3D printing materials function and perform differently than traditionally manufactured materials. And while the automotive industry has found some applications for 3D printing useful, a false industry perception of 3D printing materials being unpredictable has prevented the industry from adopting open platform technologies in a broader capacity.
In her presentation, Haleyanne Freedman, Global 3D Printing Engineering Specialist for M. Holland Company, will discuss a variety of material examples and applications specific to the automotive industry across open platform 3D printing formats, including metallic printing, SLA, SLS, and FFF. She will also share examples of application failures and successes she has experienced in working with automotive companies.
Attendees will leave the presentation with a greater understanding of the vital capabilities of individual materials and processes, know when a component can and should be a candidate for 3D printing automotive applications, recognize realistic use cases, as well as understand geometric, design, and economic considerations. Understanding application and format capabilities will help attendees best use open platform technology to improve and assist their current processes and take effective action to employ it for appropriate applications.
- Grasp the geometric and function criteria for determining the viability of manufacturing a component using 3D printing
- Understand economic considerations for determining the feasibility of using 3D printing for end-use components
- Recognize examples of applications and materials suitable for the process