This 4th in the series of joint Special Interest Group meeting between euspen and ASPE on Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing is crucial to putting additive manufacturing onto the factory floor. We are seeking papers in the following categories:
Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish from Additive Manufacturing
- State-of-the-Art – What level of precision is achievable today?…and what developments are underway? …or are needed?
- New research work and commercially-available technologies for achieving precision
- Prediction and modelling of dimensional errors and surface topography
- Design for Manufacturing
- Design rules for additive manufacturing
- Topology optimization in the context of AM and achieving precision
- Novel designs for flexures, kinematic couplings or machine structures
- Lattice Structures and Synthetic Materials for Precision Applications
- Developments in fabricating lattice structures with high strut integrity
- Measurement of 3D strut dimensional accuracy and material properties
- Characterizing the Performance of AM Machines
- In situ process monitoring, e.g. melt-zone temperature and powder bed
- In-process measurement of workpiece shape and topography
- Using artefacts to assess machine performance; Round-robin testing
- Holistic views of the control system, process feedback, correction
- Certifying AM equipment capabilities
- Industrial demands for ASTM and ISO standards
- Integrating AM into Holistic Manufacturing Process
- Cost-benefit trade-offs of using AM within a complex manufacturing process
- Engineered partnerships between AM and secondary finishing operations
- Dealing with residual stress and heat treatment in a process flow
- Kinematic tooling or pallets for repeatable part handling
- Surface form and texture measurements on AM surfaces
- Functional specifications for additive surface finish and dimensional accuracy
- Dimensional metrology of internal features using x-ray computed tomography
- Uncertainty and traceability with x-ray computed tomography
- Assessing measurement uncertainty
The local hosts and organising committee for the joint Special Interest Group meeting between euspen and ASPE on Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing are :- Assoc. Prof Wim Dewulf and Dr Jun Qian from KU Leuven; Prof Hans Nørgaard Hansen from Technical University of Denmark; Prof Richard Leach from University of Nottingham; and Dr John Taylor from University of North Carolina at Charlotte
At the end of the first days programme there is an opportunity for delegates to attend one of the technical tours of additive manufacturing companies based in Leuven.
The Direct Metal Printing (DMP) technology mastered by 3D Systems Leuven (formerly LayerWise) targets both serial production and prototyping. This digital technology produces the optimum shape of complex freeform parts in a single manufacturing step, in any preferred metal (alloy), using less material and no scrap. In addition to countless industrial applications, 3D Systems Leuven manufactures revolutionary medical and dental implants.
Materialise incorporates more than 25 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise offer flexible solutions for a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world.