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

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


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