Congress

2 days congress with high-level conferences dedicated to additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping and product development!


The congress will be host to international actors for a conference cycle allowing participants to benefit from speakers' expertise as well as exchange times, in order to identify solutions to their problematic.

Review the 2020 preliminary program below

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7TH

08:45 - 09:00

Congress introduction

M. Philippe BAUER
THALES

09:00 - 09:30

Additive manufacturing at the heart of the industrial resilience strategy

Elisabeth REY

ADDITIVE CONSEIL SÉCURITÉ
The industrial world shares the same objective, that of finding a new socio-economic balance in a period of uncertainty that is likely to continue. 3d printing has been illustrated in particular to help caregivers by contributing to the design and manufacture of emergency medical devices. What role can it play for a more resilient business? How does it help strengthen its value chain?

09:30 - 10:00

From rapid to prototyping in 1992 to an Industry in 2020: AFPR evolves ! (exclusive announcement APS Meetings)

Christophe ESCHENBRENNER

Didier BOISSELIER

Philippe VANNEROT

AFPR ASSOCIATION
Founded 28 years ago, AFPR has asserted itself as the national association of reference for players in the French 3D printing industry thanks to its various actions, in particular the active participation in the standardization of the sector and the organization of the "Assises". The association is entering a new phase in its history, with a strong desire to accompany and support the rapid development of the 3D printing sector in France.
Exclusively for APS Meetings, the association will unveil its new name, its new graphic charter and above all its strategic plan for the years to come to structure and make visible the dynamism of the French 3D printing sector, to make it a real player in transformation, at the heart of the Industry of the Future and ecological transition.

10:00 - 10:30

Metal Additive Manufacturing technology into rail industry spare parts supply chain, a relevant solution for critical applications

Philippe FERAUD

Bertrand HERRY

SNCF ET ANY SHAPE  
Small volume of production and short lead-time may make MRO parts a genuine candidate for Additive Manufacturing. Good idea only at first sight or true opportunity?
Based a real industrial Business Case, SNCF and Any-Shape will go through the whole qualification process on a critical massive part, from production to dynamic testing on a train, and will open the discussion with perspectives.

10:30 - 11:00

Internalize functional prototyping and production of special parts: with HP Multi Jet Fusion Color Technology and HP 3D-as-a-Service (3DaaS), Pay for what you print, as you print, with full transparency on consumption

Nicolas AUBERT

Sébastien BOUILLOUX

HP ET Seb'AUTOMATISME
To accelerate 3D printing in-house’s adoption, HP Multi Jet Fusion technology addresses small and medium-sized production plastics applications as well functional prototyping. With HP Multi Jet Fusion technology, Seb’Automatisme is able to manufacture new color parts for special and modular machines. HP 3D-as-a-Service (3DaaS), a disruptive mode and complete solution l that combines printer, services, and consumable provides access to high quality 3D printing. Pay for what you print, as you print, with full transparency on consumption.

10:30 - 11:00

Innovative superalloy powders for high temperature use in aerospace, power generation and motorsports

Jean-Marie LAMBERT

ERAMET
Presentation of a new high strength and high temperature superalloy designed for additive manufacturing, for Aero engines, Space Rockets,Land Turbines, Oil & Gas, Car Racing and Turbocharger.

11:30 - 12:00

How new metal technologies disrupt the life cycle of metal parts

Patrick FERRARIS

Alain DI DONATO

3DZ ET S.MART

12:00 - 12:30

ROUND TABLE 1

12:30 - 14:00

LUNCH

14:00 - 14:30

Industrial Issues and Associated Scientific Challenges of Additive Manufacturing of Large Components

Guillaume RUCKERT

 Jean-Yves HASCOET

NAVAL GROUP ET ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES
Additive manufacturing of large raw parts meets industrial needs in the naval defense sector. These applications with a high technical stake justify controlling the deposit conditions for complex geometries, ensuring the quality produced and with strong economic constraints. The technological bricks to meet all these challenges are not available in the form of commercial products and justify suitable developments requiring multiple technical and scientific skills. The presentation offers an experience shared between an academic laboratory and an industrialist to lead to the first innovative achievements.

14:30 - 15:00

Manufacturing Simulation for metallic additive manufacturing parts to improve industrial process

Mathieu PERENNOU

Alexis RENECORAIL

MSC SOFTWARE - HEXAGON AND LISI
Cette présentation donne un aperçu du statut et des défis actuels de la Fabrication additive et met en évidence les obstacles entravant l'élargissement des application industrielle. En outre, une perspective sur l'avenir de la FA sera présentée.

15:00 - 15:30

Une chaine numérique pour la fabrication additive unitaire de série - Le cas des prothèses d'OPR 

Luc ECKENFELDER

Erwan CALVIER

INITIAL ET OPR
La croissance des usages de la fabrication additive passe par l’identification des marchés les plus pertinents ou la technologie se met au service du produit et non pas l’inverse. En développant une chaine numérique complète, OPR assisté d’Initial est en train de réinventer la manière d’équiper et de rééduquer des amputés des membres inférieurs. En partant d’un scan du patient, en développant une solution numérique simple adaptée aux habitudes de l’orthoprothésiste, et en repensant le produit final qu’est l’emboiture en y ajoutant des fonctions, un nouveau marché émerge de la collaboration de deux acteurs experts dans leur domaine.

15:30 - 16:00

La fabrication additive pour le ferroviaire

Aurelien FUSSEL

Pierre Antoine PLUNIVAGE

ALSTOM ET ARMOR
La croissance des usages de la fabrication additive passe par l’identification des marchés les plus pertinents ou la technologie se met au service du produit et non pas l’inverse. En développant une chaine numérique complète, OPR assisté d’Initial est en train de réinventer la manière d’équiper et de rééduquer des amputés des membres inférieurs. En partant d’un scan du patient, en développant une solution numérique simple adaptée aux habitudes de l’orthoprothésiste, et en repensant le produit final qu’est l’emboiture en y ajoutant des fonctions, un nouveau marché émerge de la collaboration de deux acteurs experts dans leur domaine.

16:00 - 16:30

PAUSE CAFÉ

16:30 - 17:00

Capteur sans contact et inspection tridimensionnelle pour la fabrication additive

David WAHL

FARO
Découvrez ou redécouvrez comment les technologies de scanning 3D permettent aujourd'hui d'accompagner efficacement la production industrielle en fabrication additive, à la croisée de mondes virtuel et réel. De la rétro conception à l'assemblage final en passant par l'inspection dimensionnelle, chaque étape du processus de fabrication bénéficie des dernières innovations pour rendre plus simple, plus sûre et plus optimale la production industrielle de pièces mécaniques de plus en plus complexes en fabrication additive.

17:00 - 17:30

Tackling Post-Printing Challenges to Make Additive Manufacturing Truly Digital

Bruno BOURGUET

POST PROCESS INTERNATIONAL
This presentation will discuss today's legacy Additive Manufacturing post-printing methods and how the future of AM in Industry 4.0 requires a more sophisticated solution allowing for connective digital interplay across systems. We will review the practical implementation and benefits of automation in post-printing to create a closed-loop solution in which data can be used to feed design and build steps in real-time. The presentation will review how connecting data across smart systems is transformative to end part results and business outcomes.

17:30 - 18:00

Creation of a heat exchanger function: from the expression of the need to the proof of concept

Damien SERRET 

Frederic LETRANGE

THEMIST ET Liebherr Aerospace 
How to design and integrate a thermal function, for example a heat exchanger, in a mechanical part located in a constrained environment? We will present the different design and optimization approaches for heat exchangers, with a focus on their production in additive manufacturing. We will illustrate our point with an application case from the company Liebherr Aerospace.

18:00 - 18:30

ROUND TABLE 2

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8th

08:30 - 09:00

Why did Renault choose Desktop Metal for the production of tools for its French factories?

Alexandre BROSSEAU

Dimitri RODRIGUEZ

KREOS ET GROUP RENAULT
As part of a global project around additive manufacturing, Renault has equipped itself with several 3D printing tec

09:00 - 09:30

Optimized production line for metallic additive manufacturing

Romain Dubreuil

GF Machining Solutions
Metal additive manufacturing has been a high focus over the last years with many companies investing in the technology. With a more widespread use and increased series production applications, new challenges arise requiring a higher integration of the technology into conventional manufacturing environments. The presentation will explore how metal AM production can be optimized with holistic approaches to the manufacturing chain.

09:30 - 10:00

A standardized certification finally available for AM - thanks to DIN SPEC 17071! What is needed to ensure the quality of critical applications

Christophe Blanc

TÜV SÜD 
The entire additive manufacturing ecosystem faces the same challenge: few adequate standards are in force. This is why individual directives are painstakingly drawn up and respected by each company. Therefore, each supplier meets different criteria. DIN SPEC 17071 * is the first standard developed by AM experts to ensure quality in an additive manufacturing center. We present the content of the document and show why this standard is ideally suited to assess the quality of suppliers (internal and / or external). Both for series and both for spare parts. All across industries!

10:00 - 10:30

Mechanical parts designed from an optimal arrangement of metal beams

Philippe BAUER

Alexandre HIRICOIU 

ANSYS et THALES
Additive manufacturing allows us to design a wide range of optimized topological solutions where organic forms are not the only ones that can meet needs. Let’s not forget the hollow parts that do not necessarily need to contain lattices, nor the metal frame structures presented today.

10:30 - 11:00

Metallic Additive Manufacturing of Series Parts Aerospace: Winning Partnership DASSAULT AVIATION - LISI AEROSPACE AM

Jean-Pierre ARGENTON 

Sebastien EYRIGNOUX

DASSAULT AVIATION et LISI
Before moving to Make or Buy in 2021 with the AEROPRINT project, DASSAULT AVIATION has wished since 2012 to develop the LBM in a 100% Buy strategy. It is therefore natural that DASSAULT AVIATION approached LISI, a historic partner. This joint success on many parts makes it possible to continue FA developments between LISI and DASSAULT. The subjects are often complex but the ambition of the 2 groups is identical: to develop LBM Additive Manufacturing to reduce our costs and the mass of parts.

11:00 - 11:30

Modal Topological Optimization Development and Manufacture of an Aeronautical Equipment Support

Nicolas CORREGE

Eric DUBOURDIEU

PRINTSKY AND CEA
CEA-CESTA and Printsky did collaborate on the development of an "organic" aeronautical equipment support in LBM Titanium Additive Manufacturing. All the key stages of industrialization have been followed, the qualification phase is in progress. The key stages were: the validation of the interest of a topological optimization for the part envisaged, the creation of the specifications, the topological optimization for a mass gain with imposed dynamic behavior, the design of the part by integrating manufacturing constraints, the calculation of mechanical strength, the machine and material qualification, the development of the manufacturing and the control methods, the manufacturing and the acceptance of parts. Operational qualification tests are underway. The fatigue behavior study is launched for completion in 2021.

11:30 - 12:00

Today’s factory and additive manufacturing: how to choose technology and design differently for more economical and agile industrialization, how to create value on your products

Nicolas CORREGE

Eric DUBOURDIEU

CYLAOS et 4CAD
The Connex’lab, mini-factory 4.0, give the opportunity to imagine the future by discovering how new interconnected technologies can create value. 3 3D printing technologies (FDM, SLA, MJF) were used to design this assembly line and manufacture a customized product. The selection criteria and the advantages of each 3D printers will be highlighted as well as the importance of the design. Numerous customer examples will be showed to complete and  illustrate the industrial and current potential of additive manufacturing.

12:00 - 12:30

ROUND TABLE 3

12:30 - 14:00

LUNCH

14:00 - 14:30

Development of a design-to-print philosophy focused on economic profitability

Bastien ATGER

Nicolas SAINTIER

STELIA et ENSAM
The main objective of this philosophy is the definition of a pilot seat armrest design that is the most economically efficient when considering production. This armrest is originally a set of parts made using different processes and materials. Additive manufacturing now offers the possibility of doing it in one piece. Work on the functionalization, orientation, nesting of parts and printing parameters has enabled the development of a Design-to-Print STELIA philosophy in line with the industrial performance of additive manufacturing.

15:00 - 15:30

Whether Polymers or Metallic, today's 3D printing techniques cover both the tooling for manufacturing and the direct production of parts

Eric MONTERO

CADVISION
Several printing solutions will be presented through application examples:
STRATASYS / Tools, Jigs & Fixings
DESKTOP METAL / Presentation of the new Shop System "Metal Binder Jetting System" for small and medium production

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