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:
Eminent researchers and industrial experts renowned in the field of welding, additive manufacturing and associated non-destructive testing are to give keynotes and invited presentations during ICWAM’2019.
Please check this page regularly for any update on keynotes and invited presentations program.
A poster session will take place during ICWAM’2019 in the hall adjacent to thematic sessions.
The technical exhibition will run in parallel with the scientific conference in the halls of Metz Congress Robert Schuman Center (conference venue). The exhibitors will have the opportunity to present their products, services and technologies to the community.