Over the last decade, the evolution of the Internet of Things, Big Data and the desire for ever-increasing productivity has driven the smart manufacturing movement. The growing need for education, alongside increased offerings and adoption, has provided us with the opportunity to lead the discussion on the future of making things. We have developed a dynamic area on the show floor to showcase the industry’s most advanced smart technologies: the Smart Manufacturing Hub. The Smart Manufacturing Hub will feature several advanced manufacturing technologies, including automation, advanced materials, 3D printing, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), 3D scanning, and more. Technical presentations from industry-leading smart technology providers will provide insight on recent developments in this rapidly evolving field.

 

Stop Prototyping. Start Producing.

Paul DiLaura, VP of Sales, Carbon

Tuesday, May 9 | 10:20 am – 11:00 am

Carbon is at the intersection of hardware, software, and molecular science.  We will share Carbon’s vision of the key technology and materials developments that are poised to accelerate 3D manufacturing.  We’ll draw from real-world case studies, showcasing how Carbon is helping foremost companies reinvent their approach to digital manufacturing in order to Stop Prototyping and Start Producing. We will also deep dive into how Carbon and adidas developed the first additive manufacturing mass production footwear, Futurecraft 4D, and how Carbon has enabled adidas to become the largest user and benefactor of additive technology in production footwear.

 

Digital Thread for Additive Manufacturing (DTAM)

Mark A. Vitale, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Tuesday, May 9 | 11:20 am – 12:00 pm

To use additive manufacturing at industrial scale, organizations need to manage a series of complex, connected, and data-driven events. The digital thread, a single seamless strand of data that stretches from the initial design to the finished part, is the key to enabling this AM production capability. By linking together disparate applications, printers, processes, and associated data, the digital thread can collect, manage, and analyze valuable information from every stage of the product lifecycle, driving insights for continuous process and product optimization. An interconnected DTAM system would be composed of both digital and physical components. With this flexible architecture, existing systems can be tied to new ones that introduce advanced capabilities. In this way, an organization can tailor DTAM to meet its needs while guaranteeing greater insights, visibility, and performance across the enterprise.

 

Improving Time to Market in Medical Additive Manufacturing

Laura Gilmour,  Medical Account Manager, EOS

Tuesday, May 9 | 1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

Personalized medicine has become a hot topic in recent years with even the NIH and FDA introducing initiatives to create medical solutions that are more precise to the patient. Additive manufacturing (AM) is one “tool in the toolbox” to meet this goal. Using AM technology, medical device companies can efficiently create patient specific solutions such as cutting guides, implants, or surgical instruments for a specific patient population or emerging surgical technique. As with any new technology, adoption can be hindered by unclear regulatory or quality pathways. Harnessing EOS’ process qualification experience, we will provide an overview on how to approach accelerating time to market and best utilize additive manufacturing as a means to advance healthcare with examples from the orthopedic space.

 

Topology Optimization and CAD Reconstruction with 3DEXPERIENCE

Rani Richardson, Senior Business Experience Consultant, Dassault Systemes

Tuesday, May 9 | 2:20 pm – 3:00 pm

Explore Functional Driven Design which is a new physics based design tool that places topology optimization in the hands of the CAD designer. Functional Generative Design breaks the barriers between modeling, simulation and optimization.

 

Platforms for Multi-tasking Additive Applications

Joe Wilker, Multitasking Product Group Manager, Mazak

Tuesday, May 9 | 3:20 pm – 4:00 pm

Additive for mainstream manufacturing is extremely application driven. Often the most useful applications for additive techniques still typically require some post-process machining. Mazak has developed a line of multi-tasking 5-axis machine tools with integrated direct laser metal deposition, multi-laser, and wire-arc capabilities that allow both the additive and subtractive machining to happen on the same machine platform. Each respective technique has a unique platform with ideal applications and use cases, which will be explored in this presentation.

 

 

Stronger and Tougher Printed Parts with Revolutionary FDM + Locally Induced Radio Frequency Welding – Use Cases in Biomedical and Industrial Functional Components

Blake Teipel PhD, President & CTO, Essentium Materials

Tuesday, May 9 | 4:20 pm – 5:00 pm

The mechanical integrity of 3D printed parts is severely limited by the inter-filament bond strength between adjacent extruded layers. We are developing a novel method for welding thermoplastic interfaces of 3D printed parts using the extreme heating response of carbon nanotubes to electromagnetic energy. We 3D printed mechanical samples with CNT-rich interfaces and tested the interlayer fracture toughness following our locally-induced radio frequency (LIRF) welding process (Figure 1). The results of these tests indicate that the LIRF welding process is a highly effective technique for strengthening the interfaces of 3D printed parts; fracture strength increased by 275% over baseline 3D printed parts.

 

The Present and Future of High Temperature Polymers

Stephanie Kochbeck, Strategic Account Manager, EOS

Wednesday, May 10 | 10:20 am – 11:00 am

In a time where rapid prototyping successively transforms to additive manufacturing (AM), nylon 11 and 12 and their composite powders, which have evolved to be the most commonly used materials in laser sintering (LS) due to their easy processability, cannot fulfil all challenging requirements of industrial applications anymore.
Industrial applications, e.g. in the aerospace industry, show a high demand for stiff and lightweight materials. For complex parts or parts with a high diversity, traditional manufacturing is often labor intensive and expensive, which makes it very attractive to manufacture these parts additively, especially by laser sintering. Additional part design requirements, such as greater chemical and UV resistance, an elevated softening temperature, higher mechanical strength and better performance in flammability and heat release tests generate opportunities for the use of high performance AM polymers. Promising candidates that have the potential of satisfying these demands can be found among the different Polyaryletherketone (PAEK) thermoplastics. We give an overview of existing materials, present the development of a carbon fiber filled PEKK composite material for laser sintering and give an outlook into potential future high performance polymers in AM.

 

Platforms for Multi-tasking Additive Applications

Joe Wilker, Multitasking Product Group Manager, Mazak

Wednesday, May 10 | 11:20 am – 12:00 pm

Additive for mainstream manufacturing is extremely application driven. Often the most useful applications for additive techniques still typically require some post-process machining. Mazak has developed a line of multi-tasking 5-axis machine tools with integrated direct laser metal deposition, multi-laser, and wire-arc capabilities that allow both the additive and subtractive machining to happen on the same machine platform. Each respective technique has a unique platform with ideal applications and use cases, which will be explored in this presentation.

 

Digital Thread for Additive Manufacturing (DTAM)

Mark A. Vitale, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Wednesday, May 10 | 12:20 pm – 1:00 pm

To use additive manufacturing at industrial scale, organizations need to manage a series of complex, connected, and data-driven events. The digital thread, a single seamless strand of data that stretches from the initial design to the finished part, is the key to enabling this AM production capability. By linking together disparate applications, printers, processes, and associated data, the digital thread can collect, manage, and analyze valuable information from every stage of the product lifecycle, driving insights for continuous process and product optimization. An interconnected DTAM system would be composed of both digital and physical components. With this flexible architecture, existing systems can be tied to new ones that introduce advanced capabilities. In this way, an organization can tailor DTAM to meet its needs while guaranteeing greater insights, visibility, and performance across the enterprise.

 

Reinventing Possibilities in Manufacturing of Medical Devices

Steven K. Pollack PhD, Research Scientist, Carbon

Wednesday, May 10 | 1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

Digital Light Synthesis is a method for rapidly producing highly customized objects and devices, with consistent mechanical properties, from a wide range of functional materials. This talk will describe a range of possible near term and long term applications for this new additive manufacturing technology developed by Carbon, including orthopedic instruments, patient-matched devices, and microneedles for drug delivery.

 

Functionality by Advanced, Conductive Multilayer Filaments for ESD and EMI

Blake Teipel PhD, President & CTO, Essentium Materials

Wednesday, May 10 | 2:20 pm – 3:00 pm

The electrical conductivity of 3D printed parts is severely limited by the insulative nature of current thermoplastic materials. Even so-called conductive filament delivers an electrical conductivity which is insufficient to allow broad adoption in industrial applications.  Essentium multilayer filament has industry-leading electrical conductivity, which is tunable, and can deliver conductivity values above 10 S*m.  Attend our technical discussion to learn more about how multilayered filament architecture provides distinctive value for myriad applications in the automotive, aerospace, defense and the commercial manufacturing industries.

 

Topology Optimization and CAD Reconstruction with 3DEXPERIENCE

Rani Richardson, Senior Business Experience Consultant, Dassault Systemes

Wednesday, May 10 | 4:20 pm – 5:00 pm

Explore Functional Driven Design which is a new physics based design tool that places topology optimization in the hands of the CAD designer. Functional Generative Design breaks the barriers between modeling, simulation and optimization.

 

Achieving Excellence in Industrial 3D Printing

Jonathan W. Spragg, Applications Engineer, EOS

Thursday, May 11 | 10:20 am – 11:00 am

Organizations around the world are under increasing pressure to innovate faster and better than competitors. Even so, they are sometimes slow to adopt AM because the necessary expertise is hard to find and this translates to potential investment risk. Additive Minds solves these problems and enables your organization to enjoy the full potential of AM by giving you all the know-how you need to outperform competitors. We can transfer the necessary expertise wherever you need it, whenever you need it. Fast.

 

Platforms for Multi-tasking Additive Applications

Joe Wilker, Multitasking Product Group Manager, Mazak

Thursday, May 11 | 11:20 am – 12:00 pm

Additive for mainstream manufacturing is extremely application driven. Often the most useful applications for additive techniques still typically require some post-process machining. Mazak has developed a line of multi-tasking 5-axis machine tools with integrated direct laser metal deposition, multi-laser, and wire-arc capabilities that allow both the additive and subtractive machining to happen on the same machine platform. Each respective technique has a unique platform with ideal applications and use cases, which will be explored in this presentation.

 

Future of Carbon Materials

Matthew Menyo PhD, Lead Scientist, Materials Development, Carbon

Thursday, May 11 | 12:20 pm – 1:00 pm

Carbon has changed the game for materials in digital manufacturing. Our robust, tunable, and wide-ranging materials platform enables the fabrication of production-quality parts. Here, we discuss our materials roadmap and plans for future capabilities in production. We will discuss our progress towards flame-retardant materials as well as materials having the unique combination of high impact strength and high temperature resistance. We will also discuss the expansion of our capabilities in production-quality elastomers

 

Topology Optimization and CAD Reconstruction with 3DEXPERIENCE

Rani Richardson, Senior Business Experience Consultant, Dassault Systemes

Thursday, May 11 | 1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

Explore Functional Driven Design which is a new physics based design tool that places topology optimization in the hands of the CAD designer. Functional Generative Design breaks the barriers between modeling, simulation and optimization.