RM Forum Event to focus on additive manufacturing, lightweighting

Editor: Eric Culp

The forum is tailored to managers who wish to introduce these technologies to their manufacturing operations.

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A rocket part made with additive manufacturing technology recently passed a major test conducted by US space flight administrator Nasa .
A rocket part made with additive manufacturing technology recently passed a major test conducted by US space flight administrator Nasa .
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The second edition of the RM Forum will feature issues related to the increasing use of additive manufacturing technologies and lamination of composite materials in many industrial sectors, according to organiser Eris Program.

The event, slated for 19-20 September 2013, in Milan, Italy, will examine the evolution of the technologies and the desires to elevate them to the next step of industrial production processes, where they will require increasing automation, the host said.

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The host noted that the forum is tailored to those who wish to introduce these technologies to their manufacturing operations, and the topics are expected to interest designers, design and engineering studios, mould makers, business owners, managers of subcontracting production companies of durable consumer goods and technical directors interested in introducing these technologies in sectors such as automotive, aviation, marine, technical components, transportation, medical and sporting goods.

Organisers said the event offers a seminar for reports from universities, research centres, technicians from the supply chain and managers of major companies that have introduced these technologies in their production processes. In addition, the forum includes an exhibition area for companies offering products such as design tools like software and scanners, additive technologies and materials, technologies and raw materials for composites, technological accessories, and services.

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