Brightlands Chemelot Campus is Hosting Partner of 3D Printing Materials Conference

Brightlands Chemelot Campus is Hosting Partner of 3D Printing Materials Conference, which will take place on April 17, 2018.

About Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Smart and Sustainable

Brightlands Chemelot Campus is one of the eight National Science and Innovation Parks in The Netherlands. Since 2012, the campus development is executed by a consortium of three parties: Royal DSM, the Province of Limburg and Maastricht University. In Sittard-Geleen advanced educational institutes and research institutes have been set up. Existing and new companies have developed, expanded or moved their activities to the campus. The Brightlands Innovation Factory was set up to stimulate entrepreneurship at Brightlands.

To accommodate these organizations, state-of-the-art facilities were realized, including laboratories, cleanrooms, conference centers, startup facilities as well as pilot plants. At the start of 2017, the number of people at the campus was 2500. The objective is to grow to almost 3900 community members in 2023.

We opt for sustainable and smart materials and smart and sustainable chemical processes as the main feature of the campus. In materials development, we look at entire value chains such as biomedical, automotive and packaging and focus on sustainable, efficient production of bio-based materials. For the sustainable and smart chemistry, we consciously work together with the partners at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus and the Chemelot Industrial Park. New areas we are involved in are electrification and water treatment.

3d printing materials conferenceAbout 3D Printing Materials Conference
The 5th edition of the 3D Printing Materials Conference will take place on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands. At the same location, on April 18, 2018, the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference will be be held.

The roads to success in the 3D printing sector will depend on fine-tuning materials to the needs of each application. This fine-tuning process will involve the type and the quality, strength and costs of materials, but also the selection of marketing channels and for example packaging of the end product.

Since each user group and each application needs its own materials set, the market has huge potential: it seems that hardly a day goes by without new materials being added to the 3D printing palette.

But simultaneously, it raises many associated questions: which developments can be expected in the near future? Which markets will be influenced on short term? How can materials be produced cost-efficiently?

The conference will answer this kind of questions.

Who should attend? Any person who is involved in developing products for 3D printing, from designer to engineer, from researcher to 3D printer manufacturer and from material manufacturer to material reseller.