The need for further integration of printing technology into product development
Anyone with a background in producing products by 3D printing knows the bumpy road from virtual model to tangible product. In fact, there is quite a gap between the two. A major improvement seems achievable with the availability of 3D printing related information in the product designer’s software. Fontys cooperates with renowned companies that acknowledge the existence of this missing element and by attending their event on December 9 during 3D Delta Week, you will be able to discover first-hand the progress being made on the topic.
It has always been beneficial to have the product designer working closely together with the production planner. Today, for additive manufacturing, this is even more important. For example, the build direction of a part significantly influences its cost price. By taking into account both the possibilities and limitations of 3D printing as early as the design stage, the amount of support structures – which have to be removed as waste after printing anyway – can be minimized. Fontys Engineering, together with students and CEAD, nTopology, Renishaw and Siemens, conducts practice-based research to optimize the 3D production chain. Register for their event and attend substantive, technological presentations by:
In addition to the presentations, visitors can discuss the presented topics individually with the speakers. The afternoon will be concluded with drinks.
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