Invited Speaker



Update time:2023-12-13 12:30

Shoufeng Yang, full Professor at Harbin Engineering University, KU Leuven, Belgium, and  Chair Professor at University of Southampton, UK.  His main research interests are the next generation of additive manufacturing, in which both the materials composition and the shape of objects are computer controlled throughout three dimensional space. He has published more than 190 papers cited in Google Scholar with H-index 51 with total citation>14000. He has pioneered the development and application of a novel dry powder dispensing technology for multiple materials additive manufacturing (MMAM). Wide range of materials can be dispensed including metal, polymer and ceramic. This project was selected for prestigious Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition ( His current research topics include multiple materials additive manufacturing, online control and monitoring, inkjet printing and dry powder printing, combinatorial materials research and tissue engineering scaffold fabrication. He is also a visiting professor in the NTU Additive Manufacturing Centre in Nanyang Technological University Singapore. He is Editorial Board member of top international journals including Additive Manufacturing, Virtual and Physical Prototyping,  founding members of International Journal of Bioprinting and Associate Editor in Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine. He is grant reviewer of funding bodies from more than 10 different countries and frequent reviewer of more than 70 journals. He has been invited by numerous of science exhibitions and science festivals for public engagement.

Topic title:From music to sand painting-the next generation of powder bed-based additive manufacyuring:Multi-Materials


In this talk, I would like to report how an ancient artwork technique by Tibet monks called Mandala has inspired us to develop a core device enabling one of the next generations of advanced manufacturing, in which both complex 3D shapes and materials composition can be designed and fabricated. The research has been conducted continuously for two decades to understand the mechanism behind and refine the highest resolution for industrial applications.

Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is a designation for a family of recently emerged techniques in which complex shapes can be directly delivered on a platform by downloading a computer design file such as a CAD file. The components are assembled point by point, line by line or layer by layer without a mould and without machining. Current AM technologies still need to be improved in terms of part quality and part performance in comparison to traditional manufacturing. Part quality is being dealt with by greater machine control, better materials design/understanding, and by applying cutting edge high precision technologies, while part performance can be boosted using multiple material systems. It has been a dream for AM researchers from the early stage of AM development, i.e. to be able to control materials composition freely in 3D space. However, most current commercially available AM systems have been designed to produce parts using a single material, especially in the powder bed-based AM. Large amounts of attempts have been made to 3D print multiple materials with very limited success. This talk will report the state of the art of multi-materials additive manufacturing and discuss the new dry powder micro dispensing technology for SLS/SLM powder-based additive manufacturing.

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Important Dates
Conference Dates
March 29-31, 2024
Deadline for Submission of Abstract

December 31, 2023

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Notification of Abstract Acceptance

January 15, 2024

January 25, 2024