3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes American Elements as Start-Up Partner

American Elements: advanced 3D printing & additive manufacturing materials for aerospace, automotive, biomedical, defense, electronics, & research applications

3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes American Elements as Start-Up Partner

About American Elements
We specialize in manufacturing exotic and custom alloys and pure rare metal powders with quality characteristics important to 3D printing applications including high sphericity, excellent flowability, and narrow particle distributions.

About 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference
The following topics will be covered during the conference:

  • 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

More information and registration at https://3ddeconference.com/

3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes Van Mierlo as Start-Up Partner

Van Mierlo

3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes Van Mierlo as Start-Up Partner

About Van Mierlo
Van Mierlo Ingenieursbureau is an independent design company specializing in development of intelligent electronics for measurement and control applications.

About 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference
The following topics will be covered during the conference:

  • 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

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. We invite you to visit the website to find out why you should attend the full day conference.

More information and registration at https://3ddeconference.com/

GOM Branch Benelux is Bronze Partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference

GOM Branch Benelux

GOM Branch Benelux is Bronze Partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference

About GOM Branch Benelux
GOM develops, produces and distributes software, machines and systems for industrial and automated 3D coordinate measuring technology and 3D testing based on latest research results and innovative technologies.

With more than 60 sites and an employee network of more than 1,000 metrology specialists, GOM guarantees professional advice as well as support and service to operators on-site in their local languages. Continue reading “GOM Branch Benelux is Bronze Partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference”

3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes Design8 as Gold Partner

design8

3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes Design8 as Gold Partner

About Design8
Design8 is present at the 3D Design & Engineering Conference to show you all the ins and outs of TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION. We will demonstrate solidThinking Inspire, the most intuitive and versatile standalone topology optimization software. solidThinking Inspire is a concept generator and delivers a 3D optimized shape for you to design a product that’s lighter, stiffer and better looking. See for yourself at our booth and request a free trial. Continue reading “3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference welcomes Design8 as Gold Partner”

Dutch Railways starts using 3D printed spare parts for trains

3D printed spare parts for trains

Dutch Railways starts using 3D printed spare parts for trains

Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS, Dutch Railways) is taking advantage of 3D printing and will replace some broken train parts with 3D printed replacement parts. In fact, 20 3D printed spare parts are currently available and NS plans to produce more than 50 by the end of the year. Continue reading “Dutch Railways starts using 3D printed spare parts for trains”

Boosting productivity with 3D printing design tools for engineers – Presented by Alkaios Bournias Varotsis, 3D Hubs

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis

Boosting productivity with 3D printing design tools for engineers – Presented by Alkaios Bournias Varotsis, 3D Hubs, at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

The 3D printing landscape is changing rapidly! How can an organization keep up with the developments in the technology and integrate 3D printing effectively in the product design cycle? In this presentation, you will learn about the tools we have recently developed to educate engineers and designers on 3D printing, help them find the right material for their application and check their models before they send them to print.

About Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
I studied mechanical engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and I did my Ph.D. in Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University, UK before I joined 3D Hubs as the Technical Marketing Engineer. At my current position, I am responsible for all technical content published on the platform and I have the mission of educating designers and engineers about 3D printing and help them get the most out of the technology. Continue reading “Boosting productivity with 3D printing design tools for engineers – Presented by Alkaios Bournias Varotsis, 3D Hubs”

Advanced simulation to leverage the true Additive Manufacturing potential – Presented by Olivier Lieater, e-Xtream engineering

Olivier Lietaer

Advanced simulation to leverage the true Additive Manufacturing potential – Presented by Olivier Lieater, e-Xtream engineering, at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

Additive Manufacturing of polymers is transitioning from rapid prototyping to a true industrial production technique. While it brings valuable opportunities to the industry, such as drastically decreasing the time-to-market of new products or enabling lightweight, multi-material and multi-functional designs, it also comes with a series of challenges for the engineers. The reliability of the mechanical properties of the final part still has some uncertainty and is not fully supported by standard engineering tools. Dimensional accuracy is not always met and cannot be predicted prior to printing.

To support this transition, the engineering workflow which is daily applied for traditional manufacturing processes needs to be replicated and adapted to the additive manufacturing. A holistic simulation approach for additive manufacturing of plastics and composites is proposed, covering material engineering, process simulation and structural engineering of both SLS and FDM. The multiscale material modeling techniques – which are essential to handle the several scales involved in Additive Manufacturing – will be presented and discussed.

The very strong influence of the manufacturing on the material and global component behavior is illustrated in industrial applications and the validity of this integrative approach is demonstrated in several applications, including warpage predictions, the computation of the effective mechanical response of lattices and as-printed part performance simulations (stiffness, strength, …) as a function of the material and the printing process parameters such as toolpath.

Continue reading “Advanced simulation to leverage the true Additive Manufacturing potential – Presented by Olivier Lieater, e-Xtream engineering”

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”

ESI, Cardenal Herrera University launch joint research program on virtual manufacturing of materials

ESI

ESI Group is a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services for manufacturing industries, announces the launch of a 5-year joint research program with the CEU Cardenal Herrera University (CEU-UCH) in Valencia, Spain. The aim of this program is to achieve a significant technological leap in the field of virtual manufacturing of materials through the creation of an Endowed Chair at the University and by facilitating high level training in this field. Continue reading “ESI, Cardenal Herrera University launch joint research program on virtual manufacturing of materials”