Embedding Unique Functionalities in composites by continuous fiber printing – Presented by Andrea Gasperini, Brightlands Materials Center

Andrea Gasperini, Brightlands Materials Center, will hold his talk at 3D Printing Materials Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

The presentation will provide initially an overview over the range of possible sensors (pressure, elongation, flexural) that have been embedded in composites by exploiting the freedom in fiber positioning by FDM. The response of continuous carbon fibers as a function of flexural load will be presented in a more comprehensive fashion.

Particular attention will be given to flexural sensors reproducibility in automated manufacturing (i.e. continuous fiber FDM), ranges of sensitivity vs materials combinations and composites morphology vs variations in signal output.

About Andrea Gasperini

Andrea Gasperini received his PhD in the field of organic electronics in 2016 from Ecole Polythechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). After post-doc experiences at BASF and Stanford University, he joined Brightlands Materials Center (BMC) where he currently covers a position as Polymer Scientist. At Brightalnds Materials Center, his research interests focus on extrusion based additive manufacturing of thermoplastic composites and embedding structural sensors in 3D printed objects.

About Brightlands Materials Center

Brightlands Materials Center is an international R&D center in the field of polymeric materials with the aim to develop innovative and sustainable materials solutions meeting tomorrow’s societal challenges. Its three major R&D programs are driven by application challenges and focus on Lightweight Automotive, Sustainable Buildings and Additive Manufacturing. Brightlands Materials Center is an initiative of the Province of Limburg and TNO, the Netherlands Organization for applied scientific research (www.tno.nl), and is located at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen, The Netherlands.

About 3D Printing Event

On April 16 and April 17, 2019, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, will host a two-day 3D Printing Event focused on the entire 3D Printing manufacturing value chain from design to end product. The event will include five dedicated conferences and an exhibition.

  • April 16 – 3D Printing Materials Conference – topics: polymers (new materials), metals and multi materials used in 3D Printing
  • April 16 – 3D Design & Engineering Conference – topics: 3D design & 3D engineering tools / Visualisation tools, Reverse engineering, Value Engineering / Virtual Engineering, Topology Optimization, Blockchain & more
  • April 17 – 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference – topics: All actions that are performed after parts are removed from a 3D printer – issues, solutions & future trends.
  • April 17 – AM Integrated Factory Conference – topics: Hybrid manufacturing, Implementation of AM systems as part of an end-to-end production workflow, Implementation of AM systems in the ‘traditional’ production processes
  • April 17 – 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference – topics: 4D Printing from idea to full functionality, Smart materials, Applications & opportunities for designing and engineering
  • April 16-17 – Exhibition – Companies active in 3D Printing related fields will be present to showcase the latest developments.

For more information about the event and registration, we invite you to visit https://www.3dprintingevent.com/

This event is organised by Jakajima. For a complete list of upcoming conferences and events, we invite you to visit https://www.jakajima.eu/events/list/