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Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Workshop

Thursday, 16 May 2019 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)
Lucideon, Queens Road
Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7LQ 

Lucideon hosted this workshop, which was organized in collaboration with the UK Chapter of the American Ceramic Society.  It took place on 16 May 2019 at Lucideon's headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent. The workshop focused on Ceramic Additive Manufacturing in which by fostering knowledge exchange, academics, businesses and government discussed the latest developments and opportunities in additive manufacturing, including a round table discussion about how the interaction between academia and businesses could speed up innovative solutions and route them to market.

The context of this workshop linked well with the recently announced UK Government priority from its modern Industrial Strategy in manufacturing:

  • Made Smarter challenge about enhancing performance and productivity of UK manufacturers by digital technologies implementation, in which additive manufacturing is one of the 5 areas targeted to have an impact in manufacturing the future.

The workshop included cutting edge presentations from leading figures in academia and business, with case studies on how additive manufacturing is being, and could be used, to bring about performance and cost benefits.

Early career researchers also had the opportunity to present their recent developments to manufacturers in a poster session and let them know about their ideas for the future of the manufacturing sector. In addition, attendees had the opportunity to take part in a tour of Lucideon's facilities.


Arrival and reception coffee break 10:00-10:30
Stuart MacLachlan, Head of R&D, Lucideon
Dr. Eugenio Zapata-Solvas, Chair UK Chapter of ACerS
Adopting Disruptive Technologies - The case of Ceramic Additive Manufacturing
Dr Kambiz Kalantari, Innovations Manager, Lucideon
“Field Assisted Manufacturing of 3D printed Functional Ceramics”
Prof. Bala Vaidhyanathan, Associate Dean, University of Loughborough
“Progressing the UK Manufacturing Strategy”
Richard Cooper, KTN Additive Manufacturing SIG
“Multiscale structural control in robotic assisted deposition”
Prof. Eduardo Saiz, Centre for Advanced Structural Ceramics, Imperial College London
“Ceramic 3D printing: from lab scale to mass production”
Nathan Blake, Managing Director, 3D Matters
Lunch break + lab tour + poster competition 12:40-14:40
3D-printing of dielectric composites: challenges and applications
Dr. Dmitry Isakov, Warwick Manufacturing Group
“Ceramic Additive Manufacturing: The Road to Process Adoption”
Tom Wasley, The Manufacturing Technology Centre
Panel discussion with all speakers 15:30-16:30
Concluding remarks, awards and departure 16:30-16:45

[Registration for this event has now closed].