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Date(s) - 10/04/2018
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Will be held as stated below.

Date : 10 April, 2018 (Tuesday)

Time : 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Venue : Seminar Hall, Level 1, Block C23

1st Presenter : Dr. Iñigo Flores Ituarte

Presentation Title : Digitalizing Manufacturing, research towards industrializing additive manufacturing

Session Chairman : Dr. Aini Zuhra Abdul Kadir

All staff are kindly invited. Thank you.


Presenter’s Profile

Iñigo Flores Ituarte (PhD) is an early stage scholar and Post-Doctoral researcher at Aalto University (Finland) and visiting researcher at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). His research activities focusses on digital design methods, process and design optimization, and integration of Additive Manufacturing) technologies into industrial processes. He received his doctoral degree in 2017 at Aalto University. In his academic activity, starting 2014 he has published more than 15 scientific publications and contributed to several books. His research activities are mostly problem based and industry motivated from where he combines theory and practice to evaluate critically the future role of modern Additive Manufacturing technologies.

Abstract of Colloquium

Contemporary research shows how Additive Manufacturing (AM) is at the spotlight of manufacturing digitalization. Incremental technology improvements offer new possibilities in design, manufacturing and logistics, thus unlocking a number of serious applications in strategic industrial sectors.

AM methods will not be always intrinsically at disadvantage in medium and high volume production industries. Key attributes to analyze the suitability of AM technology are not only based in cots or manufacturing speed. On the contrary, achievable geometrical complexity, customization possibilities, reduced delivery time and variable production volumes are the key enablers for technology adoption. In this regard, engineering decisions to adopt AM technologies need to look at these key attributes to assess how likely AM is able to provide advantages over conventional manufacturing methods

Nevertheless, further technological developments need to decrease total part costs in AM. In this regard, the fundamental driver for industrialization is linked to the raw material prices in AM and to achieve a higher degree of automation in the overall process by integration with conventional methods of production and robotization

In this seminar I will present how Aalto University is involved in some of these areas of research, including practical case studies and publications focused on AM technology transfer.