Amsterdam RAI said the keynote speaker at the METS 2015 Breakfast Briefing on Nov. 17 will be Peter Sander, manager of emerging technologies and concepts at Airbus Industries.
The breakfast is the traditional start of the three-day Marine Equipment Trade Show at the Amsterdam RAI. Invited guests and dignitaries will gather to hear the winners of the DAME awards announced.
Organizers said Sander will leverage his 34 years of experience in the aviation industry to explore the world of 3-D printing — or to use its more precise title — additive layer manufacturing, also known as ALM.
Sander will deliver a speech titled: “On the way to Additive Layer Manufacturing: Chances and Challenges for the future of design and industrial production.”
Because of the volume of ALM parts in the new Airbus A350 aircraft, the company has experience in this technology and its emerging possibilities. Sander also will discuss the impact of biomimetic structure design and its inclusion in the application of ALM.
Those subjects are of great interest to the marine equipment and boatbuilding sectors, which are leading the way in the implementation of new technologies in their industry. The presentation will include an overview of the key factors, details on materials and processes, and tips on how to convince designers and management of the new industrial value chain.
Lastly, Sander will demonstrate some of the flying and demonstrator projects from a scope of more than 120 ongoing or finalized ALM projects and some future industrial needs.