Greetings! Welcome to the ASME India AM 3D Aero 2023 Technical Conference.

The first ASME India AM3D Aero Conference was held in Bangalore in Dec 2022 and was successful in bringing together professionals from OEMs, industry, academia, research labs, and student community over a two day event that covered various aspects of the emerging field of additive manufacturing with an emphasis on aerospace. Building on the success of 2022, we are pleased to invite you to the second edition of this conference and Expo. This shall again be held in Bangalore during Dec 13-14, 2023. The goals of the conference remain the same: providing a common platform to bring together various stakeholders, knowledge sharing, providing new connections and networking opportunities, highlighting current and emerging trends in science, technology, design, practice, and application development. It would also provide greater awareness about needs and current efforts on standards and regulatory requirements, and deliberate about opportunities and challenges associated with supply chain development and wider absorption of the emerging technologies.

It doesn’t need to be stated, but additive Manufacturing is vital to advanced manufacturing and is a transformative technology enabling mass customization of products through self-learning environments. It offers considerable design flexibility and leads to substantial saving of time and cost in the industrial parlance particularly in aerospace and defense sectors. In contrast to other industries, aerospace and strategic sector like defense have very stringent and unique set of requirements relating to materials, manufacturing, reliability, inspection, regulatory, traceability, and business considerations relating to production systems, supply-chain, etc,.

The technical program of the 2023 conference comprises of a series of invited talks and submitted presentations providing in-depth account of various topics covering industry challenges, needs and best practices, academic research, supply-chain considerations, and development trends in materials, manufacturing, equipment, certification, education, and sustainability. The technical program is supplemented by posters and exhibits on emerging R&D efforts within multiple players including OEMs in the aerospace and AM end users community, AM service providers, AM modeling and simulation resources, hardware developers etc., within various scientific and industrial organizations. This conference series maps with and benchmarks the high-value additive technologies into the industrial ecosystem supporting the aerospace and defense sectors. This conference also marks the formation of an ASME Additive Manufacturing Advisory group in India. This group currently comprises of AM practitioners from leading OEMS in the Aerospace & Defense industry, top research organizations and premier academic institutes and is set to expand and soon launch engagement activities in an ongoing manner.

We look forward to your active participation and support in the upcoming conference.

Dr. Om Prakash
Conference Chair
Boeing India

Prof. N V R Naidu
Conference Co-Chair
Principal RIT, Bengaluru

Prof. Shantanu Bhattacharya
Conference Co-Chair
Professor, IIT, Kanpur