How to design for 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

subscribe to our newsletterDesigners and engineers have grown up with milling and drilling as the manufacturing technologies for developing products. With 3D Printing/Additive manufacturing new opportunities arise but also new pitfalls.

3D printing is not just a prototyping technology anymore, it is a manufacturing technology which requires a different way of thinking. A designer needs to know the ins and outs of the product, and is required to learn new skills and approaches to become a real professional in 3D Printing Design & Engineering. Many aspects should be considered: how will it function, what should it be supporting, what is the optimal construction?

The 3DDE Conference offers design and engineering professionals the chance to learn and to look at design challenges from different perspectives using 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing. The Conference covers the following topics:

  • 3D design & 3D engineering tools / Visualisation tools
  • Value Engineering / Virtual Engineering
  • Topology Optimization
  • Validation
  • IP, liability, legal and technical issues
  • Reverse engineering
  • Postprocessing / AMES (Additive Manufacturing Execution Systems) / (MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems)
  • Blockchain
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Who should attend?
Any person who is involved in developing products using 3D printing, from designer to engineer, from researcher to 3D printer manufacturer and from material manufacturer to software developer.

Two day 3D Printing Event
The 3D Design & Engineering Conference is part of the two day 3D Printing Event which covers the whole 3d printing / AM value chain from design to end product with four dedicated conferences plus one future looking conference, see below:

The 3DDE Conference offers design and engineering professionals the chance to learn and to look at design challenges from different perspectives using 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing.
The roads to success in the 3D printing sector will depend on fine-tuning materials to the needs of each application. This fine-tuning process will involve the type and the quality, strength and costs of materials.
Post-processing encompasses all of the actions that are performed after parts are removed from a 3D printer. There are two categories of post-processing
With the growth of AM, more and more organisations are starting to look at the possibilities to integrate this technology in their manufacturing processes.
Fast Facts on the Importance of 4D Printing & Meta Materials. Making and utilizing new materials to improve our life is a defining feature of mankind. We moved on from the stone age, to the bronze age, to the age of silicon and plastic. Now we are at the edge of a new episode, where technological breakthroughs allow us to create, investigate and dream of a total new range of structured forms of matter. Two fields emerge strongly: - 4D Printing offers a streamlined path from idea to full functionality. - Mechanical metamaterials are structured materials with mechanical properties defined by their structure rather than their composition.

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