Finishing the Job – Automated Post Processing for 3D Printed Parts – Presented by Joseph Crabtree, Additive Manufacturing Technologies

Finishing the Job – Automated Post Processing for 3D Printed Parts – Presented by Joseph Crabtree, Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd, at the 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference, December 4, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.

During the last decade, there has been a considerable growth in the production of end use polymer components via powder based additive manufacturing methods such as laser sintering and HP MJF. However, due to the nature of the powder based media and the layer by layer process used in additive manufacturing, quality, aesthetic and application issues remain, especially when compared to traditional manufacturing methods like injection molding. Current solutions to these issues mostly include labor-intensive post-processing that erodes many of the benefits of the digital additive manufacturing process.

Feeling that printed parts had so much potential in production applications but always fell short on surface finish, AMT has developed an automated process that smooths all surfaces of polymer components, closing the pores in a reproducible way and returning parts with smooth, watertight, cleanable surfaces. Learn how this will enable you to produce parts with injection molded quality finishes, greatly broadening your range of applications for additive manufacturing.

About Joseph Crabtree
Joseph is the Founder and CEO of Additive Manufacturing Technologies. Prior to forming AMT in 2015 Joseph spent 10 years in the Aerospace, Defence, and Automotive manufacturing industries. A Material Scientist by trade, Joseph has worked across the globe in several diverse roles including Engineering, Operations and Sales.

Additive Manufacturing Technologies are the world’s first technology company focused on the post-processing of 3D Printed polymer parts.

About Additive Manufacturing Technologies
AMT is a vertically integrated technology development and manufacturing company. We manufacture automated Industry 4.0 hardware solutions enabling the industrialisation of 3D Printing.

About 3D Printing Post Processing Conference
The 3D Printing Post Processing Conference (09:00 hrs – 12:30 hrs) will take place on December 4, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, at the same location and same date as the AM Integrated Factory Conference (13:30 hrs – 17:00 hrs).

While the 3D Printing industry has strongly focused on the first two steps of 3D Printing: Design and 3D Print, the third step, Post-processing, has been overlooked. Post-processing encompasses all of the actions that are performed after parts are removed from a 3D printer.

There is no one technology that suits all 3D printing post processing applications, since the type of 3D printer, the 3D printing technology, the applied material type and the Level of labor (manual, semi-automated or automated have) have serious impact.

The post-processing phase has impact on the following parameters within and for an organisation:

  • Time
  • Facilities
  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Staffing
  • Safety

This conference will cover issues, solutions and future trends.

It will be a niche and innovative event, where you will be able to join in the discussions around the main topics. The conference also includes lunch, breaks and drinks & snacks in the evening, a nice opportunity of networking with the other attendees and the speakers (you will also receive the list of participants a couple of days before the conference, so you can plan ahead).

For more information and registration, we invite you to visit

https://3dprintingpostprocessingconference.com/

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