Report on Shaping 7 Conference

The 7th Shaping Conference, jointly organized by the European Ceramic Society and the Portuguese Ceramic and Glass Society, was held in Aveiro, Portugal, from 11th to 13th September 2019.

The conference was quite a success with 146 registered participants from 48 countries (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UK and USA) attending the event. 48 of the 146 attendees were students.


 
The conference content focused on the advanced shaping processes applied for ceramics through the following main topics:
Raw Materials
Plastic Forming
Dry powder processing
Colloidal dispersion
Ceramics without powders
Prototyping
Structures
Modelling, economic, environmental and societal issues
Porous Materials, Foam Structures
 
The 2 plenary speakers were Gary Messing from Pennsylvania State University, USA, presenting “Tape casting-enabled Macro - and Microstructure Complexity to Access Novel Ceramics" and Thomas Graule from EMPA, Switzerland presenting "Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics and nanopowder technology".
 
There were also 12 invited speakers and 74 regular oral presentations. 

37 posters were presented and a best student poster contest was organised to grant the 2 best posters:

      

Winner of the first place: Lorena Hernández Afonso - University of la Laguna, Spain : "TIO2-BASED ENERGY DEVICES PRODUCED BY FDM 3D PRINTING"
Winner of the second place: Giovanni Urruth Bruno - Marion Technologies, France: "Selective Laser Sintering/Melting of YSZ using TiC as absorbance enhancer"
 
In addition, a Summer School was held on 10th September devoted to Rheology Applied to Additive Manufacturing.
 
The JECS Trust Trust supported the conference and summer school.

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