About APICAM2017

Welcome to APICAM 2017


The 1st Asia-Pacific International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (APICAM) is the first conference of this kind to be held in the Asia-Pacific region. The conference has been created to provide an opportunity for industry professionals and thinkers to come together, share knowledge and engage in the type of networking that is vital to the furthering of the additive manufacturing industry.

Some of the leading minds in the industry will give presentations on pressing issues and the ways in which innovations can navigate challenges. Important areas such as 3D printing and additive manufacturing in the automotive, biomedical, defence and aerospace industries will be covered by experts from each respective field.

The event is being curated by Materials Australia, the peak Australian materials technology body, who have drawn on their considerable pull in the industry to create a world-class event that is a must-attend for anyone involved in the additive materials industry.

The main features of APICAM 2017 will include presentations by experts as well as workshops that will help attendees to sharpen their skills and pass on this knowledge to other industry professionals. The event has been designed to allow for ample networking time so that important knowledge-transfer can take place and partnerships can be created that will enrich the industry.


The purpose of this conference is to provide a focused forum for the presentation of advanced research and improved understanding of various aspects of additive manufacturing. This conference will include invited lectures from internationally distinguished researchers, contributed presentations and posters. 


  • Additive Manufacturing of Concretes and Ceramics
  • Additive Manufacturing of Metals
  • Additive Manufacturing of Metals, Computational Modelling of Thermal Processes for Metallic Parts
  • Additive Manufacturing of Metals, Failure Mechanisms and Analysis
  • Additive Manufacturing of Metals, Mechanical Properties of Additively Manufactured Materials, Process-Microstructure-Property Relationships
  • New Frontiers in Additive Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing of Metals, Process Parameter and Defect Control, Testing and Qualification 
  • Additive Manufacturing of Polymers
  • Advanced Characterization Techniques and Feedstocks 



Prof. Jian-Feng Nie Monash University
Dr. Yvonne Durandet Swinburne University
Prof. Ma Qian RMIT University
Dr. Andrey Molotnikov          Monash University

Committee Members

Dr. Michael Bermingham University of Queensland
A/Prof. Tim Dargaville Queensland University of Technology
Dr. Daniel East CSIRO
Prof. George Franks University of Melbourne
Prof. Michael Heimlich     Macquarie University
Prof. Han Huang University of Queensland
A/Prof. Martin Leary RMIT University
Prof. Huijun Li University of Wollongong
Dr. Xiaopeng Li University of New South Wales
Prof. Yongxiang Li                 RMIT University
Dr. Mostafa Nikzad Swinburne University of Technology
Dr. Mitchell Sesso    University of Melbourne
Dr. Tingting Song RMIT University
Dr. Dongbin Wei University of Technology Sydney
A/Prof. Lai-Chang Zhang         Edith Cowan University

Advisory/Scientific Committee Members

Prof. Milan Brandt RMIT University
Prof. Mark Easton RMIT University
Prof. Roger Lumley LaTrobe University
Prof. Huijun Lu University of Wollongong
Dr. Syed Masood Swinburne University of Technology
Prof. John Norrish University of Wollongong
Prof. George Simon                  Monash University
Dr. Wei Xu Macquarie University

Conference Secretariat

Tanya Smith           Materials Australia
Email tanya@materialsaustralia.com.au
Phone +61 3 9326 7266


All participants making presentations at the conference in either oral or poster sessions will be invited to submit written papers for the Conference Proceedings. It is intended that the Conference Proceedings be published in Materials Forum. Manuscripts for publication are due on 1st November 2017, and will be subjected to rigorous peer review.

Please note that manuscripts are not required to be submitted unless you wish to have your paper peer reviewed and published on Materials Forum.


Abstracts CLOSED             

Notice of acceptance from 15 August, 2017

Early bird registration extended to 15 September, 2017

Standard registration from 16 September, 2017

Submission of Manuscripts 15 November, 2017


An award will be presented for the best student presentation during the conference. 

In the event that a Poster Session is included in the conference an award will be given for the best poster presentation