Quality Assurance in Additive Manufacturing (3min)
Dr. Daniel Galsterer, CTO & Head of industrial Computed Tomography, Qualitech AG
Synopsis: Qualitech AG as the swiss leading service provider for material testing and analyses offers its high quality support through the complete process chain in Additive Manufacturing. From chemical composition and size of the powder particles to a digital reproduction and failure analysis of the final part, we care about quality. Qualitech is interested in supporting AM industry with its services and in participating in a lively exchange of knowledge.
ICME Development of Novel Alloys for AM Using the Materials by Design™ Methodology (3min)
Dr. Ida Berglund, Materials Design Engineer, QuesTek Europe AB
Synopsis: QuesTek computationally designs, develops and deploys novel property-tailored alloys for a variety of industries such as aerospace, automotive and energy. Via Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) and the proprietary Materials by Design™ methodology, QuesTek has successfully designed new, ultra high performance materials faster and more cost-effectively than traditional methods. QuesTek are seeking manufacturers or end-users that see a need for novel or improved alloys tailored to AM processing who want to work together to develop and bring to market never before conceived alloys.
Ensuring Quality in AM at ProtoShape (3min)
Dr. Felix Reinert, CEO, ProtoShape
Synopsis: Active in metal AM since 2012 as a service provider, ProtoShape currently emphasizes its activities for maintaining high AM part quality for aerospace applications by validating the Ti64 process in a research project from powder to inspection. Pro-toShape is interested in expanding its number of long-term collaborations with custom-ers for example to enhance geometrical build tolerance, to integrate lightweight design, to reduce post-machining operations or to generate material data.
Open Source Metal 3D Printing for Materials R&D (3min)
Mr. Patrik Ohldin, Managing Director, Freemelt AB
Synopsis: The majority of future 3D printing applications require materials, which are not yet developed for AM. The commercial printers use only a handful of different materials and are not designed to develop new ones. This lack of available materials severely limits the technology’s ability to reach new applications. To resolve this Freemelt has developed an open source electron beam metal 3D printer, optimized for materials R&D. We are interested in finding collaboration partners who want to develop existing and new alloys for / with AM.
Boosting the Full Potential of Composites in Complex Components (3min)
Mr. Benedikt Borchert, Sales Manager, Bionic Composite Technologies AG (BIONTEC)
Synopsis: BIONTEC is a technology-driven company having developed a unique automated manufacturing method for composite components. BIONTECs proprietary process offers two main advantages over state-of-the-art composite production: increased lightweight potential and high-volume production capabilities. With deep know-how in design and manufacturing of complex components BIONTEC is actively seeking new applications for serial production in all industry sectors.
Gravity: A Novel System that Lowers the Barriers to Entry for High Strength Polymer Additive Manufacturing (3min)
Mr. Robert Kniola, Founder & CEO, Wematter
Synopsis: Wematter has developed a system comprising of a powder based polymer 3D-printer for additive manufacturing of complex parts with high strength components in mind. It is a cloud connected 3D-printer with patented powder handling systems that take care of unused powder directly inside the machine. With proprietory algo-rithms and cloud connected AI-software you can work faster with components that can replace aluminum.
Simulate Before You Print (3min)
Dr. Manfred Maurer, Simulation Engineer, CADFEM (Suisse) AG
Synopsis: In order to improve part design and manufacturing success in the metal additive manufacturing process, numerical simulation is an important tool. It can provide valuable insight into the highly complex print process on multiple scales, from microstructure predictions to macro part distortions, thus helping material scientists, designers and process engineers to realise a better product. CADFEM (Suisse) AG offers its expertise in the field of numerical simulation for interested parties to leverage the benefits of AM simulation technologies.
Robotised LMD-w for Higher Deposition Rates and Larger Build Volumes (3min)
Mr. Arash Moini, R&D Manager, Permanova Lasersystem AB
Synopsis: LMD-w technology combines the generic rewards of AM with the speed & cost advantages that wire-based techniques possess over powder-based methods and enables higher deposition rates, larger build volume and a potential to combine processes, components and materials. Permanova Lasersystem has extensive experience from design and installation of robotised laser-based production equipment, including systems for Laser Metal Deposition with Wire. Key to the next step in the development of the LMD-w technology is industrial partnership for R&D activities and/or pre-studies with a clear intention of having an industrial solution in place within 2-3 years.
Continuous Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics for Additive Manufacturing (3min)
Dr. Anatole Gilliot, CEO, Suprem SA
Synopsis: Suprem is developing and manufacturing continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic materials. Suprem’s products are tailored to customer needs and dedicated to insitu consolidation with automated processes.
Finecut: Non-Thermal Precision Machining Opportunities (3min)
Dr. Christian Öjmertz, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Finepart Sweden AB.
Synopsis: Finepart offers the Finecut machine tool. It’s high-definition cutting beam utilizes particle erosion for material removal, enabling non-thermal precision cutting for virtually all materials and material combinations. Finepart is interested in collaboration with partners with high precision cutting applications in advanced materials.
Composite Fastening Elements for Applications in Space- and Aerospace-structures (3min)
Mr. Albert-Maria Vodermayer, Portfolio Manager Industry, icotec ag
Synopsis: Reduction of weight, fuel consumption and noise are still main issues in the aircraft business. icotec ag, develops and manufactures innovative composite fastening elements with the world-wide unique injection molding CFM (Composite Flow Molding) process. It enables the industrial production of continuous fiber reinforced fastening elements. Such fastening elements are having a low density and therefore higher specific mechanical properties compared to metal fasteners, which leads to weight and noise reduction. Isotec is looking for a collaboration with an OEM in Space and/or Aerospace industry in component design and product development.
Moving to Industrial Scale Additive Manufacturing (3min)
Mr. Stefan Thundal, COO, AIM Sweden
Synopsis: AIM Sweden are specialists in metal AM focusing on Electron Beam Melting and is offering both design for AM (DfAM) and manufacturing services. AIM is involved in several business initiatives now quickly moving to serial production in industrial scale. AIM is actively looking for collaboration partners interested in exploring AM as an answer to industrial challenges. Collaboration partners could also be companies offering complementary processes to AM.
Simulation Driven Engineering Approach for the Development of Lightweight Products (3min)
Mr. Timothy Habermacher, Partner, Radiate Engineering & Design GmbH
Synopsis: Radiate Engineering & Design is a vertically-integrated expert in composite materials, product development, leading edge engineering and innovation acceleration. Radiate develops lightweight products from scratch, engages in mass production, designs and optimizes single components or functions and closes the gap to valuable innovation. Radiates approach is simulation driven and therefore always one step ahead.
AM + CFRP for Cost-Efficient Ultra-Lightweight Structures (3min)
Dr. Markus Zogg, Head Composite Structures, Inspire AG
Synopsis: The combination of advanced composites for the major load paths with additive manufactured metal or plastic elements for load introductions and/or complex cores leads to novel extremely lightweight structures. Integral designs with a high structural complexity but low number of elements, can be manufactured with simple tooling in a cost-efficient way. Inspire is interested in finding industrial collaboration partners to further develop the AM + CFRP technology and to realise outstanding lightweight structures.