<Inspiring Ideas Webinar Series> The Future of Additive Manufacturing – Grand Challenges

18 Mar 2022 04.00 PM - 05.30 PM Alumni, Current Students, Industry/Academic Partners, Prospective Students, Public
Organised by:
Singapore Centre for 3D Printing

Inspiring Ideas Webinar Series

The monthly thematic seminars aim to cover the different aspects of Additive Manufacturing (AM), drawing insights from global academic and industry thought-leaders to generate discussion and action on the advancement of AM technology and its integration into the emerging suite of Industry 4.0 digital technologies.


The Future of Manufacturing – Grand Challenges

What does it take for AM to move beyond? This webinar will continue to explore the grand challenges of AM as a sunrise industry and its potential for growth. There will be two talks followed by a panel discussion. The panel discussion will be moderated by Prof Paulo Bartolo, SC3DP Executive Director.



Professor Ian Gibson

Ian Gibson is Professor of Design Engineering and Scientific Director of the Fraunhofer Project Center at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. He has previously worked in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, before arriving at his current position in 2018. He has been working in the field of Additive Manufacturing since the very early days when it was called Rapid Prototyping. He has watched it grow from a handful of machines around the world to the major industry it now represents. He is widely known as the chief editor of the Rapid Prototyping Journal, which he co-launched in 1994 and the Springer book Additive Manufacturing Technologies, which he co-wrote in 2005 and which is now in its 3rd edition, being by far the most successful text in manufacturing as a whole with over 6 million downloads to date. He continues to be a proponent for AM in his current role and in particular is looking to see how the technology can successfully transition to a mainstream manufacturing technology.


Dr Filomeno Martina

Dr Filomeno Martina is the CEO of WAAM3D Ltd, a spin-out company of Cranfield University commercialising the Wire+Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process. Prior to this, he was Senior Lecturer in Additive Manufacturing at the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre, Cranfield University, where he was the course director of the first MSc on Metal Additive Manufacturing in Europe. He is member of ISO/TC 261/JWG 5, BSI PAS 6010, 6011 and 6012, and AMS7002A. He received his PhD in Additive Manufacturing from Cranfield University in 2014; the main focus of his doctoral research was the manipulation of geometry, microstructure and mechanical properties of large WAAM titanium deposits. Previously he earned an MSc also from Cranfield and an MEng in Industrial and Management Engineering from Polytechnic of Bari (Italy). He has received awards from BAE Systems (2010, 2018), Royal Aeronautical Society (2013), European Space Agency (2015), and The Welding Institute (2018). He counts >50 publications to his name since 2013.