New concepts for large parts Additive Manufacturing – Presented by Berta Gonzalvo, AITIIP Technology Centre

Berta Gonzalvo, AITIIP Technology Centre, will speak at Automotive 3D Printing Conference, on June 05, 2019, at Automotive Campus, Helmond, The Netherlands.

This presentation focuses on researching hybrid production (metal + non-metal) by developing an innovative 3D printing-based system able to obtain free form products combining both materials at the same time.

Important developments in the field of new materials are hereby presented, including areas of application, printing, material compatibility and performance. These contribute to cutting edge concepts in additive manufacturing. The proposed system combines Thermoset- based additive manufacturing and metal 3D printing. Technologies presented are devoted to enhance the efficiency of 3D printing for large components, by implementing high deposition rate systems.


What drives you?

Development of new additive manufacturing systems for large components with a great potential for industrial application, and specifically in automotive

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

They will see novel technologies, with a great potential, that are not available in the market, that will be the future solution for some gaps currently existing in AM. Real application and demonstrations will be shown during the presentation.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

High deposition rate additive manufacturing systems, combined with substractive systems to obtain the final product net shape.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

They will open new markets for AM, even combining metal and non metallic materials in the same product. With the proposed system companies will save espace, will improve the functionalities of the products, and will have a full traceability of the products and processes.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

Standardization, qualification of the materials and processes, and the skill lack of the operators.

“Special Quote”

Enabling the future of large parts Additive Manufacturing.

About Berta Gonzalvo

Responsible of the robotic and automation area at AITIIP. Expert in Machining, Polishing and Robotics operation applied to plastics an metals manufacturing. She has more than 18 years of experience in additive manufacturing in several technologies. She currently coordinates several European projects in additive manufacturing. Expert in several working groups of ISO TC261 of additive manufacturing. Berta is currently contributing in several forums to the development of future skills for 3D printing.

About AITIIP Technology Centre

AITIIP Technological Centre is a non-profit private entity which goal is to increase the competitiveness of the companies in the moulds and plastic parts manufacturing industry, and as well as to spread knowledge and to transfer the know-how to face new technological challenges.

Its R+D department has three strong research lines: composites and nanomaterials, manufacturing processes and product development. In cooperation between both departments AITIIP´s team pursues the improvement of plastic injection technologies and adaptation of novel material to manufacturing processes.

AITIP is also coordinating the KRAKEN project (H2020-FoF-01-2016-723759): In KRAKEN project, new additive technologies targeting large areas

About Automotive 3D Printing Conference

Automotive 3D Printing Conference takes place on June 05, 2019, in Helmond, The Netherlands. The conferences focuses on various aspects of 3D printing applications in the automotive industry, such as prototyping, production, electronics, spare parts, customisation – issues, solutions, developments & more. The conference offers automotive professionals the chance to learn about and to look at challenges / opportunities from different perspectives using 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing in their professional use.

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