NAFEMS Aditative manufacturing i Helsingfors

Exploring the Design Freedom of Additive Manufacturing through Simulation

Exploring the Design Freedom of Additive Manufacturing through Simulation

... including a visit of the AM facilities at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland & Aalto University, where 3D printers for both polymers and metals will be shown, along with printed samples.

22 – 23 November 2016, Helsinki, Finland


Call for Papers

Additive manufacturing (AM), also called 3D printing, enables the manufacture of nearly any geometry without the constraints imposed by traditional manufacturing techniques. As this technology advances and the costs of 3D printed parts continue to fall, AM will become a more prevalent and viable engineering and business solution. In order to take full advantage of these technologies, new approaches to simulation and design need to be implemented in order to facilitate innovative and cost-effective solutions.

The aim of this seminar is to give delegates a comprehensive overview of the current state of AM, along with the challenges, risks, and opportunities – both for simulation engineers and for use within industry. Some of the expected topics of discussion include:

  • Optimization and design for AM – creating lightweight and/or functionally superior products
  • Advanced materials modelling to show the effects of e. g. print parameters, print direction and part orientation on component microstructure
  • Lattice or lightweight structure design and analysis
  • Computational methods for prediction of e. g. residual stress and geometric distortion, surface topology, and microstructure (including defects) in additive manufactured components
  • Use of simulation to help correct part distortion
  • Simulation and design of 3D scaffolds for tissue engineering applications
  • Process monitoring and feedback control for quality assurance and minimization of defects and residual stresses
  • Material modelling at micro and macro scales (multiscale analysis)
  • Simulation showing effect of material imperfections on part performance (e. g. fatigue)
  • Integration of optimization, design, and the requirements/restrictions of a given AM method
  • Topology and shape optimization to take advantage of the design freedom offered by AM
  • Optimization and control analysis of the manufacturing process
  • Simulation of the manufacturing process for smart materials, sensors, nano-devices, etc.

In essence, abstracts on the topics of computational modelling, simulation and optimization related to any of the additive manufacturing processes, materials, or printed components are welcome.

The conference will include keynotes, exhibits, and breakout sessions. You are invited to submit an abstract by latest 26 August to

The seminar will be organized by

NAFEMS NORDIC ( in cooperation with the 
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (

About VTT


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. We develop new smart technologies, profitable solutions and innovation services. We cooperate with our customers to produce technology for business and build success and well-being for the benefit of society. We use 4,000,000 hours of brainpower a year to develop new technological solutions. Please find more information about VTT here.


Specifications for Presentations

  • Abstract submission deadline (title, author(s), half page) 
    by e-mail to 26 August
  • Extended abstract submission (1-2 pages) for proceedings: 28 October
  • Presentation length: 25 min.
  • Conference language: English

If you have any questions regarding your presentation please contact us. After notification we will provide more information as well as templates which you please use to prepare the extended abstract.

Location & Hotel Accommodation

Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorpp
Kalastajatorpantie 1
00330 Helsinki, Finland