Our co-chairs, and all members of our organising and symposia committees would like to thank the Plenary Speakers for the APICAM 2019 Conference.

2019 Plenary Speakers

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Additive Manufacturing at Boeing
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defence, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest  manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and US and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing has invested heavily in additive manufacturing, including a project to develop standard materials and processes for titanium powder bed additive manufacturing.

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Additive Manufacturing at GE

GE is the world’s digital industrial company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is working to build a network of people who are advancing additive manufacturing every day. GE’s relationships with Arcam and Concept Laser complements their existing material science and additive capabilities, enabling the development of new service applications across multiple GE businesses.

Prof Christoph Leyens

Prof Christoph Leyens

Recent Developments in Additive Manufacturing in Europe

Dr Leyens is a Professor of Materials Science at the Technische Universität, and the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute of Materials and Beam Technology, both located in Dresden, Germany. Dr Leyens has covered a wide range of research topics with a focus on high temperature and light weight materials, functional materials, surface technology, coatings and additive manufacturing. He has published more than 200 papers, seven books and holds 11 patents.

Professor Huiping Tang

Professor Huiping Tang

3D Printed Orthopaedic Implants in China

Dr Tang is a Professor and Director of the State Key Laboratory of Porous Metal Materials, at the Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research in Xi’an, China. Her research includes metal additive manufacturing (AM) by selective electron beam melting (SEBM), porous metal materials, and powder metallurgy. Since 2001, she has led a team focused on metal powder production for AM, SEBM technologies, and manufacture of orthopedic implants.

Professor David L. Bourell

Professor David L. Bourell

Polymers for Powder Bed Fusion

Dr Bourell is the Temple Foundation Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr Bourell’s areas of research include particulate processing with emphasis on sintering kinetics and densification, and materials issues associated with Laser Sintering (LS). A leading expert in advanced materials for LS, Dr Bourell has worked in this area since 1988 and was the lead author on the original materials patent for LS technology. Dr Bourell is a Fellow of TMS and ASM International.

Professor Tresa Pollock

Professor Tresa Pollock

Structure Evolution Across Build Layers in EB Additive Nickel Alloys

Dr Pollock is the Alcoa Distinguished Professor of Materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated with a PhD from MIT in 1989, and was employed at General Electric Aircraft Engines from 1989 to 1991. Professor Pollock was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2005, is a Fellow of TMS and ASM International, Principal Editor of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions and was the 2005-2006 President of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.