APS Meetings 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.

This 2021 congress will provide the most comprehensive coverage of additive manufacturing activities, ranging from design software to machines, services and materials, dedicated to polymer or metal applications.

Review the 2020 program below ! 2021 pre-program available soon!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7TH, 2020

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

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