Siwen Chen, Subbareddy Darukumalli and Amrozia Shaheen attended the fourth PAM^2 workshop on AM processes and in-line process monitoring held at KU Leuven, Belgium from 12-16 February 2018
Siwen Chen, Subbareddy Darukumalli and Amrozia Shaheen, as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows in the Precision Additive Metal Manufacturing project (PAM^2), attended the fourth PAM^2 workshop. PAM^2 is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Union under Horizon 2020 Programme. PAM^2 collaborates with industry and academia to address quality assurance and aims to implement good precision engineering practice.
On the first day, all research fellows participated in the complimentary skills training about time and self-management. The aim was to guide research fellows in planning their PhD and professional career. The second day was public, in which professionals in additive manufacturing from KU Leuven and 3D Systems conducted a series of sessions on AM processes and in-line monitoring techniques. On the third day, all research fellows updated the supervisory board about their research through presentations and posters. They received positive feedback from peers and supervisors in the poster session.
A guided tour to 3D Systems was organised to get an idea of the entire production line of an AM process. A hands-on training session on 3DXpert software was also conducted. The fellows learnt about material selection and optimisation of the process parameters. The samples designed by fellows, were printed for better understanding of the AM process. All research fellows also learnt the grinding and polishing technique for post-processing AM metal parts.