There’s now simply over one month to go till the Cobo Middle in downtown Detroit opens its doorways on the RAPID + TCT 2019 additive manufacturing exhibition. Already, 3D Printing Trade has reviewed the schedule for this yr’s occasion which has a robust automotive observe. Since then although, numerous corporations have began to share particulars about what they are going to be bringing to the present.
Anticipated to draw a crowd of round 6,000 individuals, RAPID + TCT 2019 will happen from Could 20 – 23. Right here we now have some previews of upcoming displays from voestalpine, Optomec, DuPont, XJet, Lubrizol and Dow, together with an replace from present organizer SME.
Last preparations for RAPID + TCT happening in 2017. Picture by Michael Petch.
SME brings 3D printer search engine to point out flooring
A brand new characteristic coming to the showfloor at RAPID + TCT 2019 is the Interactive RAPID AM Portal (iRAMP). Supplied by American manufacturing affiliation SME, iRAMP kiosks will likely be dotted across the corridor, enabling producers to establish the precise 3D printing gear for his or her necessities.
Greater than merely a “good characteristic” of the present although, suggestions generated via the usage of these kiosks will likely be used to assist construct a greater platform for figuring out technical and mechanical feasibility.
Within the official announcement on the search engine from SME, the affiliation states, “An AM gear repository with looking skill is a foundational functionality for advancing AM adoption. However iRAMP’s imaginative and prescient extends past that.
“AM adoption relies on these basic questions: “Can I Make It?” (technical feasibility) and “Ought to I Make It?” (financial feasibility)” – two query that’s the core of its future growth.
Lookout for signposts resulting in SME iRAMP kiosks.
Arms-on 3D printing expertise at XJet
Additionally embracing interactivity at this yr’s occasion will likely be Israel metallic and ceramic 3D printer developer XJet. Alongside a spread of functions for the corporate’s Carmel machine sequence, XJet may also be internet hosting a ‘assist elimination clinic’ at its sales space. The corporate has additionally lately strengthened its buyer assist inside the area.
XJet CBO Dror Danai, feedback, “XJet is all about pushing the boundaries of what’s achievable with additive manufacturing know-how, and at RAPID + TCT we now have some incredible demonstrations of this.”
“This yr our participation is about displaying the US market what NanoParticle Jetting know-how can do for the primary time in ceramic and metallic AM.”
See XJet at RAPID + TCT 2019 on sales space 1103.
Digital demo of XJet’s trademark NanoParticle Jetting metallic 3D printing course of. Picture by way of XJet NPJ
Liquid Additive Manufacturing of silicone at Dow
American multinational chemical company Dow will likely be exhibiting 3D printer supplies at RAPID + TCT 2019 with visitor R.D. Abbott Co., Inc., an elastomer provider.
Dow SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 liquid silicone rubber will likely be utilized by R.D. Abbott to 3D print on a German RepRap L280 Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) 3D printer.
See the exhibit at sales space 1673.
DuPont to launch new 3D printer supplies
On a separate sales space DuPont Transportation & Superior Polymers, a enterprise unit of DowDuPont Specialty Merchandise, will likely be launching a brand new line of semi-crystalline 3D printer supplies.
Excessive performing in mechanical toughness, these supplies, in line with Dupont, “will provide prospects larger manufacturing agility by enabling a seamless transition throughout totally different 3D printing eventualities whereas sustaining constant properties.”
Jennifer L. Thompson, Ph.D., R&D applications supervisor for DuPont Transportation & Superior Polymer, will give a presentation on the supplies on Could 23, at 10:15 a.m. EDT.
To be taught extra go to sales space 552 from 22 Could 2019.
Pattern made utilizing DuPont Transportation & Superior Polymers upcoming semi-crystalline supplies. Picture by way of DowDuPont Specialty Merchandise
Voestalpine exhibits what metallic additive is able to
On behalf of metal know-how firm and capital items group Voestalpine, the Voestalpine AG Excessive Efficiency Metals Division will likely be demonstrating its additive manufacturing capabilities on the present.
Based on Martin Beaton, President of voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Facilities & Vice-President of Innovation & Worth-Added, North America, “Our purpose has all the time been to assist our prospects develop and to utilise the most recent advances in know-how to realize their development targets.”
“We hope that the present will assist assist this objective and look ahead to seeing you in Could.”
The corporate has metallic additive manufacturing capabilities and develops its personal powdered and wire-feed materials on web site.
Go to Voestalpine at sales space 757.
Lubrizol’s bio-based TPU
The Lubrizol Engineered Supplies division of Ohio specialty chemical compounds company Lubrizol, is to showcase its vary of 3D printer supplies in Detroit subsequent month.
Particular focus will likely be paid to the corporate’s Estane® 3D ECO TPU, an thermoplastic polyeurethane created from roughly 30% bio-based content material.
“Estane® 3D ECO TPU is a part of our technique to construct our FFF portfolio based mostly upon buyer and market necessities, making certain identical or superior degree of properties each for prototype and mass manufacturing alternatives, together with the renewability characteristic,” feedback David Pascual, International 3DP Advertising Supervisor at Lubrizol Engineered Supplies.
“Outcomes are overwhelming, and we’ll proceed to try to extend our polymer portfolio for 3D printing.”
Discover Lubrizol Engineered Supplies at sales space 133.
Demo Optomec’s newest LENS hybrid system
And at last (for this replace at the very least) Albuquerque 3D printed electronics and LMD specialist Optomec is to demo its newest machine, the LENS 860 Hybrid Managed Ambiance System, at RAPID + TCT 2019.
You could find this machine and extra at Optomec’s sales space, quantity 517.
The Optomec LENS 860 closed ambiance hybrid additive manufacturing system. Picture by way of Optomec
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