3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Design8 as Gold Partner

About Design8
Design8 is present at the 3D Printing Materials Conference to show you all the ins and outs of TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION. We will demonstrate solidThinking Inspire, the most intuitive and versatile standalone topology optimization software. solidThinking Inspire is a concept generator and delivers a 3D optimized shape for you to design a product that’s lighter, stiffer and better looking. See for yourself at our booth and request a free trial. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Design8 as Gold Partner”

Aachen and it’s region – Leading in Additive Manufacturing – Presented by Cristoph Zymla and Angelica Backes, ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing

Aachen and it’s region – Leading in Additive Manufacturing – Presented by Cristoph Zymla and Angelica Backes, ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing, at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

Short overview over the acitivities in AM in the Aachen region Continue reading “Aachen and it’s region – Leading in Additive Manufacturing – Presented by Cristoph Zymla and Angelica Backes, ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing”

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes FARO as Bronze Partner

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes FARO as Bronze Partner. The event takes place on 17 April 2018 at Brightlands Chemelot, Geleen, The Netherlands.

About FARO
FARO® is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology.
The company develops and manufactures leading edge solutions that enable high-precision 3D capture, measurement and analysis across a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, engineering and public safety. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes FARO as Bronze Partner”

Multi-Material FDM 3D Printing – Presented by Dolores Hilhorst, TU Delft

Multi-Material FDM 3D Printing – Presented by Dolores Hilhorst, PhD Candidate, TU Delft at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

Various Additive Manufacturing systems are capable of fabricating objects that consist of multiple materials. Among these systems are multi-extruder FDM machines, which can repeatedly switch between different filaments within a single build.  In this presentation, opportunities and challenges related to multi-material FDM 3D printing are briefly addressed: What possibilities does multi-material FDM offer in terms of material combinations and heterogeneous structures? For which applications would multi-material FDM be interesting? And how can designers model multi-material objects that are to be 3D printed? Continue reading “Multi-Material FDM 3D Printing – Presented by Dolores Hilhorst, TU Delft”

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Interreg project “Accelerate3” as Exhibitor

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Interreg project “Accelerate3” as Exhibitor

About Interreg project “Accelerate3”
In Accelerate3, project partners Chemelot Research Facilities BV, Centexbel, KU Leuven Campus Kulak Kortrijk and TUA West join forces in the development of bio-based materials for Additive Manufacturing. In this way, the project wants to strengthen the specific expertise and test infrastructure with regard to 3D printing from Dutch Limburg and West Flanders. Both regions have a similar economic mix, the majority of which are small and medium-sized enterprises. In addition, they face similar challenges and are active in the field of Additive Manufacturing, with complementary specializations, from polymer formulations to processing to material characterization. Cross-border clustering allows SMEs and SMEs active in Additive Manufacturing to grow in both regions; thanks to Accelerate3, they can count on an extensive and complementary range of test and research infrastructure. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Interreg project “Accelerate3” as Exhibitor”

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Northbridge as Start-Up Partner

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Northbridge as Start-Up Partner. The event takes place on 17 April 2018 at Brightlands Chemelot, Geleen, The Netherlands.

About Northbridge
Northbridge is a young yet stable & fast growing 3D filament company, having started in 2013. We develop and manufacture a broad range of FDM filaments suited for demands from all kinds of users. Through continuous improvement in the manufacturing process and tracking test, our brands ‘Hatchbox’ and ‘Kexcelled’ products have already gained a worldwide reputation.

The key to excellent 3D printing is through matching the best quality filament with a good price. Let us help you to realize the 3d printing dream. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Northbridge as Start-Up Partner”

Application oriented design and development of laser sintering materials – Presented by Rob Kleijnen, inspire AG

Application oriented design and development of laser sintering materials – Presented by Rob Kleijnen, inspire AG at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

Laser sintering (LS) is a widely adopted additive manufacturing technology for the production of small-to-medium sized series of end-use parts. When developing new materials for this process, the most value can be created if the design freedom that additive manufacturing offers is taken into account. It is not sufficient to merely develop a material that can be processed well on a laser sintering machine. Only when material properties are tuned specifically with certain applications already in mind, a synergy between part functionality and material properties can be achieved.

About Rob Kleijnen
After his graduation from TU Eindhoven as chemical engineer, with specialization in polymers and composites, Rob Kleijnen started as scientific assistant at inspire AG in 2014. In this capacity, he has worked with various partners from industry on the development of new materials for SLS. Under the supervision of Prof. Konrad Wegener at the ETH Zürich, Rob is also working on a PhD thesis with the same topic. Continue reading “Application oriented design and development of laser sintering materials – Presented by Rob Kleijnen, inspire AG”

Selective powder deposition: bringing multi-material capability to industrial additive manufacturing – Presented by Kevin Eckes, Aerosint SA

Selective powder deposition: bringing multi-material capability to industrial additive manufacturing – Presented by Kevin Eckes, Aerosint SA at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands. Read the interview

Selective laser sintering (SLS) and HP’s multi-jet fusion (MJF) are currently the most industry-focused additive manufacturing techniques. These powder bed fusion techniques are capable of small series production of parts with complex, overhanging, geometries. Still, they are limited by their ability to process a single material at once. Truly forward-thinking manufacturing should be focused on developing ways to fabricate complex, multi-material mechanical assemblies at once. In this talk I will present Aerosint’s selective powder deposition technology and its potential to enable industrial scale multi-material 3D printing. Continue reading “Selective powder deposition: bringing multi-material capability to industrial additive manufacturing – Presented by Kevin Eckes, Aerosint SA”

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Innovatieve Materialen as Media Partner

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Innovatieve Materialen as Media Partner. The event takes place on 17 April 2018 at Brightlands Chemelot, Geleen, The Netherlands.

About Innovatieve Materialen
Innovatieve Materialen is a trade magazine about new, sustainable and / or promising materials for the construction and civil engineering sectors.

Innovatieve Materialen is about new developments in the field of building materials, varying safety requirements to the most economical choice, from aesthetics to carbon footprint. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Innovatieve Materialen as Media Partner”

Tessa ten Cate, Brightlands Materials Center, will moderate 3D Printing Materials Conference

Tessa ten Cate, Brightlands Materials Center, will moderate 3D Printing Materials Conference. The event takes place on 17 April 2018 at Brightlands Chemelot, Geleen, The Netherlands.

About Tessa ten Cate
Tessa ten Cate has a background in polymer chemistry and biomaterials and holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2004, she joined TNO as a research scientist, and worked on the development of polymer materials for novel processing technologies, including additive manufacturing. Since 2015, she is program manager Additive Manufacturing for Brightlands Materials Center.

About Brightlands Materials Center
Brightlands Materials Center is an public-private R&D center in the field of polymeric materials. It was founded March 2015 by TNO and the Province of Limburg and it is located at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen, The Netherlands. Continue reading “Tessa ten Cate, Brightlands Materials Center, will moderate 3D Printing Materials Conference”