On the 22nd and 23rd of September, the Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Summit – AAMS 2021, an international business summit entirely dedicated to additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry, will hold its third edition. Several key players in this segment will come together, during two days, at the MEETT center in Toulouse, France: manufacturers, suppliers, major companies, SMEs, small companies and researchers will share opinions and experiences.
In December 2019, AAMS brought together 400 participants, representing 20 countries and 220 companies, with over 1,500 B2B meetings organized. Today, in the frame of the global economic crisis due to CVOID 19, technology disruptions and therefore Additive Manufacturing are more important than ever in the aerospace industry, in the necessary transition towards the aircraft of tomorrow.
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This year’s program will include focuses on the relevant market trends, the role of the aerospace sector, the positioning of France and Europe, the most promising technologies, and how to finance investments. Christophe Eschenbrenner, President of France Additive (the association of French additive companies) will hold a keynote address, titled “Unleash the Additive Revolution”, together with Anne Thenaisie, Managing Director of the SAFRAN Additive Campus.
Panel 1 speakers include Miguel Ángel Castillo, VP Technology Development of Airnnova; Stéphane Bianco, Head of Additive Manufacturing Technology Materials Processes at Airbus; Raphael Salapete, Additive Manufacturing R&D Project Leader at Ariane Group; Thomas Rohr, Head of Materials and Processes Section at ESA. Panel 2 will focus on polymer technologies, with talks from Arkema (Philippe BUSSI, Kepstan General Manager) ERPRO Group, Thales Alenia Space and more.
Panel 3, focusing on Hybrid 3D printing and factory 4.0: synergies between Additive Manufacturing and subtractive manufacturing technologies, will come after a keyote from Bill Haddad, Director – Additive Design and Manufacturing at Collins Aerospace and welcome talks by representative from CATEC (the Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies), Fraunhofer IWS, Tecnalia and TEI – TUSAS ENGINE INDUSTRIES.
The second day will be focused on workshops and pre-programmed B2B meetings with the opportunity to meet representatives from AM industry leaders such as Materialise, Siemens, Hexagon, Burloak Technologies and Metalpine.