Product Stage

With an expanding show floor there is more to see than ever before, and there are still only so many hours in the day! With that in mind, new for 2017 is the TCT Product Stage, giving visitors the opportunity to hear from both first-time and returning companies about their latest products and services including materials, software, inspection, scanning and more. These twenty minute presentations will run across all three days of the event and are conveniently situated in the heart of the show floor allowing visitors to drop in and out as they wish. This stage is perfect for visitors wanting to assess and adopt 3D printing machines or the technologies that support them. Here’s what to expect on the TCT Product Stage:

Day 1- AM Technologies (Metals)

Day 2- Inspection, Metrology, Post-Processing & Software

Day 3 – AM Technologies (Non-Metals)

26 September

11:40 - 12:00
Latest developments from GE Additive
Location:  Product Stage

TBC

12:00 - 12:20
Do Industrial Gases Play a Role in Additive Manufacturing? - Pierre Forêt - Expert Additive Manufacturing - Linde AG
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

In Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes based on powder bed fusion, the chamber is commonly
inerted with highly pure gases like Argon or Nitrogen. The atmosphere control is critical to assure robust AM fabrication. The role of the inert gas is to provide a safe environment by avoiding ignition of the powder (ie. Ti64, AlSiMg), avoid oxidation of the metal during melting, remove fumes from the powder bed and ensure the final part quality.

By adjusting the composition of the shielding gas, the distribution of heat to the weld can be modified. These influences parameters like penetration, building speed or energy required.  This paper presents the influence of shielding gases on the process parameters, chemical composition and mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V and AlSi10Mg alloys parts produced by Laser Sintering.

Mr Pierre Forêt
GDC Additive Manufacturing
Linde AG
12:20 - 12:40
Industrial Solutions for Additive Manufacturing - Daniel Lichtenstein, Head of Market Development - TRUMPF
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

There is a multitude of possibilities in the field of metal 3D printing offered by TRUMPF, focusing on the both technologies Laser Metal Fusion (LMF) and Laser Metal Deposition (LMD). Different machine solutions addressing various industries and applications. Thereby TRUMPF is putting the spotlight on the complete process chain for Additive Manufacturing. In regard to serial production there are TRUMPF multilaser solutions for maximum productivity.

Mr Daniel  Lichtenstein
Head of Market Development
Trumpf
12:40 - 13:00
Bringing Office-Friendly Metal 3D Printing to the Shop Floor - Desktop Metal
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Metal 3D printing has the potential to change the way manufacturers produce metal parts. Current methods of metal 3D printing however have failed to deliver on their promise. They are either too expensive and industrial for prototyping or not fast enough and too expensive for mass production. New approaches are needed to move metal 3D printing beyond its current limits. In this presentation, Desktop Metal will share fundamental advantages and applications of using the Studio System, the world’s first office-friendly metal 3D printing system. Designed as an end-to-end ecosystem, the Studio System offers built-in expert metallurgy that results in near-net-shape parts, while breakthroughs in support materials make it possible to remove parts by hand.

13:00 - 13:20
Latest developments in Metal Powders from Sandvik Osprey - Keith Murray - Sandvick Osprey
Location:  Product Stage

TBC

13:20 - 13:40
How Will You Increase Revenue by Using Predictive Simulation? - Chris Robinson, Director Application Engineering - 3DSIM
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

The uncertainty of the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) process has long been thought to be unpredictable, which has led to very costly and time intensive trial and error approaches to producing successful parts. However, 3DSIM has developed tools that show that the outcome is predictable.  Users have been drastically increasing their build success rates, while reducing design, development and production time. All of these elements join together to create a cost savings that cannot be ignored.  This talk will present the cost savings of case studies that are applicable to most metal AM users.

Mr Chris  Robinson
Director Applications Engineering
3DSIM
13:40 - 14:00
Product Development Lifecycle Time Reduction through Accelerated Material and Process Development and Optimization - Dr. Prabir Chaudhury, Technical Director - Exova
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Additive Manufacturing, known as 3D Printing or Direct Manufacturing, has become the leading edge manufacturing technology today. Traditional product development cycle time, through analysis and testing, depends on knowledge and expertise available in conventional materials and manufacturing processes. However, limited knowledge of microstructure-property relations in metal AM makes product development cycle time very long, especially for critical aerospace and automotive components. Current efforts require expensive and time-consuming testing regimen. In order to reduce the cycle time for product development, it is necessary to develop and optimize AM materials and processing methods. The objective of this presentation is to show how material and process development and optimization can be accelerated via an economical, efficient, and effective mechanical testing method. This presentation will discuss suitability of this test in the light of unique meso-scale structural characteristics in AM.

Dr  Prabir Chaudhury
Technical Director
Exova
14:30 - 14:50
Metal AM - The latest developments
Location:  Product Stage

TBC

14:50 - 15:10
Metal AM - The latest developments
Location:  Product Stage

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15:10 - 15:30
Metal AM - The latest developments
Location:  Product Stage

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15:30 - 15:50
Metal AM - The latest developments
Location:  Product Stage

TBC

27th September

11:40 - 12:00
Inspection & Simulation of 3D Printed Parts - Martin Kronig, Technical Sales Consultant - Volume Graphics
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

With the recently released Structural Mechanics Simulation Module for VGStudio MAX 3.0 by Volume Graphics, users can predict how much force their additively manufactured parts could theoretically withstand solely based on the voxel data from a computed tomography (CT) scan. The results help users assess whether discontinuities are actually defects that would later lead to component failure.

Users can choose from three types of force: direct force, torque, and pressure. In the simulation, all component details are taken into account because the software works directly on voxel data. Time-consuming and lossy meshing becomes a thing of the past.

Mr  Martin Kronig
Techincal Sales Consultant
Volume Graphics
12:00 - 12:20
Possibilities and Improvements within CT - Nikon
Location:  Product Stage

TBC

12:20 - 12:40
Inspection & Metrology
Location:  Product Stage

TBC

12:40 - 13:00
Efficient Powder Handling - David Buckley, Product Manager - Farleygreene
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

While the majority of advances in the additive manufacturing sector are to do with the build process, the requirement for carefully controlled, traceable and efficient powder handling is becoming an increasing priority. We aim to demonstrate the importance and cost savings of a standalone, highly automated powder recycling unit when integrated into an industrial process.

Mr David  Buckley
Product Manager
Farlrygreene
13:00 - 13:20
Finishing the Job - Automated Post Processing for 3D Printed Parts - Joseph Crabtree, CEO - Additive Manufacturing Technologies
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

The promise of industrial Additive Manufacturing is that it provides a simple, and automated digital workflow. However as soon as parts enter the post-processing step the automated, process becomes manual, labour intensive, costly and time consuming.

This presentation will explore how post processing is one of the main barriers to mass adoption of additive manufacturing and how it is preventing the ultimate displacement of traditional manufacturing.  Joseph will describe how AMT’s PostPro3D technologies (which will be formally launched at TCT) are providing the solution to the  ‘missing link’ in the digital manufacturing thread. The presentation will show a glimpse into the future of the digital post processing chain as well as discussing AMT’s future technology solutions.

Mr Joseph  Crabtree
CEO
Additive Manufacturing Technologies
13:20 - 13:40
The Benefits of HIP and Heat Treatment for AM Components - Ron Adams, Director of Stategic Business Development - Bodycote
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Components that are built by the additive manufacturing (AM)  process do not exhibit the as built mechanical properties necessary for robust service in industrial applications. There are thermal treatments that can improve the properties such that AM components can be used in very demanding environments like aerospace, medical, automotive, and deep well drilling. Titanium 6-4 and Inconel 718 are two of the alloys that can be made using AM and used widely in these industries. Data is presented on how HIP (Hot Isostatic Pressing) and heat treatment can improve the mechanical properties of both alloys to achieve results very close to those of wrought component properties. Mechanical properties and fatigue properties are presented. Additionally, the presentation describes a model in which AM producers can take advantage of a service model where all of the post processing operations can be sourced in a one stop shop scenario.

Mr Ron Adams
Bodycote
13:40 - 14:00
Industrial Colouring Solutions for AM Plastics - Philipp Kramer, Co-Founder - DyeMansion
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

The AM market is moving from rapid prototyping to serial production and loads of new applications like 3D printed eyewear, automotive spare parts, shoe mid soles or orthoses are popping up. This leads to an increase in quality standards for the end use products and requires a new approach in the economical processing of such higher volumes. That's exactly where DyeMansion is specialized in. Within the last three years, the young company from Munich went from a startup to the world technology leader in finishing AM plastics. Their automated systems for coloring, depowdering and surface finishing are compatible with all powder-based technologies in AM such as SLS or HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion. In his presentation, Philipp Kramer, co-founder and CTO, gives an exciting insight into the development and utilization possibilities of DyeMansion’s systems and how they can be implemented in existing production lines.

 

Philipp Kramer
Co-Founder and CTO
DyeMansion
14:30 - 14:50
Challenges and opportunities for polygon modelling - David Turner, Software Development Manager - Renishaw
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Until recently there has been a lack of support for polygon modelling in the existing geometric modelling kernels. As a result of this, the main CAD software systems have little polygon modelling capability. Industrial demand for polygon modelling has increased greatly in the last 10 years, for example in the additive manufacturing industry. Alongside this, advances in computer technology have helped to make this type of modelling feasible due to increased computing power and the availability and affordability of large amounts of memory. MachineWorks identified this opportunity in 2009 and started to utilise their expertise to create a polygon modelling toolkit. The main challenge in polygon modelling is that key algorithms are extremely difficult to develop and maintain due to issues of speed, accuracy and stability.

David Turner
Software Development Manager (Medical Dental Products Division)
Renishaw plc
14:50 - 15:10
How Simulation-Guided Additive Manufacturing Can Cut Costs and Save Time - Dr Christian Rossman, Technical Lead for Structural Analysis - Materialise
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Additive Manufacturing (AM) procedures have increasingly gained attention since they allow the direct production of high-value, customizable components with complex geometry, often more efficiently than with conventional manufacturing approaches. However, AM comes with considerable challenges such as deformations due to residual stresses, dross-and pore-formation which may cause failure during the building process or unsuitability of the parts for service. This is clearly a problem since failed or unsuitable prints are costly and need to be repeated with different build setups until the designs can be printed successfully. The challenge of having a part “printed right the first time” is a particularly hard one, especially for inexperienced users and often requires several expensive test prints to find the proper part orientation, support design and machine settings.

In this context, simulation plays an increasingly important role for those looking for assistance during the build preparation process to reduce the risk of build failure and parts of poor quality. If applied properly, simulation can predict regions that will deform during the printing process, suffer from too much or too little heat causing pores or dross formation, and regions that develop residual stresses which may introduce micro cracks in the design. In this talk, Chris will discuss simulation approaches that we use at Materialise to investigate and optimize build setups to reduce costs caused by unnecessary build failures. He will explain the basic concept of different AM process simulation techniques, and how they can be used to detect failure-prone designs and setups. He will also be shedding some light on the future challenges of AM process simulation software and how they can be overcome by using novel modeling approaches and new hardware.

Dr  Christian Rossman
Technical Lead
Materialise
15:10 - 15:30
The future of Complete AM Digital Integration: From Powder Manufacture to Applications Data Capture, LPW Technology
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

With Additive Manufacturing capturing the minds of engineers and commercial production facilities alike, powder atomisation & supply chains are waking up to the massive potential of AM. There’s a lot of excitement but do we know the true potential? What is clear is that current powder atomisation factories, manufacturing best practice, and process monitoring and control are not suitable for metal AM production applications.

By looking at the AM process from the perspective of the powder, we are bringing together physical processes & digital integration. Physical processes means producing powder with Best in Class equipment, sensing the process, recording the powder production data. Designing the powder production process for metal AM enables minimising the risk of contamination which is key to reliable build in critical applications. Digital integration sees data logging at every step of the AM process being stored in PowderSolve, the AM traceability software suite, linking into MES and ERP systems.

This opens the potential to capture feedstock and powder atomisation data with AM production data, with mechanical properties of built parts. This “cradle to grave” material traceability provides confidence in minimising product recall, data for process optimisation and exploring new alloy development through exciting neural network methodologies.

 

 

15:30 - 15:50
Connecting the Design to Production Workflow for Metal-Based Additive Manufacturing - Dr. Robert N. Yancey, Strategy and Business Development - Autodesk
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Current processes for going from design to production for metal-based powder bed fusion, or electron beam melting processes, can require multiple steps, multiple data formats, and multiple software applications to achieve the final part.  Presentation will cover an end-to-end workflow that includes design, data preparation, simulation, and final machining to produce a metal component in a production environment.  Process flow and data flow will both be addressed. 

Dr Robert  Yancey
Autodesk

28 September

11:40 - 12:00
Rize™ One: Changing the Way Plastic 3D Printers are Used in Design and Manufacturing - Eugene Giller, CEO - Rize inc
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

The promise of industrial 3D printing has been greater than its real-world use, requiring user sacrifices throughout the process, from file to usable part, creating bottlenecks, increasing costs and limiting applications.

You’ll learn how the Rize™ One 3D printer announced in July, 2016 and made available in February, 2017: 

  • Increases part turnaround time by up to 100% and cuts facility, material and labor costs, while delivering stronger, watertight parts.
  • Uses a new patented Augmented Polymer Deposition technology that enables varied material properties at the voxel level.
  • Opens new applications for 3D printing in industrial settings beyond the additive manufacturing lab.
Mr Eugene Giller
Founder and President
Rize Inc
12:00 - 12:20
SLS technology as a tool for faster and less expensive development of new products - case study - Konrad Glowacki, Co-Founder - Sinterit
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Development of new products or modification of the existing ones always entails a very time-consuming and expensive process of prototyping and testing. However, with employment of 3D printing in SLS technology (Selective Laser Sintering) validation of the subsequent versions of a product takes days instead of weeks and constitutes a fraction of the costs of prototypes production by means of machining, moulding etc.
 
The presentation will be a case study of the market implementation of a device for voting during management board meetings. 

Mr  Konrad Glowacki
Co-Founder
Sinterit
12:20 - 12:40
After the hype: What’s Next for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing? - Michael Sorkin, General Manager - Formlabs
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

On the 5th anniversary of their Kickstarter campaign, Formlabs is ready to unveil "The Digital Factory" to the world. "The Digital Factory" isn't just a concept: it's already happening. Visit a factory line today and you might already find a couple dozen 3D printers. With a little more work from printer manufacturers, we're on track to reach a new tipping point in the next few years. With introducing exciting news at TCT Formlabs will show how they are transforming the way products are designed and create.

Mr  Michael  Sorkin
General Manager
Formlabs Europe
12:40 - 13:00
ZMorph 2.0 VX Product Launch at TCT Show - Przemyslaw Jaworski - Zmorph
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

At TCT Show ZMorph officially launches ZMorph 2.0 VX – an ultimate multi-material desktop platform for rapid prototyping and digital manufacturing that combines 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser cutting. It can 3D print in full color and blend various mechanical properties within one object. CNC and laser opens it for production of market-ready electronics, robot parts, multi-material architectural models, and more. It comes with a next generation of voxel-based Voxelizer software featuring dedicated workflows for all fabrication technologies. CEO of ZMorph will show the machine in action, present professional applications of multi-material 3D printing, and answer your questions.

13:00 - 13:20
3D Printed Molds with Somos - Brigitte Jacobs, Applications Development Manager - DSM Somos
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

3D printed molds with Somos® PerFORM material are capable of producing real injection molded parts significantly faster (<1 week) in short run and prototype injection molding processes. This can help the customer reduce cost and time in their product development cycle.

Brigitte  Jacobs
Application Development Manager
DSM Somos
13:20 - 13:40
Stop Prototyping. Start Producing - Gurjeev Chadha, Head of Product Marketing - Carbon
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

For 30 years, 3D printing has been hailed as a technology with the potential to radically change manufacturing. That potential is now a reality as startup Carbon and its groundbreaking Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS) technology enable production of final quality 3D-printed parts, economically and at scale. Come learn how Carbon’s DLS and SpeedCell™ manufacturing system are allowing manufacturers to benefit from:

  • Novel product materials and geometries with superior performance characteristics
  • Flexible approaches to production, elimination of tooling costs and reduction of inventory
  • A disruption to the rules of volume economics
  • Mass-customized products with dramatically faster product cycles
  • On-demand manufacturing
Gurjeev  Chadha
Head of Product Marketing
Carbon
13:40 - 14:00
HP Multi Jet Fusion Materials & Open Platform - Maria Company, Strategic Business Manager - Hewlett Packard
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Learn about the HP Open Platform strategy and 3D Materials roadmap as part of HP’s vision to accelerate 3D printing adoption. Hear about the latest advancements that HP and its partners have been making to drive this vision that will ultimately be an essential enabler for industry transformation.

Maria Company
Strategic Business Manager
Hewlett-Packard
14:00 - 14:20
3D Printed Electronics – A Unique Technology - Robert Even, Materials Manager, Nano Dimension
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

The rapid evolution and widespread use of 3D printing technology brings with it new approaches and methodologies to the market for design and manufacturing. 3D printing of electronics is unique from other applications and presents new challenges. This presentation will explore the challenges and discuss how this revolutionary technology is disrupting, shaping and defining the future of how electronics are made.

Robert Even
Materials Manager
Nano Dimension
14:20 - 14:40
Use of 3D Printing of Flexible TPU in Robotics - Josef Dolecek, Founder - Fillamentum
Location:  Product Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Utilisation of desktop FFF printer and usage of TPU flexible material from Fillamentum for customised sparing parts in automotive components manufacturer as integral part of Industry 4.0. Savings in production afforded  due 3D printed customised robot's  grippers from high wearing and abrasive resistant thermoplastic polyurethane filament.

Mr Joseph Dolecek
Fillamentum
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