REF Lessons in Providing AM Solutions to Enhance Soldier Readiness

Joe Bookard

presentation by COL Joe Bookard, Director, U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force at Virtual Additive Manufacturing for Defense Conference [live, online, December 10, 16:30 – 18:00 CET]. REGISTER HERE to attend

The presentation will provide a brief background about the REF, what the organization has done using AM (to include partnerships with units and industry), and its perspective on where the AM space is moving.

Colonel Joe Bookard is the Director of the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force. He is responsible for providing immediate materiel solutions to support the Army’s forces employed globally and informs the materiel development of the future force to meet operational demands.

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New trends and innovative approaches in additive manufacturing for defense sector

Luis Ignacio Suárez-Ríos

presentation by Luis Ignacio Suárez-Ríos, Idonial, at Virtual Additive Manufacturing for Defense Conference [live, online, 16:30-18:00 CET). Luis will speak on November 3, during the session Additive Manufacturing for and in the battle field: science fiction or reality? The Applications! For the complete program click here.

The presentation focuses in new techniques or ways to implement additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) in order to fulfill highly demanding and challenging applications. Focus will be on 3D printing at large scale and FOR large scale, and 3D printing for medical applications and bioprinting.

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Expeditionary metal 3D printing for the defense sector-new technology and latest status

Stefan Ritt

presentation by Dipl.eng Stefan Ritt, Managing director SPEE3D Europe at Virtual Additive Manufacturing for Defense Conference [live, online, 16:30-18:00 CET). Stefan will speak on November 3, during the session Additive Manufacturing for and in the battle field: science fiction or reality? The Applications! For the complete program click here.

The Australian Army has now completed a successful two-week field trial of a ‘WarpSPEE3D’ metal 3D printer at the Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory.

A team of Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) soldiers from 1st Combat Service Support Battalion (1CSSB) overcame extreme conditions to design, print and finish a series of ground-breaking 3D printed parts in the field as case studies.

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Enquête over Additive Manufacturing in Vlaanderen en Nederland… (Survey, Dutch spoken)

Enquête

Neem deel aan de enquête over Additive Manufacturing in Vlaanderen en Nederland…

En win…! (Survey, Dutch spoken)

17 organisaties hebben de handen in elkaar geslagen met één doel: een beter zicht krijgen op (het gebruik van) Additive Manufacturing in Nederland en Vlaanderen. We hopen dat jij ook even de tijd neemt om deze enquête in te vullen. Met die informatie kunnen we aan de slag om de innovatiecapaciteit van ondernemingen in de regio te versterken. We hopen dat u ook deelneemt, zodat we met de verzamelde data beter kunnen inspelen op de noden van de industrie. Dat is ook in uw voordeel!

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SAVE THE DATE | CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Virtual AM for Defense Conference, 13 October 2020 – 3 November 2020

Virtual AM for Defense Conference

Jakajima, matchmaker for innovators, and 3D Print magazine join forces. Together they will organize the Virtual AM for Defense Conference. In four sessions, top speakers explain why the defense industry is going to adopt additive manufacturing in the coming years, the potential applications, the impact on the supply chain and what we can learn from the leaders in this industry.

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Additive Manufacturing – Standardization Activities and Certification Possibilities (VIDEO)

Gözde Tuzcu

by Gözde Tuzcu, Kiwa Nederland

B.V. ISO/TC 261 the technical committee of standardization in the field of additive manufacturing works together with ASTM F42 Committee. The work here created is followed and the standards are adopted by CEN TC438. Currently this committee has published 14 standards, have 23 standards under development in the 7 active work groups. The standards are developed under the topics concerning AM processes (hard- and software), terms and definitions, test procedures, quality parameters, supply agreements and all kind of fundamentals.

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New developments of short and continuous fibre printing (VIDEO)

César Stüpp

by César Stüpp, Research Scientist, Brightlands Materials Center

Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques have been extensively explored in the last decades due to their potential to transform existent production technologies. Fused filament fabrication (FFF) is a very versatile AM technique, although it is widely used for prototyping due to their limited mechanical properties, especially in between layers.

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Post Processing for 3D Printing, Laser polishing of 3D Printed Plastic Components (VIDEO)

karsten braun

by Karsten Braun, Scientist, Fraunhofer Institute for laser technology ILT

Despite their great potential for individualization, 3D-printing processes for polymer parts like SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) and FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) have the particular disadvantage of a high surface roughness; therefore, surface finishing is often necessary. However, current finishing procedures often have deficits such as low flexibility, long process times or incorporation of abrasives in the component. Therefore, Fraunhofer ILT is developing a non-contact, laser-based polishing process for additively manufactured plastic components.

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