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”
While 3D printing technology has been responsible for many advances and inventions over the years, it’s not foolproof – some methods don’t produce items with the best material properties, and others result in surfaces that are rough and unclean. The Vienna University of Technology, better known as TU Wien, is responsible for many innovations in 3D printing materials. The university also generated a spin-off company, the startup Cubicure, which developed a new 3D printing technique called hot lithography.
TU Wien has spent years developing 3D printing processes, along with material mixtures that are well-suited for a wide variety of applications. Cubicure is a direct result of this research.
Dr. Robert Gmeiner, CEO of Cubicure, said, “3D printing already plays a key role in the production of prototypes or utility models. But even for all industrial products that are produced in small quantities or have to be tailored to the individual needs of the individual customer – such as components in the medical sector – the high-quality 3D printing offers great opportunities.” Continue reading “TU Wien Spin-Off Cubicure introduces new 3D Printing materials”
3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Northbridge as Start-Up Partner. The event takes place on 17 April 2018 at Brightlands Chemelot, Geleen, The Netherlands.
Northbridge is a young yet stable & fast growing 3D filament company, having started in 2013. We develop and manufacture a broad range of FDM filaments suited for demands from all kinds of users. Through continuous improvement in the manufacturing process and tracking test, our brands ‘Hatchbox’ and ‘Kexcelled’ products have already gained a worldwide reputation.
The key to excellent 3D printing is through matching the best quality filament with a good price. Let us help you to realize the 3d printing dream. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Northbridge as Start-Up Partner”
Application oriented design and development of laser sintering materials – Presented by Rob Kleijnen, inspire AG at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.
Laser sintering (LS) is a widely adopted additive manufacturing technology for the production of small-to-medium sized series of end-use parts. When developing new materials for this process, the most value can be created if the design freedom that additive manufacturing offers is taken into account. It is not sufficient to merely develop a material that can be processed well on a laser sintering machine. Only when material properties are tuned specifically with certain applications already in mind, a synergy between part functionality and material properties can be achieved.
About Rob Kleijnen
After his graduation from TU Eindhoven as chemical engineer, with specialization in polymers and composites, Rob Kleijnen started as scientific assistant at inspire AG in 2014. In this capacity, he has worked with various partners from industry on the development of new materials for SLS. Under the supervision of Prof. Konrad Wegener at the ETH Zürich, Rob is also working on a PhD thesis with the same topic. Continue reading “Application oriented design and development of laser sintering materials – Presented by Rob Kleijnen, inspire AG”