3D Printing of Self Healing Soft Robots

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Presentation / Interview by Professor Bram Vanderborght

A JakajimaTV interview with Professor Bram Vanderborght. He is Professor in Robotics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, core lab manager of Flanders Make, and member of the Brussels Human Robotic research center. He is also coordinator of the European project SHERO on self-healing soft robots, and Editor in Chief of Robotics & Automation Magazine.

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New technology revolutionizes 3D metal printing, LED instead of laser or electron beam

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Graz University of Technology has developed a technology that uses LED instead of laser sources for the additive manufacturing of metal parts and optimizes 3D metal printing in terms of construction time, metal powder consumption, equipment costs and post-processing effort. Selective LED-based melting (SLEDM) – i.e. the targeted melting of metal powder using high-power LED light sources – is the name of the new technology that a team led by Franz Haas, head of the Institute of Production Engineering at TU Graz, has developed for 3D metal printing and has now applied for a patent.

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Previous editions AM Integrated Factory Conference

April 2019

On April 16 and 17, 2019, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, hosted a two-day 3D Printing Event covering the entire Additive Manufacturing value chain, from 3D Printing design to factory integration and post-processing.

The event included five dedicated conferences, where over 30 speakers from reputed companies and research institutions shared their views, and a two day-expo. Read more

December 2018

On December 4, 2018, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen hosted two half-day conferences focused on Additive Manufacturing.

In the morning, during 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference, speakers from ION, AMT, Quintus Technologies, PostProcess Technologies and Fraunhofer IPT talked about various aspects related to the often overlooked third step in 3D printing: post-processing. Read more

Previous editions 3D Printing Post Processing Conference

overview

April 2019

On April 16 and 17, 2019, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, hosted a two-day 3D Printing Event covering the entire Additive Manufacturing value chain, from 3D Printing design to factory integration and post-processing.

The event included five dedicated conferences, where over 30 speakers from reputed companies and research institutions shared their views, and a two day-expo. Read more

December 2018

On December 4, 2018, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen hosted two half-day conferences focused on Additive Manufacturing.

In the morning, during 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference, speakers from ION, AMT, Quintus Technologies, PostProcess Technologies and Fraunhofer IPT talked about various aspects related to the often overlooked third step in 3D printing: post-processing. Read more

On December 4, 2018, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen hosted two half-day conferences focused on Additive Manufacturing.
In the morning, during 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference, speakers from ION, AMT, Quintus Technologies, PostProcess Technologies and Fraunhofer IPT talked about various aspects related to the often overlooked third step in 3D printing: post-processing.

The talks covered issues, solutions and future trends. The presentation titles included: What kind of Surface Technology is asked for 3D-Metal-Printed items | Finishing the Job – Automated Post Processing for 3D Printed Parts | Digitized 3D Post-Printing to Enable Additive Manufacturing at Scale | Shortening the post processing chain though use of high pressure heat treatment | Advanced Manufacturing with 3D printing – Process chains of tomorrow.

In the afternoon, AM Integrated Factory Conference focused on current developments in further integration of Additive Manufacturing in production processes. Speakers from Siemens Industry Software, Sirris, TNO, Authentise and AM-Flow talked about Industrial AM for functional parts, Industrializing Additive Manufacturing, Scaling up 3D printing production with automated sorting, to mention only a few presentation titles.

Below you can see the complete program of the day.

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09:00 09:30 Welcome and Registration
09:30 10:00 Egbert Stremmelaar, Managing Director,
Vereniging Industrieel Oppervlaktebehandelend Nederland (ION), The Netherlands, on “What kind of Surface Technology is asked for 3D-Metal-Printed items”, More information
ion program
10:00 10:30 joseph crabtree program Joseph Crabtree, Founder & CEO, Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), United Kingdom, on “Finishing the Job – Automated Post Processing for 3D Printed Parts”, More information amtechnologies logo program
10:30 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 11:30 Bruno Bourguet Bruno Bourguet, Managing Director, PostProcess Technologies, USA, on “Digitized 3D Post-Printing to Enable Additive Manufacturing at Scale”, More information postprocess logo program
11:30 12:00 james jim shipley program James Shipley, Global Business Development Manager Advanced Material Densification, Quintus Technologies, Sweden, on “Shortening the post processing chain though use of high pressure heat treatment”, More information quintus technologies program
12:00 12:30 Moritz Wollbrink, Manager Business Unit Tool and Die Making, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, Germany, on “Advanced Manufacturing with 3D printing – Process chains of tomorrow”, More information
12:30 13:30 Lunch
13:00 13:30 Welcome and Registration
13:30 14:00 Stijn Lambrechts, Advisor Advanced Manufacturing, Sirris, Belgium, on “Sirris’ vision on AM Integrated Factory”, More information sirris logo program
14:00 14:30 Andre Wegner Andre Wegner, Founder & CEO, Authentise, USA, on “Using Data to Drive Additive Efficiency, Quality and Transparency”, More information authentise program
14:30 15:00 Jeroen Smeltink, Senior System Engineer, AMSYSTEMS – TNO, The Netherlands, on “Continuous AM for production”, More information
15:00 15:30 Break
15:30 16:00 Omar Fergani Omar Fergani, Material Processing Expert and Product Manager Additive Manufacturing , Siemens Industry Software, on “Industrializing Additive Manufacturing”, More information
siemens program
16:00 16:30 stefan rink program Stefan Rink, CEO, AM-Flow, on”Scaling up 3D printing production with automated post-processing”, More information
16:30 17:30 Drinks

Previous editions 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference

overview of 3d printing Design & Engineering

Overview of 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference editions
2019 | 2018| 2016 | 2015

The conference is now integrated in the 3D Printing Event, as one essential part of the 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing Value Chain.

2019

On April 16 and 17, 2019, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, hosted a two-day 3D Printing Event covering the entire Additive Manufacturing value chain, from 3D Printing design to factory integration and post-processing.

The event included five dedicated conferences, where over 30 speakers from reputed companies and research institutions shared their views, and a two day-expo. Read more


2018

On April 17-18, 2018, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen (NL), hosted a two-day event about 3D printing materials, 3D printing design and 4D printing. The event comprised three conferences and an exhibition.
On April 17, the 3D Printing Materials Conference and the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference took place in parallel. The first was about polymers and plastics, the latter about the process behind the printing itself (virtual engineering, tools, blockchain, etc).


2016

The 2nd edition of the 3D Printing Design & Engineering conference took place on May 24, 2016 at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The conference was successful, bringing together over 60 participants, and provided great intellectual and social interaction for the attendees.

Renowned speakers from Shapeways, Fraunhofer IPT, Philips Industry Consulting, TNO, ShareMy3D, iMinds, Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten, EDS Innovation, Metal Technics and Sirris shared their views and opinions on 3D printing design and engineering topics.

The titles of the presentations included: Connected Adaptive Production – From design to final parts. How CAx Integration can connect Conventional and Additive Manufacturing | Start with the end in mind’ – Design for Supply Chain – an integral approach to develop smart products | Generative design for additive manufacturing | Cloud-Based Communication for 3D Content | FABulous funding opportunities for startups and SMEs | Lowering the barrier: design & engineering for everyone | EDS-Innovation, 3D Casting | Metal AM Design Rules, what every mechanical design engineer should know! | Topological optimization: findings from practice.


2015

Below you can find the program of the 3D Design & Engineering Conference that took place on May 19th, 2015, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven.


This was the overview of 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference editions

Previous editions 3D Printing Materials Conference

Overview of 3D Printing Materials Conference editions
2019 | 2018 |2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

The conference is now integrated in the 3D Printing Event, as one essential part of the 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing Value Chain.

2019

On April 16 and 17, 2019, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, hosted a two-day 3D Printing Event covering the entire Additive Manufacturing value chain, from 3D Printing design to factory integration and post-processing.

The event included five dedicated conferences, where over 30 speakers from reputed companies and research institutions shared their views, and a two day-expo. Read more


2018

On April 17-18, 2018, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen (NL), hosted a two-day event about 3D printing materials, 3D printing design and 4D printing. The event comprised three conferences and an exhibition.
On April 17, the 3D Printing Materials Conference and the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference took place in parallel. The first was about polymers and plastics, the latter about the process behind the printing itself (virtual engineering, tools, blockchain, etc).


2017

The 4th edition of the 3D Printing Materials Conference, focused on Polymers, took place on February 02, 2017, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands. At the same location, on February 01, the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference was held.

The conferences brought together over 150 attendees, who gathered to discuss the most disruptive applications of 3D printing and latest developments and applications in the field. They were not purely academic conferences, but innovative events bringing together brilliant minds and discoveries.


2016

On January 26-27, 2016, the 3rd edition of the 3D Printing Materials Conference took place at MECC Maastricht, in The Netherlands. The conference was successful, attracting many international delegates and provided great intellectual and social interaction for the participants. International leading speakers from renowned companies and institutions such as Harvard University, University of Wollongong, Technical University of Eindhoven, Corbion Purac Biomaterials, Innovation Centre of Polymers, SIRRIS, ACAM GmbH (Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing), SupraPolix, 3D PPM, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Applied Polymer Innovations/Innofil3D, Z3DLab, FOM Institute AMOLF, LUXeXceL Group, 3DCeram and Vormvrij shared their knowledge during the two-day conference.


2015

The program of the second edition of the 3D Printing Materials Conference.


2014

In 2014 the first edition took place
This was the overview of 3D Printing Materials Conference editions

Xerox goes 3D Printing!

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Xerox has announced a move into metal 3D printing with the acquisition of New York-based start-up, Vader Systems.

The company hasn’t disclosed specific details on the deal, which was announced at Xerox 2019 Investor Day, but says it is aiming to tap into a total addressable market of 8 billion USD as part of its three-year innovation roadmap.
It also means the company is investing in Vader’s lucrative liquid metal jet printing technologies.

Xerox and Vader Systems declined to provide further details on the acquisition or the longer term strategy for 3D printing covered by Joanne Collins Smee and Steve Hoover during the investor day.

Janos Veres, the leader of the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) Novel and Printed Electronics Program at Xerox, has stated that their work also extends to other Industry 4.0 technologies.

In addition to Vader’s metal technology, Xerox also stated it will be looking at the high speed plastics printing market with both plastics and metals expected to move into product commercialisation this year.

Step by step all major Printing companies are moving into 3D Printing, HP, Canon, Océ, Ricoh. But it is a bumpy road! 3D is NOT 2D with an additional dimension. It requires different knowledge, different software, post-processing and integration in factory lay-out etc.

We look forward how Xerox will move on in this fascinating industry.

3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes American Elements as Start-Up Partner

3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes American Elements as Start-Up Partner

About American Elements
We specialize in manufacturing exotic and custom alloys and pure rare metal powders with quality characteristics important to 3D printing applications including high sphericity, excellent flowability, and narrow particle distributions.

About 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference
The following topics will be covered during the conference:

  • 3D design & 3D engineering tools / Visualisation tools
  • Value Engineering / Virtual Engineering
  • Topology Optimization
  • Validation
  • IP, liability, legal and technical issues
  • Reverse engineering
  • Postprocessing / AMES (Additive Manufacturing Execution Systems) / (MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems)
  • Blockchain

More information and registration at https://3ddeconference.com/

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes American Elements as Start-Up Partner

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes American Elements as Start-Up Partner

About  American Elements
We specialize in manufacturing exotic and custom alloys and pure rare metal powders with quality characteristics important to 3D printing applications including high sphericity, excellent flowability, and narrow particle distributions. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes American Elements as Start-Up Partner”