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).
Speakers representing organizations such as Royal Dutch Shell, Shapeways, 3D Hubs, KU Leuven, Dimension4.xyz, Maastricht University, Oostdam Engineering, RP Platform, Brightlands Materials Center, Delft University of Technology, discussed the latest industry topics.
These topics included: Blockchain and 3D Printing | Reverse Engineering | Molecular design of thermoplastics with unique functionalities for 3D printing | Software Automation: The Future of Additive Manufacturing | Microporous materials for 3D-printing | Multi-Material FDM 3D Printing.
On April 18, the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference took place at the same location. It is the first conference of its kind, now at the 3rd edition, focused on shape memory materials & 3D printing, smart materials & their applications.
Speakers from Keio University (Japan), University of Wollongong (Australia), Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands), Aachen University (Germany), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials (Germany), to name only a few, touched on topics such as 4D Textiles: 3D printed hybrid textiles for shape change and self-assembly | 4D Printing for Shoes and other garments | 4D Printing for new Building Façades Design and more.
At the exhibition on April 17, companies such as FARO, Design8, Interreg project “Accelerate3”, American Elements and Northbridge were present.
Below you can see the program of the entire event:
Day 1, 17 April 2018
|8:30||9:30||Welcome and registration|
|9:30||09:35||Moderator, Tessa ten Cate, Program Manager Additive Manufacturing, Brightlands Materials Center, More information|
|9:35||10:05||Patrick de Winter, Digital Innovation Advisor, Royal Dutch Shell, The Netherlands, on “Why does 3D printing matter to Shell?”, More information|
|10:05||10:35||Shoufeng Yang, Professor of Additive Manufacturing, KU Leuven, Belgium, on ‘3D multi material printing’|
|10:35||11:15||Coffee Break + Visit Expo
|11:15||11:45||Nikolas Taillieu, Founder, Dimension4.xyz, Belgium, on ‘Blockchain and 3D Printing’|
|11:45||12:15||Daphne Laméris, Product Development Engineer, Shapeways, The Netherlands, on “Post-processing of SLS nylon materials”, More information; Read the interview|
|12:15||12:55||Alkaios Bournias Varotsis, Technical Marketing Engineer, 3D Hubs, on “Boosting productivity with 3D printing design tools for engineers”, More information|
|12:55||13:55||Lunch Break + Visit Expo
|3D Printing Materials
||3D Design & Engineering
|13:55||14:25||Varun Srinivas, PhD Candidate, Maastricht University / Zuyd University of Applied Science, The Netherlands, on ‘molecular design of thermoplastics with unique functionalties for 3D printing’||Maarten Oostdam, Owner, Oostdam Engineering, The Netherlands, on “Reverse Engineering”, More information|
|14:25||14:55||Kevin Eckes, R&D Engineer, Aerosint, Belgium, on “Selective powder deposition: bringing multi-material capability to industrial additive manufacturing”, More information; Read the interview||Orlando Sardaro, General Manager, Design8, on “Get it right, from the start”, More information, Read the interview
|14:55||15:25||Rob Kleijnen, Scientific Assistant R&D SLS, inspire AG, Switzerland, on “Application oriented design and development of laser sintering materials”, More information||Olivier Lieater, Business Development Engineer for Additive Manufacturing, e-Xtream engineering, Belgium, on “Advanced simulation to leverage the true Additive Manufacturing potential”, More information|
|15:25||15:45||Coffee Break + Visit Expo
|15:45||16:15||Cristoph Zymla, Project Coordinator, and Angelica Backes, ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing, on “Aachen and it’s region – Leading in Additive Manufacturing”, Read more||Victoria Akinsowon, Marketing Manager, RP Platform, United Kingdom, on “Software Automation: The Future of Additive Manufacturing”, More information; Read the interview|
|16:15||16:45||Maialen Perez, Representative, Watify Consortium, on “The Watify Campaign for the modernisation of the European industry, and activities concerning 3D Printing Materials”, More information||Simon Vermeir and Benjamin Denayer, Sirris, Belgium, on ‘3D design and engineering in the Additive Manufacturing integrated factory’|
|16:45||18:00||Networking and + Visit Expo
Day 2, 18 April 2018
|8:30||9:30||Welcome and registration|
|9:30||09:35||Moderator: Pieter Hermans, Matchmaker for Innovators, Jakajima|
|09:35||10:05||Marc in het Panhuis, Professor of Materials Science, University of Wollongong, Australia, on “3D and 4D printing of edible and living hydrogel materials”, More information; Read the interview|
|10:05||10:35||Niek van Sleeuwen, Perflex – Eindhoven University of Technology, on “4D Shoemaking”, More information|
|10:35||11:15||Coffee Break + Networking
|11:15||11:45||David Schmelzeisen, Head of 4D textiles group, Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University, Germany on “4D Textiles: 3D printed hybrid textiles for shape change and self assembly”, More information|
|11:45||12:15||Marta Invernizzi, PhD, Politecnico di Milano, Collaborator, ChIP Lab (Laboratory of Chemistry and Characterization of Innovative Polymers), Italy, on “4D printing of modified polycaprolactone with self-healing abilities”, More information|
|12:15||13:45||Lunch + Networking
|13:45||14:15||Hiroya Tanaka, Professor, Keio University/ Director, Social Fabrication Lab, Keio SFC/ Executive Director, Keio Research Institute at SFC, Japan, on “4D Printing for new Building Façades Design”, More information|
|14:15||14:45||Jens Schlimbach, Deputy Research Director,
The Institute for Composite Materials (IVW), Germany, on “IFDM: 3D Printing with Continuous Fiber Reinforcement”, More information
|14:45||15:30||Coffee Break + Networking
|15:30||16:00||Florent Cosandier, Senior R&D Engineer, CSEM, Switzerland, on “From active tuning of single cell stiffness towards multipurpose (re)programmable mechanism”, More information|
|16:00||16:30||Matthew Berwind, Researcher, PhD candidate, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Germany, on “Programmable mechanical metamaterials”, More information|
|16:30||17:30||Drinks + Networking