The team members from both The University of Sydney (USYD) and The University of New South Wales (UNSW) attended the Asia-pacific International conference on Additive Manufacturing (APICAM), hosted by RMIT University in Melbourne in late June 2019. The conference, the second of its kind to be held in the Asia Pacific region, provided a great opportunity for the team to engage with industry professionals and researchers from other universities and institutes.
Prof. Simon Ringer gave a keynote talk on ‘Microstructural control in additive manufacturing of metal alloys’ and Prof. Xiaozhou Liao gave an invited talk on ‘Effects of cyclic thermal loadings during 3D printing processes on local microstructure and mechanical properties of a Cantor alloy’. Nima Haghdadi and Ryan DeMott both gave oral presentations about their work, which were well received and led to interesting discussions. Will Davids, Bryan Lim, and Hansheng Chen presented poster, with Will Davids winning one of five prizes for ‘best poster’.
Overall the team had a great time attending the conference, learning a lot about the latest trends and research that is currently being conducted in the field of additive manufacturing, as well as meeting and networking with some of the experts in the field.