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Thermoplastic 3D Printing: How to Accelerate Complex Parts Manufacture?

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Recorded on Mar 6, 2019

Successfully manufacture complex 3D-printed thermoplastic parts that reach the right mechanical performance by introducing simulation early in your process:
  • Print right the first time (avoid long trial & error)
  • Control warpage
  • Optimize material selection (with or without reinforcement)

Bernard Alsteens will share advanced simulation solutions for SLS, FDM/FFF and discuss the effect of the 3D-printing process on the final performance of the part.

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Presented By:
Bernard Alsteens

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Technology
Level: Beginner

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Why should you view this course?

Despite the popularity of 3D printing (selective laser sintering, fused deposition modelling…) in the plastics industry, the shift towards 3D manufacturing continues to be limited. The inability to print the part as designed, especially complex structures, is one the basic challenges as often warpage is observed at the end of the printing. Plus finding the right material is not easy! Print right the first time by joining this course! You will:

  • Understand how to introduce state-of-the-art simulation solution in the early stage to improve your 3D printing process (SLS, FDM/FFF)

  • Print the part as-designed including complex structures through the proper use of simulation

  • Control warpage & reach the right level of mechanical performance to print right the first time

  • Select the right thermoplastic material (with or without reinforcement) to print the part

  • Avoid long trial and error process to determine the best printing condition

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Thermoplastic 3D Printing

Who should view this course?

Suited for Polymer Converters who use 3D printing processing with SLS, FDM/FFF and want to successfully make the transition towards 3D manufacturing

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:
  • Introduction to a unique eco-system for the simulation of 3D Printing
    • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
    • Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
    • Fused filament fabrication (FFF)

  • How to take benefit from simulation to:
    • Control warpage
    • Achieve correct mechanical performance
    • Print complex parts (like lattice structures) as designed

  • Advanced material simulation solution to evaluate performance of 3D printed material

  • What is going to be next in simulation for 3D printing

  • 30 Mins Q&A- Ask your questions directly from the expert !

  • Have a query ? Email us for any help !

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Members Reviews

Good basic introduction to AM simulation and what can be achieved with simulation

Lasse S. , from LEGO System A/S

Excellent course, good introduction by the expert!

Mithun B. , from Greene Tweed

Got an idea about Software capability and potential employment

Zanasca , from Lati Industria Termoplastici SpA

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