myprintoo from Hamburg, Germany is a specialist in 3D printing technology. We offer not only products from the top manufacturers, but also provide all-round services for 3D printing (consulting, product trainings, webinars, maintenance). We are exclusive partner for 3ntr (FDM 3D printers) and Anisoprint (Composite Fiber Coextrusion) and partner for Formlabs (SLA).Continue reading “Interview with Kevin Neugebauer, founder of myprintoo, silver partner 3D Printing Event”
Presentation / interview with César Stüpp, Brightlands Materials Center / TNO.
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. To approach this matter, a novel technique was developed in which the strength in between layers was increased in 184%, which results in stronger parts.Continue reading “Strength of 3D Printed Polymer Parts (VIDEO)”
A presentation by Professor Marc in het Panhuis, University of Wollongong, Australia.
The Surf Flex Laboratory at the University is a dedicated facility for mechanical testing of surfing equipment, e.g. fins, surfboards, cloths, inlays, leash bars, and leashes to name but a few.Continue reading “Surfing the waves, 3D Printing and Internet of Things (VIDEO)”
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.Continue reading “3D Printing of Self Healing Soft Robots”
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.Continue reading “New technology revolutionizes 3D metal printing, LED instead of laser or electron beam”
MarketsandMarkets™ is Knowledge Partner of 3D Printing Value Chain Event
MarketsandMarkets™ is the world’s largest revenue impact company, presently partnering over 7500 organizations which includes 80% of Fortune 2000 organizations.Continue reading “3D Printing Value Chain Event welcomes MarketsandMarkets™ as Knowledge Partner”
by Maarten van Dijk, Additive Center
An introduction to which value chains in 3D polymer printing exist and how they are currently used.Continue reading “Introduction of 3D polymer printing technologies”
by Arno Gramsma, AMPC Solutions b.v.
Industrialising Additive Manufacturing, what about the value chain? where is the value and where does it need more value?Continue reading “Printerfarms and the impact on the 3D Printing Value Chain”
by Cesar Stupp, 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. To approach this matter, a novel technique was developed in which the strength in between layers was increased in 184%. Also included in the topic are embedded continuous carbon fibers with unique functionalities, used to monitor the structural health of 3D printed parts in real time, decreasing the need for periodical inspections.
What drives you?
The belief that we can develop extremely powerful technologies in a sustainable manner.
Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
Additive manufacturing is one of the most sustainable forms of production. With 3D printing, we explore manufacturing one step ahead, adding unique functionalities to this very promising and environmentally friendly way of developing new ideas.
What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
All technologies that are in line with current needs. The most special one is the need for a healthy environment and therefore, circular technologies and the ones that are able to reduce, reuse and recycle are always going to be on top, especially on the long run.
What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
A considerable decrease not only in the amount of waste produced, but also in the overall amount of waste.
What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
The urge of the majority: power and profit.
Additive manufacturing not only can reduce dramatically the amount of produced material, energy and waste, it is also a very powerful tool in which beyond all advantages, sustainability is key.
About Cesar Stupp
Mr. César Stüpp has a Materials Science and Engineering background. Soon after bachelor, he started a Master degree, working on the development of a novel biodegradable hydroxyapatite reinforced magnesium composite. Later on, he started a Professional Doctorate in Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology. During this period, the final assignment resulted in enhancing significantly the overall properties of fused filament fabrication (FFF) printed parts, reducing its anisotropy. To continue working on the development of FFF and help bringing this technology to all applicable areas, he works now as a scientist in the additive manufacturing group in Brightlands Materials Center.
Materials play an important role in our societies. Careful use of valuable raw materials sources and a circular economy are of great importance for a sustainable future. Brightlands Materials Center offers a meeting place to accelerate these transitions. It works together with a global network of leading companies along the value chain and with renowned universities and institutes to make this happen. In shared research programs focusing on clear market needs , scientists, technicians and students work together to develop innovative materials solutions for a sustainable future.
by Jules Harings, Maastricht University, Aachen Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials
Additive manufacturing is a technology that develops rapidly as a niche within the field of discrete manufacturing. Unique products of high added value rely on customisation and nearly endless design flexibility and are progressively introduced in automotive, aerospace, art and medical industiesy. Nevertheless, despite successes with metals and living materials, a mismatch in product quality and expectations has been the Achilles’ heel in the mass adoption of thermoplastics in 3D printing, especially in fused deposition modelling (FDM).Continue reading “Aligning molecular and structural dynamics in additive manufacturing of thermoplastics; towards enhanced weld mechanics and geometrical stability”