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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Brightlands Materials Center launches project developing new polymeric materials for use in additive manufacturing & 4D printing

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”

Microporous materials for 3D-printing – Presented by Margot Segers, Brightlands Materials Center

Margot Segers

Microporous materials for 3D-printing – Presented by Margot Segers, Brightlands Materials Center, at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

Additive manufacturing provides excellent opportunities for the production of customized products with high design of freedom. The potential for expanding the range of AM photopolymer-based resins with added functionalities is huge.

Applications specifically benefitting from the design of freedom are those in the biomedical field, where complex shapes and small production series are often required. Uses like medical implants, materials for drug delivery, and scaffolds for tissue engineering can be considered. These applications, particularly the latter, can benefit from the polymer material being permeable to aqueous solutions. Continue reading “Microporous materials for 3D-printing – Presented by Margot Segers, Brightlands Materials Center”

REMINDER: Sign up now for Additive Manufacturing training workshops

Additive Manufacturing training Workshops

Registration has opened for the Additive Manufacturing training Workshops on Fundamentals of AM Designs and Selecting AM Materials & Processes, organized by UL and Brightlands Materials Center. Join us!

Fundamentals of AM Designs is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, 2017 and Selecting AM Materials & Processes is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The Workshops take place at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus (BCC) in Geleen, The Netherlands, just before the 3D Printing Materials Conference of February 2 at the same location. Both courses will be offered as condensed single day workshops at a price of €650 per participant per workshop. The workshops will be led by Paul Bates, Manager of the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center.

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