Join us to know more about the role of standardization in AM! A debate of barriers, challenges and good practices leading the way of standards from R&D to industry. The session will be composed of 3 main pitches, each of them followed by a panel discussion on a specific topic, that will be preceded with an opening from two key-notes.
Senior Researcher in AM technology
SINTEF Manufacturing AS (Norway)
Klas Boivie works as a Senior Researcher in additive manufacturing (AM) technology at SINTEF Manufacturing AS in Trondheim Norway. He started working with AM for metallic materials in 1997, and defended his Ph.D. thesis on the topic in 2004. After completion of a Post-Doc contract at NTNU in Trondheim, 2007, Klas has been employed by SINTEF and SINTEF Manufacturing AS and has been a key contributor for the development of AM activities. Work has covered multiple research projects in various aspects of this technology, from new process development to practical solutions for industrial applications with state-of-the-art technology. With respect to the ongoing development and emerging industrial needs, activities have increasingly been directed at the industrialization of AM technology, including development of international standards for additive manufacturing. Klas has been a member of ASTM F42 from the start in 2009, and presently serves as Chair for Sub-Committee F42.91 "Terminology" and has also served as a member of ASTM International's Board of Directors for the period 2019-2021. He participated in the inauguration for ISO/TC261 in 2011, and since then has served as Convener for Work Group 1 for Terminology, as well as the ISO/ASTM Joint Group 51 for Terminology. Furthermore, Klas served as chairman for the Swedish national standardization committee for additive manufacturing for nine years and is an appointed expert to the European AM standardization committee CEN/TC438.
Technical Fellow in the Research and Development Department
Lincoln Electric (USA)
Teresa Melfi is a Technical Fellow in the Research and Development Department of Lincoln Electric. She has experience in Research, Product Development, Failure Analysis, Technical Support and International Engineering. Teresa has designed novel welding slag and alloy systems, and the resultant consumables are used in demanding applications world-wide. She has designed novel welding processes, and is well known for her work with welding waveforms. She designed experimental techniques to study the welding arc, metal transfer and weld metal properties, which allowed quantum changes in the welding industry. She holds national and international patents, has published many technical papers and is a regular invited speaker.
Teresa is a member of ASME Section IX, chair of IX-Qualifications, member of IX-Materials, ASME Section III Manufacturing, Fabrication and Examination (nuclear), and Section II Creep Strength Enhanced Ferritics. She chairs AWS A5 (Section II- C "SFA" specifications), is former chair of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) Commission on Pressure Vessels, Boilers and Pipelines, member of several API committees on welding and additive manufacturing, ISO welding committees and the American Welding Society's Technical Activities Board. She serves as the welding advisor to the National Board’s Board of Trustees.
Teresa has been recognized with honors from ASME, AWS, IIW and other organizations. Most recently, she was selected as a Counselor of the American Welding Society and as a Fellow of the International Institute of Welding.
Innovation Manager, EASI-STRESS Project Coordinator
Danish Technological Institute (Denmark)
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.
Technical Director & Founder
Professor Williams has been researching into material processing for manufacturing applications for more than 30 years. Initially through an SME supplying laser systems, then 20 years at BAE Systems and for the last 15 years, at Cranfield University where he is Director of the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre. His main research activities are large-scale additive manufacture and laser processing. He is Technical Director and co-founder of WAAM3D, a company set up to supply WAAM technology to industry.
Director of Research and Technology Strategy
Pedro Álvarez has a doctorate in Materials Science from the University of Navarra. Since 2007 he has been working at LORTEK on research projects related to advanced metal joining and additive manufacturing technologies. He is currently the Director of Research and Technology Strategy. He has led different European projects (TIFAN, DELASTI of the CleanSky program) and has participated in 9 international consortium projects. He has participated in numerous national research projects (more than 50) and in a significant number of international conferences and congresses related to Additive Manufacturing technologies. He is the author of 35 articles in relevant scientific journals referenced more than 770 times. He is a member of the Spanish Technical Committee for standardization AEN/CTN14. He is a delegate of LORTEK in the international platforms AM Platform and Joining Platform. He teaches the International Welding Engineer Course (IWE) and the Industrial Additive Manufacturing Master (Mondragón University). In November 2018, he received recognition from the Basque Government as an excellent researcher for his research work and technological scientific merit.