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ICWAM 2022 8-9 June 2022 online

Third edition of the International Congress on Welding, Additive Manufacturing and associated non destructive testing

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ICWAM 2022, the 3rd  edition of the International Congress on Welding, Additive Manufacturing and associated non-destructive testing is organized by Institut de Soudure, the French Welding Institute – approved as an IIW (International Institute of Welding) International Congress. 

The conference to be held on 8 and 9 June 2022 includes keynotes, lectures, e-poster session and online exhibition. The program is designed to create interaction among attendees and to promote an active dialogue between academic researchers and industrial representatives in order to bridge the gap between academia and pressing industrial needs.


How will parts be manufactured in 2030? How will technologies reinvent existing fabrication and monitor processes? How will this affect manufacturing, parts design and lifecycle assessment? 

In the field of welding, the recent rise of additive manufacturing (AM) has heralded new developments in materials science and manufacturing in many sectors. As much as the scientific base that governs weld integrity is akin to what determines integrity of AM parts, synergies between welding and additive manufacturing can be found along the whole value chain, from process modeling to non-destructive testing (NDT) of parts for quality control. New materials and hybrid processes are being developed at a fast pace, requiring new skills and the structuring of communities. Furthermore, welding and additive manufacturing have now respectively entered the emerging fields of multimaterials joining and composite additive manufacturing. 

ICWAM’s original intent to bring together welding and additive manufacturing actors to foster an international network of experts from academy and industry is thus reiterated. 

The ambition of the congress is threefold:
• Bring together welding technologists, NDT scientists, Additive Manufacturing researchers to interact with metal transformation and industry specialists.
• Encourage international networking over the whole value chain, between welding & joining/rapid prototyping/additive manufacturing/monitoring stakeholders.
• Give exposure to manufacturers, RTOs, and industries who enter smart metal fabrication processes.

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The conference will have thematic sessions on the following specific or emerging topics:

• Weldability and welding processes
• Brazing and soldering
• Wire-based additive manufacturing
• Powder-based additive manufacturing
• Design, Modeling and simulation
• Material characterization, fatigue and fracture
• Alternative routes for metal processing and assembly
• High performance metallic materials including multi-material
• Functionally Graded Materials-FGM

• Non-destructive testing: online, offline
• Process monitoring

• Related equipment and consumables
• Electronics, sensing and actuation
• Artificial intelligence: machine learning (simple and deep), expert systems, data management, etc.

Professional aspects
• Standards
• Qualification and certification


Eminent researchers and industrial experts renowned in the fields of welding, additive manufacturing and associated non-destructive testing are to give keynote and invited presentations during ICWAM 2022.
Please check this page regularly for any update on keynotes and invited presentation program.

Alain Bernard

Alain Bernard

Emeritus Professor | Ecole Centrale de Nantes | France Additive | l’Académie des Technologies | France
Additive Manufacturing: A vision for 2030

Additive manufacturing is evolving permanently and will constitute an additional solution to industrial needs in the future. In ten years, the integration of additive manufacturing technologies in the industrial value chains will be much more mature than today. Even if materials are the main key for success, many other aspects have to be visited and matured, from design to post-process. One of the main expectations is productivity and robustness. This is essential to really switch to current industrial practice according to international standardisation and to many specific requirements in different application fields. This presentation will introduce a vision about the future of additive manufacturing evolution and maturity in 2030, mostly based on the current knowledge, on the actual progresses and on the ongoing research and experiments. Industrialization of additive manufacturing is already a reality in many fields but this will be much more effective in ten years from now.

Uwe Reisgen

Uwe Reisgen

Professor Dr.-Ing. | RWTH Aachen University | Allemagne
Digitalization in Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing – Concept Transfer from joint welding to Additive Manufacturing

Uwe Reisgen, Rahul Sharma, Samuel Mann, Lukas Oster

Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing is a highly promising process for small series production of large-scale metal components. The industrial application of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing still faces fundamental challenges, as generalized concepts for embedding the process into the digital manufacturing chain are missing. Within this contribution an overview on the current state of the art of connected, digitalized welding production is given, as well as an outlook on the transfer from existing concepts for industrial joint welding to Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing. A continuous, networked welding production ultimately makes it possible to realize the core elements of Industrie 4.0. These are, on the one hand, vertical integration in the enterprise architecture, which enables the continuity of data from welding production to the company’s management systems, and, on the other hand, horizontal integration, in which upstream and downstream production processes and/or partners from the company’s value chain can be included.



Experts and specialists from all over the world have gathered to help oversee and address the technical and scientific topics of ICWAM’2022 to ensure both academic and practical relevance and excellence. 

Name Title Entity Country
Americo Scotti Professor University West (Sweden) / Federal University of Uberlandia (Brazil) Brazil/Sweden
Anne-Françoise Obaton Researcher Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais, (LNE, French National Metrology Institute) France
Christophe Binetruy Professor Centrale Nantes France
Doug Kautz Researcher Los Alamos National Laboratory USA
Fabrice Scandella NDT Expert Institut de Soudure France
Guillaume Ruckert Material expert Naval Group France
Jorge F. dos Santos Senior Researcher Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon Germany
Julien Zollinger Assistant Professor Institut Jean Lamour France
Laurent Langlois Professor ENSAM France
Majid Faradjian Group leader Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM Germany
Marc Kreutzbruck Professor Stuttgart University Germany
Marie-Noëlle Avettant Fénoël Assistant Professor Université de Lille France
Martin Schmitz-Niederau Senior Expert Voestalpine Böhler Welding Germany
Maxime El Kandaoui Add. Manuf. Expert Institut de Soudure France
Murugaiyan Amruthalingam Assistant Professor Indian Institute of Technology India
Nicolas Nourrit NDT Expert Institut de Soudure France
Pascal Laheurte Professor Université de Lorraine France
Pierre Calmon Director of Research CEA France
Satoru Asai Specially Appointed Professor Osaka University Japan
Stefano Pinca Director of Research Istituto Italiano della Saldatura Italy
Stephan Egerland Welding Expert Fronius Austria
Yingchun Guan Professor Beihang University China
Yoshinori Hirata Specially Appointed Professor Osaka University Japan