Roughness reduction and functional coating deposition on additive manufactured substrates with ultrasonic spray coating

wim deferme

by Wim Deferme, Hasselt University, Institute for Materials Research (IMO-IMOMEC)

Roughness of as-printed 3D parts is limiting the real breakthrough of Additive Manufacturing. Post processing technologies consist out of subtractive techniques such as grinding or sanding, or out of additive techniques such as coating.

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The Disruptive Effects of 3D printing on Supply Chains & Business Models

Robert Martens

by Robert Martens, 3D Strategies

By using 3D printing, items can be designed optimally, removing limitations required by traditional manufacturing techniques. With this disruptive technology, objects can be created in small lots or even single and unique pieces without incurring the substantial extra cost that standard production processes would require.

Because local production in short times is possible, reduced spare parts stocks or special tools are needed, and waiting on long-lead items can be substantially shortened. Uncoupling design and production enables local production leading to the rise of advanced business models and supply chains.

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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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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