FIT Additive Manufacturing Conference 2020

Event information

Start date :13/10/2020

End date :13/10/2020

Location : Amphithéâtre Concorde - IAS, 31400, Toulouse

Please note that due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and in order to ensure everyone’s safety, all the IRTs involved in the organisation of the “FIT Additive Manufacturing 2020” conference have decided to postpone the event to Octobre 13, 2020


The launch of the 1st inter-IRT “FIT Additive Manufacturing Conference” will take place in Toulouse on Octobre 12-13, 2020. This annual meeting for partnership research in additive manufacturing will bring together more than 200 academic (laboratories, universities, etc.) & industrial (principals, suppliers, mid-caps, SMEs, etc.) players from the transport sector. 15 IRT, industrial and academic speakers will give, on the basis of the results of the work of the IRTs, a vision of the state of the art and the priorities of tomorrow.

The day of Octobre 12th will be reserved for IRTs Project Members. The conference will begin on Octobre 14th.

This first edition will take place at the IRT Saint Exupéry, bât. B612 and will be organized each year by one of the IRT partners of the initiative.



This conference will bring together 15 IRT, industrial and academic speakers who will give, on the basis of the results of the work of the IRTs, a vision of the state of the art and the priorities of tomorrow, with the following main themes:

  • Technological challenges in metal additive manufacturing for the transportation industry.
  • Presentations of technical results of IRT projects carried out with their academic and industrial members.
  • Presentations of the research work of the PhD students of the IRTs, in partnership with their laboratories.
  • Qualification and certification routes for parts produced by additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry.
  • Round table on surfaces treatment for parts produced by additive manufacturing.

This technical conference will be hosted by journalist Sophie Voinis.

Octobre 13, 2020
Welcome Coffee
Opening – Denis Descheemaeker, IRT Saint Exupéry CEO
Conference – “World vision of the metal additive manufacturing” – Speaker to be confirmed
Joint Conference – Technical Presentation of Lattice Project”  IRT Saint Exupéry and SystemX
Conference – “The originality of use of Additive Manufacturing” – Speaker to be confirmed
Coffee Break
Conference – “The certification of additive manufacturing parts”, John Van Doselaar Executive Expert – In charge of the certification of structural parts, Airbus 
Conference – IRT Jules Verne
Cocktail – Booths and Technological Platforms Visit –  IRT Saint Exupéry B612 Building
Thesis and post-doctoral presentations from IRT
Panel – “Surfaces Treatment for Additive Manufactuing parts”
Conférence – “Collaborative research with the IRT : successes and challenges for tomorrow”, Anne Thénaisie, Managing Director, Safran Additive Manufacturing
Conclusion – Stéphane Cassereau, IRT Jules Verne CEO, next host of the FIT Additive Manufacturing Conference
End of the conference