Madrid hosts AAMS2023: one of Europe’s leading forums in the field of metal additive manufacturing

• IMDEA Materials Institute has organised the largest edition to date of the Symposium on Alloys for Additive Manufacturing (AAMS), one of the most prestigious conferences in its field in Europe.

• Experts in metal 3D printing from countries such as the United States, Japan and Australia joined their European counterparts to discuss the latest advances in scientific research in this emerging field.

The 6th edition of the Symposium on Alloys for Additive Manufacturing (AAMS2023) has been held with great success under the coordination of IMDEA Materials Institute in Madrid.

The 200 attendees who participated over the course of three days had the opportunity to witness more than 100 presentations on topics related to alloy design, metamaterials, post-processing, and characterization, among others.

This edition marked the highest attendance in the history of AAMS, which took place at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

AAMS is one of Europe’s most important conferences in the field of metal additive manufacturing and this year it featured the presence of researchers not only from Europe but also from some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States, such as MIT, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Cornell University.

“It can be said that AAMS 2023 brought together representatives from some of the best laboratories in additive metal manufacturing, mainly from Europe, but also from the United States, Japan, and Australia, among others,” commented the event coordinator, Dr. Teresa Pérez Prado of IMDEA Materials.

“It has truly been a program of scientific excellence. It is a forum for discussion on cutting-edge research topics, with the participation of numerous researchers who are currently at the forefront of this field.”

The program included speeches by leaders in 3D metal printing, such as Prof. Roland Logé from EPFL, Prof. Zach Cordero from MIT, Dr. Behrang Poorganji from Morf3D, Prof. Manas Upadhyay from Ecole Polytechnique, and Prof. Sophie Cox from the University of Birmingham.

IMDEA Materials’ Deputy Director, Dr. Jon Molina, was another prominent figure at the conference with his presentation on 4D printing of shape-changing metal alloys.

In his presentation, he highlighted his team’s research in the i-Mplants-CM and BIOMET4D projects for the development of the next generation of biomedical implants.

Dr. Molina was one of the 6 speakers from the institute, along with Marcos Rodríguez Sánchez, Saumya Sadanand, Venkatesh Kumaran, Ignacio Rodríguez, and Dr. Ahad Mohammadzadeh.

In addition, Dr. Souvik Sahoo and Dr. Shruti Banait (former researcher at IMDEA Materials) participated in the scientific poster competition, which was won by Antonios Baganis from EPFL.

The 7th edition of AAMS will be held in Paris in 2024.

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