International Symposium Hybrid Additive Manufacturing with Polymers

op 05 juni 2018

Additive Manufacturing, better known as 3D Printing, is one of the most important technological evolutions of the moment. It is steadily becoming a well-accepted production technology in addition to conventional techniques.
This international symposium will focus on polymer-based additive manufacturing technologies and their applications in customer-specific and innovative plastic and textile products.
Methods to combine Additive Manufacturing with conventional processes, such as FDM printing on textiles or plastic products, will be at the centre of the symposium's scope!


8h30 Registration and welcome coffee
9h00 Introduction (Centexbel, BE)
9h10 Keynote lecture: An insight in filament based 3D Printing progress - Phil Coates (Bradford, UK)
9h50 Continuous Fibre Additive Manufacturing of Single-Layer Thermoplastic Composites - Willem Van De Steene (UGent, BE)
10h15 The influence of melt flow index on the characterization of extrusion based 3D printed materials - Ludwig Cardon (UGent, BE)
10h40 Coffee Break
11h00 Approaches of using 3D printing in custom-fit production of textiles choosing suitable material combinations and digital data generation models - Michael Korger (FTB, DE)
11h25 3D printing thermoplastics for functionalisation of textiles - Sarah Lysann Göbel (STFI, DE)
11h50 Applications and process integration of 3D Printing on textiles and plastics - Sofie Huysman (Centexbel, BE)
12h15 Adding Value by Adding Layers: 3D-printing Value Chain Opportunities - Kris Binon (Flam3D, BE)
12h40 Lunch break
13h30 Keynote lecture: 3D Printed Electronics via AM - Johannes Hoerber (NeoTech, DE)
14h10 3D Aerosol Jet Printing - Solange Humblet (Sirris, BE)
14h35 Hybrid digital manufactured UHF-RFID antenna for textile applications - Frank Siegel (STFI, DE)
15h00 Coffee Break
15h20 FDM-printing in a production environment using a robot - Sven De Troy (Sirris, BE)
15h45 Accelerate³: an interregional approach for 3D Printing - Accelerate³ consortium (BE, NL)
16h10 Additive Manufacturing: Market and Business Opportunities - Julie Leroy (Agoria, BE)
16h35 Closing remarks
16h45 Networking drink

Promote your products/services

Additive Manufacturing offers a multitude of opportunities to the textile and plastic converting industries and to the providers of new products and services. Therefore this international symposium offers an excellent opportunity to showcase your 3D solutions to a select group of interested industrials !

The symposium organisation offers two promotion packages (see website).

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