Wed, Sept 13

  • LA: 08:00
  • New York: 11:00
  • London: 16:00
  • Paris: 17:00

Additive Manufacturing: state-of-the-art
inspection methods and powder analysis


With guest speakers from the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

MTC logoThis webinar is for anyone who needs to optimize Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes or qualify AM parts. Drawing on experience from AMAZE, the leading European collaborative AM project, speakers from the MTC and Granta Design will review state-of-the-art technologies for non-destructive testing (NDT), characterizing materials, and capturing project data to ensure traceability and support analysis.


What you will learn

  • Learn from practical experience gained on qualifying large defect-free metallic parts as part of a major Additive Manufacturing project – the AMAZE project was a collaboration of 28 leading engineering organizations supported by the European Union
  • Hear from MTC scientists about why AM is unique against other manufacturing methods and requires new methods and standards development for identifying and reducing defects of different AM processes, in-situ and post-production
  • Understand what are the critical powder variables to control and how those impact build quality
  • Learn how to develop a powder ranking system
  • See how a materials data management system supports process optimization and is essential for effective qualification of parts.

Who should take part?

  • Additive Manufacturing Specialists, Project Managers, Manufacturing Process Engineers, R&D Engineers and Scientists, Materials Engineers and others who need to optimize AM processes or qualify parts
  • Senior Engineering Managers; Directors and Vice Presidents of Engineering, Manufacturing or R&D who may making investment decisions or planning projects relating to AM

About the presenters

Dr Ben Dutton Dr Ben Dutton is a Principal Research Engineer at the MTC. He is an NDT scientist with both Physics and Engineer backgrounds and 13 years’ experience in NDT. He has been supporting the Net Shape & Additive Manufacturing group on several projects which require in-process and post build NDT. Ben is leading and participating in the development of a couple of international NDT standards for additive manufacturing.
Jason Dawes Jason Dawes is a Technology Manager at the Manufacturing Technology Centre where he leads the Materials Engineering research group. His role is in the technical management of highly innovative research projects involving powder-based manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing, laser cladding, and Hot Isostatic Pressing. He was awarded an EngD from University of Birmingham in 2014 in the field of Chemical Engineering.
Donna Dykeman Dr Donna Dykeman is the Collaborative Program Manager at Granta Design, working primarily in the areas of composites, additive manufacturing, eco-design, built environment, and ICME. Prior to joining Granta, Donna spent 14 years in the field of polymer composites manufacturing, characterization, and durability in research settings (Universities of New Brunswick, British Columbia and Waterloo).
Najib Baig Najib Baig is responsible for product management and strategic product direction of Granta’s Materials Innovation products, including Additive Manufacturing, Simulation and Composites. He has worked with dozens of leading engineering organizations – in aerospace, automotive and other industries – to solve challenges related to materials and process information management.

How to register and join the session

There is no cost but registration is required through the WebEx system. Please ensure you set your local time zone to receive accurate meeting invitations and test your setup in advance of the meeting. How to use WebEx, including setting times zone & language preferences 

About the MTC

The UK Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established in 2010 as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry. Its campus at Ansty Park in Coventry has expanded to house more than 500 staff supporting hundreds of manufacturing companies, and now includes the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing.

About Granta Design

Granta Design is the leader in materials information technology, helping engineering enterprises to manage vital data and information about materials, analyze it to develop ‘material intelligence’, and apply that intelligence to make smart decisions. Granta supports the capture and use of AM project data.

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