How to boost Additive Manufacturing (AM) for serial production? Opportunities to improve AM processes and Machines – Presented by Abdellatif Bey-Temsamani, Flanders Make

Abdellatif Bey-Temsamani

Abdellatif Bey-Temsamani, Flanders Make, will speak at 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

With the industrial transition to use Additive Manufacturing (AM) for Series Production, AM machine builders, SW/HW providers and end-users are confronted with different challenges to increase productivity, decrease lead time and produce parts with high quality. The current practice is however far from reaching the desired productivity and quality that are translated to large scrap rate in current production. This presentation will highlight examples for opportunities, based on industrial projects conducted by Flanders Make, to improve the AM process and machines leading to reduce lead time, increase productivity and reduce the scrap rate.

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Changing the design mindset with 3D Printing. Examples from the UK National Centre for AM – Presented by Miguel Fernandez-Vicente, National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (The MTC)

Miguel Fernandez-Vicente

Miguel Fernandez-Vicente, National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (The MTC) will hold his presentation at 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

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Don’t simulate your design, design your simulation! – Orlando Sardaro, Design8

orlando sardaro

Don’t simulate your design, design your simulation! – Orlando Sardaro, Design8, at 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

We are used to start our design process on paper using a pencil and finish it using CAD. And that is fine. I don’t believe there is any CAD system today that is as flexible as a pencil. Continue reading “Don’t simulate your design, design your simulation! – Orlando Sardaro, Design8”

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.

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