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SAM revolutionizes 3D printing for custom-made medical products

Swiss firm Spectroplast showcases patented technology at Rapid.Tech 3D – a stage for innovative start-ups in the Medical, Dental & Orthopaedic Technology forum

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3D printing enables sustainable manufacturing of intelligent interiors for transport in factory of the future

Rapid.Tech 3D to present new AM developments and applications in the aerospace industry

“3D printing truly proves its superiority when it comes to the sustainable manufacture of intelligent products,” says Bernhard Randerath, who is convinced of the disruptive potential of this key technology. The aeronautical engineering expert has over 30 years' experience in the industry, including as a manager at Lufthansa, Airbus and Etihad. It was under his leadership that Etihad became the first airline to be certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency to use additively manufactured parts. As CEO of the newly established German Emirati-Institute – Technologies 4.0 (GEI), he is overseeing promising collaborations on technology between Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with projects on aviation and AM applications playing a pioneering role. He will be speaking about these projects at the Rapid.Tech 3D specialist conference in Erfurt, and delivering a keynote address to open the third day of the conference on 19 May 2022.

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Not just for motorcycles: 3D printed components with serial production quality

KTM uses unique Genera expertise for holistic additive processes ‒ both companies to showcase themselves at Rapid.Tech 3D 2022

Austrian start-up Genera grabs the attention of the AM world. Its stereolithography system (DLP) enables reliable and reproducible printing and finishing of components in a holistic process. The parts are available for immediate use. This level of performance has also impressed Europe’s largest motorcycle manufacturer KTM. At the 2022 Rapid.Tech 3D specialist conference in Erfurt, the two companies will be giving insights into their collaboration. This will also mark Genera’s début as an exhibitor at Germany’s oldest AM conference fair, showcasing its systems expertise.

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Cleverly combined

The combination of additive and subtractive technologies is an AM pathway at Procter & Gamble – the resulting sustainability effects are a topic at Rapid.Tech 3D

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a key technology for US consumer products group Procter & Gamble (P&G). “We already use 3D printing in component manufacturing and maintenance, as well as for customising products. But we still see huge potential for future applications,” says Klaus Eimann. In a keynote address at Rapid.Tech 3D on 18 May 2022, the Technical Director of Product and Packaging Innovation at P&G Germany will focus in particular on the sustainability aspects of AM technologies for producing and modifying machine and tool components.

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3D printing takes off

Airbus Helicopters at Rapid.Tech 3D: The challenges of developing a cost-effective additive-manufacturing process

The aerospace industry is one of the pioneering sectors that have brought additive manufacturing (AM) out of the experimental stage and into industrialised production. Because the lighter aircraft and helicopters are, the greater the reduction in fuel consumption and emissions. However, the advantages that can be exploited with AM in terms of lightweight construction and geometry are accompanied by numerous challenges in industrialising 3D printing.

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