Advanced Manufacturing with 3D printing – Process chains of tomorrow– Presented by Moritz Wollbrink, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

Moritz Wollbrink

Advanced Manufacturing with 3D printing – Process chains of tomorrow– Presented by Moritz Wollbrink, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, at the 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference, December 4, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.

The industry is experiencing a strong shift towards industrial processes, standards and the application of latest technologies in the past years. It is now important to perform the next step towards the digitalization of all processes and the availability of data resources along the process chain. Additive Manufacturing on the other hand as well becomes an industrial technology. What started as a rapid prototyping technology then became a media and hobby manufacturers hype finally approaches the factories of the world. While processes, material availability and productivity are getting adult, a crucial lack remains unsolved: realizing integrated IT infrastructures in order to bring together conventional and additive manufacturing – this is especially valid when applying Additive Manufacturing for industrial applications. The presentation will showcase actual developments and applications of AM, “Industrie 4.0” and integrated process chains following the idea of “Connected, Adaptive Production”. Continue reading “Advanced Manufacturing with 3D printing – Process chains of tomorrow– Presented by Moritz Wollbrink, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT”

What kind of Surface Technology is asked for 3D-Metal-Printed items – Presented by Egbert Stremmelaar, ION

Egbert Stremmelaar

What kind of Surface Technology is asked for 3D-Metal-Printed items – Presented by Egbert Stremmelaar, Vereniging Industrieel Oppervlaktebehandelend Nederland, at the 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference, December 4, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.

At the start-up of Vereniging ION (Association Industreel Surface Technology Netherlands) in 2014, none of the additive manufacturers was inclined to surface treatment. ION has filled that gap, because in the end, a product has to be delivered that can be applied with as few (machined) operations as possible and as many intrinsically applied advantages as possible, without the disadvantages of for instance SLM. With input from a few (large) OEM’s a specification has been drawn up, and we are now looking for suitable solutions. In this presentation we will inform you about the state of affairs. Continue reading “What kind of Surface Technology is asked for 3D-Metal-Printed items – Presented by Egbert Stremmelaar, ION”

Shortening the post processing chain through use of high pressure heat treatment – Presented by James Shipley, Quintus Technologies

James Shipley

Shortening the post processing chain through use of high pressure heat treatment – Presented by James Shipley, Quintus Technologies, at the 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference, December 4, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.

When moving from prototyping to full scale production, repeatability and industrial robustness of operations is paramount. At the same time, reduction of the post processing chain is key to achieve cost reductions, process stability and integrity of the finished parts. Continue reading “Shortening the post processing chain through use of high pressure heat treatment – Presented by James Shipley, Quintus Technologies”