Additive Manufacturing Applications: Innovations for Growth
October 19, 2016
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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Detroit, MI 48202
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Opportunities and challenges abound in moving additive manufacturing technology to full part production. Hear how companies like Lockheed Martin, SLM Solutions, and more are leveraging additive manufacturing into their production strategy. Materials, processes, quality, and future technologies will all be discussed with opportunities for engaging Q&A sessions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view product demos throughout the day.
- Get direct access to AM/3DP technology and expert advice
- Hear first-hand what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to transitioning AM/3DP from prototype to production
- Make new connections and build relationships with partners and peers
Who Should Attend?
Individuals interested in transitioning the use of additive manufacturing from prototypes to full production volumes.
Check-In & Continental Breakfast
Opening Remarks/Session Chair
Carl K. Dekker
Met-L-Flo, Inc.Read Bio
The 5 P’s of Additive Manufacturing at Lockheed Martin
TLS Advanced Manufacturing Technology Lead
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & TrainingRead Bio
Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. As a global security, innovation, and aerospace company, the majority of Lockheed Martin's business is with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Federal Government agencies. Lockheed Martin is organized into several business areas Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control, Rotary and missions systems, and Space Systems with operations in 590+ facilities and 125,000 employees. This talk will provide an overview of how Lockheed Martin is leveraging Additive Manufacturing in the context of a typical DoD program lifecycle and will provide some examples across the various business areas.
Design for Additive Manufacturing Applications
3D SystemsRead Bio
Value in additive manufacturing is driven by design optimization.
3D Systems will lead a technical, in-depth discussion on how designers and engineers can reconfigure their approach to problem solving through the physical expression of complex geometry. 3D Systems will provide industrial examples of how parts can be optimized and applied to real world applications.
Looking to the future, this presentation will focus on the emergent automation of this process through high frequency recursive simulation, yielding parts that allow for step changes in performance for a wide range of applications, including structural, thermal and signal amplification and absorption.
Applications in Laser Metal Deposition with TRUMPF
Dr. April Cooke
Additive Manufacturing Specialist
TRUMPF IncRead Bio
In the field of AM with metal powders, TRUMPF offers the technologies of Laser Metal Fusion (LMF) and Laser Metal Deposition (LMD). Each process offers a variety of advantages as well as limitations. LMF (commonly described as 3D printing) can produce very finely detailed structures at high resolution and surface quality at a part complexity that subtractive manufacturing cannot offer. In this process, a part is built layer-by-layer in a bed of powder. The result is a 100% welded part that is surrounded by powder, hence the term powder bed. LMD (or DMD, direct metal deposition) has higher deposition rates and can add structures to existing components but is limited in complexity when compared to LMF. With this process the powder is blown through a nozzle into a melt pool on the substrate that is generated by a laser. By moving the processing head a bead is welded onto the structure below and a surface or even an entire structure can be generated. It is used in a broad range of applications including adding hard-wearing coatings, repairing parts, and building structures from scratch. This presentation will introduce the basics of the LMD process and provide examples of applications.
The Five Keys to Additive Manufacturing (AM) Success
Additive Manufacturing Director
Linear AMSRead Bio
With over a decade of experience in metal additive manufacturing (metal AM), Linear AMS proposes to present on “Metals: Not Just for Prototypes – Real Parts for Real Applications.” We will share our experience with working with companies interested in metal parts and material development including the control of multiple variables like parameter sets, material characteristics, testing/quality control procedures, powder storage & maintenance, different equipment, et al issues designed to enhance their products in prototyping and/or production. Specific examples will be shared from in-house trials and outside customer and university material development in metals, which is now backed by the strength of multi-billion-dollar engineering leader Moog, Inc., all aimed at making metal AM reliable, repeatable and verifiable throughout the production process for the benefit of Linear AMS’ customers.
Additive Manufacturing for Pattern Based Technologies
Carl K. Dekker
Additive Manufacturing can produce any shape or complexity with great ease but material properties and costs can be limiting factors. When combining AM and conventional pattern and tooling based technologies a large number of options can be leveraged. These synergies open up numerous options for product development and low and production volume production applications. Effective application can enable production materials from production processes in many applications. See how various applications have been successful for metal, plastic, rubber, and silicone products.
SAP Distributed Manufacturing and 3D Printing
Senior Director, LoB Digital Assets & IoT
3D printing has evolved to a manufacturing process that continues to allow companies in an increasing array of sectors to enjoy new manufacturing efficiencies, including on-demand production benefits and significant time-to-market reductions. In this session, you will learn how your company can start taking these benefits from 3D printing without investing into 3D printing technology. Manufacturers in all industries must adapt and grow their business to meet today’s ever-changing customer demands – without being constrained by an inflexible supply chain or traditional manufacturing approaches. We will show how SAP Distributed Manufacturing solution can help you efficiently handle variable customer demands and compress your manufacturing cycles.
SME Membership Features & Benefits
Member and Industry Relations Manager
3D Printing of Multi-Functional Structures
Eric MacDonald, Ph.D.
Youngstown State UniversityRead Bio
In the last decade, research has focused on 3D printing for not only creating conceptual models but functional end-use products as well. As patents for 3D printing expire, new low cost desktop systems are being adopted more widely. This trend is leading to products being fabricated locally and improving supply chain logistics. However, currently low cost 3D printing is limited in the number of materials used simultaneously in fabrication and consequently is confined to fabricating enclosures and conceptual models. For additively manufactured end-use products to be economically meaningful, additional functionalities will need to be incorporated in terms of electronic, electromechanical, electromagnetic, thermodynamic, and optical content. Research has recently focused on embedding electronic components and electrical interconnect into 3D printed structures either by interrupting the process or by inserting the additional content after the structure has been built. However, only until recently and with an investment from the presidential initiative on Additive Manufacturing – America Makes – has there been a concentrated research focus on developing technology that provides multi-functionality. This presentation will review work in multi-process 3D printing for creating structures with electromechanical actuation and electro-propulsion.
Metal 3D Printing in Production – Opportunities and Challenges
Richard Grylls, Ph.D
Technical Director – North America
SLM SolutionsRead Bio
Selective laser melting of engineering metals is currently being evaluated as a manufacturing process by many leading engineering organizations, and is moving into production applications at an increasing pace. When used for prototyping, the quality of the metal parts produced is of lesser importance, and material defects or inconsistencies can be largely tolerated or ignored. When used for manufacturing end-use metal components, the consistency, repeatability, reproducibility and reliability of the components produced by SLM are of significant importance. This presentation will highlight some of the challenges overcome by OEMs and suppliers across many industries as they successfully work to qualify and certify the SLM process to manufacture critical end-use parts.
From Yoda Heads to Functional Parts: AM Blazing a Trail for Tooling
Will 3D printing replace traditional manufacturing? What are some of the factors between direct 3D printing and AM tooling? How can AM tooling be utilized in your process? Most of 3D printing news is about new and advanced materials and techniques for 3D printing. IC3D will share some practical methods in which 3D printing can add value to front-line manufacturing such as metal stamping, plastic injection molding, metal casting, and thermoforming by reducing lead-time and costs. From prototyping for testing to low and medium volume production, learn how the boundaries are pushed to explore the limitations of AM as a path to rapid tooling.
The State of Intellectual Property Protection in the Field Additive Technology
Managing Attorney and Founder
Vivacqua Law, PLLCRead Bio
Explore the state of additive technology intellectual property. How many patents are being issued in the field? How have the patent filings changed over the last several years? What are the major technology areas within additive technology in which intellectual property is being sought? Who is seeking patent protection? Benefits of obtaining patent protection. Types of intellectual property. Costs associated with obtaining intellectual property protection.
Advanced Manufacturing Media – Smart Manufacturing
Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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