The conference is brought to you by the Centre for Additive Manufacturing based at the University of Nottingham. The primary focus of this research group is to go beyond established single material ‘passive’ AM processes and applications that exhibit conventional levels of functionality, toward the challenges of investigating next generation, multi-material active AM processes, materials and design systems. The conference is organised in partnership with Added Scientific Ltd, a University of Nottingham spin-out company with over 70 collective years of experience in Additive Manufacturing, bringing the highest standards of science and engineering to bear on the development and understanding of Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing for companies interested in how to best implement the technology.