New developments of short and continuous fibre printing with exceptional mechanical behaviour and unique functionalities

César Stüpp

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.

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Interview

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.

“Special quote”
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.

About 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.

Avio Aero 3Dprints parts for the Catalyst engine for the Cessna Denali

Up to ten GE Catalyst components will be produced in this area. The engine’s first flight is scheduled for the end of 2019. It is the first turboprop engine in the world with almost 30% of its internal metal parts 3D printed. In Brindisi, work has already begun on three of these ten additive components. This number will continue to grow as the number of GE Additive-Concept Laser machines DMLM (Direct Metal Laser Melting) does. Continue reading “Avio Aero 3Dprints parts for the Catalyst engine for the Cessna Denali”

Automated Surface Finishing for 3D-printed metal parts as enabler for serial production – Presented by Wolfgang Hansal, Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces

Wolfgang Hansal, Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces will speak at 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference on April 17, 2019, during 3D Printing Event in The Netherlands.

With the evolution of 3D-printing of metals from the prototyping scale towards a serial production the different steps in the production chain must be fully understood and adjusted to the each other in order to guarantee a constant and reproducible quality of the final products. Among the different process steps, the post-processing of AM metal parts is crucial but nevertheless still an open issue at industrial scale.

Continue reading “Automated Surface Finishing for 3D-printed metal parts as enabler for serial production – Presented by Wolfgang Hansal, Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces”

Embedding Unique Functionalities in composites by continuous fiber printing – Presented by Andrea Gasperini, Brightlands Materials Center

Andrea Gasperini, Brightlands Materials Center, will hold his talk at 3D Printing Materials Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

The presentation will provide initially an overview over the range of possible sensors (pressure, elongation, flexural) that have been embedded in composites by exploiting the freedom in fiber positioning by FDM. The response of continuous carbon fibers as a function of flexural load will be presented in a more comprehensive fashion.

Continue reading “Embedding Unique Functionalities in composites by continuous fiber printing – Presented by Andrea Gasperini, Brightlands Materials Center”

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.

Continue reading “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)”

Opportunities and Chances of Additive Manufacturing for Components and Tools – Presented by Eric Klemp, voestalpine Additive manufacturing Center

Opportunities and Chances of Additive Manufacturing for Components and Tools – Presented by Eric Klemp, voestalpine Additive manufacturing Center, at AM Integrated Factory Conference, on April 17, 2019, during 3D Printing Event in The Netherlands.

Additive Manufacturing offers lot of opportunities, especially for tools and components. There are positive aspects and there are risks as well. AM is only successful, if all elements of the value chain are identified and taken into consideration. Only with recognising the potential, the USPs can be achieved. In this presentation, an approach will be shown by different examples.

Interview

What drives you?

Imagination and the wish to generate fresh ideas

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

Industrial talk based on examples

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

LBM with the combiantion of fresh thinking

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

Will change a part of the product development and production chain

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

Know-How, education, production speed, costs, reliability

“Special Quote”

Do we think far enough?

About Eric Klemp

Dr.-Ing. Eric Klemp, born 1966 in Flensburg, study of mechanical engineering and PhD at TU Clausthal, followed by project leader at Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, followed by productarchitect at Rational AG, followed by commercial director at the Direct Manufacturing Research Center and since 2016 CTO at voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center GmbH in Düsseldorf.

About voestalpine Additive manufacturing Center GmbH

voestalpine is a global technology leader. The vAMC offers a the full suite of production techniques and services throughout the value chain, supporting and driving innovation and development based on lengthy experience around materials and processing. Starting from the metal powder production and enhancement, to design and manufacturing and including post-processing. We offer the end-to-end solution to be your trusted and reliable business partner.

About 3D Printing Event

On April 16 and April 17, 2019, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, will host a two-day 3D Printing Event focused on the entire 3D Printing manufacturing value chain from design to end product.The event will include five dedicated conferences and an exhibition.

  • April 16 – 3D Printing Materials Conference – topics: polymers (new materials), metals and multi materials used in 3D Printing
  • April 16 – 3D Design & Engineering Conference
    – topics: 3D design & 3D engineering tools / Visualisation tools,
    Reverse engineering, Value Engineering / Virtual Engineering, Topology
    Optimization, Blockchain & more
  • 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.
  • April 17 – 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
  • April 17 – 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference
    – topics: 4D Printing from idea to full functionality, Smart materials,
    Applications & opportunities for designing and engineering
  • April 16-17 – Exhibition – Companies active in 3D Printing related fields will be present to showcase the latest developments.

For more information about the event and registration, we invite you to visit https://www.3dprintingevent.com/

This event is organised by Jakajima. For a complete list of upcoming conferences and events, we invite you to visit https://www.jakajima.eu/events/list/


Interregional collaboration on 3D Printing – Presented by Coen de Graaf, Brabant Province

Interregional collaboration on 3D Printing – Presented by Coen de Graaf, Brabant Province, at AM Integrated Factory Conference, on April 17, 2019, during 3D Printing Event in The Netherlands.

In this presentation we will inform you about our approach on interregional collaboration on 3D Printing. Europe’s innovative regions in manufacturing of high complex, low volume products and parts mainly for the high-tech industry we are facing the challenges and opportunities of digitization of the industry and new (production) technologies. In order to keep our position as innovative region we carry out an active strategy to speed up the uptake of new technologies and improve our competitiveness.

Additive manufacturing is a relatively new technology in addition to- or replacing “traditional” manufacturing processes. Before the industry, and in particular the SME’s are ready to implement any kind of this new technology, a lot of concerns and reluctance have to be overcome. Questions in relation to materials, design, pre- and post processing, automation, transfers, quality control and certification are to be addressed.

The Vanguard Initiative supports the collaboration between Research centers, fieldlabs, technical centers and companies on these topics. Fieldlabs are responsible for developing, industrialising and integrating Additive manufacturing technologies in the manufacturing industry and by nature are an important part of this eco-system. One objective of these Fieldlabs is to lower the thresholds for SME’s for uptaking new technologies like AM.

Interview

What drives you?

Europe faces an enormous challenge to increase its competitiveness. We need to modernize our industries rapidly. Regional collaboration in Europe is the best opportunity to speed up this modernization. Let’s contribute together!

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

This presentation will give you an insight of the current activities and opportunities in the Vanguard Initiative for companies, institutes and regional clusters.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

Clean, fast and flexible production saving energy and resources is vital to meet the societal challenges and at the same time increase our competitiveness. 3D printing is one of the solutions.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

We need to use new technologies like 3D Printing for reducing emissions and waste.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

There is still al lot of potential for SME’s in uptaking the 3D printing technologies. The Vanguard Initiative can help addressing the challenges SME’s face.

“Special Quote”

Interregional collaboration is necessary to improve the uptake of new technologies and support SME’s.

About Coen de Graaf

Mr. Coen de Graaf is projectleader at the Province of Brabant (regional public authority) on Hightech Innovation and co-leading the Factory of the Future-program of the region. He is also strongly involved in interregional partnerships like Vanguard and Manunet.

Within the Vanguard initiative he is co-leading projects on Additive manufacturing and Efficient & Sustainable manufacturing. He has great expertise in strategy development, project management and implementation of change -management.

Besides his role at the Province of Brabant, he is the national coordinator for the Human Capital Agenda of the High Tech sector in the Netherlands.

About Brabant Province

Noord-Brabant (English: North Brabant) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country. The Province of Noord-Brabant represents the administrative layer between the national government and the local municipalities. The provincial administration takes initiatives on an economic, social and cultural level and coordinates actions.

The provincial administration of Brabant is primarily concerned with:

Spatial development
Accessibility and mobility for the region
Regional economic policy
Culture and regional identity

About 3D Printing Event

On April 16 and April 17, 2019, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, will host a two-day 3D Printing Event focused on the entire 3D Printing manufacturing value chain from design to end product.The event will include five dedicated conferences and an exhibition.

  • April 16 – 3D Printing Materials Conference – topics: polymers (new materials), metals and multi materials used in 3D Printing
  • April 16 – 3D Design & Engineering Conference
    – topics: 3D design & 3D engineering tools / Visualisation tools,
    Reverse engineering, Value Engineering / Virtual Engineering, Topology
    Optimization, Blockchain & more
  • 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.
  • April 17 – 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
  • April 17 – 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference
    – topics: 4D Printing from idea to full functionality, Smart materials,
    Applications & opportunities for designing and engineering
  • April 16-17 – Exhibition – Companies active in 3D Printing related fields will be present to showcase the latest developments.

For more information about the event and registration, we invite you to visit https://www.3dprintingevent.com/

This event is organised by Jakajima. For a complete list of upcoming conferences and events, we invite you to visit https://www.jakajima.eu/events/list/

Stereolithography 3D Printing with biobased resins – Presented by Geraldine Schnelting, Green PAC

Stereolithography 3D Printing with biobased resins – Presented by Geraldine Schnelting, Green PAC, at 3D Printing Materials Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

The accessibility of cost-competitive renewable materials and their application in additive manufacturing is essential for an efficient biobased economy. Current photopolymer resins on the commercial market for stereolithografie 3D printing are fossil-based and expensive, while the availability of low-cost renewable resins is needed to facilitate waste-free and local manufacturing of sustainable 3D products.

Recently, photopolymer resins based on renewable (meth)acrylates were developed and successfully applied in stereolithography 3D printing. Continue reading “Stereolithography 3D Printing with biobased resins – Presented by Geraldine Schnelting, Green PAC”

3D Printing with new materials like silicones, epoxy resins and polyurethanes – Presented by Simon Kasböck, ViscoTec

3D Printing with new materials like silicones, epoxy resins and polyurethanes – Presented by Simon Kasböck, ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik GmbH, at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

While the additive manufacturing of metals and thermoplastics has already found its way into industrial applications, the 3D printing of fluids and pastes is still at the beginning of being used professionally. With this technology many new materials are available for the additive manufacturing process. These materials are for example silicones, epoxy resins and polyurethanes. Due to crosslinking of material between the layers at a molecular level, the mechanical properties in Z-direction are almost exactly the same as in the x-y plane. Continue reading “3D Printing with new materials like silicones, epoxy resins and polyurethanes – Presented by Simon Kasböck, ViscoTec”