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.
About Vereniging Industrieel Oppervlaktebehandelend Nederland
ION is a smart association (association 4.0) that actively initiate and support innovations in the field of surface technology. ION is founded in 2014 as a merge of 5 associations and do have a track record of over 60 years. However, ION is working in the benefit of the manufacturing industry, A strong manufacturing industry needs a ‘state of the art” surface technology industry since almost all material innovations are surface technology related. One of the topics of ION is additive manufacturing surface technology.
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:
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).
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