Alongside over 60 other exhibitors, covering software, hardware and services in Additive Manufacturing, EPMA staff distributed a number of its range of Introduction to Additive Manufacturing, Hot Isostatic Pressing, Metal Injection Moulding and Press & Sinter brochures, as well as the Spotlight on PM case studies booklets. A range of AM case studies from the Spotlight on PM series were also showcased on the exhibition stand.
The one-day event attracted a number of engineering students, academics as well as industry professionals to the bustling exhibition held at the University of Sheffield. Exhibitors ranged from specialists in CAD software, generative design, topology optimisation, additive manufacturing, AI, 3D printing, workstation technology, design visualisation, VR/AR, simulation, data management, 3D scanning, tolerance analysis. Companies such as Fujitsu, HP, Siemens and Ultimaker exhibited alongside the EPMA.
Conference sessions focussed on the ‘Additive Manufacturing Breakout’ and developments in design visualisation software to aid product design and optimisation.
Major talking points emerging from the event included the increasing interest in Binder Jetting, a focus on in-situ feedback control during the AM process, as well as general challenges facing those adopting AM technology, including working with precious metals such as Platinum.
The EPMA’s next promotional exhibition will be Titanium Europe in Vienna 13-15 May 2019.