International Congress on Welding and Additive Manufacturing

ICWAM'2019 is the 2nd edition of the International Congress on Welding, Additive Manufacturing and associated non-destructive testing organized by Institut de Soudure, the French Welding Institute. During this edition, the 3 main topics will be addressing both metallic and composite material which is mirrored in the scientifc program and will encourage synergies and cooperation between stakeholders.  ICWAM brings together welding and additive manufacturing actors to foster an international network of experts from academia and industry .

The aim of the conference is to connect the scientic approach to industrial needs, and when it comes to develop extremely efficient manufacturing processes, ESI can help you. With this prupose, in addition to taking part in the technical exhibiton, ESI will present the latest advance supporting Additive Manufacturing, Friction Stir Welding, Innovative processes for composites and Machining.

Come visit us at our booth and attend the paper presentation as well as the ESI pleanary Sessions from June 5th until June 7th in Metz, France !

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Support Strategy Optimization through Numerical Part Scale Manufacturability Predictions

Powder Bed Additive Manufacturing is reshaping the Aeronautics and Aerospace industries: based on an improved design freedom it offers the unique advantage to reduce material waste and post-processing steps. The heat energy used to transform the metal powder into a ready-to-use component however leads to distortions during the process. The amount of distortion might exceed the powder layer thickness and stop the process. Deviations of the final shape from the intended design may render the component obsolete.

Join us at ICWAM to discover how simulation and modeling allow to develop fast and accurate tools, efficiently allowing designers to prevent process failures. 

WHEN & WHERE: DAY 2 - 6th June 8.30 ROOM 4

Modeling of FSW process and prediction of distortions


The work consists in the local simulation of FSW and to provide the influence of the process parameters. The thermal results obtained by the local simulation will be compared to experimental data. The second work is to predict the distortions due to FSW process on a global model, by using an equivalent thermal source calibrated on the local simulation. The comparison between the numerical and the experimental distortions after FSW process will be carried out to validate the model.

WHEN & WHERE: DAY 2 - 6th June 8.30 ROOM 4

Numerical simulation of machining distortions due to material removal sequencing: An aeronautical case study

Nowadays, one of the biggest challenges for manufacturers, especially in aerospace industry, is to achieve dimensional accuracy and ensure mechanical parts quality while optimizing the production lines. Consequently, the control of stresses and distortions, arising from mechanical loads and heat effects during successive manufacturing processes, is mandatory for the qualification of aircraft components performance. 

Meet ESI at ICWAM to discover the proposed approach evaluation applied to an industrial test case: the planet carrier, to evaluate the final shape distortions.

WHEN & WHERE: DAY 2 - 6th June 11.40 ROOM 4

Virtual Additive Manufacturing for Thermoplastic Composite Material

Cost effective manufacturing of multi-material components is an important challenge to target in the global strategy of weight reduction in both the automotive and the aeronautic industries. COMMUNION project comprises the development of a novel fully automated, robotized and flexible system able to perform successfully the dissimilar joint of composite on metallic parts. To promote such a process, Virtual Additive Manufacturing simulation tools for Thermoplastic Composite Material are significant supports. We propose to present herein the works done on this subject during the project.

WHEN & WHERE: DAY 2 - 6th June 13.30 ROOM 3