Manufacturing Metrology Team

Isam Bitar attended the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium of 2017 in Austin, Texas

PhD student Isam Bitar attended the 2017 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium in Austin, Texas, United States, 7-9 August, and presented the latest research results from his CDT individual project on the application of through-thickness assessment on composite additively manufactured parts. Following the presentation, Isam had a discussion with a number of other students and academics on his findings and methods. 

Isam also took part in presenting a poster on another project he worked on in collaboration with other University of Nottingham CDT students on optimising thermoplastic polyurethane for desktop laser sintering. The poster received a large amount of interest from conference attendees and physical samples were given to audience members along with a short presentation on the work. As usual, Nottingham and the CDT had a big presence at the conference, including a paper with Adam Thompson and Richard Leach as co-authors on our staged creep testing work (link). 

The Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium is a major high-level research conference dealing with all aspects of additive manufacturing. The meeting has grown significantly over the past few years, with over 540 attendees making it to last year’s event. The 2016 Conference Proceedings included 197 papers compiled from a total of 391 presentations (oral and posters). 

Presentations were generally well-prepared and of high quality. Attendees included additive manufacturing guru and top-level academic Ian Gibson, amongst other highly-influential figures. The meeting ran for three days. The conference ran ten parallel sessions, which included a wide range, such as materials, processes, metrology, economics, applications and education.


Isam Bitar presenting his work at the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium of 2017


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