New developments of short and continuous fibre printing (VIDEO)

César Stüpp

by César Stüpp, Research Scientist, 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.

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Strength of 3D Printed Polymer Parts (VIDEO)

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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.

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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.

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.

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Tessa ten Cate, Brightlands Materials Center, will moderate 3D Printing Event

Tessa ten Cate

Tessa ten Cate, Brightlands Materials Center, will moderate 3D Printing Event

About Tessa ten Cate
Tessa ten Cate has a background in polymer chemistry and biomaterials and holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2004, she joined TNO as a research scientist, and worked on the development of polymer materials for novel processing technologies, including additive manufacturing. Since 2015, she is program manager Additive Manufacturing for Brightlands Materials Center.

About Brightlands Materials Center
Brightlands Materials Center is an independent R&D Center in the field of polymeric materials, established in March 2015 by TNO and the Province of Limburg. Brightlands Materials Center is located at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen, the Netherlands. We develop innovative solutions meeting societal challenges and industrial needs in a number of shared research programs: Lightweight Automotive, Additive Manufacturing and Sustainable Buildings. We use all available knowledge through our partnerships with academia to develop new and innovative application technologies required by our industrial partners to bring new and sustainable products to the market.

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/

Brightlands Materials Center launches project developing new polymeric materials for use in additive manufacturing & 4D printing

Brightlands Materials Center launches project developing new polymeric materials for use in additive manufacturing & 4D printing

Brightlands Materials Center and partners DSM, Xilloc Medical, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Maastricht and NWO have started a unique four years project to progress new polymeric materials for use in additive manufacturing and 4D printing. These materials are aimed to bring improved and novel properties to products made from them. The innovative materials are based on the recently developed concepts of dynamic and reversible chemistry.   Continue reading “Brightlands Materials Center launches project developing new polymeric materials for use in additive manufacturing & 4D printing”

Microporous materials for 3D-printing – Presented by Margot Segers, Brightlands Materials Center

Microporous materials for 3D-printing – Presented by Margot Segers, Brightlands Materials Center, at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

Additive manufacturing provides excellent opportunities for the production of customized products with high design of freedom. The potential for expanding the range of AM photopolymer-based resins with added functionalities is huge.

Applications specifically benefitting from the design of freedom are those in the biomedical field, where complex shapes and small production series are often required. Uses like medical implants, materials for drug delivery, and scaffolds for tissue engineering can be considered. These applications, particularly the latter, can benefit from the polymer material being permeable to aqueous solutions. Continue reading “Microporous materials for 3D-printing – Presented by Margot Segers, Brightlands Materials Center”

REMINDER: Sign up now for Additive Manufacturing training workshops

Registration has opened for the Additive Manufacturing training Workshops on Fundamentals of AM Designs and Selecting AM Materials & Processes, organized by UL and Brightlands Materials Center. Join us!

Fundamentals of AM Designs is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, 2017 and Selecting AM Materials & Processes is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The Workshops take place at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus (BCC) in Geleen, The Netherlands, just before the 3D Printing Materials Conference of February 2 at the same location. Both courses will be offered as condensed single day workshops at a price of €650 per participant per workshop. The workshops will be led by Paul Bates, Manager of the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center.

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