Additive Manufacturing for Industry – Extended Deadline for Call for Abstracts until January 31st 2020

Additive Manufacturing for Industry – Extended Deadline for Call for Abstracts until January 31st 2020

  • Contributions to the AM4I conference focus on the industrial application of additive processes
  • Focus on the application of Additive Manufacturing (AM) in mechanical and plant engineering and other industries
  • Conference on 26/27 May 2020 in Ludwigsburg offers first-hand technical know-how and networking opportunities


Frankfurt, 09 October 2019 – Additive manufacturing is becoming an industrial production process and has long outgrown its origins in rapid prototyping. The key to this are robust, increasingly automated processes. This development will be highlighted at the AM4I conference in Ludwigsburg, where best practice examples will be presented and a wealth of knowledge from industrial practice will be shared. The conference will focus on the industrial application of additive manufacturing, with particular emphasis on its use in mechanical and plant engineering. Along the additive process chain, the conference will show how AM projects can be successfully designed, what to look out for in additive-compatible designs and in the construction process, and what is important in the field of post-processing. The basis for this is open professional exchange and networking of the players along additive process chains. Both will be possible at the conference on May 26 and 27, 2020; in addition to the members of the Additive Manufacturing Working Group, numerous member companies of the German Engineering Assoziation VDMA as well as external participants will be represented.


We cordially invite everyone to take part in the lecture program and submit an abstract. The call for abstracts has been extended until 31.01.2020.


The program selected by our advisory board focuses on the success stories of the pioneers in mechanical engineering. The abstracts should present the latest developments and results. The focus should be on technologies and successful applications in industry. How could AM technologies be successfully integrated into e.g. serial production, how can quality successfully be assured, etc.?


Main topics of the papers with focus on mechanical engineering

The technical advisory board sees the main topics for the conference in:


  • Software / Component Simulation
  • Guidelines, standards
  • Industrial additive manufacturing – Best Practice
  • Quality – monitoring, standards
  • Post-processing, finishing technologies
  • Production / Integration
  • Process simulation
  • Process chain
  • Future technologies
  • Materials
  • Environment, health and safety
  • Training
  • Funding landscape
  • Business cases and profitability
  • New applications

About 150 companies and research institutes collaborate under the roof of the VDMA in the Additive Manufacturing Association. System manufacturers, suppliers of components and materials, industrial users from the metals and plastics sectors, services providers for software, manufacturing, and finishing as well as researchers all have a common goal: the industrialization of additive manufacturing technologies.