ICWAM 2022, the 3rd edition of the International Congress on Welding, Additive Manufacturing and associated non-destructive testing is organized by Institut de Soudure, the French Welding Institute – approved as an IIW (International Institute of Welding) International Congress.
The conference to be held on 8 and 9 June 2022 includes keynotes, lectures, e-poster session and online exhibition. The program is designed to create interaction among attendees and to promote an active dialogue between academic researchers and industrial representatives in order to bridge the gap between academia and pressing industrial needs.
How will parts be manufactured in 2030? How will technologies reinvent existing fabrication and monitor processes? How will this affect manufacturing, parts design and lifecycle assessment?
In the field of welding, the recent rise of additive manufacturing (AM) has heralded new developments in materials science and manufacturing in many sectors. As much as the scientific base that governs weld integrity is akin to what determines integrity of AM parts, synergies between welding and additive manufacturing can be found along the whole value chain, from process modeling to non-destructive testing (NDT) of parts for quality control. New materials and hybrid processes are being developed at a fast pace, requiring new skills and the structuring of communities. Furthermore, welding and additive manufacturing have now respectively entered the emerging fields of multimaterials joining and composite additive manufacturing.
ICWAM’s original intent to bring together welding and additive manufacturing actors to foster an international network of experts from academy and industry is thus reiterated.
The ambition of the congress is threefold:
- Bring together welding technologists, NDT scientists, Additive Manufacturing researchers to interact with metal transformation and composite industry specialists.
- Encourage international networking over the whole value chain, between welding & joining/rapid prototyping/additive manufacturing/monitoring stakeholders.
- Give exposure to manufacturers, RTOs, and industries who enter smart metal fabrication processes.