April 23-26, 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, TX | Exhibits April 24-26

The Value of Traditional Manufacturing Materials in the Age of Digital Fabrication

Materials I, II, III

Intermediate May 9, 2017 10:15 am - 10:40 am

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Graham Bredemeyer, CEO, Collider

In this presentation we will take a look at the high costs of development, research, and approval processes to non-traditional manufacturing materials being used in the manufacturing world via Additive Manufacturing, including the barrier this creates for manufacturers adopting additive technology in production environments. In addition, we will present a case study of a customer using Collider’s technology (Programmable Tooling) to additively manufacture parts in traditional manufacturing materials for production use. Gain an understanding of the financial impact and importance the ability of traditional manufacturing materials in traditional mediums in additive manufacturing played.

Collider’s Programmable Tooling Technology is a hybrid manufacturing process, where continuous vat photopolymerization is used to produce molds on the fly inside of a device that also carries out a traditional material injection process. This gives manufacturers the ability to change the geometry of their mold on the fly without the high costs of cutting molds. While they gain the ability to change geometry at little cost, they don’t give up the materials they’ve been using to manufacture with for decades. With the low cost of each sacrificial “shell”, the technology can match the cost of amortized tooling up to a few thousand parts.

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Graham Bredemeyer


Graham has spent the last 7 years of his life in the world of 3D printing. He’s worked for Shapeways, the