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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Who will speak on the first day of 3D Printing Event 2019 & what will the focus of the presentations be?

On April 16, the first day of the 3D Printing Event in The Netherlands, over 13 speakers will talk during two dedicated conferences, in parallel sessions: 3D Printing Materials Conference and 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference.

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Changing the design mindset with 3D Printing. Examples from the UK National Centre for AM – Presented by Miguel Fernandez-Vicente, National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (The MTC)

Miguel Fernandez-Vicente, National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (The MTC) will hold his presentation at 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

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Don’t simulate your design, design your simulation! – Orlando Sardaro, Design8

Don’t simulate your design, design your simulation! – Orlando Sardaro, Design8, at 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

We are used to start our design process on paper using a pencil and finish it using CAD. And that is fine. I don’t believe there is any CAD system today that is as flexible as a pencil. Continue reading “Don’t simulate your design, design your simulation! – Orlando Sardaro, Design8”

Only 3 weeks to register with Early Bird discount for 3D Printing Event

3D Printing Event

There are only 3 weeks left to register with Early Bird discount for the 3D Printing Event, April 16-17, 2019, Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.

The 3D Printing Event is focused on the entire 3D Printing manufacturing value chain from design to end product. It includes five dedicated conferences and an exhibition. REGISTER HERE

Day 1, April 16

3D Printing Materials Conference – topics: polymers (new materials), metals and multi materials used in 3D Printing

3D Design & Engineering Conference – topics: 3D design & 3D engineering tools / Visualisation tools, Reverse engineering, Value Engineering / Virtual Engineering, Topology Optimization, Blockchain & more

Day 2, April 17

3D Printing Post-Processing Conference – topics: All actions that are performed after parts are removed from a 3D printer – issues, solutions & future trends.

AM Integrated Factory Conference – topics: Hybrid manufacturing, Implementation of AM systems as part of an end-to-end production workflow, Implementation of AM systems in the ‘traditional’ production processes

4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference – topics: 4D Printing from idea to full functionality, Smart materials, Applications & opportunities for designing and engineering.

Confirmed speakers so far:

16 April
3D Printing Materials Conference / 3D Design & Engineering Conference
    mats sjöstedt program Mats Sjöstedt, VP Business development and Sales, Quintus Technologies AB, Sweden quintus program  
    Geraldine Schnelting program Geraldine Schnelting, Junior researcher, Green PAC, on “Stereolithography 3D Printing with biobased resins”,More information nhl stenden program  
    maxime legrand program Simon Kasböck, Business Development Manager Additive Manufacturing, ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik GmbH, Germany, on “3D Printing with new materials like silicones, epoxy resins and polyurethanes”, More information visotec program  
    maxime legrand program Maxime Legrand, Sirris, on ‘to print parts with different Shore A on a SLS 3D Printer’ sirris program  
    Miguel Fernandez-Vicente program Miguel Fernandez-Vicente, Advanced Research Engineer Design for AM, MTC – Manufacturing Technology Centre, UK, on ‘Changing the design mindset with 3D Printing. Examples from the UK National Centre for AM’ mtc program  
    Orlando Sardaro program Orlando Sardaro, General Manager, Design8 design8 logo program  
17 April
3D Printing Post Processing Conference/ AM Integrated Factory Conference
    Maximilian Kraus program Maximilian Kraus, Sales & Business Development Manager, EMEA, DyeMansion GmbH dye mansion program
    arjan de bruin program Arjan de Bruin, Innovation Consultant, Vereniging ION vereniging ion program
    eric klemp program Eric Klemp, COO, voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center GmbH voestalpine program
    onno pontfoort program Onno Ponfoort, Practice Leader 3D Printing, Berenschot on ‘Towards a guideline for production-ready parts and accompanying economic model to print qualified, functional metal production (spare) parts, to be used in the Oil, Gas and Maritime industries.’ berenschot program
    coen de graaf program Coen de Graaf, Projectleader Vanguard Initiative, Province of Brabant, on ‘Additive-Subtractive platform, how to integrate additive & subtractive technology production flows’ vanguard initiative program
17 April
4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference
    Andreas Heinrich Prof. Dr. Andreas Heinrich, Aalen University, Center for Optical Technologies, Germany, on “Additive manufacturing of passive and active optical components”, More information aalen university program  
    Monssef DRISSI-HABTI program Monssef DRISSI-HABTI, Research Professor, IFSTTAR / Director, The Consortium Durability of Smart Composite Structures (GIS DURSI), France iffstar logo program  
    hiroya tanaka program Hiroya Tanaka, Professor, Keio University Social Fabrication Lab , on “4D Printing for Smart Cities”, More information keio university program  
    miguel bessa program Miguel Bessa, Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology on ‘Machine-learning to design mechanical metamaterials’ delft university of technology  
    Vimukthi Gunatilleke program Duo presentation
Vimukthi Gunatilleke, Industrial Design Student, Eindhoven University of Technology on ‘Rapid Liquid 4D Printing based on off the shelf delta 3D printer’
Eindhoven university of technology  
    Jori van der Kolk program Duo presentation
Jori van der Kolk, Industrial Design Student, Eindhoven University of Technology on ‘Rapid Liquid 4D Printing based on off the shelf delta 3D printer’
Eindhoven university of technology  

GOM Branch Benelux is Bronze Partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference

GOM Branch Benelux is Bronze Partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference

About GOM Branch Benelux
GOM develops, produces and distributes software, machines and systems for industrial and automated 3D coordinate measuring technology and 3D testing based on latest research results and innovative technologies.

With more than 60 sites and an employee network of more than 1,000 metrology specialists, GOM guarantees professional advice as well as support and service to operators on-site in their local languages. Continue reading “GOM Branch Benelux is Bronze Partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference”

3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes Design8 as Gold Partner

3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes Design8 as Gold Partner

About Design8
Design8 is present at the 3D Design & Engineering 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 Design & Engineering Conference welcomes Design8 as Gold Partner”

Boosting productivity with 3D printing design tools for engineers – Presented by Alkaios Bournias Varotsis, 3D Hubs

Boosting productivity with 3D printing design tools for engineers – Presented by Alkaios Bournias Varotsis, 3D Hubs, at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

The 3D printing landscape is changing rapidly! How can an organization keep up with the developments in the technology and integrate 3D printing effectively in the product design cycle? In this presentation, you will learn about the tools we have recently developed to educate engineers and designers on 3D printing, help them find the right material for their application and check their models before they send them to print.

About Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
I studied mechanical engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and I did my Ph.D. in Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University, UK before I joined 3D Hubs as the Technical Marketing Engineer. At my current position, I am responsible for all technical content published on the platform and I have the mission of educating designers and engineers about 3D printing and help them get the most out of the technology. Continue reading “Boosting productivity with 3D printing design tools for engineers – Presented by Alkaios Bournias Varotsis, 3D Hubs”

Advanced simulation to leverage the true Additive Manufacturing potential – Presented by Olivier Lieater, e-Xtream engineering

Advanced simulation to leverage the true Additive Manufacturing potential – Presented by Olivier Lieater, e-Xtream engineering, at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

Additive Manufacturing of polymers is transitioning from rapid prototyping to a true industrial production technique. While it brings valuable opportunities to the industry, such as drastically decreasing the time-to-market of new products or enabling lightweight, multi-material and multi-functional designs, it also comes with a series of challenges for the engineers. The reliability of the mechanical properties of the final part still has some uncertainty and is not fully supported by standard engineering tools. Dimensional accuracy is not always met and cannot be predicted prior to printing.

To support this transition, the engineering workflow which is daily applied for traditional manufacturing processes needs to be replicated and adapted to the additive manufacturing. A holistic simulation approach for additive manufacturing of plastics and composites is proposed, covering material engineering, process simulation and structural engineering of both SLS and FDM. The multiscale material modeling techniques – which are essential to handle the several scales involved in Additive Manufacturing – will be presented and discussed.

The very strong influence of the manufacturing on the material and global component behavior is illustrated in industrial applications and the validity of this integrative approach is demonstrated in several applications, including warpage predictions, the computation of the effective mechanical response of lattices and as-printed part performance simulations (stiffness, strength, …) as a function of the material and the printing process parameters such as toolpath.

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Why does 3D printing matter to Shell? – Presented by Patrick de Winter, Royal Dutch Shell

Why does 3D printing matter to Shell? – Presented by Patrick de Winter, Royal Dutch Shell plc, at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

What is the value of 3D printing to a company like Shell, what challenges do we see and how do we overcome these? Shell started with 3DP printing in 2011 and since then expanded the capability. In this presentation you will learn where we see value for this technology and how we overcome the challenges.

About Patrick de Winter
Patrick has been working for Shell since 1999 in various IT roles. The last 4 years he’s been part of Shell’s digital innovation team. He is responsible for spotting opportunities for emerging technologies into Shell and bring these ideas to life. He is the lead for 3D printing and also leads the community of Design Thinking practitioners across the company. Patrick has a background in mechanical engineering and business administration.

About Royal Dutch Shell plc
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with an average of 92,000 employees in more than 70 countries. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. Continue reading “Why does 3D printing matter to Shell? – Presented by Patrick de Winter, Royal Dutch Shell”