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16-17 October 2018,
After a successful first edition for the
Industry Days 
– Additive Manufacturing for RF/Microwave hardware, we have initiated the preparation
of a second edition.
Our main purpose is to trigger the discussion
regarding the manufacturing of RF/Microwave parts using additive manufacturing. We are
sure that, considering the multi-disciplinary environment we will have, the discussion
will be very fruitful.
The format for the Industry Days is the same than previous edition. We will have presentations
distributed in two days. To build the agenda, we will open a period for a call for abstract
where any potential presenter can summarise the scope of the talk and the benefit for
the community. The event is open for abstract and registration at the website!
Based on the abstract the Organising Committee will create the programme.
The event does not have any cost for the participants but we will need you to register
through our website.
Looking forward to seeing you at ESA-ESTEC
Abstract submission opening day: 16 April 2018
Abstract submission deadline: 29 June 2018
Additive Manufacturing (AM) can suppose a breakthrough technology for the development
of RF/microwave hardware such as waveguide harness, filters and antennas. The use of
this manufacturing process allows the design of RF/microwave hardware to achieve enhanced
performance. RF, thermal and mechanical performance can be improved by using the additional
freedom provided by AM.
The assessment of different AM approaches has already started and it considers the
whole process chain, including design, material supply, processing, post processing,
qualification and verification, and standardisation. This assessment exercise is helping
to identify already those AM approaches (materials, designs, processing, etc.) best suited
for the manufacturing of part for space applications. It is performed focusing mainly on
first mechanical and second thermal requirements.
Considering the already good maturity point and the positive inertia of AM (materials
and processes) for other fields, it is deemed very relevant to perform an assessment
of the AM for RF/microwave hardware where all the possible parameters are considered
(RF performances, required tolerance, surface requirements, materials, thermal constrains,
size of the part, etc.).
The event will cover dedicated plenary invited presentations related to additive manufacturing
covering, among others, the following:
RF/Microwave filters and waveguides Antenna: feeds, reflectors, lens, etc. Parts for
TWT and atomic clocks. Packaging for microwave components. Function integration aspects
and system impact. Materials and processes Simulations/Optimization tools Post processing
Quality aspects Market impact
The Organising Committee
Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ
Noordwijk The Netherlands
Posted May 30 2018