The ‘eco system’ approach from materials – printer – to post processing (part two) – Joseph Crabtree, Additive Manufacturing Technologies

Joseph Crabtree, Additive Manufacturing Technologies, will speak at 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference on April 17, 2019, during 3D Printing Event in The Netherlands.

This is a two-part presentation in partnership with DSM.

The ‘eco system’ approach from materials – printer – to post processing (part one) presented by DSM
The ‘eco system’ approach from materials – printer – to post processing (part two) presented by AMT

• Currently 3D Printing consists of a series of dis-jointed steps
• User needs to consider the whole process chain from materials – printer – post processing
• Only by understanding how each of these steps interact and influence each other can 3D Printing be used to displace traditional manufacturing.
• Presentations discuss how AMT and DSM are tackling these challenges with a joined up ‘eco system’ approach.

The ‘eco system’ approach from materials – printer – to post processing (part two) presented by AMT
• Currently 3D Printing consists of a series of dis-jointed steps
• User needs to consider the whole process chain from materials – printer – post processing
• Only by understanding how each of these steps interact and influence each other can 3D Printing be used to displace traditional manufacturing.
• Presentations discuss how AMT and DSM are tackling these challenges with a joined up ‘eco system’ approach.

Interview

What drives you?

I am driven by the goal of helping 3D Printing to become an actual credible alternative to traditional manufacturing. Our solutions are being developed to enable this reality.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

Delegates should attend to get a detailed understanding of why the complete printing eco-system, from polymer to print, must be considered when considering 3D Printing for end use applications.

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

The emerging trends that we see as having the greatest potential are the actual industrial end use cases that the industry is implementing. We are no longer talking about a demo / low volume part. We are now talking about how can we produce a million of these parts. That’s an exciting conversation to be having.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

The true industrialisation of 3D Printing will shift the way that the global economy functions, and the true impact of this will be measured in Trillions, not billions as we are talking about today.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

A large barrier that stands in the way is education in the way that people are informing their decisions. Without the right solutions and education about these solutions, then it is very hard for users of 3D Printing to make the correct business case decisions.

“Special Quote”

“For an industry that calls itself disruptive we are post processing parts the same way we did 100 years ago. We find that to be insulting. We will set the industry’s gold standard and challenge other companies that call themselves innovative to change their methods of make.”- AMT

About Joseph Crabtree

Joseph is the Founder and CEO of Additive Manufacturing Technologies. Prior to forming AMT in 2017 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.

About Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)

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

3D Printing lies at the heart of the Industry 4.0 manufacturing revolution. Currently 3D Printing consists as a series of unconnected digital manufacturing processes with significant manual intervention. The manual processes and the lack of automation add significant cost and slow down production rates, thereby eroding many of the benefits of the technology. This unconnected approach is slowing down the uptake of industrial 3D Printing and preventing the expected displacement of traditional manufacturing.

AMT’s technology is developed at the intersection of material science, chemistry, hardware engineering, robotics and machine learning. Our current focus is on the post processing of 3D Printed parts for high volume end use applications from aerospace to footwear.

About 3D Printing Event

On April 16 and April 17, 2019, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, will host a two-day 3D Printing Event
focused on the entire 3D Printing manufacturing value chain from design
to end product.The event will include five dedicated conferences and
an exhibition.

  • April 16 – 3D Printing Materials Conference – topics: polymers (new materials), metals and multi materials used in 3D Printing
  • April 16 – 3D Design & Engineering Conference
    – topics: 3D design & 3D engineering tools / Visualisation tools,
    Reverse engineering, Value Engineering / Virtual Engineering, Topology
    Optimization, Blockchain & more
  • April 17 – 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference – topics: All actions that are performed after parts are removed from a 3D printer – issues, solutions & future trends.
  • April 17 – AM Integrated Factory Conference
    – topics: Hybrid manufacturing, Implementation of AM systems as part of
    an end-to-end production workflow, Implementation of AM systems in the
    ‘traditional’ production processes
  • April 17 – 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference
    – topics: 4D Printing from idea to full functionality, Smart materials,
    Applications & opportunities for designing and engineering
  • April 16-17 – Exhibition – Companies active in 3D Printing related fields will be present to showcase the latest developments.

For more information about the event and registration, we invite you to visit https://www.3dprintingevent.com/

This event is organised by Jakajima. For a complete list of upcoming conferences and events, we invite you to visit https://www.jakajima.eu/events/list/

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