Educational Panels

Monday, 13. September

2:00 Room TBD

Additive Manufacturing: Space Application - Thrusters

Additive Manufacturing, known colloquially as 3D Printing, is now an established method of manufacturing, is real and not a gimmick. We are currently in a new space race, which is being led by commercial tech start-ups. These companies are small, nimble-acting and forward-thinking, refuse to do things the old way and embrace the new. For these companies and more, Additive Manufacturing is the key to unlocking access to space. As we seek to push the boundaries of human space flight, the challenge for space launch providers and the associated supply chain, is to provide greater access to space by improving products, deploying new materials, simplifying designs, decreasing part count, reducing errors and driving smarter and leaner operations.

From combustion devices for rocket engine propulsion to DED additive manufacturing of domes, barrels and fuel tanks, the technology is providing real solutions to space exploration problems.

This showcase will elaborate on space applications made from non-standard AM materials.

-Roland Spiegelhalder, TRUMPF Inc.

Tuesday, 14. September

1:00 Room TBD

Roll Forming: Justification and Welding Profiles

When defining the process to roll form a welded profile, there are several factors that influence the configuration of the manufacturing system. These factors include profile complexity, material, production volume, engineered hole features and part variations. The appropriate welding method will be greatly influenced by these variables. This presentation will review how these variables influence the selection of two primary welding methods used in the roll forming process: laser and high frequency induction.

Jack Pennuto - TRUMPF Inc.

Wednesday, 15. September

4:25 Room TBD

Metal Additive Manufacturing Technology Overview of Laser Metal Fusion (LPBF) and Laser Metal Deposition (DED)

The use of conventional manufacturing methods is mainly limited by the size of the production run and the geometrical complexity of the component, and as a result we are occasionally forced to use processes and tools that increase the final cost of the element being produced. Additive manufacturing techniques provide major competitive advantages due to the fact that they adapt to the geometrical complexity and customized design of the part to be manufactured. The following may also be achieved according to field of application: lighter weight products,  ergonomic products, efficient short production runs, fewer assembly errors and, therefore, lower associated costs, lower tool investment costs, a combination of different manufacturing processes, an optimized use of materials, and a more sustainable manufacturing process.

-Roland Spiegelhalder, TRUMPF Inc.

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