Monday 02 October 2023

 Opening plenary session: 09:00 – 11:00

  • Welcome from the EPMA Executive Director:
    Dr Lionel Aboussouan
  • Welcome from the Congress Chairs:
    Prof Teresa Vieira (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal)
    Mr Antonio Homem (Head of Engineering – Durit – Metalurgia Portuguesa de Tungsténio)
  • “Overview of the status and trends in the European PM Industry”
    Mr Ralf Carlström (EPMA President)
  • Plenary Speaker:

After the hype: status and outlook of the Metal Additive Manufacturing market

Mr Matthias Schmidt-Lehr (AMPOWER)

The Additive Manufacturing industry had a prosperous year in 2022, with record revenue despite escalating tensions globally. The industry seems to have moved past the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and is projected to continuously grow at a double-digit rate in the coming years. Yet not every use case or technology is destined to become part of the next manufacturing revolution. While some industries put all their focus on large scale manufacturing, others shifted towards tools and manufacturing aids. This speech will summarize the status and outlook of the Additive Manufacturing market in its technology diversity, industrial relevance and regional characteristics.

  • Presentation of the 2023 EPMA Awards:

PM Thesis Competition Sponsored by HILTI
Keynote Paper Award Sponsored by Taylor & Francis group
DSA and Fellowship Award 2023