DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CHALLENGE 2016
Professionals and students redesign products for a broad range of applications
On Wednesday March 9th, Additive Industries announced the finalists of Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2016. From a group of 47 contestants, both professionals and students, 3 finalists were selected per category.
The products redesigned for additive manufacturing by the finalists show a broad range of opportunities. The selected designs are from the aerospace field (liquid rocket nozzle, bell crank for an Airbus helicopter & an integrated bearing for satellite solar arrays), automotive industry (motor casing to convert motorcycle from gasoline to electric) and consumer markets (bicycle frame custom lugs & teapot). The products clearly illustrate the freedom of the designer, potential to reduce the number of parts or integrate them, the possibility to create lighter structures and vary the material properties within a part. On Wednesday evening March 23rd, Erik de Bruijn, chairman of the jury, has announced the winners at the Additive World Awards Dinner in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. For more information about the finalists and their designs, please look here.
The designer has the key to success of 3D printing
Industrial 3D metal printing or additive manufacturing is gaining ground every day. In aerospace fuel nozzles are printed by GE Aviation, Siemens is printing parts for turbines and both dental and medical implants are made additively by several specialised manufacturers. Critical in the success of these innovative applications is the ability of the designer to ‘design for additive manufacturing’ or maximize the possibilities this new production technology has to offer. Apply the features that make this technology unique: design freedom, thin walls, lattice structures, form free channels in the product, integration of parts and functions, customisation and more.
Additive Industries wants to challenge both professional designers and students
In order to raise the number of examples and inspire many other industries to develop dedicated applications for industrial 3D printing, Additive Industries has launched its second edition of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge on March 23. Competing in two categories both professional designers & engineers and students are encouraged to take an existing part of a machine or product that is made with conventional technologies today and redesign it for 3D printing.
ADDITIVE WORLD CONFERENCE 2016
Additive Manufacturing technologies are developing rapidly all over the world. It’s a challenge to keep up to date with international trends, dynamic technologies and business cases. By creating an international platform where knowledge is shared, industry insights are given and international trends explained we can accelerate the learning curve and stimulate each other to bring this innovative technology to a mature level.
On March 22-24, 2016 the 4th edition of the Additive World Conference took place at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. The Additive World Conference is organised to learn the latest on industrial additive manufacturing from a broad perspective. This year we have included the scientific and education perspective on Day 1, here reknown experts will share their latest insights on Additive Manufacturing. Day 2: Technology & Applications. Experienced users from all stages of the Additive Manufacturing process (design, simulation, production, quality control and post-processing) come together, providing delegates a complete picture of this emerging technology. On March 24, (potential) customers of Additive Industries are invited for their first user day, Additive World Masters, where new developments are presented and use cases shared.
Look here to see the full Additive World Conference 2016 programme.