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FIRPA Conference 2024

FIRPA 2024 Annual Seminar & Exhibition

Finnish Additive Manufacturing Association FIRPA is organizing the annual Conference 12.9 at Otaniemi, Espoo, in collaboration with Aalto University.

We are engaging the students, research and industry in the field.

The event language is English.

There will be an exciting presentation by start-ups, big companies, and international keynote speakers. We have the privilege of having a pioneer and guru of additive manufacturing, Ian Gibson, to have an opening keynote presentation. He has more than 30 years of experience of the AM field.

There is also the possibility of a short pitch for companies and students to tell what they do in AM and what they are interested in. The aim is to engage the students and companies. You can also bring a rollup and small samples to be shown during breaks. These have limited slots, prioritized for Firpa company members and, after that, for those who have registered first.  

In the evening, there is a brewery tour and dinner.


AS2, TUAS building, Maarintie 8, 02150 Espoo.

Program below.


140€ + VAT for Firpa members
220€+VAT for non-members




Link to registration can be found here.

Firpa company members:

Firpa company members have free participation in the full event for one person. Separate instructions are sent to company members directly.


For Master- and Bachelor-level students, participation is free without catering or evening events. For them, registration is separate and can be found here.

Help us make the exhibition unique!

You can bring your own samples and roll-up with you to the exhibition. Remember to reserve your slot during registration.

Preliminary program

Thursday 12.9.2024

10.00 – 10.45 Keynote: Ian Gibson, University of Twente

                     The AM Multiverse
10.45 – 11.15 Jarmo Lehtonen, Metabar Technology Oy

                       Nozzle optimization with 3D metal printing to achieve more sustainable industrial processes
11.15 – 11.45 Pravin Luthdada, Addcomposites Oy

                       Robot 3D printing with continuous fibers
11.45 – 12.15 Heidi Pitkänen Valmet Oyj
                      Valmet Additive Manufacturing Technology Center in Finland: Why, What & How?

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 14.15 Pitching event
14.15 – 14.45 Networking, rollups & Coffee
14.45 – 15.15 Vesa Palojoki, ABB Oy, Drives

                      Lessons learned from Additive Manufacturing
15.15 – 15.45 Aleksi Virta, Planmeca Oy                     
                      Exploitation of Additive Manufacturing at Planmeca
15.45 – 16.00 Finnish Additive Manufacturing award

17:00-19:00 Fat Lizard brewery tour

19:15-          Dinner at Fat Lizard restaurant



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