May 18-19, 2022    Paris, France

International Conference on

3D printing and Additive Manufacturing Technology


3D printing & Additive manufacturing

3D printing or additive manufacturing is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a CAD model or a digital 3D model. The term "3D printing" can refer to a variety of processes in which material is deposited, joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, with material being added together (such as plastics, liquids or powder grains being fused together), typically layer by layer.

3D printing materials

“A 3D material is basically what you layer on top of a 3D object, to control the way the object is perceived when rendered. It behaves much the way a material does in the real world - whether that's the way light interacts with its surface, or the nuances of colour, texture, transparency and reflectivity.

Many different materials can be used for 3D printing, such as ABS plastic, PLA, polyamide (nylon), glass filled polyamide, stereolithography materials (epoxy resins), silver, titanium, steel, wax, photopolymers and polycarbonate. ABS filament is the most commonly used 3D printing plastics.

3D printing in biomaterials & Polymers

Materials Used in 3D Printing. A variety of biomaterials are used in additive manufacturing to form the desired, complex-shaped products with different sizes and stiffness. Polymeric materials are generally preferred because of their easy processability, biodegradability, biocompatibility, and low cost

3D printing in space and aerospace

It is being used to produce numerous fixtures, jigs, gauges and templates, and bringing down costs in the process. 3D printing provides placeholder parts which act as surrogates for training purposes. ... 3D printing services produce interior aircraft components such as cockpit dashboards and door handles These include tray tables, windows, in-flight entertainment screens and flight deck switches. In the future, Airbus' head of AM, Hammerschmidt, believes that within the next few years there will be more opportunities to 3D-print metal technologies in the way they're using additive for the A320ceo wingtip fences

3D printing in automotive industry

With 3D printing, automotive designers can quickly fabricate a prototype of a physical part or assembly, from a simple interior element to a dashboard or even a scale model of an entire car. Rapid prototyping enables companies to turn ideas into convincing proofs of concept. Engineers at Sauber are able to print parts like front wings, brake ducts, suspension and engine covers much faster and with greater design flexibility than traditional manufacturing would allow. Another example comes from Volkswagen Motorsport, which used 3D printing for the development of its electric I.D.

Layered manufacturing & Additive fabrication

Additive layer manufacturing (ALM) or Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a modern fabrication process that can use a wide range of materials to create products ranging from medical implants to parts of an aircraft wing. Additive Layer Manufacturing or ALM is in general the opposite of subtractive manufacturing, where material is removed to reach the desired shape. ... Instead, additive manufacturing is the process of joining materials to build objects from 3D model data, usually layer after layer.

Digital Light Processing (DLP) 3d printing

Digital Light Processing is a process in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing and stereolithography, which takes a design created in a 3D modeling software and uses DLP technology to print a 3D object.DLP 3D printer is used in the additive manufacturing process where objects are created by a 3D printer that uses a digital light projector as the light source for curing photo-reactive polymers. ... Because DLP 3D printers have to house the actual projector, they tend to be much larger than their SLA counterparts.

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