The 3D printing of machine and other industrial components, also known as additive manufacturing, has the potential to further accelerate digital change. Medical technology, aerospace and retail are expected to achieve the fastest 3D growth rates.
As product development manager at ANDRITZ KAISER GmbH in Bretten, additive technologies have fascinated Paolo Matassoni early on. In their application, he has always explored new roads. Today, his team uses the high degree of design freedom in construction and in material design for optimized component functions. In this interview, he talks about enthusiastic junior employees, new material combinations, and his expectations for additive processes in the year 2030.
Additive manufacturing will be a central theme at this year's Rosmould in Moscow, the international trade fair for tool and mould making, design and product development. From June 18 - 20, 2019 the joint venture Additive Manufacturing will present technologies and components of the additive manufacturing chain together with Formnext.
Harmonic Drive AG is a leading supplier of drive technology with 450 employees at more than 20 locations worldwide. In the area of additive manufacturing, the company is present as a supplier and uses first in-house AM systems. In this interview, Annika Mehl from the company’s Business Development explains what matters in drive technology for AM systems, her estimates for market potential, and how she imagines a typical AM process chain in the year 2030.
The US Government is currently looking into a review of its exports control regulations and the Commerce Control List (CCL). This review is targeting “certain” emerging technologies, the US government wants to forward for inclusion in the international export-control regime.
ExOne GmbH from Gersthofen develops and builds binder jetting systems. In this interview, their general manager Roland Ladewig explains which materials can be processed in the inkjet-based 3D print technology, where this technology might be applied, and how he imagines a typical additive process chain in the year 2030.
• With the help of augmented reality and additively manufactured exhibits, the User Case Area showed added value of industrial 3D print
• High number of visitors and numerous expert talks at the joint booth of the Association as well
• Members of the VDMA Additive Manufacturing Association dissect the AM process chain into single steps, showing up future roads for development
• A quality-controlled, automated AM process chain is paving the road for a cost-efficient production of series components ready to use
AIM3D GmbH, a young company in Rostock, is driving its own additive manufacturing technology with composite extrusion modeling (CEM), and building corresponding systems. In this interview, their general manager Dr. Vincent Morrison explains how CEM differs from existing AM technologies, which materials to process with it, and how he imagines a typical AM process chain of the year 2030.
GMA managing director Ante Kaselj talks about challenges which quality testers are facing in the AM sector, about AM process chains in 2030, and about the reasons which prompted his company to join the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA recently.
At this year’s Formnext, the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing, the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA will present a special exhibition centering on the process chain of additive manufacturing.
VDMA: Detailed Roadmaps Will Show Additive Manufacturing the Way Towards Smart Factory
• Members of the VDMA Additive Manufacturing Association dissect the AM process chain into single steps, showing up future roads for development • A quality-controlled, automated AM process chain is paving the road for a cost-efficient production of series components ready to use
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