After the feat at IN(3D)USTRY in Barcelona the 3D printing industry doesn’t slow down. The Additive Manufacturing Europe show is starting in just a few days in Amsterdam and there are already many good reasons to attend. Here are some of them.
Leapfrog launches the Bolt 3D printer for complex models to be printed at twice the speed
Leapfrog (stand 800) will present the Bolt, for the first time at an event. This soon-to-be released 3D printer allows to print complex models at twice the speed. It is suitable for both office environments and workplaces. It is recommended for businesses and R&D units that want to make serious and professional 3D prints.
Leapfrog’s XceL will also be shown for the first time in the Netherlands. This new professional 3D printer is one of the largest FDM printing solutions, printing extreme large objects faster. It is designed for manufacturers, designers and engineers.
Formlabs shows Dental SG, its first biocompatible resin
Formlabs (stand 717) has developed its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing and has recently brought Dental SG, its first biocompatible resin, on the market.
Active Power displays its flywheel energy storage technology
Additive manufacturers will have the opportunity to learn how Active Power products (stand 419) and solutions can protect their mission critical processes against power disturbances and prevent scrapped product, missed shipment, poor product quality, and reduced productivity.
Prodways displays technology-based production solutions
Prodways (stand 403) will be showing a large number of applications on their stand. In terms of medical, this includes dental models, bridges in castable materials, aligners, drilling guides, surgical guides (with biocompatible resin), bone implants, cranial implants (ceramic), surgical models and surgical tools with biocompatible materials. For aerospace and automotive it includes : tool parts production using 3D printing for casting, moulds, blowmoulding as well as prototyping and satellite part production (ceramics).
Smit Röntgen shows powder bed laser melting of pure tungsten
Smit Röntgen specialises in processing pure tungsten, using powder bed laser melting. Tungsten has many benefits over other metals commonly used in 3D printing – it is one of the heaviest, non-toxic, non-magnetic and bio-compatible dense metals. It allows for small, very complex designs and is not magnetic. In terms of medical applications, it is suitable for thermal and radiation shielding and can be used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). It is also used for balance weights in the aerospace industry. Smit-Röntgen will be showcasing a variety of applications on their stand (617).