Additive Manufacturing – Standardization Activities and Certification Possibilities

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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Laser polishing of 3D Printed Plastic Components

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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How Silicones Additive Manufacturing is a remarkable growth driver for production of soft materials

Jean Marc Frances

by Jean Marc Frances, Scientific & Technology Coordinator for Elkem Silicones R&D

In order to respond to the increasing demand for new materials, Elkem Silicones has developed a new series of customized silicones especially designed for the use by Additive Manufacturing (AM).

These silicone series are intended to be used by Liquid Deposition Modeling. A technology based on extrusion principles. Indeed AM opens up new horizons for the use of silicones as a novel high performance material and as other materials it will affect existing global value chains.

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Printing multi-hardness parts with SLS – Presented by Maxime Legrand, Sirris

Maxime Legrand, Sirris, will speak at 3D Printing Materials Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

New materials are emerging in SLS 3D printing. How to make the best of it? In this presentation, we will consider TPU printing with SLS and how it is possible to change its mechanical properties through parameters optimization and lattice structures.

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Large scale continuous fibre additive manufacturing for buildings and transportation sectors – Presented by Lucas Janssen, CEAD

Lucas Janssen, CEAD, will speak at 3D Printing Materials Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

CEAD is a technology supplier on the frontier of composite additive manufacturing. The Continuous Fibre Additive Manufacturing, or CFAM in short, is unique and enables the rapid production of large composite parts such as moulds, facade cladding elements and exterior panels for trains and boats.

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Industrializing AM and merging the worlds of additive manufacturing and machining – Presented by Stijn Brilman, cards plm solutions

Stijn Brilman, cards plm solutions, will speak at 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

Getting rid of the bin of broken dreams! How do we deliver high quality and accurate metal products? Unfortunately, people often forget that AM is more than the printer and controlling the printing process. In order to realize the full potential of additive manufacturing, companies must employ a robust process that integrates design, engineering, manufacturing planning and production operations.

In this presentation we provide the insights of an end-to-end workflow where AM and machining are combined.

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The ‘eco system’ approach from materials – printer – to post processing (part one) – Nirali Surati, DSM

Nirali Surati, DSM, will speak at 3D Printing Materials Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

This is a two-part presentation in partnership with AMT.

The ‘eco system’ approach from materials – printer – to post processing (part one) presented by DSM
The ‘eco system’ approach from materials – printer – to post processing (part two) presented by AMT

The Additive Manufacturing landscape today consists of several moving parts such as materials, machines, software, post processing technologies etc. that all need to work in harmony to ensure a positive experience for users. Varied stakeholders in the industry cater to each of these moving parts forming the ecosystem of additive manufacturing. These seemingly disconnected steps have a broad influence on the additive manufacturing experience and hence its wider adoption. The presentations talk about how DSM and AMT are working on these challenges with a combined eco-system approach.

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How to boost Additive Manufacturing (AM) for serial production? Opportunities to improve AM processes and Machines – Presented by Abdellatif Bey-Temsamani, Flanders Make

Abdellatif Bey-Temsamani, Flanders Make, will speak at 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

With the industrial transition to use Additive Manufacturing (AM) for Series Production, AM machine builders, SW/HW providers and end-users are confronted with different challenges to increase productivity, decrease lead time and produce parts with high quality. The current practice is however far from reaching the desired productivity and quality that are translated to large scrap rate in current production. This presentation will highlight examples for opportunities, based on industrial projects conducted by Flanders Make, to improve the AM process and machines leading to reduce lead time, increase productivity and reduce the scrap rate.

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The ‘eco system’ approach from materials – printer – to post processing (part two) – Joseph Crabtree, Additive Manufacturing Technologies

Joseph Crabtree, Additive Manufacturing Technologies, will speak at 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference on April 17, 2019, during 3D Printing Event in The Netherlands.

This is a two-part presentation in partnership with DSM.

The ‘eco system’ approach from materials – printer – to post processing (part one) presented by DSM
The ‘eco system’ approach from materials – printer – to post processing (part two) presented by AMT

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Results of some practical experiments by the surface treatment industry – Presented by Arjan de Bruin, Vereniging ION

Arjan de Bruin, Vereniging ION, will speak at 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference on April 17, 2019, during 3D Printing Event in The Netherlands.

The attention of the industry involved in additive manufacturing for surface treatment seems very small. People are mainly still busy with construction rules, powder compositions and laser technology. The “surface technology” process block is left blank in many presentations. Incorrectly in the opinion of Vereniging ION. After all, if a product is made according to the additive manufacturing method, a state-of-the-art surface treatment is necessary for proper preservation, improvement of material properties or from an aesthetic point of view.

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