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October 17-19, 2022
Detroit, MI

Program Overview

The Only Automotive-Focused AM Conference​

An early innovator in additive manufacturing, Automotive continues to push the boundaries of the technology. It’s much more than prototyping as OEMs have already seen transformational use cases with lightweighting, mass customization, part consolidation, and material efficiency. Additive manufacturing is helping the industry face key challenges in the shift to electric vehicles (EVs), autonomous vehicles (AVs), supply chain constraints, profitability and more.

Curated by our expert Event Advisory Committee, the conference program is content-rich with  data-driven case studies, interactive panels, and in-depth technical sessions, providing you an additive manufacturing roadmap. Key discussions include:

  • Advanced mobility
  • Meeting regulatory needs for fuel efficiency
  • Lightweighting strategies
  • Multifunctional materials
  • Embedded sensors
  • Customization approaches
  • Supply chain optimization

Addressing Your Manufacturing Challenges

Whether your automotive product is electric vehicles (EVs), autonomous vehicles (AVs), custom vehicles, or motorsports, you will hear proven additive manufacturing strategies from materials to processes to quality.

Examples include:

  • Scalability: speed; repeatability; reliability; throughput; and cost reduction
  • Customization: changing designs; regulatory
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDE): validated stress analysis methods; in situ monitoring
  • Materials Performance: time for material testing; qualification of materials
  • Analyzing Entire System: pre-processing; post-processing; surface finish
  • Digital Thread: security; connectivity of machines
  • Workforce Development
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Conference Topics

Moving to Production

- Validating and verifying processes
- Repeatable and reliable processes
- Selecting machines and materials

Accelerating Sustainability

- Lightweighting opportunities
- Reducing material use
- Distributed production approaches

Leveraging DfAM 

- Leveraging complexity
- Identifying when to use 


- Current application in low volume production 
- Moving to mass customization 

Fast-tracking Digital Transformation

- Utilizing modeling, simulation, and VR
- Cyber security & IP protection 
- Maximizing digital twin use

Maximizing Additive Manufacturing Use

- Tooling and casting patterns
- Manufacturing jigs and fixtures