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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 15-16, 2017 the 5th edition of the Additive World Conference took place at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. The Additive World Conference V was organised to learn the latest on industrial additive manufacturing from a broad perspective. Experienced users from all stages of the Additive Manufacturing process (design, simulation, production, quality control and post-processing) came together, providing delegates a complete picture of this emerging technology. 

More information on the 5th edition of of the Additive World Conference can be found 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, In October 2016, during Dutch Design Week, Additive Industries has launched the 3rd edition of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge. 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.
On Wednesday March 15, Scott Summit, Chairman of the Jury announced the winners of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2017. From a group of 76 contestants, both professionals and students, 3 finalists were selected per category. Read more about the winners and the finalists of this edition on the Design Challenge 2017 page.

This challenge is endorsed by a number of partners

Partners in the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge are: leading CAE technology provider (e.g. Topology Optimization) - Altair Engineering, a consumer 3D printer manufacturer – Ultimaker, Autodesk - a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software and European Association of the Machine Tool Industries CECIMO.
All 6 finalists (3 per each category) will be invited to Additive World Conference and will be able participate on the Additive World Awards Dinner free of charge.  The top 3 in both categories get a free 1 year licence of Altair’s Inspire software and Netfabb licences. The winners in both categories take home the Ultimaker 3D printer (professional winner Ultimaker 3 and student winner Ultimaker 2+) and a goodie bag from Autodesk. The award winning designs will be printed in metal. The winners of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge will be invited to present during annual Masterclass: Design for Additive Manufacturing, which will be hosted by Additive Industries during Dutch Design Week. The Dutch Design Week is being organised in October each year in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. 

Registration is  possible via this website. For questions please contact Mrs Irina Schatorjé or by phone +31 (0) 40 2180660.



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