What is it?

Additive Manufacturing (AM), also called 3D printing, is one of the biggest disruptive technological developments of recent years. Parts are manufactured layer-by-layer directly from the digital design file without product-specific setup and tooling.

By printing the objects layer by layer, AM provides greater freedom in design, with little or no added cost for greater complexity, resulting in less waste. AM can contribute to recent industry competitiveness from: enhanced operational flexibility, speed-to-market, plant productivity, supply chain resiliency and circular economy by the ability of creating lighter, well performing, greener and potentially cheaper industrial products.

What you will learn

This workshop will introduce the current state of AM technology, its trends and future as well as benefits in Supply Chain (SC) performance.

You should attend this workshop to learn about the:

  • current state of AM technology
  • AM developments and trends
  • benefits of AM in supply chain performance
  • AM's role in future supply chain
  • opportunities that the Centre of Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management offers


You will also be able to network with academics and executives and exchange ideas.




30 November

Cranfield Management Development Centre (B240), Lecture Room 19


09:00 – 09:10  Welcome & Introductions  Dr Banu Ekren, Senior Lecturer
Cranfield University
Logistics & Supply Chain Management, UK 
09:10 –09:30 Current State and Trends
on Additive Manufacturing
Ioannis Koliousis, Associate Professor
Cranfield University
Logistics & Supply Chain Management, UK
09:30 – 10:15 Additive Manufacturing in Supply Chains:
Challenges and Opportunities
Mirco Peron, Associate Professor,
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
10:15 – 11:00 Large Scale Additive Manufacture for
Engineering Applications – Current Status
Professor Stewart Williams
Cranfield University, SATM, UK
11:00 – 11:45 Industrialisation of Large-scale Metal
Additive Manufacturing
Joachim Antonissen, CEO GUARANTEED
Belgium (Virtual)
11:45 – 13:00 Lunch Break  
13:00 – 13:45 Development of Additive Manufacturing
Processes for Electronics
Aytac Seyfioglu
CSA Catapult, UK
13:45 – 14:30 Selecting the Suitable Parts and
Developing Business Cases
for 3D Printing Adoption
Atanu Chaudhuri, Associate Professor
Durham University
Technology & Operations Management, UK (Virtual)
14:30 – 15:15 Networking Coffee Break  
15:15 – 15:45 Closing Remarks  

How to register

Please send the following information to Ms Sue Gregory s.gregory@cranfield.ac.uk:

  • First name and surname
  • Company name
  • Contact details (email/phone)
  • Any dietary preferences or restrictions
  • Any other requests

We will send a confirmatory response to the email you have indicated.

Certificates of attendance will be provided.