr Kyriakos Kourousis, University of Limerick
Formulation for 3D printing - challenges and solutions Prof Ricky Wildman, Added Scientific Lid, University of Nottingham
Development of new UV curable polysiloxane based crosslinked polymer system for 3D printing Dr Aleksandra Foerster, University of Nottingham
Additive Thinking: Successful Adoption of Additive Manufacturing John Williams, Materialise UK
Customised SLA resins and FDM filaments for AM applications Dr Declan Devine, Materials Research Institute, Athlone Institute of Technology
Creating MicroStructures with Life-Like Characteristics using Stimuli-Responsive Soft Polymers and High-Resolution Additive Fabrication Techniques Prof Dermot Diamond, Dublin City University
Validation Techniques used for Additive Manufacturing in SEAM Dr Ramesh Raghavendra, SEAM, Waterford Institute of Technology
Additive Manufacturing of Diamond Cutting Tools - Pushing the boundaries of 3D Printing Ghazal Tadayyon, University College Dublin
Additive Manufacturing of Weaved Continuous Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Andrew Dickson, University College Dublin
Enhancing the mechanical performance of additive manufactured polymer components using atmospheric plasma pre-treatments Hisham Abourayana, University College Dublin
Thermomechanical properties of 3D printed paper sheet laminates Dr Amidou Dembele, Mcor
Closing remarks
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Venue and Contact

IT Tallaght

Dublin 24
Republic of Ireland

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Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.