ESA invites interested industry participants to take part in a workshop on additive and advanced manufacturing technologies during the Industry Space Days 2018. Managing ESA’s Technology Transfer Network of brokers as prime contractor, Verhaert will facilitate this workshop.
The objective of the workshop is to exchange innovative ideas and form a network among innovation drivers and possible end-users in the field of advanced manufacturing technologies.
Advanced manufacturing technologies are considered those which reduce the limitations induced by traditional manufacturing processes or concepts. Many such technologies have emerged in the non-space industrial domain and it is the intention of his workshop to identify new manufacturing technologies which show a high potential for space applications (spin-in).
Pitch your ideas on innovative manufacturing technologies that may bring added value compared to traditional manufacturing such as lead-time reduction, cost reduction, performance improvement, design freedom, or even enable new capabilities. Identified topics of interest cover additive manufacturing, in-line process monitoring, embedded sensors, NDI, etc. Possible materials include, but are not limited to, aluminium alloys, titanium alloys, stainless steel, CFRP, and ceramics. Whereas the focus of this workshop is primarily on actual manufacturing technologies, it can be seen in the general context of the end-to-end process including industry 4.0 concepts.
At the start of this 50 minute workshop ESA will briefly highlight the current technology development strategy on advanced manufacturing technologies, followed by an open discussion to introduce possible innovations and breakthrough technologies.
Submit your idea
To structure the workshop and allow for a grouping of innovative technologies, interested companies are asked to describe their ideas in a brief outline (max. 1-2 PowerPoint slides or 1 A4 page) and send it to [email protected] by 1 September 2018.
To be able to attend the workshop, participants are kindly asked to register for the ESA Industry Space Days by 27 July 2018 at: industryspacedays.com (free of charge). In addition, when the online meeting catalog opens at the end of July, participants should select the ‘Workshop on additive and advanced manufacturing technologies’ to register.