One of the largest, oldest and most innovative events in Additive Manufacturing, this one almost built the bandwagon upon which increasing numbers of others have been clambering. It does, however, move with the times and this 14th iteration was unusually comprehensive. Whatever their specialization, the excellent speakers panel made every presentation interesting and most of the paying participants seemed to attend every one of them.

Although some contributions are not of immediate interest to metal powder specialists, they often provide clues for future research or ideas that might be adopted in different or allied areas. It is also useful to remember that it is the totality of additive manufacturing – metallic, polymer, organic, medical or whatever – that attracts so many millions of pounds, dollars and euros for investment. So, I make no apology for at least giving a brief mention (in order of presentation) to every one of the contributions to this excellent conference.

This article appeared in the November–December 2019 issue of Metal Powder Report. Log in to your free Materials Today profile to access this article.

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