One of the largest, longest established and most innovative events in additive manufacturing, Additive International 2019 was unusually comprehensive, with an excellent speakers’ panel.

Although some contributions may not seem of immediate interest to metal powder specialists, they frequently provide clues for future research or ideas that might be adopted in different or allied areas. As we suggested in the previous instalment, it can be 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 no apology is needed for at least giving a brief mention (in order of presentation) to every one of the contributions.

For ease of reference, I’ve continued the numbering sequence begun in our previous partial report.

This article appeared in the January–February 2020 issue of Metal Powder Report. Log in to your free materialstoday.com profile to access the article.

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