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Abstract Submission: 1st March - 30th May 2020
Pre-Registration: 1st March - 20th August 2020


It is a great pleasure to welcome you, on behalf of the organizing committee, to the 2nd Global Forum on Smart Additive Manufacturing, Design & Evaluation (Smart MADE), to be held at Osaka University Nakanoshima Center in Osaka, Japan, from 30th August to 2nd September 2020, organized by Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University.

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies are globally recognized as novel fabrication processes for advanced materials and components with multifunctional structures. These technologies offer tremendous potential for design innovations and customization, complex part fabrication, rapid prototyping, and distributed digital manufacturing.

In this approach, three-dimensional models are designed and created according to theoretical concepts using computer software, and two-dimensional cross sections are created by slicing operations automatically. Computer aided design, manufacture and evaluation are especially called smart additive processing.

In lithography based approaches, high resolution laser or electron beams are scanned on a spread metal or ceramic powder bed with or without resin binders to form solid planes of two-dimensional cross sections. In deposition processes, paste materials with ceramic/metal particles dispersed in binder system are fused from nozzles moving freely in three dimensions to create composite structures. Outstanding coating and pattering processes are used to modify surface functions of the fabricated 3D components.

Various functional metal or ceramic components of dielectric or magnetic lattices to control electromagnetic fields, electrodes or catalysts with large surface area, and bio-materials components for medical applications could also be developed. Large scale structural components for aerospace and other high temperature applications can be fabricated with internal cooling path networks formed without casting molds.

Thanks to additive manufacturing nowadays it is possible to design for function and not for manufacturing, nonetheless each technique needs special design adjustments to boost products efficiency.

This workshop focuses on superiority of design, efficient processing, and perspicuous evaluations in the additive manufacturing and 3D printing processes. In addition, various topics related to starting materials, characterization tools, nondestructive evaluations and in-situ monitoring of processes, qualification and certification, cost, and applications will also be discussed.

Prof. Soshu Kirihara
General Chair of Smart MADE

Joining and Welding Research Institute
Osaka University, Japan


General Chair

Soshu Kirihara
(Osaka University, Japan)

International Advisory Board

Alexander Michaelis (IKTS, Germany)
Takayoshi Nakano (Osaka University, Japan)
Tatsuki Ohji (AIST, Japan)
Mrityunjay Singh (GATS, USA)
Manabu Tanaka (Osaka University, Japan) Director of JWRI
Huisuk Yun (KIMS, Korea)


Hiroya Abe (Osaka University, Japan)
Paolo Colombo (University of Padua, Italy) 
Jens Günster (BAM, Germany)
Hirokazu Katsui (AIST, Japan)
Katsuyoshi Kondoh (Osaka University, Japan)
Yoshitake Masuda (AIST, Japan) 
Alexander Michaelis (IKTS, Germany) 
Takayoshi Nakano (Osaka University, Japan)
Mrityunjay Singh (GATS, USA)
Huisuk Yun (KIMS, Korea) 
Andrea Zocca (BAM, Germany)



Smart Additive Manufacturing, Design & Evaluation: Practical metal and ceramic components with functionally geometric structures are developed to modulate effectively energy dispersions and mass transfers through computer aided theoretical design, automatic manufacture and visualized evaluation. Smart Process to realize the next sustainable society will be discussed according to the following topics.

+ Laminated Object Manufacturing/Green Tape Stacking
+ Selective Laser Melting/Sintering
+ Fused Deposition Modeling
+ Binder Jetting and Powder Bed Fusion Processes
+ Vat Photopolymerization/Stereolithography
+ Direct Writing and Ink Jet Printing Technologies
+ Multi-Material and Hybrid Printing Techniques
+ Materials and Process Characterization Tools
+ Qualification, Certification, Standards, and Property Database
+ Design with/for additive manufacturing
+ Applications of AM Materials and Components
+ Surface Coating and Patterning


Program Overview (Tentative)

08 / 30 17:00-18:30 Reception Salon (9F)
08 / 31  09:00-12:00 Technical Session Memorial Hall (10F)
12:00-13:00 Lunch Salon (9F)
13:00-17:00 Technical Session  Memorial Hall (10F)
17:00-18:00 Poster Session Conference Room (9F)
18:00-19:00  Supper  Salon (9F)
09 / 01 09:00-12:00 Technical Session  Memorial Hall (10F)
12:00-13:00 Lunch Salon (9F)
13:00-17:00 Technical Session  Memorial Hall (10F) 
17:00-18:00 Poster Session Conference Room (9F)
18:00-19:30 Banquet Salon (9F)
09 / 02  10:00-16:00 Technical Tour

Osaka University

The registration desk will open on at the conference place.
17:00-18:30, August 30th | 08:30-17:00, August 31st & September 1st


The final session program will be scheduled and uploaded. The titles and authors will be listed the session program linked bellow.

Technical Program



Osaka University Nakanoshima Center map
4-3-53 Nakanoshima Kita-ku, 530-0005 Osaka, Japan
TEL: 06-6444-2100 / FAX: 06-6444-2338


Authors are invited to submit an one-page abstract without graphics as a text document including 200-400 words. Abstracts should be submitted before the 30th April 2020 deadline through the following online submission page.



Presenting authors are invited to submit a written paper for peer review and publication in a Special Issue of Applied Sciences. The submission deadline is 1st September 2020. Instructions for Authors in Manuscript Preparation and Open Access & Article Processing Charge can be obtained from the journal website.

Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417; Applied Sciences-Basel in Web of Science) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal, published semi-monthly by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland. The journal is covered by leading indexing services, including Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) and Scopus. Its 2018 Impact Factor is 2.217, and a five-year Impact Factor is 2.287. The median article processing time is only 39 days according to the publication data of recent 6 months. For further details, please refer to:


The conference will include oral presentations (20 min. including discussion) and posters. The organizing committee will determine the mode of presentation; however, authors are invited to indicate their preference when submitting their abstract. A number of invited lectures (30 min. including discussion) will be scheduled. English will be used for all presentations and printed materials.



Registration Period

Category Date
Pre-registration 1st March - 20th August 2020
On-site Registration 30th August - 1st September 2020

Registration Fee

Category Pre-registration On-site Registration
Regular JPY 50,000 JPY 60,000
Student JPY 25,000 JPY 30,000
Accompanying Person JPY 10,000 JPY 20,000

Registration Fee Includes
- Regular & Student: Technical Sessions, Conference Kit, Welcome Reception, Banquet, Lunches
- Accompanying Person: Welcome Reception & Conference Banquet



The Organizing Committee has selected hotels for participants of Smart MADE. Could you please visit the following online reservation page for travelers to Japan and find your hotel room? Osaka Kita and Minami Areas are close to the Osaka University Nakanoshima Center.



Smart MADE is further endorsed by the following societies.

The American Ceramic Society
 Global Alliance for Technology and Society
 Smart Processing Society

Organizing Committee of Smart MADE