The Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP) of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria), the Portuguese Ceramic and Glass Society (SPCV) and the Portuguese Materials Society (SPM) are organising the Easter School on Additive Manufacturing (ESAM).

The aim of the EASM is to contribute to expanding AM science and technology in academia and industry through the dissemination of high-impact knowledge, involving materials, processes and value-added products, moving from bench side to the society, believing that we are on the cusp of the 4th Industrial Revolution, which is likely to fundamentally alter the way we work, live and relate to one another. The convergence of physical, digital and biological sciences will bring about profound changes in the way we design products, produce them and the materials they are formed in whether it is from ceramics, metal, glass, polymers, biological materials or composites.

ESAM will take place on April 10th, Marinha Grande city, and it will create a forum that brings together students, early-stage researchers, professors, and industrialists, to consolidate the fundamentals, recent progress and applications in AM, focusing on materials for AM and related techniques. The school will be focused on Computer Modelling, Advanced multi-materials and Processes applied to Biomaterials, Ceramics, Metals, Polymers and Composites.

The school will be open to both academics and industry, and we expect numerous attendants from both areas. In this regard, it will be an interesting forum to interchange ideas between both fields, and an opportunity for young researchers to be in contact with industrial partners as well as young professionals to receive novel developments about cutting‐edge technologies developed for the materials market.

The ESAM programme is composed of half‐day lectures (5 different lectures – to learn fundamentals and advances on AM) followed by a half‐day of AM laboratory work to develop experimental skills on AM. The school will be closed with an “AM round table” to discuss AM future trends. All experimental activities will be developed in the laboratories of the CDRSP.

ESAM Programme – https://spmateriais.pt/site/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/AM_Easter_School.pdf

Registration for both school/conference in the following link https://congressomateriais.pt/2021/registration

The School is sponsored by JECS Trust www.jecstrust.org