Accelerating Additive Manufacturing with process automation and integration – Presented by Harry Kleijnen, Additive Industries

Harry Kleijnen, Additive Industries will speak at AM Integrated Factory Conference, on April 17, 2019, during 3D Printing Event in The Netherlands.

Todays end to end additive manufacturing production processes are characterized by many separated process steps requiring intensive manual labour and complex planning processes.

For series production of parts this way of working will be too costly and is prone to errors jeopardizing overall equipment efficiency. In his presentation Harry Kleijnen will elaborate on Additive Industries vision and solutions for integrated and automated additive manufacturing.

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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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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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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/


Digitalisation offers the keys of Additive manufacturing inside of the Industry 4.0 eco-system – Presented by Manuel Michiels, Materialise

Digitalisation offers the keys of Additive manufacturing inside of the Industry 4.0 eco-system – Presented by Manuel Michiels, Materialise, at AM Integrated Factory Conference, on April 17, 2019, during 3D Printing Event in The Netherlands.

Driven by an increased demand for process control, traceability, combined with high labor costs: the digitalization of the manufacturing industry is happening on a rapid pace. A little disconnected from the ‘make’ industry, additive manufacturing has mainly been maturing in prototyping bureaus and research labs over the last 3 decades.

Today, more and more applications are found to bring this technology forward as a serial production method. Together with an annual growth rate of 25% (Wohlers) and an anticipated overall business impact of 100 Billion by 2025 (McKinsey), gives an indication that the technology is ready to be connected into the industry 4.0 eco system.

Firstly, this presentation will provide some insights on the various connections and integrations that need to happen to bring additive manufacturing forward into the digital eco-system of serial production. The increased level of interconnectivity is further accelerated by the standardization of many of the data flows.

Secondly, some exciting new workflows and opportunities will be presented that can be captured by digitalizing the AM manufacturing flow.

Interview

What drives you?

Analyzing market evolutions and identifying exciting new opportunities that will allow even more meaningful additive manufacturing applications to happen. I have a firm believe that open innovation between many industrial stakeholders is the best way forward to boost this industry.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

Get an overview of the standardisations and integrations that are needed to run a 3D printing production line.

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

Short term: hybrid data formats, 3MF and MTConnect standard
Long term: Digital rights management and machine learning

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

Short term: They will allow for end to end digital engineering and manufacturing flows with additive manufacturing.
Long term: They will allow further scaling of AM production into a distributed manufacturing network and further process control and optimisation.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

The industry will always balance between proprietary information and systems that will openly share information.

“Special Quote”

Additive manufacturing is born as a digital technology, make sure to get most out of it.

About Manuel Michiels

Following technological trends and market evolutions, it is my task to initiate and develop the strategic innovations that will bring additive manufacturing forward.

Manuel Michiels is a forward thinking technologist that looks into the future of Additive Manufacturing. As an innovation manager on the software department of Materialise, he works on adding novel technologies and applications to the Materialise Software portfolio based on business and market intelligence.

His business and technological insights grew out of a solid experience as application engineer offering training and consultancy for a range of industries using the 3D Printing technology. Manuel co-develop projects in which external companies, like Siemens PLM for example, rely on the 27+ years of Materialise’ leading technology to strength their entry into the domain of Additive Manufacturing.

More recently, Manuel successfully initiated and managed the adoption of finite element analysis into the Materialise Software platform.

About Materialise

Our open and flexible platforms enable players in industries such as healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise has combined the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world. Ultimately, we empower our customers to transition towards a digital manufacturing process and to launch innovations that have the potential to forever change the faces of their industries. And that’s what keeps us pioneering. That’s why we continue to encourage, inspire, and co-create for a better and healthier world.

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/

Industrial Finishing Solutions for High-Volume AM Applications – Presented by Maximilian Kraus, DyeMansion

Industrial Finishing Solutions for High-Volume AM Applications – Presented by Maximilian Kraus, DyeMansion, at 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference on April 17, 2019, during 3D Printing Event in The Netherlands.

Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to revolutionize the future of manufacturing. As for the production of polymer plastic parts this means not only challenging, but keeping up with the status quo, injection molding. In order to achieve this, AM has to change for the better along its whole value chain and improve part design, part building and part finishing.

Based on customer case studies Maximilian Kraus gives an overview of the current situation as well as an outlook of what to come.

Interview

What drives you?

The driving force of our company and our vision is to challenge conventional manufacturing technologies.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

So far, little attention has been paid to the whole post-processing topic. We realized that this part of the AM chain is especially important to make the next big step towards serial AM production.

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

We see a very big potential in powder-bed technologies as those really allow freedom of design.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

We are sure that powder-bed printing technologies will be an accepted way of manufacturing for diverse industries.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

Keeping the three pillars of AM – Design, Build and Finish – always connected and balanced.

“Special Quote”

AM has the potential to revolutionize the future of manufacturing.

About DyeMansion GmbH

DyeMansion is a Munich, Germany-based company offering finishing systems that turn 3D-printed raw parts into high-value products.

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/

3D Printing Event welcomes Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces as Gold Sponsor

Hirtenberger

3D Printing Event welcomes Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces as Gold Sponsor

About Hirtenberger

Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces is an E2E process provider and technical partner for innovative functional metallic surfaces. Based on extensive research and many years of development work, we offer smart production processes for electrochemical surface finishing that go beyond the limitations of state of the art galvanic coatings. We specifically developed our Hirtisation® process for the post-treatment of 3D printed metal parts. Without any mechanical process steps, Hirtisation® is capable of removing partially melted particles and support structures as well as levelling and polishing the surface. Hirtisation® is applicable for all alloys typically used in Aerospace like Ti, Al and Inconel.

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/

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/

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”

Experience from HIP and Heat treatment of Printed Inconnel 718 and Ti6Al4 – Presented by Mats Sjöstedt, Quintus Technologies AB

Experience from HIP and Heat treatment of Printed Inconnel 718 and Ti6Al4 – Presented by Mats Sjöstedt, Quintus Technologies AB, at 3D Printing Materials Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

Parts that are printed and have a critical application are always requested to be treated in a Hot Isostatic Press (HIP) to remove defects to achieve a robust and stable production quality. Many printed alloys are also requested to be Heat-Treated to receive a desired microstructure for best static properties.

Quintus Technologies AB have conducted several studies were the HIP and HT has been combined in one HIP-furnace to reduce cost, lead time and improve control of the treatment. In this Presentation we will share some of the experience received from studies conducted on Inconel 718 and Ti6Al4 . Continue reading “Experience from HIP and Heat treatment of Printed Inconnel 718 and Ti6Al4 – Presented by Mats Sjöstedt, Quintus Technologies AB”