SIM-AM 2025

Introduction & Objectives

The Fifth International Conference on Simulation for Additive Manufacturing (Sim-AM 2025) will be organized in Pavia, Italy, from September 9-11, 2025. The previous conferences were held in Munich, Germany, on 11-13 October, 2017, Pavia, Italy, on 11-13 September 2019, online from 31 August - 2 September 2021 and Munich, Germany, on 26-28 July, 2023.

Additive manufacturing (AM) is evolving as one of the most promising manufacturing technologies for creating solid structures of virtually any shape. AM can produce more complex shapes than those obtained through classical manufacturing techniques. As a consequence, areas of engineering applications for AM products include design models, lightweight components for the automotive or aerospace industry, patient-specific medical implants, civil engineering structural and/or architectural components.

AM presents new challenges for numerical simulations, computational modeling and design optimization of the involved products and processes. While products obtained by innovative design approaches through a real shape and/or topology optimization have the potential to revolutionize the market, their design is significantly more complicated than for classic manufacturing techniques. Additionally AM processes involve multi-physics and multi-scale phenomena. The relevant spatial scales range over many orders of magnitude, and important time scales start at microseconds for physical processes and reach to hours or even days. The involved physics often include mechanical, thermal, and phase change problems.

Finally, validation and verification are clearly essential steps to accelerate the transformation of AM into an integrated design to manufacturing tool.

Sim-AM is one of the Thematic Conferences of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) and a Special Interest Conference of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM). 

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • AM process simulation
  • Design for AM
  • Topology optimization
  • Industrial applications
  • Novel alloys for AM
  • Scale bridging characterization
  • Process-structure-property-performance relationships
  • Fatigue of AM components
  • Experimental validation
  • Microstructural characterization
  • Innovative measuring techniques
  • Data-driven analysis
  • Volumetric AM
  • Civil engineering AM construction
  • Bioprinting
  • AM in Medicine