Wednesday, June 12

9:00 a.m. Registration, Exhibits Open
9:45 a.m. Opening Keynote Address—Additive Manufacturing in Mexico
Dr. Leopoldo Ruiz, Founder and Leader, National Laboratory of Additive and Digital Manufacturing, Mexico
10:30 a.m. Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing: A Short Workshop
This workshop will address various aspects of additive, subtractive and joining processes to form three-dimensional parts with applications ranging from prototyping to production for the aerospace industry. Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies fabricate three-dimensional (3D) parts using layer-based manufacturing processes directly from computer-aided-design (CAD) models. Attendees will learn about a variety of AM and other manufacturing technologies, their advantages and disadvantages for production, as well as some of the research challenges associated with using these technologies.
Francisco Medina, Associate Professor/Director of Technology and Engagement, UTEP/W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation
12:00 p.m. Break, Exhibits Open
12:30 p.m.

The Possibilities of Metal 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing allows the creation of metal parts without the need for traditional tools and with minimal geometry limitations. In addition, it is a complement to traditional subtractive methods, and can be easily integrated into existing production spaces.

The companies that manufacture metal parts can carry out an exhaustive analysis of their product and the duration of the production cycles, and thus detect the applications in which the additive manufacturing could be more advantageous, for example, by reducing the development time, the production steps, costs and the use of material.

The pioneers in the use of additive metal manufacturing have been high-tech companies, for example, the aerospace sector and motor sports. As the application of technology grows, the potential for additive metal manufacturing to rapidly become an integral part of all engineering and design tool packages increases.
Raúl Barriga, National Sales Manager, Renishaw Mexico

1:15 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m. Lightweighting Metal Parts—
The Additive Manufacturing (AM) Advantage
Victor Ruiz Incháurregui, Country Manager – Mexico, 3D Systems
3:30 p.m. How to Identify the Right Parts for Additive Manufacturing
A methodology for identifying suitable applications for AM will be discussed, both a technical and economic perspective.
Amed Belaid, SISMA S.p.A.
4:30 p.m. Additive Review, Perspective and Challenges
Getting Started on Additive Manufacturing Technology? Want to know more about current process and challenges to make your ideas come true on aviation? Then this presentation is for you. It will help you get an overview on how additive manufacturing is applied on the Aerospace Sector, as well as take a look at the most common challenges to using Additive Manufacturing Technology from a Qualification Perspective. Attendees also will get a look at the future of this technology.
Juan Carlos Munguia Castañeda, Cofounder and Engineering Director, M Aerospace RTC
5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday, June 13

8:30 a.m. Breakfast, Exhibits Open
9:15 a.m. Improvements in Product Development
and Reduced Time to Market with Scanning

Rafael Cadena, Account Manager for Product Design, Faro
10:15 a.m.
Selecting the Correct Metal Technology and Material
for AM Development and Production
Industry has accelerated its adoption of 3D printing and additive manufacturing thanks to the development, demonstration, thought leadership, and innovation of critical technologies along the AM process chain. Multiple metal AM fabrication technologies, including laser powder bed fusion and large metal AM with directed energy deposition, now enable the solving of many technical challenges. This presentation will focus on the definition of the elements of the metal-AM process, and how to use them to select the right AM process for the job at hand.
Francisco Medina, Associate Professor/Director of Technology and Engagement, UTEP/W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation
11:45 a.m. Break, Exhibits Open
12:15 p.m. Heat Treating of 3D Printed Parts
Humberto Ramos Fernandez. CEO, HT-MX Heat Treatment
1:00 p.m. Hot Isostatic Pressing of 3D Printed Parts
Robert Braswell, Senior Partner, Consultamex
1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. Optional Tour of Renishaw México S. de R.L. de C.V. (limited to 35 attendees)

Flexible additive manufacturing for professional use in a wide range of metals.
The highlight of the tour is an up-close look at the Renishaw AM 400 metal-AM machine, that features a large SafeChange filter, improved optical control software, revised gas flow and window protection system and a new 400 W optical system which gives a reduced beam diameter of 70 µm. The system build volume is 250 mm × 250 mm × 300 mm. It also include the use of an open materials platform, small factory footprint, class leading inert atmosphere and low gas usage.

An external powder hopper with valve interlocks allow additional material to be added while the process is running. It is possible to remove the hopper for cleaning or to exchange with a secondary hopper for materials change, using the universal silo lift. This means that multiple material types can be interchanged with relative ease. The powder overflow containers are outside the chamber and have isolation valves so that unused materials can be sieved and reintroduced to the process via the hopper while the system is running.

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