STS270 - Additive Manufacturing in Industry: Open Challenges and Future Perspective

Organized by: F. Auricchio (University of Pavia, Italy), M. Carraturo (University of Pavia, Italy) and S. Morganti (University of Pavia, Italy)
Keywords: Additive Manufacturing, Manufacturing processes, Material modelling, Uncertainty quantification (UQ), Validation
Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies are undergoing exponential growth in many engineering fields, from aerospace to biomedical applications, from fashion to the food industry. AM technologies promise to revolutionize the world of manufacturing due to their capability to produce close-to-freeform components with structural and mechanical properties close to or even superior to the ones obtained using traditional manufacturing processes. In fact, thanks to the recent advancements in many AM technologies, manufacturing constraints are dramatically reduced and the designer can finally focus on the intended application of the part rather than on its manufacturability. However, the widespread adoption of AM in many industrial sectors is yet hindered by the low reproducibility and standardization of the process. Therefore, the present Symposium aims to present and discuss the most recent efforts in the world of industry toward a deeper control and understanding of AM processes. The Symposium addresses, but is not limited to, the following topics: • Standards and certification • Process modeling • Material modeling • Metrology and sensing techniques • Uncertainty quantification • Benchmarking and Validation