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”

Additive manufacturing simulation solution as enabler for confident lightweight automotive design – Presented by Olivier Lietaer, e-Xstream engineering

Olivier Lietaer

Additive manufacturing simulation solution as enabler for confident lightweight automotive design – Presented by Olivier Lietaer, e-Xstream engineering at the 3D Printing Materials Conference which will take place on 2 February 2017 at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands. Continue reading “Additive manufacturing simulation solution as enabler for confident lightweight automotive design – Presented by Olivier Lietaer, e-Xstream engineering”

Rob Wolfs, Eindhoven University of Technology, Will Speak at the 3D Printing Materials Conference

Rob Wolfs, Eindhoven University of Technology, will speak about “3D printing of sustainable concrete structures – From a black and white printer towards a colour printer” at the 3D Printing Materials Conference.

Concrete is worldwide used as one of the major construction materials, both in situ and prefabricated. It is cheap, fire resistant and durable. However, the costs of a typical concrete structures consist for about 50% on the formwork needed. Besides, the cement production is responsible for a serious part of the exhaust of greenhouse gasses worldwide. Continue reading “Rob Wolfs, Eindhoven University of Technology, Will Speak at the 3D Printing Materials Conference”

“From prototypes to products with Laser Additive Manufacturing” – Presented by Dr. Ing. Johannes Witzel, Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing

Due to the local heat input of a focused laser beam, material properties in the surface region of a component can be adjusted while at the same time achieving minimal distortion. Furthermore it is possible to produce components almost without geometric restrictions (construction of new parts), and/or repair damaged components. Applications for Laser Additive Manufacturing are seen in areas such as tool and mold manufacturing, turbo machinery, aerospace, medical, automotive and electrical engineering. This presentation gives an overview on the technological potentials as well as on the current R&D trends for the laser-based processes Selective Laser Melting (SLM) and Laser Metal Deposition (LMD). Continue reading ““From prototypes to products with Laser Additive Manufacturing” – Presented by Dr. Ing. Johannes Witzel, Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing”

“3D printing of optics” – Presented by Ricardo Blomaard, Luxexcel

Established additive manufacturing technologies such as Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), stereo lithography (SLA) and Polyjet are commonly used in the creation of functional 3D prototypes. The disadvantage of these technologies is the formation of visible layering, which only can be removed by labor intensive technique such as polishing. We have developed an inkjet based process that is able to 3D print fully transparent products with high smoothness. No post-processing is required, which makes the technology suitable for rapid manufacturing and small series production of optics. Continue reading ““3D printing of optics” – Presented by Ricardo Blomaard, Luxexcel”

“3D and 4D printing of tough hydrogel materials” – Presented by Marc in het Panhuis, University of Wollongong

Hydrogels are smart and multifunctional materials with a real potential for use in a variety of novel applications including soft robotics, (edible) sensors and bionic implants. Consisting of a highly swollen polymer network, hydrogels are typically soft and brittle which means that they are not compatible with many traditional techniques used to process raw materials into useful structures. In this presentation I will demonstrate a variety of (extrusion-based) 3D and 4D printing techniques for processing hydrogel inks alongside other inks of structural polymers to create a range of composite architectures including a smart valve, an artificial cartilage meniscus, an artificial tendon, brain-like structures and edible electronic circuits. Continue reading ““3D and 4D printing of tough hydrogel materials” – Presented by Marc in het Panhuis, University of Wollongong”

“Underlying material innovation of the laser sintering process”, Presented by Ferdi Verboom, 3DPPM

One of the most pressing limitations for the selective laser sintering (SLS®) process is the shortage of available materials. In this process a laser is used to selectively fuse a powder layer together to create a layer of the product. The pallet of materials available consists of only few materials, of which one material makes up over 95% of the market volume. In his research, Ferdi Verboom analyzed the highly successful material poly(amide-12) to uncover the characteristics of a material suitable for the SLS® process. Next to the properties of the sintering powder, he will also discuss the mechanical performance of laser sintered parts compared to conventionally processed parts. Continue reading ““Underlying material innovation of the laser sintering process”, Presented by Ferdi Verboom, 3DPPM”

Madjid Djemai, Z3DLAB, Presents: “New Additive Manufacturing Composite Materials: Titanium/ Zirconium for Selective Laser Melting”

The French start-up Z3DLAB, a specialist in metal additive manufacturing has developed a new composite material Titanium/Zirconium: ZTI-Powder®. It combines the Zirconia’s hardness with Titanium’s malleability. It is 100% inert and 50% stronger than Titanium and withstands over 1000°C. And at the same time is extremely light.

ZTI-Powder® is the hardest material in the world for Additive Manufacturing by Laser Melting.

ZTi-Powder® combined with the SLM technology will create a huge range of unexplored opportunities in Medical, Aeronautics, Luxury, Automotive and Energy industries. Continue reading “Madjid Djemai, Z3DLAB, Presents: “New Additive Manufacturing Composite Materials: Titanium/ Zirconium for Selective Laser Melting””

“Reinventing Pottery”, Presented by Yao van den Heerik, VormVrij

Pottery has been around since we invented fire. However, technological advances in the creation of objects have been limited. With the advent of LDM technology VormVrij®|3D focuses on innovations in the field of natural clay and pottery. As our layered modeling technique is progressing the possibilities to create objects from clay are widening. Continue reading ““Reinventing Pottery”, Presented by Yao van den Heerik, VormVrij”