Programme & Speakers 2013


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Day 1: Wednesday, 30th October , 2013
Program Director: Ludrick Barnard
Session Chair: Prof Laetus Lategan
Free State Room
14:00 - 14:25 Welcome and Opening Address
Prof Henk de Jager: CUT – SA
14:30 - 14:55 The Envisaged Role of DST in the South African Manufacturing Sector
Garth Williams: Department of Science & Technology (DST) - SA
15:00 - 15:30  Coffee Break
Session Chair: Prof Laetus Lategan
Free State Room
15:35 - 16:15 Keynote Address:
Dr Terry Wohlers: Wohlers Associates, Inc – USA
Unprecedented Change in AM and 3D Printing
16:20 - 17:00 Keynote Address:
Dr Kevin Slattery: Boeing Phantom Works – USA
Considerations and Challenges in the Implementation of Titanium Metal Additive Manufacturing
18:30 - 21:30 Social Event - Masutsa Room


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Day 2: Thursday, 31 October, 2013
Program Director: Ludrick Barnard
Session Chair: Dr Terry Wohlers
Free State Room
08:10 - 08:50 Keynote Address:
Prof Jules Poukens: University of Hasselt – Belgium
Additive Manufacturing : The new Way for building Body Spare Parts and Implants?
08:55 - 09:35 Keynote Address:
Dr Cules van den Heever – University of Pretoria – SA
The Role of Additive Manufacturing in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
09:40 - 10:20 Keynote Address:
Robert Honiball: CustomMed – SA
Additive Manufacturing in Medical Devices: A particular focus on the past, present and future of patient specific technologies and Africa leading the way
10:25 - 10:45 Coffee Break - Exhibition Area
Session 1 Parallel Session Parallel Session
Medical Product Development AM Developments and Technologies Materials Testing and Analysis
Session Chair: Prof Michele Truscott
Free State Room
Session Chair: Marius Vermeulen
Ribbok Room
Session Chair: Prof Bob Tait
Private Dining Room
10:50 - 11:10 Pieter Peeters: Materialise – Belgium

Compliant Patient-Specific Cardiovascular Models using 3D Printing
Kent Johnson: Colorado State University – USA
Lessons Learned From Launching the First North American Idea-2-Product Lab
Dr Thorsten Becker: SUN - SA

Microstructure and mechanical properties of direct metal laser sintered Ti6Al4V
11:15 - 11:35 Prof Khalid Elghany: CMRDI – Egypt

On the Development of Medical Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
Tobias King: Voxeljet – Germany

New applications in industrial 3D-printing
Victoria Cain: Cape Peninsula University of Technology (UCT/CPUT) – SA
Influence of build orientation on fatigue and fracture of SLM Ti6Al4V product
11:40 - 12:00 Esther van Heerden: University of Cape Town- SA
The osseointegration potential of thermally oxidised 3D titanium scaffolds used in orthopaedic surgery
Russel Oosterlaak: 3D Solids - SA

Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) using STRATASYS Fortus FDM Technology
Jeff Benson: CSIR – SA

The Need for Powder Characterisation in the Additive Manufacturing Industry and the Establishment of a National Facility
12:05 - 12:25 Tanya Gomes: Brånemark Institute – SA

The Accuracy of Virtual Surgery and Surgical Outcomes in Craniofacial Rehabilitation
Juergen Gausemeier: University of Paderborn - Germany
Future-oriented Research Strategies for Additive Manufacturing
Nkele Baloyi: TUT - SA

Improvement of Ti6Al4V surface interaction in Orthopaedic Implants using Laser surface deposition of Nb/Ti-Nb
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
Session Chair: Dr Willie du Preez
Free State Room
13:30 - 14:10 Keynote Address:
Prof Dr Gideon Levy: Switzerland
Additive Manufacturing great opportunity and challenges -Supplementary to Subtractive Manufacturing Process
14:15 - 14:55 Keynote Address:
Prof John Barnes: CSIRO – Australia
The Australian Additive Manufacturing Initiative
14:55 - 15:15 Coffee Break
Session 2 Parallel Session Parallel Session
Tooling AM Developments and Technologies Materials Testing and Analysis
Sessions Chair: Prof Dimitri Dimitrov
Free State Room
Sessions Chair: Prof Deon de Beer
Ribbok Room
Sessions Chair: Dr Thorsten Becker
Private Dining Room
15:15 - 15:35 Dr Klas Boivie: SINTEF – Norway

A practical case study for an intelligent tooling system
Dennis Vandenbussche: Materlise - Belgium

How Specific Software Tools can help to Establish New Innovative Products and Supply Chains based on AM
Thorsten Becker: University of Stellenbosch (SUN)-SA
The achievable mechanical properties of LaserCusing manufactured maraging steel 300 components
15:40 - 16:00 Philip Hugo and Mike Saxer: SUN – SA

Advanced Data Manipulation – an Innovative Approach in Mould Design and Manufacture
Prof Michèle Truscott: CUT – SA

Fast-track Product Development for Casting Industry utilising Additive Manufacturing
Kalenda Mutombo: CSIR- SA

Metallurgical evaluation of laser additive manufactured Ti6Al4V components
16:05 - 16:25 Chris Neethling: SUN – SA

Evaluation of quick response manufacturing in terms of effectiveness from the perspective of custom job shops in the aerospace environment
Bob Bond: TUT – SA

Improving Your World, one race at a time!
Levy Chauke: CSIR – SA

Direct metal laser sintering Ti6Al4V components characterization- in as-received and heat treated conditions
16:30 - 16:50 Nosizo Pindela: SUN – SA

Advanced Approaches for Plastic Injection Moulding – a Design Perspective
Dr Kobus van der Walt: CUT – SA

An investigation into surface finish improvement of small plastic parts manufactured through Additive Manufacturing
Sigqibo Camagu: CSIR - SA

Microstructure and wear properties of laser deposited NiTi/Ti6AI4V coatings
16:55 - 17:15 Additive Manufacturing Road Map for South Africa - Free State Room
17:20 - 18:00 RAPDASA AGM - Free State Room
19:00 Gala Event - Masutsa Room


Day 3: Friday, 1st November, 2013
Program Director: Ludrick Barnard
Session Chair: Hardus Greyling
Free State Room
08:30 - 09:10 Keynote Address:
Dr Christian Desagulier: ASTRIUM Space Transportation - France
AWA for Alm With Africa, an ASTRIUM project to build capacity in Africa for Space Industry
09:15 - 09:55 Keynote Address:
Cornel de Jongh: Leatt Brace – SA
Leatt-Brace Case Study using the STX RR neck brace as an example
10:00 - 10:25 Coffee Break - Exhibition Area
Session 3 Parallel Session Parallel Session
Design and Direct Manufacturing AM Developments and Technologies Materials Testing, and Analysis and Tooling
Session Chair: Dr Ian Campbell
Free State Room
Session Chair: Dr George Vicatos
Ribbok Room
Session Chair: Dr Kobus van der Walt
Private Dining Room
10:30 - 10:50 Phillip van der Walt: VUT - SA

In these shoes? Creative opportunities in high value goods explored in a cat-walk case study
Prof Andrzej Kesy: University of Technology and Humanities Radom – Poland
Concept of expert system supporting Additive Manufacturing
Prof Dimitri Dimitrov: SUN – SA 

Developing Capability Profile of LaserCusing
10:55 - 11:15 Leslie Becker: VUT - SA

Using Additive Manufacturing to Facilitate Accurate Consumer Testing
Prof Zbigniew Kesy: University of Technology and Humanities Radom – Poland
Fabrication problems of hydraulic clutch with electro-rheological working fluid
Johan Els: CUT - SA

Establishing the optimal process parameters for the laser sintering of Ti64 for a layer thickness of 15 µm and 30 µm and validation of a melt pool simulation model
11:20 - 11:40 Vegard Brøtan: Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Norway
Experience and practice in a prototype Hybrid Production Cell with a Powder Bed Fusion Machine
Suzanne Hugo: CSIR -SA

Rapid, low-cost prototyping of centrifugal microfluidic devices for effective implementation of various microfluidic operations
Emad Uheida: SUN - SA

Analysis and Evaluation of Flexible Technologies for Titanium Sheet Metal Forming
11:45 - 12:05 Dr Tiaan Oosthuizen: UJ - SA

Open Community Manufacturing: A way to accelerate skill development and economic growth in South Africa
Nanette Visagie: CSIR - SA

Hopper design for additive manufacturing
ASTM Workshop/Feedback Session
12:10 - 12:30 Jason Laing: Hybrid Advanced Geometries

Rapid Manufacturing and the world of what is next?
Andrew Brown: Vaal University of Technology - SA
Update on progress made with the local development of a stereolithography (STL) slicing and tool-path generation algorithm for an entry level 3-D printer
12:30 - 12:45 Closing Comments
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
Conference Ends