Embedding Unique Functionalities in composites by continuous fiber printing – Presented by Andrea Gasperini, Brightlands Materials Center

Andrea Gasperini

Andrea Gasperini, Brightlands Materials Center, will hold his talk at 3D Printing Materials Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

The presentation will provide initially an overview over the range of possible sensors (pressure, elongation, flexural) that have been embedded in composites by exploiting the freedom in fiber positioning by FDM. The response of continuous carbon fibers as a function of flexural load will be presented in a more comprehensive fashion.

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Stereolithography 3D Printing with biobased resins – Presented by Geraldine Schnelting, Green PAC

Geraldine Schnelting

Stereolithography 3D Printing with biobased resins – Presented by Geraldine Schnelting, Green PAC, at 3D Printing Materials Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

The accessibility of cost-competitive renewable materials and their application in additive manufacturing is essential for an efficient biobased economy. Current photopolymer resins on the commercial market for stereolithografie 3D printing are fossil-based and expensive, while the availability of low-cost renewable resins is needed to facilitate waste-free and local manufacturing of sustainable 3D products.

Recently, photopolymer resins based on renewable (meth)acrylates were developed and successfully applied in stereolithography 3D printing. Continue reading “Stereolithography 3D Printing with biobased resins – Presented by Geraldine Schnelting, Green PAC”

3D Printing with new materials like silicones, epoxy resins and polyurethanes – Presented by Simon Kasböck, ViscoTec

Simon Kasböck

3D Printing with new materials like silicones, epoxy resins and polyurethanes – Presented by Simon Kasböck, ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik GmbH, at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

While the additive manufacturing of metals and thermoplastics has already found its way into industrial applications, the 3D printing of fluids and pastes is still at the beginning of being used professionally. With this technology many new materials are available for the additive manufacturing process. These materials are for example silicones, epoxy resins and polyurethanes. Due to crosslinking of material between the layers at a molecular level, the mechanical properties in Z-direction are almost exactly the same as in the x-y plane. Continue reading “3D Printing with new materials like silicones, epoxy resins and polyurethanes – Presented by Simon Kasböck, ViscoTec”

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

tough polymers

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”

Topology optimized parts printed from high performance polymers to have great short-term potential – Interview with Kevin Eckes, Aerosint

Kevin Eckes

Topology optimized parts printed from high performance polymers to have great short-term potential – Interview with Kevin Eckes, Aerosint

Kevin Eckes is R&D Engineer at Aerosint. He will speak about Selective powder deposition: bringing multi-material capability to industrial additive manufacturing during the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on Apr 17, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

What drives you?

I am motivated to make 3D printing a truly indispensable technology; an invaluable tool in nearly every industry. I think this can only happen by broadening the material range and processing capabilities as much as possible while reducing the cost and waste associated with 3D printing. Continue reading “Topology optimized parts printed from high performance polymers to have great short-term potential – Interview with Kevin Eckes, Aerosint”

Post-processing of SLS nylon materials – Presented by Daphne Laméris, Shapeways

Daphne Laméris

Post-processing of SLS nylon materials – Presented by Daphne Laméris, Shapeways, at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands. Read the interview

Once a SLS printer is finished, the production is not. The post-processing of 3D printed models has some unique challenges. In this presentation those challenges as well as solutions applied by Shapeways will be discussed.

About Daphne Laméris
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3D Printing Materials 2018 event updates | Shapeways, inspireAG, TU Delft speakers & more

3D Printing Materials Conference 2018

Meet our latest speakers for 3D Printing Materials Conference 2018, Apr 17, Geleen, The Netherlands:

  • Daphne Laméris, Product Development Engineer, Shapeways, The Netherlands, on ‘postprocessing 3D Printed polymers’
  • Shoufeng Yang, Professor of Additive Manufacturing, KU Leuven, Belgium, on ‘3D multi material printing’
  • Varun Srinivas, PhD Candidate, Maastricht University, the Netherlands, on ‘molecular design of thermoplastics with unique functionalties for 3D printing’
  • Rob Kleijnen, PhD Additive Manufacturing – Selective Laser Sintering of polymers, inspire AG, Switzerland
  • Dolores Hilhorst, PhD Candidate, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, on ‘multi-material FDM 3D printing’

When you register for the conference, you can also attend sessions during the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, which takes place in parallel at the same location – see the program here https://3ddeconference.com/program/

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Finally people are realizing that 3D printing is more than just a machine – Daphne Laméris, Shapeways

Daphne Laméris

Finally people are realizing that 3D printing is more than just a machine – Daphne Laméris, Shapeways

Daphne Laméris is Product Development Engineer at Shapeways. She will speak about Post-processing of SLS nylon materials during the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands. 

What drives you?

I got into 3D printing because having an idea in your head and the actual physical product in your hands only a few days or weeks later, is simply amazing. My goal is to make the realization of ideas easier and the product better.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

Materials available for 3D printing are getting more functional with better properties. This increases the possible applications for 3D printing in both consumer and industrial environments. The industry as a whole is also more maturing. Finally people are realizing that 3D printing is more than just a machine, but also involves pre- and -post-production as well as quality control. Continue reading “Finally people are realizing that 3D printing is more than just a machine – Daphne Laméris, Shapeways”

3D Printing in a Fraction of the Time (Video)

3D Printing

3D Printing in a Fraction of the Time

By using laser-generated, hologram-like 3D images flashed into photosensitive resin, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, along with academic collaborators, have discovered they can build complex 3D parts in a fraction of the time of traditional layer-by-layer printing. With this process, researchers have printed beams, planes, struts at arbitrary angles, lattices and complex and uniquely curved objects in a matter of seconds.

While additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, is enabling engineers and scientists to build parts in configurations and designs never before possible, the impact of the technology has been limited by layer-based printing methods, which can take up to hours or days to build three-dimensional parts, depending on their complexity. Continue reading “3D Printing in a Fraction of the Time (Video)”

RICOH’s Additive Manufacturing capabilities to extend for wider range of end-use parts

RICOH’s

RICOH’s Additive Manufacturing capabilities to extend for wider range of end-use parts

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, and Ricoh, the leading technology supplier in the field of laser sintering machines for 3D printing of plastic powders, are evolving their Additive Manufacturing capabilities through a development partnership.

BASF and Ricoh are collaborating on materials, processing and application development to bring further innovation to the market.  The partnership also includes development of new materials for the RICOH AM S5500P, which has been installed by BASF in its 3D-P Application Technology Center in Heidelberg. The agreement will increase the capabilities of the high-end plastic sintering production machines.

Greg Plowman, Director of Ricoh Europe’s European Additive Manufacturing Business Group said: “The wider success of the AM market in the coming years rests on the crucial advances made in material sciences. These improvements will pave the way for creative implementations in new verticals and industries. By partnering with BASF as one of the largest material manufacturers in the world, we can jointly enhance our development expertise to meet specific and advanced customer requirements for end-use parts.”  Continue reading “RICOH’s Additive Manufacturing capabilities to extend for wider range of end-use parts”