Last week the University of Oulu hosted a workshop entitled “Metal Additive Manufacturing – Methods, Materials and Performance” in the framework of the international project “I2P: From Idea to Printing of Metal Products” funded by the KOLARCTIC CBC PROGRAMME.

The workshop focused primarily on the practical side of additive manufacturing and gathered about 30 representatives of universities and businesses from Russia, Sweden, Finland and Norway.

The programme included a broad range of AM-related topics. The greatest interest was attracted by the various aspects of 3D printing materials selection, the static and fatigue properties of the parts produced via the Powder Bed Fusion – Laser Beam (PBF-LB) technology, and AM material and process modeling. NArFU’s  side was represented by Oleg Rokhin, Head of the Propulsion Systems Centre at Zvyozdochka, whose report centered on DED-LB/M technology introduction and the practical aspects of 3D printing. The presentation was made possible under a bilateral memorandum of understanding between NArFU and Zvyozdochka.

The next workshop on additive technologies is scheduled for 24 November.