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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 April 1st 2020 The 8th edition of the Additive World Conference took place, because of the special circumstances, the conference was held digitally for the first time. Already the 8th edition of the Conference was organised, just like the previous editions, 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) have come together, providing delegates a complete picture of this emerging technology. More information on the 8th edition 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 Additive Industries has launched the 7th edition of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing. 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.


During the 8th edition of the Additive World Conference, Chairman of the Jury, Ultimaker’s Steven van de Staak, announced K3D and Younes Chahid as winners of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2020. It was a tough competition of all 6 finalists (3 professionals & 3 students), but after careful deliberation the winning designs of this year became: a ‘Laser Welding Head’ and a ‘Hip Implants Stem Design’. Find more about the finalists and winners here. Registration for Design Challenge 2021 is possible via this website from October 22, 2020. After the registration you will receive an Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge Manual with the requirements & rules and important deadlines for sending your design.  The (re)designs, together with the Submission Form and the motivation should be sent until February 1, 2021. For questions please contact our team via or by phone +31 (0) 40 2180660.

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