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Spotlight Sponsor Talks

Please join I-AM Sponsors as they address various aspects of additive manufacturing.

  • The future of education
  • Sustainable additive manufacturing
  • Qualifying and building components
  • Developing products fit for service
  • Case study reviews
  • Inspection qualifications


  • Repairs and alterations

Volker Kunze

Technology Scout & Expansion Manager
Additive Minds Academy – a Brand of EOS

Volker Kunze from the Additive Minds Academy – a Brand of EOS – will take you onto a tour into the already available Future of Learning, Training & Knowledge.

Starting with Knowledge for those who are "New to AM" the self learning and expert guided individual Learning Path will bring one to its job role within AM.

After you got the Theory in Reality you will be served with the varieties of eXtended Reality (XR) from Virtual (VR) to Augmented Reality (AR) in the Moment of Need. The look into Metaverse will open new ways of Collaboration & Learning to you.

Additive Minds Academy is the first comprehensive training and education provider for Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLS®) technologies for the entire Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry.

Together with the EWF (European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting) and other partner the Additive Minds Academy is currently transforming existing Programs into Blended Learning and eXtended Reality supported ones – all in accordance with ISO & ASTM.


Joel Amato

Executive Director

Topic: National Board Registration

Description: To include the History of the National Board Registration process, Types of products commonly registered with the National Board, Typical Costs of Registration, Critical Information recorded through registration, Lifetime Component Traceability, Applicability to Additive Manufacturing (AM), and Repairs and Alterations using AM Pressure Parts.

Joel Amato is the executive director for The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBBI) and has over 30 years of boiler and pressure vessel experience. Prior to being named executive director in December 2019, he was the chief boiler inspector for the state of Minnesota, and an NBBI member for 20 years. During his time as an NBBI member, he served as the chair of the Board of Trustees, was a member of the Committee on Qualifications for Inspections, the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) Main Committee, the NBIC Subcommittee for Repairs and Alterations, and the NBIC Historical Boiler Subgroup. He also served in the United States Navy.


Nikolai Zangenberg

Danish Technological Institute

Nikolai Zangenberg holds a PhD in physics and materials science and have worked in both academia and industry. At the Danish Technological Institute, he has previously been responsible for an accredited materials testing lab under ISO 17025. His current focus is on enabling stronger engagement between companies and synchrotron and neutron facilities. He is coordinator for the EU project EASI-STRESS which aims at standardizing residual stress analysis using neutral and synchrotron facilities for non-destructive diffraction measurements.



Additional Speakers - Not Pictured
Matthew Roy, University Of Manchester
Ennio Tito Capria, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Sandra Cabeza, Institute Laue-Langevin


Dana Alhammadi

Higher Colleges Of Technology

Topic: Evaluation of Binder Jetting, a Cutting-edge Additive Manufacturing Technique Used in 3D Printing

A young passionate speaker in the middle of perusing a bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

A capable individual who would like to be a part of technology and a culture of innovation that provides opportunities for personal growth as well as challenges and accomplishments of any type. Holds a certificate of Mechanical design from Dassault systems, Solidworks associate. Also volunteered in a couple of fields that are both related and non-related to her major. Participated in a unique event celebrating the unparalleled contemporary culture of the UAE. Enrolled in a program on cyber networking. Participated in several online lectures through the pandemic of COVID-19 and was a Volunteer for Expo 2020 which was held in Dubai.

Additional Speakers - Not Pictured
Fatema Alrashdi, Engineering At Higher Colleges Of Technology
Alyazya Alblooshi, Engineering At Higher Colleges Of Technology
Mahra Omar, Engineering At Higher Colleges Of Technology


Teresa Melfi

Technical Fellow
The Lincoln Electric Company

Topic: Large Parts Produced from Weld Metal: Capabilities and Case Studies

Description: Additive parts are being installed in demand-critical applications. This talk will document the process of qualifying and building components including key factors that ensure products that are fit for service. Case studies will be presented that detail specific methodologies and results.

Teresa has been involved in the welding industry for over 25 years, with roles in the manufacture, design and application of welding machines and consumables. Her collaborations with designers, specifiers, fabricators, owners, insurers and classification societies help to establish meaningful rules for welding. Teresa currently serves on several American Welding Society, CSA, API, ASME and ISO committees. She regularly publishes technical papers and holds United States and international patents related to welding processes, weldment fabrication, weld metal alloys and welding consumables.


Miguel Aguayo

Subsidiaries And External Accounts Manager

Topic: Meltio Metal 3D Printing Solutions

Description: Meltio takes metal additive manufacturing to the next level by developing high-performance, affordable, and easy-to-use metal 3D printing solutions using wire LMD technology. The company's mission is to delight customers, partners and employees by pioneering the development of affordable metal 3D printing systems that are reliable, safe, and powerful, continually reinforcing their status as disruptors.

Speaker bio: Lawyer specialized in Intellectual Property, Industrial Property, and Data Protection with great interest in New Technologies and Litigation. Miguel Aguayo has been part of the Meltio team since January 2022 and oversees Meltio's subsidiaries and external accounts. He has also been playing an essential role in developing and maintaining business relationships with various associations, such as ASME.