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Design and Manufacturing Simulation of Additive Manufacturing Components

1-Day Awareness Seminar on Thursday, 28th September

Additive Manufacturing (AM) offers many potential benefits over traditional manufacturing techniques. It enables the generation of complex geometries and lattice structures to make lighter components, can improve thermal performance through more flexible cooling design, avoids the need for expensive tooling for short production runs and may make mass customisation a reality as customers seek more personalised products.

AM applications can been found in a wide range of industries, including Aerospace, Defence, Automotive, Sports and Medical.

However, there are still many challenges to overcome before AM can be ‘fully industrialised’. The weight and performance benefits of components redesigned for AM are proven, yet equipment and production costs can still be noncompetitive compared to other manufacturing technologies. Furthermore, product distortion during AM, variations in material properties and surface finish issues mean that assuring quality may be difficult.

Due to the inherent digital nature of AM, simulation offers vast potential to ensure the benefits of AM can be fully exploited within product design while avoiding failures experienced during the build process. Consequently, it is vital that a simulation workflow is established, providing design, research and manufacturing engineers involved in AM with the tools and guidelines to maximise its true potential.

This NAFEMS seminar will bring together leading experts in AM to discuss current challenges, the latest simulation techniques and how they are being deployed by leading companies.

Why Should You Attend?

  • Learn how industry end users are using Additive Manufacturing technology, and how this is being applied to solve challenges.

  • Understand the end-to-end process for Additive Manufacturing and how your organisation could benefit from this technology.

  • Network with individuals involved in Additive Manufacturing and high value design and manufacturing.

Who should attend?

  • Manufacturers, research organisations and design consultants seeking to increase their knowledge of the application of simulation within additive manufacturing and how it can be integrated within their design processes

  • The event is open to both members and non-members of NAFEMS.


09:30         Registration

10:00         Chairman's Introduction & Welcome

                   Risk and Opportunity in Additive Manufacturing Design
                   Andrew Triantaphyllou, The Manufacturing Technology Centre

     Considerations for New System Design using Additive Manufacturing as        a Technology Enabler
Adam Arnold, Additive Design Consultancy 

                   Advances in Validating Powder Bed Fusion Simulations: From Distortion
                   to Metallurgy

                   Tyler London, TWI

                   The Road to Production: The role of Multidisciplinary Simulation on AM

                   Dimitris Katsanis, METRON Advanced Equipment Ltd.

12:30         Lunch break

                   Benefits from Simulation in Additive Manufacturing
                   Anas Yaghi, The Manufacturing Technology Centre

                   Towards Integration of Material, Powder, Process and Part in Design for
                   Additive Manufacturing

                   Anssi Laukkanen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

                   A Complete Design Process for Complex Additively-Manufactured
                   Titanium Part, Based on Component Fatigue Life Optimisation,
                   Manufacturing Simulation and Physical Test Correlation

                   Steffan Evans, Evotech CAE Ltd.

                   Cone Filter Optimisation and Performance Enhancement via
                   Simulations for Fabrication with Additive Manufacturing

                   Louise Geekie , Croft Additive Manufacturing

16:00         General Discussion & Closing Remarks

16:30         Close


MTC (Coventry)
MTC Limited
Ansty Park
*CV7 9JU
T: +44 (0)2476 701600

Map & directions:

*PLEASE NOTE this postcode may not work in older sat nav systems. Please use CV7 9RD, which will direct you to Ansty Park or refer to the directions on the link above.  

Purchasing Details

Members Price
£175 | $238 | €199

Non-Members Price
£250 | $340 | €284
Order Ref: UKAM17
Event Type: Seminar
Location: Coventry UK
Date: September 28, 2017

Member Places

Free places are available on this event for NAFEMS member companies, subject to membership type and remaining credits. Please login to request free places.


MSC Software



Intrinsys Ltd.

There is an opportunity available for your company to support this event, giving you maximum exposure to a highly targeted audience of delegates, who are all directly involved in simulation, analysis, and design.

Please contact Jo Davenport at NAFEMS if you would like more information.

tel: +44 (0)1355 225688


Cancellation Policy

Please note NAFEMS cancellation policy for all UK events is as follows:-

  • Cancellation up to 6 weeks before the event date: free of charge;

  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: 75% of registration fee non-refundable;

  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: all seminar credits non-refundable;

  • No show at the event: 100% of registration fee non-refundable;

NAFEMS will discuss the possibility of transferring to an alternative event, however an administration charge will be applicable.

This policy is subject to change.