Why does 3D printing matter to Shell? – Presented by Patrick de Winter, Royal Dutch Shell

patrick de winter

Why does 3D printing matter to Shell? – Presented by Patrick de Winter, Royal Dutch Shell plc, at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

What is the value of 3D printing to a company like Shell, what challenges do we see and how do we overcome these? Shell started with 3DP printing in 2011 and since then expanded the capability. In this presentation you will learn where we see value for this technology and how we overcome the challenges.

About Patrick de Winter
Patrick has been working for Shell since 1999 in various IT roles. The last 4 years he’s been part of Shell’s digital innovation team. He is responsible for spotting opportunities for emerging technologies into Shell and bring these ideas to life. He is the lead for 3D printing and also leads the community of Design Thinking practitioners across the company. Patrick has a background in mechanical engineering and business administration.

About Royal Dutch Shell plc
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with an average of 92,000 employees in more than 70 countries. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. Continue reading “Why does 3D printing matter to Shell? – Presented by Patrick de Winter, Royal Dutch Shell”

Reverse Engineering – Presented by Maarten Oostdam, Oostdam Engineering

Maarten Oostdam

Reverse Engineering – Presented by Maarten Oostdam, Owner of Oostdam Engineering, at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

Maarten Oostdam, Oostdam Engineering, will talk about Reverse Engineering of a Track (Comet tank 1944).

Interview

What drives you?

I want to be the best reverse engineer.

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island? Continue reading “Reverse Engineering – Presented by Maarten Oostdam, Oostdam Engineering”

Additive Manufacturing & Artificial Intelligence to transform industries & business models – Interview with Victoria Akinsowon, RP Platform

Victoria Akinsowon

Additive Manufacturing & Artificial Intelligence to transform industries & business models – Interview with Victoria Akinsowon, RP Platform

Victoria Akinsowon is Marketing Manager at RP Platform, United Kingdom. Prior to joining RP Platform as Marketing Manager, she worked at the Daimler headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Victoria Akinsowon has a background in languages, having graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in French and German. Victoria Akinsowon will speak about Software Automation: The Future of Additive Manufacturing at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on Apr 17, in Geleen, The Netherlands.

What drives you?

I am driven by the desire to discover new things: we live in an era where there are endless possibilities, not least in the realm of technological innovations. I am motivated to learn more about how these new fields can enhance and improve the lives of everyone around us. Continue reading “Additive Manufacturing & Artificial Intelligence to transform industries & business models – Interview with Victoria Akinsowon, RP Platform”

3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes Flam3D as Media Partner

Flam3D

3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes Flam3D as Media Partner

About Flam3D
3D printing or ‘additive manufacturing’ is a collection of technologies that make up a product (‘printed’) from a base stock, usually layer per layer. New markets are emerging as the production rates increase and more potential raw materials get developed. It is widely accepted that 3D printing will have a major impact on the way goods are produced and transported. The technology also offers huge opportunities for sustainable production.

Also interested in 3D-printing for your company? Contact us for more information. Continue reading “3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes Flam3D as Media Partner”

Software Automation: The Future of Additive Manufacturing – Presented by Victoria Akinsowon, RP Platform

Victoria Akinsowon

Software Automation: The Future of Additive Manufacturing – Presented by Victoria Akinsowon, RP Platform, at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands. Read the interview

As additive manufacturing is increasingly integrated into wider manufacturing systems, companies must find better ways to integrate what have traditionally been disparate and disconnected processes. As we shift further towards Industry 4.0, software automation will play a crucial role in connecting these systems, leading to more streamlined AM workflows, and ultimately transforming current business models and supply chains. Continue reading “Software Automation: The Future of Additive Manufacturing – Presented by Victoria Akinsowon, RP Platform”

Get it right, from the start – Presented by Orlando Sardaro, Design8

Get it right, from the start – Presented by Orlando Sardaro, Design8, at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands. Read the interview

Do you start your design with a pencil on a piece of paper… ? Do you start your design in 2D or 3D on a computer screen… ? Are you the appropriate one to start the design process at all… ? Instead of analysing whether you’ve done a good job, let’s analyse first and make sure you get it right, from the start. Continue reading “Get it right, from the start – Presented by Orlando Sardaro, Design8”

Brightlands Chemelot Campus is Hosting Partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference

Brightlands Chemelot Campus is Hosting Partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, which will take place on April 17, 2018.

About Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Smart and Sustainable

Brightlands Chemelot Campus is one of the eight National Science and Innovation Parks in The Netherlands. Since 2012, the campus development is executed by a consortium of three parties: Royal DSM, the Province of Limburg and Maastricht University. In Sittard-Geleen advanced educational institutes and research institutes have been set up. Existing and new companies have developed, expanded or moved their activities to the campus. The Brightlands Innovation Factory was set up to stimulate entrepreneurship at Brightlands.
To accommodate these organizations, state-of-the-art facilities were realized, including laboratories, cleanrooms, conference centers, startup facilities as well as pilot plants. At the start of 2017, the number of people at the campus was 2500. The objective is to grow to almost 3900 community members in 2023. Continue reading “Brightlands Chemelot Campus is Hosting Partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference”

3D Virtual Reality to democratise design and production – Orlando Sardaro, Design8

3D Virtual Reality to democratise design and production – Orlando Sardaro, Design8

Orlando Sardaro is the General Manager of Design8. He studied Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Technology in Delft, in the field of Innovation Management. For almost 20 years now he is actively selling and supporting 3D software to designers of all kind. He recognises that 3D printing requires different skills from both design software and designers. Today, besides being managing director of Design8 Orlando Sardaro is solidThinking distributor for the Benelux Region bringing freedom of form and generative design to designers and makers. He will speak about 3D Design at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on April 17, 2018, in The Netherlands.

What drives you?

Happy Customers

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

3D Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Robotics, Programming Continue reading “3D Virtual Reality to democratise design and production – Orlando Sardaro, Design8”

Powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics, 3D-printed ‘octobot’ has no electronics (Video)

octobot

Octobot is the first autonomous, entirely soft robot. Powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics, 3D-printed ‘octobot’ has no electronics.

A team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot. This small, 3D-printed robot — nicknamed the octobot — could pave the way for a new generation of completely soft, autonomous machines. Continue reading “Powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics, 3D-printed ‘octobot’ has no electronics (Video)”

Expansion of 3D printing operations planned by UPS

UPS

Expansion of 3D printing operations planned by UPS (United Parcel Service). They plan to expand its 3D printing service to Asia and Europe, the U.S. shipping company has told Reuters, in a bid to fully embrace and get ahead of a trend that threatens to eat away a small but lucrative part of its business.

Aside from its main package delivery service, United Parcel Service gets an undisclosed portion of its revenue from storing and shipping parts for manufactures. If those customers were to switch to 3D printing their own parts, that business would face a drastic reduction. Continue reading “Expansion of 3D printing operations planned by UPS”