26 - 28 February, 2019 | Hilton Wembley, London, United Kingdom

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO - 28 FEBRUARY

8:25 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:10 am - 9:50 am SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ACCESS TO SPACE WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

• Introducing Ariane Group: Shaping the future of access to space
• First flight of a Vulcain engine part produced by additive manufacturing – laser melting of metal powder
• Examining the new partially 3D printed, Prometheus demonstrator engine for next generation ESA rockets

9:50 am - 10:30 am DRIVING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FOR ESA MISSIONS AND EUROPE’S OVERALL INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS

• Analysing the challenges of using space materials and the manufacturing process including low mass, small
production series, limited manufacturing processes, small geometries and challenging material procurement
• Examining applications for AM which include space propulsion, electrical hardware, mechanical hardware and
exploration
• Addressing design challenges, manufacturing challenges and space qualification challenges in order to take
full advantage of the benefits AM can bring to the space domain

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

8:00 am - 8:30 am UPDATE AND OVERVIEW OF THE AM INITIATIVES AND PROGRAMMES ONGOING AT AIRBUS D&S

• Introduction to Airbus DS and the ALM core team
• Metallic ALM qualification and flight heritage
• Metallic ALM future & non-metallic ALM overview

11:40 am - 12:20 pm AM TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS AT THALES

• Thales’s industrial competence centre dedicated to additive manufacturing of metal parts
• From concept design and detailed specifications to new product industrialisation, powder chemistry, additive
manufacturing, inspection, testing and treatment — for both prototypes and multi-unit or volume production
• Additive manufacturing for advanced design for aeronautics

12:20 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF METAL ROCKET ENGINES

• Building an orbital launcher vehicle over a 10 year timeline – lessons learnt, challenges and successes so far
• Printing as many parts of our launch vehicle as possible – including turbomachinery and valves
• Roadmap and strategy moving forward

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: CHANGING THE ECONOMICS OF SPACE WITH AM

This panel will discuss and examine how our leaders in space manufacturing
can utilise AM to take full advantage of the product and cost benefits that the
technology offers.

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:30 pm - 4:10 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: INDUSTRY 4.0 DISCUSSION

4:10 pm - 4:15 pm CHAIRPERSON’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE