AM Ceramics 2017
Challenges & Potentials in the Manufacturing Industry
Ceramic additive manufacturing has the potential to radically change the industry. Available additive manufacturing systems for ceramics have already reached an advanced level. Further to prototyping of components, they represent a tangible alternative to conventional manufacturing methods or offer a viable supplement. Thus, this kind of freeform fabrication offers unforeseen business opportunities for enterprises within the manufacturing industries. AM is an emerging market with a variety of potential requiring rethinking of traditional business models. (eg. production of hearing aids)
Key Drivers | Feasibility Check for Mass Production
Commercial success of additive manufacturing in an emerging market can be influenced by a variety of factors. Basically it depends on whether the field of application is eligible or expertise on material science exists. Discussing these currently most profound challenges and relevant key drivers for additive manufacturing, Johannes Homa (CEO Lithoz GmbH) and Paolo Colombo (University Padua) will open the two-day conference, AM Ceramics 2017. David Walker, R&D manager in advanced materials at Johnson Matthey will reveal feasible ideas concerning AM mass production. Edmar Allitsch, managing partner at AM Ventures Holding will explain why AM should be implemented into conventional production processes.
The annual event AM Ceramics hosted in the beautiful city of Vienna is a great opportunity for professional exchange concerning all matters of 3D-printing of high-performance ceramics on a global level.
3D-printing | technologies & materials for AM of high-performance ceramics
Ceramic additive manufacturing has the potential to radically change the industry. Available additive manufacturing systems for ceramics have already reached an advanced level. In Addition to prototyping of components, they represent a tangible alternative to conventional manufacturing methods or offer a viable supplement.
3D-printing manufacturers have to anticipate and fulfil prospective requirements of the high-performance ceramics industry ahead of demand. Thus the AM Community is searching for information regarding manufacturing speed, reducing time-to-market but also whether process stability can be obtained and reproducibility of results can be assured. Beyond, that constant availability for ceramic materials appropriate for 3D-printing is still not ensured.
Quo vadis? | additive manufacturing
The AMC 2017 provides an overall update on achievements and progress on last year’s event. It will give a comprehensive overview to what additive manufacturing systems are already capable of and which performance promises can be made at this point. Next to the introduction of enhanced material compositions and state-of-the-art machinery by Lithoz, the entire process chain will be addressed. Expertise from AM enterprises that have been successful in implementing additive manufacturing as well as practical application examples out of the university sector will be shared.
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