Precision Metal Additive Manufacturing (PAM2)
Summer School

Padova, 17 - 21 June 2019

Additive manufacturing (AM), sometimes called 3D printing, offers many advantages, including its almost unlimited design freedom, enabling unprecedented levels of functional integration, and the capability to produce personalised parts locally with efficient material use. This has evoked a true revolution in manufacturing and a rapid growth of the AM sector.

The summer school aims at improving the understanding of different critical aspects involved in the process chains for precision metal additive manufacturing, starting from the design until the production, post processing and metrology of parts. The summer school consists of a five days program including various lectures covering the most important steps that are necessary to achieve precise AM metal parts. The lectures will take place mainly during the first three days of the summer school, followed by an afternoon networking and poster session, in which the participants can present their research and discuss their findings with specialists from university and industry in a highly stimulating environment. To deepen and to round up the acquired knowledge the summer school closes with a laboratory visit on the last day.


The first three days of the summer school are dedicated to deepen and extend the knowledge of the participants. For this reason, each lecture has its focus on a different aspect of the complex process chain of metal AM. The lectures will be given by experts from different universities and companies that are closely involved in the Europen project PAM2, which is in particular dedicated to improve the precision of metal AM parts and processes. For details on the lectures, see the Program.


Lecturers include the following experts from Academia and Industry:
Simone Carmignato, University of Padova, Italy (host)
Ann Witvrouw, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Shoufeng Yang, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Simon Ravensbergen, ASML, Netherlands
Matthijs Langelaar, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Jesper Hattel, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
Jesper Thorborg, MAGMA GmbH, Germany
Pierre Van Cauwenbergh, 3D Systems, Belgium
Steffen Scholz, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany
Wilhelm Pfleging, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany
Simon Lawes, University of Nottingham (UNOTT), United Kingdom


The course is specifically designed for Ph.D. students, young researchers and industrial engineers working in the field of metal additive manufacturing, whereupon a basic understanding of the machines and processes is required to fully grasp the discussed content of the different lectures.

Upon request, certificates of participation can be issued at the end of the summer school.

Poster Session

During the afternoon of the fourth day of the Summer school a poster session will be held, where in particular the early stage researches of the PAM2 project will present their recent findings in the field of metal AM. Each participant can bring a poster to this session as well, to get in touch and discuss openly with experts and participants.

Lab tour

The summer school concludes with a visit at the Laboratory TeSi on Friday morning. During the guided visit, the participants will not only see the metal AM facilities and machines, but also facilities from complementary fields of research.


The partners of the Europen project PAM2 are thanked for their participation as lecturers and their contributions to the definition of the summer school program. The summer school is co-funded by the University of Padova and the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon 2020 - Grant Agreement No 721383 (Europen project PAM2).