Rick Neff, BAAM Sales Manager, Cincinnati Incorporated
3D Printing has migrated from small prototype parts to production. While some additive manufacturing techniques are well suited to small parts, 3D printing can also be used for large parts. The progress of extruded reinforced thermoplastic tooling is now being adopted for both high temperature and room temperature composite manufacturing production.
This presentation will focus on:
- Why large 3D printers do not follow many of the principles of additive manufacturing as we know them.
- What materials are used to make large high temperature parts?
- What research has Oak Ridge National Laboratory done in collaboration with Cincinnati Incorporated, Boeing, Ford Motor Company, BASF, Techmer ES, Tru-Design, IACMI and NAVAIR in high temperature tooling?
- Per Guinness World Records what part is the largest single 3D printed part ever made?
- The evolution from early FDM technology