IMFS April Programme

The 4rd IMFS session will take place on April 1st. Register to participate!


International Manufacturing Forum Series 2021

The IMFS is a virtual conference series , held on the first Thursday of each month of the year. The series will start in 2021. Each Virtual Conference will last one day and will be focused on a specific topic which is within the rather broad manufacturing umbrella with an emphasis on Industry 4.0 and Direct Digital Manufacturing. The focus of the April meeting is “Digital Design and Manufacturing”. The Chairs of this meeting are Nuno Alves and Joao Santos.

All timings are West European Summer Time  (GMT +1)


International Manufacturing Forum Series 2021

April 1st 2021

Time Type Title Speaker
10:00 Introduction The International Manufacturing Forum Series Geoffrey Mitchell
10:05 Welcome Welcome from President of the Polytechnic of Leiria Rui Pedrosa
10:10 Session 1 Chair Nuno Alves
10:15 Keynote 1 3D scanning and 3D printing in the cultural heritage sector. Ian Campbell, UK
10:55 Qs & Discussion
11:00 Break
11:10 Session 2 Chair Nuno Alves
11:10 Keynote 2 BioDigital Manufacturing our Future. Alberto Estevez, Spain
11:50 Qs & Discussion
11:55 Contributed 1 Designing Ceramics for 3D printing. Sara Silva, Portugal
12:15 Qs & Discussion
12:20 Lunch Break
13:00 Session 3 Chair João Santos
13:00 Keynote 3 Eco Parametric Design: Towards a Circular Architecture Arthur Mamou-Mani, UK
13:40 Qs & Discussion
13:45 Keynote 4 Robotically Assembled [Timber] Architecture Arash Adel, USA
14:25 Qs & Discussion
14:30 Contributed 2 3D Printing on a Large Scale for Construction Ludmila Vago, Portugal
14:50 Qs & Discussion
14:55 Break
15:05 Session 4 Chair João Santos
15:05 Keynote 5 Product Design and Circular Economy José Marcelino, Portugal
14:45 Qs & Discussion
15:50 Contributed 3 Designing Multiscale Products Geoffrey Mitchell, Portugal
16:10 Qs & Discussion
16:15 Summary Summary of Forum Nuno Alves
16:30 Close

The entire one day session will be recorded so as to provide an opportunity for many others to benefit from the programme. If you do not wish your presentation to be recorded please send an email to that effect to