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”
Additive manufacturing can also be used to repair components of aircraft engine
The exciting news for air transport, and aviation in general, is that the brand new additive technology, which already allows engine parts to be produced by 3D printing, can also be used to repair the components of an aircraft engine. In fact, among the additive technologies recently developed, Cold Spray is finally to be applied in Avio Aero, and for the first time in GE, on the accessory drive train of the GE90. In addition, the Avio Aero repair teams at Brindisi and the Additive Repair Development Centre at the Polytechnic of Bari are proceeding with the development and study of this technology (as well as Laser Deposition) for several other applications. These include portions of components or engine parts for other aircraft, such as the GEnx, CFM56, and some others which power the largest aircraft daily flying between countries and continents. Continue reading “Additive manufacturing can also be used to repair components of aircraft engine (Video)”
Architecture firms Arup, CLS Architetti are 3D printing a concrete house
Architecture firms Arup, UK, and CLS Architetti, Italy, are 3D printing a concrete house as part of their 3D Housing 05 project, for this year’s Milan Design Week.
Designed to be disassembled and moved, the house will be 3D printed over the course of a week, on site at Milan’s Piazza Cesare Beccaria. It will feature a living area, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom over an area of 100 square meters. The architects intend the house to be a demonstration of the maturity of concrete 3D printing for architectural applications. Continue reading “Architecture firms Arup, CLS Architetti are 3D printing a concrete house”
Aachen and it’s region – Leading in Additive Manufacturing – Presented by Cristoph Zymla and Angelica Backes, ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing, at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.
Short overview over the acitivities in AM in the Aachen region Continue reading “Aachen and it’s region – Leading in Additive Manufacturing – Presented by Cristoph Zymla and Angelica Backes, ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing”
Today’s automotive manufacturers are faced with the ever-increasing demand of improving vehicle efficiency. Manufacturers have tackled the problem from all angles: reducing weight, creating more efficient internal combustion engines, improving powertrains, and reducing noise. But to achieve a more efficient performing vehicle, the automotive market has started using a new process.
Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) brings a natural competitive advantage for time to-market contraction of new ideas and for the development of innovative solutions. AM is used for prototyping parts with quality fit and function. The process has also been used to mass manufacture parts that require a unique shape, typically impossible to achieve via traditional machining. Continue reading “New steel material for additive manufacturing used by GKN Sinter Metals and Porsche Engineering”
Researchers 3D print all-liquid material that could be used to construct liquid electronics
Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to print 3-D structures composed entirely of liquids. Using a modified 3-D printer, they injected threads of water into silicone oil — sculpting tubes made of one liquid within another liquid.
They envision their all-liquid material could be used to construct liquid electronics that power flexible, stretchable devices. The scientists also foresee chemically tuning the tubes and flowing molecules through them, leading to new ways to separate molecules or precisely deliver nanoscale building blocks to under-construction compounds. Continue reading “Researchers 3D print all-liquid material that could be used to construct liquid electronics (video)”
3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes FARO as Bronze Partner. The event takes place on 17 April 2018 at Brightlands Chemelot, Geleen, The Netherlands.
FARO® is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology.
The company develops and manufactures leading edge solutions that enable high-precision 3D capture, measurement and analysis across a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, engineering and public safety. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes FARO as Bronze Partner”
Multi-Material FDM 3D Printing – Presented by Dolores Hilhorst, PhD Candidate, TU Delft at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.
Various Additive Manufacturing systems are capable of fabricating objects that consist of multiple materials. Among these systems are multi-extruder FDM machines, which can repeatedly switch between different filaments within a single build. In this presentation, opportunities and challenges related to multi-material FDM 3D printing are briefly addressed: What possibilities does multi-material FDM offer in terms of material combinations and heterogeneous structures? For which applications would multi-material FDM be interesting? And how can designers model multi-material objects that are to be 3D printed? Continue reading “Multi-Material FDM 3D Printing – Presented by Dolores Hilhorst, TU Delft”
3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Interreg project “Accelerate3” as Exhibitor
About Interreg project “Accelerate3”
In Accelerate3, project partners Chemelot Research Facilities BV, Centexbel, KU Leuven Campus Kulak Kortrijk and TUA West join forces in the development of bio-based materials for Additive Manufacturing. In this way, the project wants to strengthen the specific expertise and test infrastructure with regard to 3D printing from Dutch Limburg and West Flanders. Both regions have a similar economic mix, the majority of which are small and medium-sized enterprises. In addition, they face similar challenges and are active in the field of Additive Manufacturing, with complementary specializations, from polymer formulations to processing to material characterization. Cross-border clustering allows SMEs and SMEs active in Additive Manufacturing to grow in both regions; thanks to Accelerate3, they can count on an extensive and complementary range of test and research infrastructure. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Interreg project “Accelerate3” as Exhibitor”