New Frontiers in Additive Manufacturing

Design for Additive Manufacturing

  • Design for additive manufacturing 
  • Additive Design & Engineering 

Modelling & simulation

  • Product modelling and Simulation for Additive Manufacturing 
  • Process modelling and Simulation for Additive Manufacturing 
  • CAD and innovative simulation methods 

Materials for Additive Manufacturing 

  • Materials for additive technologies 
  • Process-microstructure-property relationships for Additively Manufactured materials 
  • Characterization techniques and feedstocks for Additive Manufacturing 
  • Powder for MAM (machine for additive manufacturing)

Additive Manufacturing Products 

  • Failure mechanisms and analysis of additively manufactured materials 
  • Post-processing of Additive Manufacturing parts 
  • Qualification for Additively Manufactured materials and parts 


  • Additive Manufacturing of metals 
  • Additive Manufacturing of concretes and ceramics 
  • Additive Manufacturing of polymers 
  • Laser melting, electron beam melting & direct energy deposition processes 

Quality Assurance

  • Quality control for additive technologies 
  • Additive Manufacturing process and quality control 

Applications and Best Cases 

  • Additive Manufacturing - industrial applications 
  • Case studies and best practice examples 
  • Systems & Equipments for MAM 
  • Bioprinting and medical implants and design 

Production Systems enhanced by Additive Manufacturing 

  • Scheduling for Additive Manufacturing 
  • Cloud manufacturing 
  • Production costs for Additive Manufacturing 
  • Process capability for Additive Manufacturing.

Supply Chains enhanced by Additive Manufacturing 

  • Maintenance enhanced by Additive Manufacturing 
  • Supply chains for Additive Manufacturing
  • Supply chains Management enhanced by Additive Manufacturing 

Polymers and Composites

Advanced polymeric materials and processing of plastics and elastomers

  • Polymer processing
  • Polymer durability
  • Crystallization of polymers
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Bio polymers
  • OLED and polymer based sensors
  • Physics of polymers

Advanced composite materials and processing 

Advanced Composite Materials for Aerospace Engineering 

Modelling, simulation and structural design of polymeric and composite products

Technologies for polymeric and composite products 

Lightweight and surface products with polymeric and composite materials  

  • Techniques and conditions for measurement and characterization of surface 
  • Surface integrity, including surface hardness, surface micro-cracks, sub-surface damage, residual stresses 

Smart technologies and mechatronic tools for smart advanced material applications

  • Advanced mechatronics devices, sensing and control
  • MEMS/NEMS and micro/nano-manufacturing
  • Sustainable transport and energy systems
  • Bioengineering and mechatronics 
  • Applications in life sciences

Industrial management of polymeric and composite products

Program Polcom 2020 

digital edition 

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

09:00 - 18:30 Poster Session

Friday, November 27th, 2020

10:00 - 10:15 Opening
10:15 - 12:15 Plenary session
12:30 - 14:30 Plenary Session
15:30 - 17:00 Plenary Session
17:15 - 18:30 Plenary Session

Download here the Main Program

Friday, November 27th, 2020

10:00 - 10:15 Opening
10:15 - 12:15 Plenary session
12:30 - 14:30 Plenary Session
15:30 - 17:00 Plenary Session
17:15 - 18:30 Plenary Session

Download here the Main Program

Poster Session

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Poster list  

101 Additive Manufacturing in the Food Sector: a Literature Review
F . Murmura
Physico-chemical properties of PEG-based inorganic hybrids obtained via sol-gel
P . Mustarelli
Synthesis of glass nanocomposite powders: structure, thermal and antibacterial study
M . Catauro
Microemulsion-based gels for lipase-catalysed ester synthesis in organic solvents
M . Catauro
Microwave-assisted solvothermal controlled synthesis of Fe-Co composite material
M . Dell'Anna
107 Flexural Effects Evaluation on Hybrid Joints Under Uniaxial Tensile Load
G . Lamanna
Kinetics of formation of flavano-C-glycosidic ellagitannins (acutissimin A and B) in model solutions containing medium toasted oak chips and catechin for wine aging
M . Gallo
Photo-curing 3D printing and innovative design of porous composite structures for biomedical applications
R . De Santis
Integrated design strategy for additively manufactured scaffolds in tissue engineering
A . Gloria
Chiral separation of diastereomeric and enantiomeric products obtained by an organic reaction in aqueous media between cyclohexanone and p-nitrobenzaldehyde by HPLC on chiral stationary phase
D . Naviglio
Microwave processing of PET using solid state microwave generators
P . Veronesi
Kinetic study of the thermal dehydration of fly ash filled Geopolymers
I. Blanco
A molecular dynamics study of non-covalent interactions between rubber and fullerenes
G . Raffaini
Surface characterization of composite catalysts prepared by sol–gel route
M . Catauro
Kinetics of the non-isothermal degradation of POSS/EPDM Hybrids Composites
T . Zaharescu
How the calcination procedure affects the morphology and the catalytic activity of polymer supported Nickel nanoparticles
M . Dell'Anna
Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM): New Standards for mechanical characterization
C . Tosto
120 Numerical characterization of pretensioning of a hybrid joint under longitudinal load
G . Lamanna
Stability effect of metallic traces in the degradation of materials
T . Zaharescu
Biocompatibility of new SiO2 anti-bacterial material synthesized by sol-gel route
M . Continenza
A simple model of heat distribution at various Rayleigh number in silicon elastomer
S . Samal
Molecular dynamics study of Sorafenib anti-cancer drug: inclusion complex in amphiphilic cyclodextrin
G . Raffaini
Organic inhibitors to prevent chloride-induced corrosion in concrete: atomistic simulations of triethylenetetramine based inhibitor film
G . Raffaini
Sol-gel synthesis and antibacterial characterization of bioactive ferrous citrate-silica hybrid materials
A . Fusco
Mechanical Characterization and Numerical Modeling of Laser- Sintered TPE Lattice Structures
C . Kummert
3D printing with flexible materials – mechanical properties and material fatigue
A . Ehrmann
Silicone Mold Accuracy in Polyurethane Vacuum Casting
M . Wortmann
Positioning and aligning electrospun PAN fibers by conductive and dielectric substrate patterns
C . Hellert
Cross-linked polymers as solid-state media for laser dye-doped elements
T . Bezrodna
A novel SiO2/polyetherimide (PEI) composite synthesized by  Sol-gel route: characterization and antibacterial activity
G . Dal Poggetto
Ensuring environmental safety and economic benefits from the use of biodegradable materials based on low-density polyethylene with natural rubber additives as products with a short service life
I . Varyan
Material Modelling of FDM printed PLA part
O . Volgin
Electromagnetic absorption shielding of rubber magnetic composites
J . Kruzelak
Micro- to meso-structure: Simulation of additively manufactured composite structures
J . Plocher
Design and Additive Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing. Best practices
E. Laudante
Morphological study for the design of components for Additive Manufacturing
A . Greco
Use of Nanoindentation to Mechanically Characterized Polypropylene/Cloisite 15A Nanocomposites Films Exposed to Gamma-Irradiation
M . Kaci
The fracture mechanisms of additively manufactured short and continuous fibre reinforced nylon composites
Y . Hou
An experimental study on incremental forming process of polycarbonate sheets
I . Besliu
Research of Impregnated Carbon Fiber Tow Quality for 3D Composites Printing
T . Kuncius
Application of reverse engineering for automotive plastic components – case study
I . Tamasag
The influence of mechanical behavior of nonwoven materials based on PHB in dependence to its microstructure
A . Zykova
Numerical evaluation and parametric characterization of FE-modeled acoustic metamaterials
G . Petrone
Filler Content Effect on Water Uptake and Thermal Stability of Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate-Co-3-Hydroxyhexanoate)/ Microcrystalline Cellulose Biocomposites
N . Dehouche
The influence of microstructure in PHB non-woven materials on mechanical behavior under tension
A . Zykova
Structural and elastic characterization of biopolymers hydrolysis by acoustic microscopy
E . Morokov
On recyclability of secondary recycled ABS as fused filament for FDM technique of additive manufacturing
J . Singh
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Finite Element Modeling of Lab-on-Chip for T Lymphocyte Analysis
D . Ghiculescu
158 Structural performance of hybrid joints under static load condition
M . Perrella
159 Intelligent Textile with Doped Polyaniline
O . Mocioiu
Polymer magnetic composites able to shield electromagnetic radiation by absorption mechanism
A . Kvasnicakova
161 Flexible and conductive materials for solar cell applications
O . Mocioiu
Topological design of 3D composite scaffolds and their mechanical features
I . Shishkovsky
Vibro-acoustic analysis of aeronautical composite structures
M . Cinefra
Investigation of specific FDM process parameters to optimize the polymer discharge of carbon fiber reinforced PEEK
J . Wachter
Study on the variation of the argon volume and the degree of loading of the paper filter in a 3D printer type MYSINT 100 during the process of selective laser melting of metal powders (SLM)
A . Tulica
Realization of dental metallic works using a 3D printer type MYSINT 100 through the Selective Laser Melting process
A . Tulica
The Printing Parameter’s Effects on the Dimensional Accuracy of the Parts Made of Photosensitive Resin
B . Marius-Andrei
Interlayer shear characterization of additively manufactured short carbon fiber-reinforced polymer
P . Striemann
Rheological properties and fillers dispersion state in the elastomer magnetic composites
K . Hlozekova
Business model for SMEs in the field of Additive Manufacturing
A . Costache
Analysis of the Influence of the Layer Height on the Strength of 3D Printed Structures
C . Druga
Analysis of the main stresses on dental crowns
C . Druga
Flexible polyurethane foams containing thermoregulatory polymer polyether polyol
J . Rodriguez
Bioactive Particles to Remove Bilirubin in Hemodialysis Treatment
J . Rodriguez
Biocycle between design and additive manufacturing
C . Scognamiglio
Stainless steel parts produced by Fused Deposition Modeling and a sintering process compared to components manufactured in Selective Laser Melting
C . Schumacher
Ergonomic assessment methods enhanced by IoT and simulation tools
M . Caterino
Human Fatigue Evaluation During Smart Working Sessions
M . Rinaldi
Formato errato richiesto via email il 31.07.2020 Aircraft Maintenance: the Structural Health Monitoring influence on costs and practices
New insights in morphological characterization and modelling of supercritically CO2 foamed bone scaffolds
V . Santos-Rosales
Development and in-vitro characterization of Benzydamine loaded chitosan nanoparticles
M. Marudova
Formulation and characterization of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose edible films containing grape seed extract
M . Marudova
Combinatorial Bees Algorithm for Vehicle Routing Problem
A . Ismail
New trends in the use of modern computer systems in smart industrial polymer injection processes
Abrasive Erosion Behavior of Some Plastic Parts Obtained by 3D
A . Hrituc
Thermal Insulation Capacity of a 3D Printed Material
A . Mihalache
Impact of European Norms Euro 6 on Usage of Polymeric and Composite Products in Automotive Industry with the Purpose of Reducing Pollution
I . Coman
Additive Manufacturing processing of plastics for mass production of composites tooling: technical and economic analysis
G . Cicala
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) printing: a novel system for polymer hybrids printing
L . Saitta
Chemical modification of films from biosynthetic poly-3-hydroxybutyrate aimed to improvement of their surface properties
A . Boyandin
Bioactive composite material based on PHA for replacing bone defects in dentistry
A . Sukhanova
Biological Membrane Asymmetry and its Role in Bone Mineralization
R . Clarke
Constructing slow-release metribuzin formulations using co-extrusion of the pesticide and poly-ε-caprolactone
A . Boyandin
Advanced Polymeric Composite Product for Automotive Application
S . Ion
Analysis of the Thermal Behavior of Materials for Orthopedic Heels
D . Cotoros
Contributions regarding the efficiency improvement of polymer injection molding processes using higher level information systems
Research on advanced computer systems for smart manufacturing of injection molding polymeric products
Experimental Analysis of Corrective Insoles Materials
D . Cotoros
Development of Antimicrobial Materials based on PLA/ Mediterranean Propolis and Thymus Vulgaris Essential Oil
D . Hocine
Influence of micro-profiled surface of a polymeric composite bipolar plate on the fuel cell performance
D . Serban
Behavior of different PLA sandwich structures loaded in three points bending
Correlation between composites behavior and the manufacturing process used
D . Hammiche
Research on optimizing of the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis using advanced Expert Systems
T . Vulpes
Effect of dispersant agent content on the properties of composites based on poly (lactic acid) and alfa fiber
Blockchain technology - applicability in the traceability of a product throughout the supply chain
R . Obeidat
Lean 4.0 tool - How to build dynamic cybernetic tools for Polymeric Products at Industry 4.0 System
Metrological determination of torque for monitoring during composite drilling process
C . Bisu
Mold analysis solutions for a mouse housing
A . Rosca
Testing of 3D printed cellular materials with special geometries
D . Apostol
211 An Improved Vantage Point Bees Algorithm to Solve Combinatorial Optimisation Problems from TSPLIB
S . Zeybek
212 About the Mechanical Properties for a Type of Green Composites With Hybrid Dammar/Sandarac Matrix and Natural Reinforcements
G . Jiga
213 Manca l'allegato richiesto in data 17/09/2020, inviatomi nella stessa data Design of 3D polymer printed shapes for practical applications
214 Optimization of Physical and Mechanical Properties of an Active Film of PLA/EEP by a Full Factorial Design
C . Nacera
215 Data acquisition and generative design for a smart spinal orthosis
R . Murzac
216 Experimental stand design for an automatic wiping board concept 
A . Nuta
217 Using the 3D printing procedure for self-stabilizing medical devices
M . Baritz
218 Finite element modeling of a cylinder of composite materials under impact and thermal conditions
N . Dan Florin
219 Finite element modeling of a semi-cylinder polymeric composite product under impact and thermal conditions
N . Dan Florin
220 Structural analyses of biodegradable printed samples
S . Mazurchevici
221 Finite element modeling of a polymeric automotive fan blade air ventilation made by injection molding with prototype mold inserts
n . dan
222 Study of an optical salinity sensor based on surface plasmon resonance in the amorphous As2S3 thin film structure
A . Popescu
223 The application of surface plasmon resonance for alcohols identification
S . Miclos
224 Assessment on energy absorption of foam core sandwich panels under low velocity impact
D . Constantinescu
225 On the mechanical properties of composites based on wheat husk and polyvinyl chloride
H . Aouat
226 Digital enterprise and Cyber security evolution
A . Raicu
227 On the Prediction of Guided Wave Dispersion Curves in Plates for Health Monitoring Applications
D . Perfetto
228 Development of composite tail rotor blades with lattice structures through the use of additive manufacturing techniques
A . Voicu
229 Analysing the role of magnetic features in additive manufactured scaffolds for enhanced bone tissue regeneration
A . Gloria
230 Plastic Food Contact Materials and Circular Economy
U . Elena
The application of surface plasmon resonance for alcohols identification
L . Baschir
Study of an optical salinity sensor based on surface plasmon resonance in the amorphous As2S3 thin film structure 
A . Popescu
233 Structural performance of hybrid joints under static load condition 
T . Vulpes

Special sessions Polcom 2020

Materials chemistry 

Prof. Michelina Catauro
Treasurer of AICAT Association
University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”

Operations management

Prof. Marcello Fera Ph.D. Eng.
Operations Management and Design
University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”

Composites structures

Plenary Sessions Polcom 2020 - Invited Speakers

Prof. Ron Clarke

University of Sydney, Australia
School of Chemistry
Short CV

Prof. Filippo Berto 

Chair of Fracture Mechanics, Fatigue Design, Structural Integrity
NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Short CV

Prof. Dumitru Nedelcu 

Gheorghe Asachi - Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Director of Ph.D. School
Short CV

Prof. Víctor F. Muñoz Martínez 

Universidad de Málaga, Spain 

University Full Professor
Short CV


Please note: Polcom 2020 will take place as digital edition, the program was aborted. 

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

09:00 - 13:00 Sessions
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 
14:00 - 18:00 Sessions

09:00 Opening Cerimony 
09:30 Plenary Session "Composites"
11:30 Coffee break 
11:45 Session "Composites" room A; "Polymers" room B
13:00 Lunch 
14:00 Plenary Session "Material Science" 
16:00 Coffee break 
16:15 Session "Composites" room A; "Polymers" room B

Friday, November 27th, 2020

09:00 - 13:00 Sessions
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 
14:00 - 17:30 Sessions
17:30 - 18:30 Third Mission Event
19:00 - 22:00 Social event

09:00 Plenary Session "New Frontiers in Additive Manufacturing"
11:00 Coffee break 
11:15 Sessions "Additive Manufacturing" room A and room B 
13:00 Lunch 
14:00 Plenary Session "Polymers" 
16:00 Coffee break 
16:15 Session "Composites" room A; "Additive Manufacturing" room B

Saturday, November 28st, 2020

10:00 Parliament visit 
13:00 Lunch