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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3D Printing of Self Healing Soft Robots

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Presentation / Interview by Professor Bram Vanderborght

A JakajimaTV interview with Professor Bram Vanderborght. He is Professor in Robotics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, core lab manager of Flanders Make, and member of the Brussels Human Robotic research center. He is also coordinator of the European project SHERO on self-healing soft robots, and Editor in Chief of Robotics & Automation Magazine.

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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

TU Wien develops method by which tailored, tough polymers can be made at high resolution for 3D printing

TU Wien develops method by which tailored, tough polymers can be made at high resolution for 3D printing

The Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) in Austria has developed a new approach for high-resolution 3D printing of tailored, homogenously crosslinked, tough, methacrylate-based photopolymers. Continue reading “TU Wien develops method by which tailored, tough polymers can be made at high resolution for 3D printing”

The future for high quality components seems to be in metal 3D printing

Most everyone in the 3D printing industry is well aware that the future for high quality components seems to be in metal 3D printing. With that in mind, researchers have been steadily refining the process, and now a team at Northwestern University has come up with a process that even allows the use of inexpensive rust powder, which is more lightweight, offers greater stability, and is safer and more affordable in comparison to other iron powders. Continue reading “The future for high quality components seems to be in metal 3D printing”

“3D and 4D printing of tough hydrogel materials” – Presented by Marc in het Panhuis, University of Wollongong

Hydrogels are smart and multifunctional materials with a real potential for use in a variety of novel applications including soft robotics, (edible) sensors and bionic implants. Consisting of a highly swollen polymer network, hydrogels are typically soft and brittle which means that they are not compatible with many traditional techniques used to process raw materials into useful structures. In this presentation I will demonstrate a variety of (extrusion-based) 3D and 4D printing techniques for processing hydrogel inks alongside other inks of structural polymers to create a range of composite architectures including a smart valve, an artificial cartilage meniscus, an artificial tendon, brain-like structures and edible electronic circuits. Continue reading ““3D and 4D printing of tough hydrogel materials” – Presented by Marc in het Panhuis, University of Wollongong”

“Material Development for Fused Deposition Modeling”, Presented by Martin Faber, Applied Polymer Innovations/ Innofil3D

Optimization of the material properties of filaments is an essential factor in broadening the applicability and increasing the ease of use of fused deposition modeling (FDM). It is necessary to understand how the materials behave during heating and cooling in a FDM 3D printer. During this session important aspects of the material properties and their influence on the printing behavior will be explained. Continue reading ““Material Development for Fused Deposition Modeling”, Presented by Martin Faber, Applied Polymer Innovations/ Innofil3D”

New 3D Printing Process for Bioceramics Presented by Multistation

High-performance ceramics are seen as the next frontier for industrial rapid prototyping, some manufacturing and also, as we have begun to see recently, for biofabrication and 3D bioprinting. Biocerawax, a new AM process which is being presented by French 3D printer distributor Multistation, focuses on this latest aspect by introducing a new method for low-cost, bioceramic 3D printing based on Solidscape’s DoD (Drop on Demand) high-res, wax-based AM process. Continue reading “New 3D Printing Process for Bioceramics Presented by Multistation”

“Broadening the use of technical ceramics”, Presented by Richard Gaignon, 3DCeram

The second industrial revolution heralded the mechanization and automation of the mass production of ceramic parts, focusing in low-cost production. China became the workshop of the world, making it much more difficult to manufacture products that are not made in mass quantities. This approach runs contrary to the natural path of innovation… What ceramic users can do if they don’t have the capacity to invest in costly production machine tools to test an idea? Ceramic 3D printing helps to get back to fabricating internaly. Today, this technology looks like a new ceramic industrial revolution. Continue reading ““Broadening the use of technical ceramics”, Presented by Richard Gaignon, 3DCeram”