Hosted by Advanced Manufacturing Media, the RAPID + TCT Technology LaunchPad is a showcase around the latest must-see technologies, applications and new product announcements. Located in the Show Floor Theater, the event will feature several 15-minute, technically-oriented presentations to divulge what’s new with some of the hottest companies in additive. Each presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with both attendees and media. Following the presentations, the event will transition into a short networking opportunity (with beverages and snacks) where all attendees can interact and personally ask questions of the presenters.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
3:30 PM – Closing the loop between 3D Printers and CAD Programs
The gap between Additive Manufacturing is not a push the button technology. On the one hand, users need design software to create a part that benefits from the capabilities of 3D printing technology. On the other hand, they need to convert this design file into a printable file that can be processed and manufactured by your 3D printer.
To ensure that the translation of one file to the other doesn’t create problematic file errors, consuming much time from the user, developers of 3D modeling software were looking for solutions to align their software to the 3D printers on the market. 3D printer manufacturers also benefit from a seamless flow from design to a printed part on their machine. However, connecting the CAD software to every single machine on the market is a huge challenge that asks for numerous collaborative projects between CAD companies and machine manufacturers.
The EOS P 810 offers the first truly economical high-performance polymer solution in additive manufacturing. Based on the proven high temperature P 800 platform, the P 810 is enabling the production of parts designed to withstand demanding environments with our PEKK/CF composite system, HT-23. With material advantages such as high strength-to-weight ratios, temperature resistance, and flame retardancy, new applications in aerospace, industrial and automotive sectors are quickly being realized. In addition, the large P 810 build size (parts up to 850 mm) in combination with the high isotropy and dimensional accuracy of HT-23 are enabling the large, critical, structural parts to be produced additively for the first time. This talk will provide an overview of this technology and a look into its application across several sectors.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
3:30 PM – Finish3D taking surface finishing to a new dimension.
At GE Additive, we understand the transformative power of additive manufacturing. We are long-time users of the technology and have experienced all the growing pains of introducing and advancing additive manufacturing within a business. We are now available to help you on your additive journey and put our experience to work for you. In this session, Chris Schuppe will introduce you to AddWorks, GE Additive’s consultancy services, and explain how his team of experts can help you wherever you are on your additive journey. You will learn how leveraging GE’s experience can help shorten the learning curve and create positive outcomes for your business.