Abstracts

Prof. Dr. Thomas J Webster

Title: 4D Printing: The Future of 3D Printing for Medicine

Plenary Presentation

Prof. Dr. Thomas J Webster

Founder & CSO, Interstellar Therapeutics and Audax Medical, USA

Abstract

While biomaterials research has exploded exponentially over the past several decades, little has changed in terms of medically-approved products. In fact, the thousands of hip implants inserted today are essentially the same as that developed in the 1960s by Sir Charnley. This presentation will highlight some recent advances in biomaterials destined to become (or have been already been) approved by regulatory agencies and incorporated into healthcare. For example, this talk will cover how spinal implants with nanotextured surface features have been implanted into over 20,000 patients to date with no cases of implant failure (no infection, no bone non-unions, no loosening, etc.) whereas the industry standard is 5-10% implant failure. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will also be a focus of this presentation as AI is being used with nanomedicine to further improve disease prevention, detection, and therapy. Specifically, efforts to design implantable sensors that monitor human health, communicate human health to a hand-held device, and respond on-demand to reverse adverse health events will be presented. Research will also be presented concerning how AI is being used to develop nanoscale surface features that inhibit bacteria, limit inflammation, and promote tissue growth on any medical device. Further, commercialization efforts will be reviewed which are using AI to interpret nanoscale temperature profiles to enable hand-held devices to diagnose infection or inflammation after implant surgery by the patient themselves. 3D printed materials which change shape remotely and on-demand after insertion (so called 4D printed materials) will also be covered in which such materials can revolution scoliosis and other disease treatment. In summary, this presentation will cover technologies that hopefully will allow us to finally move beyond implants originally discovered last century and are still being used this century.

Biography

Thomas J. Webster’s (H index: 124; Google Scholar) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995; USA) and in biomedical engineering from RPI (Ph.D., 2000; USA). He has served as a professor at Purdue (2000-2005), Brown (2005-2012), and Northeastern (2012-2021; serving as Chemical Engineering Department Chair from 2012 - 2019) Universities and has formed over a dozen companies who have numerous FDA approved medical products currently improving human health in over 20,000 patients. His technology is also being used in commercial products to improve sustainability and renewable energy. He is currently helping those companies and serves as a professor at Brown University, Saveetha University, Vellore Institute of Technology, UFPI, and others. Dr. Webster has numerous awards including: 2020, World Top 2% Scientist by Citations (PLOS); 2020, SCOPUS Highly Cited Research (Top 1% Materials Science and Mixed Fields); 2021, Clarivate Top 0.1% Most Influential Researchers (Pharmacology and Toxicology); 2022, Best Materials Science Scientist by Citations (Research.com); and is a fellow of over 8 societies. Prof. Webster is a former President of the U.S. Society For Biomaterials and has over 1,350 publications to his credit with over 55,000 citations. He was recently nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Dr. Andreas Vlahinos

Title: Conquering the Challenges in Simulating Lattice Structures

Plenary Presentation

Dr. Andreas Vlahinos

CTO of Advanced Engineering Solutions, USA

Abstract

The world of additive manufacturing is constantly evolving, and we are fortunate to witness its growth with new machines, faster processes, and an abundance of new materials.  Design practitioners are now enabled to unleash the full potential of AM using Generative Design and Lattice structures. 

Lattice structures are topologically ordered, three-dimensional, open-celled structures used by nature.  Lattice structures are observed in insects, birds, bones, and plants.  Lattice structures are very effective for lightweight structural panels, energy absorption devices, thermal insulation, high-performance heat exchangers, ballistic protection, and porous implants.

The complexity of beam lattices makes it necessary to use multiple tetrahedron finite elements to describe a single-unit lattice cell. This creates a significant challenge in simulating components with large amounts of beam lattice structures.

Minimal surfaces like Gyroids, Schwarz, Lidinoid, Diamond, SplitP, and Neovius have exceptional strength, heat transfer, and manufacturability properties. However, the simulation process is challenging because these minimal surface geometries are not typical B-Rep geometry. Instead, they are generated using implicit or voxel-based modelers. 

This presentation will demonstrate methods to overcome these challenges.

Biography

Dr. Andreas Vlahinos is the CTO of Advanced Engineering Solutions. Andreas has concentrated on DfAM, Computer Aided Innovation, Generative Design, Lattice Structures, and Simple Solutions to Complex Problems. He has been instrumental in rapid product development through the implementation of Computer Aided Engineering for several Government agencies such as NASA, NREL, SANDIA, DOE, NCDMM, and US Army Aviation & Missile Command and several industry partners such as SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, United Launch Alliance, Rafael Defense Systems, NAVISTAR Defense, etc. He has been a Professor of structural engineering at the University of Colorado. Several times he received the Professor of the Year Award. He has received the R&D 100 award and several patents. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Finally, he is regularly invited as a keynote speaker and panelist on a variety of subjects (Generative Design, Innovation, DfAM, IoT) at international conferences.

Nicholas Barnych

Title: Optimizing the Design of Lattice Structures for Drone Wings

Speaker Presentation

Nicholas Barnych

Designer at Advanced Engineering Solutions, USA

Abstract

In the exploration of lattice unit cells, various options can be considered, including beam, auxetic, 2 ½ D, Triple Periodic Minimal Surfaces (TPMS), and custom cells. These diverse lattice structures offer a spectrum of possibilities for optimizing drone wing designs, aligning with the dual goals of achieving lightweight structures and meeting demanding structural performance criteria.

This presentation aims to illustrate the design optimization process through the example of a drone wing filled with lattice structures. The automated process explores different unit cell options, comparing their performance to determine the most effective one. Once the winning unit cell is identified, its dimensions are optimized to fulfill displacement requirements while minimizing weight through gradient-based optimization. To further refine the design, a simulation-driven approach is employed. This involves assigning variable thickness, diameter, or cell density based on Von Mises stress results. The presentation will delve into this simulation-driven approach, showcasing how it contributes to enhancing the overall design by fine-tuning various parameters.

Biography

Nic is currently a designer with Advanced Engineering Solutions focusing on generating parametric solid models of complex geometries with beam, 2 ½ D, TPMS, and custom lattice structures. Nic has a B.S. from Florida State University and Certificate in “Design for Additive Manufacturing within the Creo Parametric environment”.

Dr. Brandon Lucke-Wold

Title: Effects of pre-injury oral anticoagulants use in elderly patients with mild traumatic brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Keynote Presentation

Dr. Brandon Lucke-Wold

Vice President of the UF House Staff Council, USA

Abstract

Background: Most cases of TBI in the elderly occur due to falls. As the incidence of TBI increases in the elderly population taking anticoagulants for various comorbidities, the need to better understand the safety of new anticoagulants and how to manage anticoagulant TBI patients also increases. In the current systematic review and meta-analysis, we aimed to compare the results of using preinjury anticoagulants including DOACs or VKAs in elderly patients experiencing mild TBI. 

Materials and methods: A comprehensive search was performed on five databases including PubMed, EMBASE, Google Scholar, Europe PMC, and Cochrane Library to find eligible studies. A meta-analysis using a random-effect model was conducted to compare the effect of preinjury receiving DOACs and VKAs on the outcomes including immediate ICH, delayed ICH, ICH progression, length of stay in hospital and ICU, surgical interventions, and in-hospital mortality in mild TBI elderly patients. 

Results: From 1950 studies, we found forty-eight studies with a total sample size of 15117 that met our inclusion criteria. Our meta-analysis revealed there is no difference between patients that used preinjury DOACs or VKAs in terms of ICH progression (pooled OR = 0.74; 95% CI = [0.39; 1.41]; p = 0.36), in-hospital delayed ICH (OR = 0.85; 95% CI = [0.56; 1.29]; p = 0.45), delayed ICH at follow-up (OR = 0.80; 95% CI = [0.20; 3.16]; p = 0.75), ICU length of stay (OR = -0.34;95% CI = [-0.74; 0.07]; p = 0.1), but using DOACs was associated with a lower risk of immediate ICH (pooled OR = 0.55; 95% CI = [0.40; 0.76]; p < 0.01) and neurosurgical interventions (pooled OR = 0.56; 95% CI = [0.40; 0.78]; p < 0.01) compared to VKAs. Moreover, patients on DOACs experienced shorter length of stay in the hospital than patients on VKAs (pooled OR = -0.47; 95% CI = [-0.85; -0.08]; p = 0.02). 

Conclusion: According to our findings, there are no differences between DOAC and VKA users in terms of progression ICH after head injury, delayed ICH, mortality, and ICU length of stay, however, we found a lower risk of immediate ICH and surgical interventions, and also a shorter length of stay in hospital in the DOAC group compared to patients receiving preinjury VKAs. These findings may help neurologists and neurosurgeons better manage TBI patients who receive anticoagulants prior to head injury. 

Biography

Brandon Lucke-Wold was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. He graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Neuroscience and distinction in honors from Baylor University. He completed his MD/PhD, Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research, and the Global Health Track at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His research focus was on traumatic brain injury, neurosurgical simulation, and stroke. At West Virginia University, he also served as a health coach for the Diabetes Prevention and Management program in Morgantown and Charleston, WV, which significantly improved health outcomes for participants. In addition to his research and public health projects, he is a co-founder of the biotechnology company SwiftScience, the pharmaceutical company ProPhos Neuroscience, and was a science advocate on Capitol Hill through the Washington Fellow’s program. He has also served as president of the WVU chapters for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Neurosurgery Interest group, and Erlenmeyer Initiative Entrepreneur group. In addition, he has served as vice president for the graduate student neuroscience interest group, Nu Rho Psi Honor Society, and medical students for global health. He was an active member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He is currently Vice President of the UF House Staff Council, Chair of the Quality Improvement Committee, on the Board of Directors for the Alachua County Medical Society, and active member of Institutional Review Committee and Accreditation Requirements Review Committee. He is married to Noelle Lucke-Wold and has two children. As a family, they enjoy running with their dogs, rock climbing, and traveling. In his spare time, Brandon frequently runs half marathons and 10ks together with is wife. Brandon also enjoys reading, playing piano, discussing philosophy, and playing chess. He is currently a Pgy6 neurosurgery resident at University of Florida with pursuing endovascular enfolded training and was awarded the Dempsey Cerebrovascular Research Fellowship, SNS Fellowship, Van Wagenen Fellowship, R25 Grant, and SNIS Fellowship.

Amy Alexander

Title: The Mayo Clinic Engineering Perspective: 3D Printing of Medical Device Prototypes for Benchtop Testing at the Point-of-Care

Speaker Presentation

Amy Alexander

Unit head at Mayo Clinic, USA

Abstract

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Biography

Amy Alexander is Unit Head of Mechanical Development and Applied Computational Engineering within the Division of Engineering at Mayo Clinic. In this role, she helps to bridge engineering capabilities with the clinical practice and supports a team of designers and engineers. She is past-chair of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ Healthcare Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board, a member of the Radiological Society of North America’s 3D Printing Special Interest Group, and frequent co-author and reviewer of medical 3D printing papers. She holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, an M.S. in Engineering Management, and multiple certifications in Additive Manufacturing.

Dr. Kadir Kilinc

Title: The current state of 3D Concrete Printing Technology in Turkey and in the world

Speaker Presentation

Dr. Kadir Kilinc

Kırklareli University, Turkey

Abstract

Although the buildings are mostly built on the basis of traditional production, technological developments have begun to transform this sector as well. The desire to construct buildings in less time with less manpower and at low cost, to be environmentally friendly and energy efficient has led to the search for different production techniques. The latest technology in these production techniques is 3D concrete printing technology. This technology is a concrete technology that has been studied in recent years. Production technology with 3D concrete printing technology is a digital transformation. By using 3D concrete printing technology, complex geometric shapes can be produced at low cost. The use of different materials in the mortar used in 3D concrete printing technology, the creation of free-form structures without molds, the faster production despite less manpower and the reduction of construction costs make the layer-based production technique advantageous compared to the conventional method. 3D concrete printing technology is becoming a technology used in pilot projects rather than a laboratory technology. In this study, the current situation of 3D concrete printing technology in Turkey and in the world has been comprehensively discussed.

Biography

Kadir Kılınç is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Kırklareli University, Kırklareli/Turkey. He received his BS, MS and PhD from Dokuz Eylül University (1999), Istanbul Teknik University (2003), Anadolu University (2011) respectively. His research interests include concrete technology, 3D concrete printing technology, determination of concrete quality in buildings using non-destructive testing methods, concrete durability, inorganic binders, geopolymers, lightweight concretes, preparation of clay mitigating chemical admixtures used with aggregates with higher methylene blue value.

Prof. Ilaria Cacciotti

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Plenary Presentation

Prof. Ilaria Cacciotti

University of Rome Niccolò Cusano, Italy

Abstract

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Biography

Ilaria Cacciotti is Full Professor of Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering and Materials Science & Technology at University of Rome "Niccolò Cusano". She graduated in Medical Engineering at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Master of Science Award ‘Fondazione Raeli’), completed the Ph.D in Materials Engineering (Ph.D Thesis Award ‘Marco Ramoni 2011, Ph.D Thesis AIMAT Award 2012) and obtained the II Level Master degrees in “Forensic Genetics” and in "Protection against CBRNe events". She is expert in the synthesis/processing/characterisation of biocompatible nanostructured materials, particularly for applications in the biomedical/environmental/agri-food sectors. She is member of the Editorial Board of several international journals, including Applied Science-MDPI, Applied Surface Science Advances-Elsevier, Frontiers in Biomaterials, Open Journal of Materials Science- Bentham Science. For her research activity, she received more than 20 awards, including the L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Italy for Women and Science 2011

Andrew Allshorn

Title: 3D Printing Applications that may help you start to “Think outside the cube”

Plenary Presentation

Andrew Allshorn

Owner - Technical Director at 3D-Squared Ltd, UK

Abstract

Explore the vast array of possibilities that 3D printing offers, as it enables you to break free from conventional thinking and venture into uncharted territories. With its limitless applications, 3D printing allows you to unleash your creativity and push the boundaries of innovation, applications and development. Embrace this cutting-edge technology and embark on a journey of discovery, where you can bring your wildest ideas to life and revolutionize the way we perceive the world around us.

The possibilities are endless if you keep bushing boundaries and “Think Outside the Cube !”

Biography

Andrew studied Art and Design at Wolverhampton University, worked as a traditional model maker and in 1993 started his AM career at Liverpool University. He became 3D Systems senior Applications Engineer, introducing AM to various industries globally. Since 2007, he’s run his own businesses, and has participated in several global events. Andrew’s AM global contribution was rewarded in 2016 with an exclusive AMUG DINO Award. He was the European and then Global Ambassador for AMUG before becoming AMUG Vice President from 2019 to 2021. He sits on the AMUK Steering Board, is a member of the Woman in 3D Printing Advisory Board, sits on the TCT Expert Advisory Board and is a Create Education Ambassador. He continues to push the boundaries of AM.

Mr. Janne Heilala

Title: Advanced Manufacturing of Cube Sats in the Metaverse Product Development Lifecycle

Speaker Presentation

Mr. Janne Heilala

University of Turku, Finland

Abstract

The study proposes a novel approach to prolong cube sats' lifecycle development. This research integrates the generalization of advanced computational techniques, machine learning, and optimization methods to simulate and enhance strategies. The spacecraft improves adaptability, precision, and efficiency in the complex orbital realm by employing bioinspired design principles and leveraging reconfigurable intelligent surfaces. The study emphasizes the importance of multi-disciplinary collaboration and continuous improvement in education to tackle manufacturing challenges, uphold quality controls, and enhance safety in aerospace production. Compliance with Part-camo standards and Part-145 regulations governing commercial flight operations with aviation authorities. This research contributes significantly to the field of aerospace engineering by offering scalable and adaptable solutions to mitigate the risks associated with lifecycle compliance, thereby advancing the safety and sustainability of space operations. Through a comprehensive methodology that includes case study analysis and simulation, while previous studies formed the literature review, new science is discussable; this study provides valuable insights into optimizing design principles, emphasizing the role of interdisciplinary innovation in addressing space sustainability challenges on advanced spacecraft technologies integration.

Biography

Janne Heilala has a solid educational foundation, having, on the one hand, earned a Master of Science in Technology with a distinction in Lifecycle Management in 2019 and, on the other hand, with a supportive Master of Arts 2021 in the University of Tampere, Finland. In 2023, he directed his medical equipment research towards additive manufacturing product simulations in aerospace. With a subdued dedication, he initiated his doctoral studies starting in 2021 at the University of Turku, Finland, targeting the advancement of the manufacturing industry.

Rajeev Kulkarni

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Speaker Presentation

Rajeev Kulkarni

3D Systems Corporation, USA

Abstract

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Biography

As an accomplished entrepreneur and executive, Rajeev brings extensive leadership experience in the areas of 3D Printing, business strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He thrives at the intersection points where new technologies and their applications converge to solve customer problems. With an impressive tenure of almost three decades at 3D Systems, a prominent provider of 3D printing-centric design-to-manufacturing solutions, Rajeev has played pivotal roles throughout his career. In his recent position within the organization, he spearheaded mergers & acquisitions and strategic corporate development activities. Previously, he contributed significantly in various engineering and business capacities. A true innovator, Rajeev joined 3D Systems in the early '90s, emerging as a core member who played a crucial role in inventing multiple 3D Printing platforms and pioneering the growth of the 3D Printing Industry. His accomplishments include holding multiple US and international patents and receiving numerous "Outstanding Innovation of the Year" awards. Subsequently, he led global R&D for all products, established the entire desktop 3D Printer business, established 3D Systems India, and launched the strategic planning division within the organization. Beyond his corporate contributions, Rajeev is a founding member of the Inception Micro Angel Fund and the Charlotte Angels Fund in Charlotte. These angel funds have invested in seed & Series-A rounds of over 20 technology startups, with Rajeev serving on the boards of several of these ventures. Currently, he plays a key role on the North Carolina Governors’ Entrepreneurship Council, providing guidance to the state government on expanding statewide entrepreneurship. Recognized for his achievements, Rajeev received the "40-Under-40" award from the Charlotte Business Journal in 2009 and the "Movers and Shakers of Charlotte" award from Business Leader Magazine in 2011. Rajeev's educational background is impressive and diverse, holding multiple bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, computer science, and marketing. He actively participates on the boards of various incubators, angel funds, and entrepreneurial groups, showcasing his commitment to fostering innovation and growth.

Tim Ruffner

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Keynote Presentation

Tim Ruffner

Director of Business Development Caracol AM, USA

Abstract

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Biography

Tim Ruffner is currently the director of business development for Caracol Inc (main HQ Italy) out of Austin, Tx. Tim has had the privilege to have his tenor in AM for over 15 years working for such companies as BigRep, Dynamism, Star Prototype as well as helped to take some companies public such as Desktop Metal (DM), Concept Laser (GE) and GPI Prototype (FATH). Tim has knowledge in both metals AM equipment and polymers along with traditional manufacturing methods such as injection molding, cnc machining and castings (urethane, investment, die). Tim has spoken at hundreds of events about how to design additive and traditional manufacturing and educating the industry on applications that suit well for them.

Dr. L. Jyothish Kumar

Title: Aerospace Applications of DED-AM Technology

Speaker Presentation

Dr. L. Jyothish Kumar

Founder and President at Additive Manufacturing Society of India, India

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Biography

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Dr. Kheireddin Kadri

Title: Study of composite polymer degradation by finite element modelling and deep learning approach

Speaker Presentation

Dr. Kheireddin Kadri

Aptiskills & Da Vinci research center, France

Abstract

The high-pressure condition encountered inside hydrogen storage vessel of type 5 [1] imposes to study the degradation of composite material under static pressure. In the present work we expose a promising method. We proposed a coupled approach between finite element method (FEM) and deep learning (DL). The use of a well-designed representative volume element (RVE) [2] was a first step to generate within a law of behaviour of the composite a working database of the strain degradation. This damage of ductile nature is treated as a local anomaly. Artificial neural networks for classification of damage [3], were employed to classify the degree of degradation for each RVE. Strain degradation obtained from computation, is forecasted as a time’s series by recurrent neural networks [4]. Convolutional neural network (CNN) was used to bring insight into the pattern of degradation at early stage [5]

Keywords: Damage law; Behaviour Law; Feature classification; Time’s series; Machine learning; Classification; Artificial neural network.

Biography

Kheireddin Kadri has completed his Phd at the Laboratory of Processes and Engineering in Mechanics and Materials (Paris, France) at HESAM University at Paris, France. He has been working as a post-doctoral at De Vinci Research Center Paris, performing his research in the Modeling group laboratory since 2021. His team work research is focusing on multi-scale modelling of composite materials, by applying a new approach based on machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has been serving as jury for the title of Developer in Artificial Intelligence at the French network of digital factories SIMPLON.

Jim Monroe

Title: New Techniques, Technologies and Materials for Additive Manufacturing along with the proliferation of AM into mainstream manufacturing. The keys to driving successful adoption

Speaker Presentation

Jim Monroe

Vice President at Space Factory, USA

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Biography

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Dr. Murali Mohan Cheepu

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Keynote Presentation

Dr. Murali Mohan Cheepu

Research Manager, South Korea

Abstract

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Biography

Dr. Murali Mohan Cheepu is a research manager at STARWELDS Inc. He has over ten years of experience in the manufacturing and research industries. His research focuses on welding and joining, additive manufacturing, automation, digitalization and artificial intelligence. In addition, he is doing research on a novel Super-TIG welding process to increase productivity. Cheepu has won a number of awards, such as best researcher award from KWJS, trusted reviewer from the Institute of Physics in the UK, and outstanding young manufacturing engineer award from the SME, USA. He serves on the editorial board, reviewer, conference chair and technical committee member. Cheepu has written several peer-reviewed articles, welding research supplement articles in the American Welding Society and patents. Cheepu has a master's degree in welding engineering from the NIT Tiruchirappalli and a doctorate in mechatronics engineering from Kyungsung University.

Rajesh Mrithyunjayan

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Keynote Presentation

Rajesh Mrithyunjayan

Vice President - 3D Products & Solutions at 3D Monotech, India

Abstract

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Biography

Rajesh Mrithyunjayan is the “ Vice President 3D Products & Solutions" for Monotech Systems Ltd. based out of Chennai . Core Responsibility : Building and Managing the 3D Division of Monotech, which consists of 1) 3D Monotech - Involved in sales and service of 3D Printers & 3D Scanners sales 2) Metamorph 3D - Involved in Providing 3D Printed Parts, 3D Scanning, Reverse Engineering and 3D Design for Govt/Public/Private industries and Research Institutions 3) Metaform 3D - Involved in 3D Printer and 3D Scanner R&D and manufacturing of Make in India Equipments. • Total of 25 years experience in Industrial equipment and Capital Equipment sales. • Total of 12+ Years + experience in 3D Printer Sales. • Total of 8+ years Experience in Business Development of 3D Printing Solutions. Key Highlights in 3D Printing Business :- 1. 3D Printing Business : 12 years of Exposure in global 3d printing technologies. 2. OEM’s : Developed and maintained strong Business ties for Monotech with Leading 3d printer brands like 3D Systems , Bigrep, Markforged, W2P , Procusini , 3devo , Thor, Meltio, Rangevision, XJet 3. Global Experience : Traveled to various expos & OEM facilities in Europe ( Germany , Italy , Austria, Spain ), US , Asia , China etc .. And developed a good understanding of various 3d printing technologies through interaction with manufacturers. Attended OEM workshops and training sessions w.r.t applications and ‘Go to Market’ strategy. 4. Application Experience : Carried out Research in Casting Industries w.r.t 3D Printing suitability. Successfully sold Wax 3d printers in Investment casting industries. Replaced Traditional patterns with 3d printed patterns in the large OEMS and sand-casting industry. 5. Technical Knowledge : Have exposure to all 3d printing technologies in plastic, Wax and metal applications. Have OEM training on 3d printing technologies and applications. : Have been invited and participated in symposiums and Events pan india organised by various IIT’s and other recognised universities and presented about Additive Manfacturing with Polymers, wax, metals and ceramics. 6. R&D - Setup in-house R&D facility within 3D Monotech and have developed commercial 3D Photogrammetry system and Metaform 3D Printer which is used for inhouse and research purposes with large build platform size. - Working on Composite Materials for 3D Printing for End use parts in polymers to replace metals in manufacturing techniques - Working on Ceramic 3d printing for dental and medical implant applications.

Dr. Aissa Ouballouch

Title: Design considerations and strategies for FDM additive manufacturing technology

Speaker Presentation

Dr. Aissa Ouballouch

Assistant Professor at University of Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco

Abstract

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a powerful technology that lends itself to creating  complex geometries, and building parts in short timeframes. Additive manufacturing techniques such as Fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing are capable of printing shapes that cannot be created by any other means. One of the most salient factors in successfully building these unique designs is the utilization of support material and the consideration of some design specifies linked to the used process, the geometry and material part. However, 3D-printed end use parts and prototypes do not come off of the printer “customer-ready.” Virtually every printed part, regardless of print technology, requires some sort of post-printing. Hence, AM technologies face many challenges. In this study,  design and manufacturing considerations and strategies, aiming to affect positively efficiencies, cost, post-processing, and support material usage are presented and investigated according to existing literature and diverse FDM specifies. These considerations concern among others geometry, quality, materials. In addition, proposed design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) is illustrated by means of appropriate case studies. This study will assist designers and manufacturers when making decisions to meet functional needs, while ensuring manufacturability in FDM systems. Moreover, many of these strategies can be applied or extended to other AM technologies besides FDM.

Biography

Dr. Aissa Ouballouch received his Engineer degree and Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Moulay Ismail (at High national school of arts and crafts) in 2013 and 2021, respectively. Subsequently, he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at the High school of technology, within the University of hassan II Casablanca as an Assistant Professor. Over the years, Dr. Aissa Ouballouch has developed and taught a wide range of Mechanical Engineering courses such as Introduction to Mechanical calculation, technical drawing, mechanical design, CAD, CAM, FEA, structures calculation, project management, manufacturing processes, design office projects, introduction to programming of CNC machines, additive manufacturing,...On the other hand, he spent many years in various design offices from different sections namely automotive, aircraft, and mechanical & steel construction. Dr. Ouballouch's doctoral research consisted of characterizing, modeling and designing 3D printed parts obtained by additive manufacturing technologies, in particular fused deposition modeling technique. Presently, Dr. Ouballouch's primary research interest lies in the field of design and simulation of 3D printed components. Furthermore, Dr. Ouballouch’s research focuses on customizing and developing distinct and advanced techniques used for design and simulation of mechanical parts and systems to leverage the potential and capabilities of additive manufacturing.

Alberto Bejarano

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Speaker Presentation

Alberto Bejarano

Msc. Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Peru

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Biography

Experienced Mechanical Engineer and Machine Design graduate with a passion for materials and welding engineering. Extensive academic and teaching experience in Colombia and Peru, specializing in industrial inspection, supervision, and consultancy. Continuously committed to professional development, participating in international projects such as Research 900 at the Canadian Center for Welding and Joining. Presented at various conferences and seminars in Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, the Netherlands, and India. Strong belief in the integration of theoretical advancements and practical industry application. Holds a Master's degree in Welding Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) and certifications as an International Welding Engineer, European Welding Engineer, and International Coordinator in Metal Additive Manufacturing by the European Welding Federation.

Ikechukwu Charles Okoli

Title: Leap-frogging Manufacturing for Africa: Possible Business Models

Speaker Presentation

Ikechukwu Charles Okoli

Research Associate at The University of Kiel, UK

Abstract

This study provides a model to enable the introduction and scaling of Additive Manufacturing business in development countries. The model addresses much of the current challenges by forging a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) that delivers value to each party in the partnership by ensuring that critical sectors in a city/country get the benefit of a cost-effective intervention while the government serves the purpose of an assured market for the 3D company and their initial capital requirement. This business model will be supported by an ongoing policy reform to promote 3D manufacturing in the public procurement process as well as grow research partnerships one sector at a time. This paper details the pilot of such a model in Nigeria. 

Biography

Ikechukwu Okoli a visionary co-founder of an Additive Manufacturing startup with a distinctive background in economics. He is specialized in economic development and technology adoption. His academic journey has equipped him with a deep understanding of economic systems, market dynamics, and the potential impact of technological advancements on emerging economies. He is commitment to bridging the technological gap in Africa by ensuring that the benefits of Additive Manufacturing are accessible to a broad spectrum of industries. Her startup aims to be a catalyst for economic empowerment, contributing to the realization of a technologically advanced and economically vibrant Africa.

Mutaz Aletein

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Speaker Presentation

Mutaz Aletein

Supervisor of CAM and 3Dprinting(AM) at JODDB, Jordan

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Biography

Mutaz Aletein was born in Jordan. He received the B.E. degree in Mechanical engineering from the Hashemite University,jordan, in 2011, and the M.Sc. degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Al Al-Bayt University,, Jordan, in 2017. During his master thesis he was trying to determine the obstacles to the success of SMEs in Jordan that assist and develop small and medium enterprises sector in Jordan. He is researcher at Sunderland university , UK , postgraduate in Engineering Management. In 2012, he joined the Department of R&D, JODDB , as CAM Engineer, since 2017 until now, He is a Unit Head of Digital manufacturing and additive manufacturing , Head of Engineers Entrepreneurs Center RAM at (JEA) (2018 – PRESENT) and 3D Printing Consultant (2018- PRESENT) His current research interests include SMEs, Additive manufacturing (3D Printing), innovation,, management , Leadership and sustainability development. Eng.aletein • Member of association for project management Uk APM • Member of American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM • Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME • Board member Careers Of Gold • Member of youth advisory group at world bank (2019-present) • Head of Entrepreneurship Committee at (JEA) • Vice-Head of Creativity Committee at (JEA) (2018-present) • Founding member of Mafraq Youth Association (2015- present), • Secretary of the Hussein Cultural Forum (2013-2014) • Member of Jordanian Engineers Association (2011- present) Aletein is motivated, creative, analytical and professional manufacturing engineer, specialized in additive manufacturing technology with international certificates , proficient in ISO certification of processes for internal implementation of workflow. Enjoy solving complex problems, teaching others and demonstrating excellent oral and written communication skills. Alotein is a writer in many E-newspaper and active on social media and TV shows talking about the national and engineering issues.

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