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Thursday, June 3

10:00 CEST

Cellulose Nano-Fiber composite - Unveil the wonderful potential as promising material and Visualize in 3D
  • We have acquired nano structure of CNF in composite by stained TEM.
  • Chemical modification is important for affinity control of CNF for composite.
  • Visualizing is effective for comprehensive modeling by 3D printing

Toray Research Center, Inc. (TRC) is a subsidiary company of Toray Industories, Inc. that is a leading company of carbon fiber and advanced composite material and TRC has been independently promoting supporting business with our advanced analytical technology.  TRC has been improving its own analytical technology for advanced materials and parts for over 40 years with having much collaboration with companies, universities and institutes.  Additionally TRC also has been proposing solution to promote and accelerate customers' R&D activity.  At this time TRC would like to introduce sophisticated analyses for advanced composite materials as reference to R&D activity and manufacturing.
Composite materials is usually utilized with reinforcing to improve physical property by adding fiber filler. Recently Cellulose Nano-Fiber (CNF) has been gathering much attention as promising filler derived from biomass. We unveiled nano structure of CNF composite as CNF is dispersed with several 10 nm-size bundled structure by electron microscopic observation of CNF dispersion state and evaluation of physical properties as well as chemical state of CNF itself. Additionally we also applied these analytic methods to the foamed CNF nanocomposite and found chemically modified CNF can support to achieve high ratio of foaming. We will also introduce the result of reconstruction modelling by 3D TEM and visualization of CNF composite by 3D printing.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Koki MIYAZONO


General Manager, Toray Research Center, Inc.
Koki Miyazono was graduated from Kyoto University (M. Sc.) and entered Toray Industries, Inc. in 1998. As researcher in Toray from 1998 to 2018, Miyazono has engaged in research and development of Polymer synthesis, synthetic fiber, polymer processing, carbon material composite advanced... Read More →

Thursday June 3, 2021 10:00 - 10:25 CEST
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

10:25 CEST

Application of Large Scale Additive Manufacturing for Composite Tooling
• Origin of Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

• Technology Evolution in Processes and Machinery

• Materials Innovations
- Collaboration with Boeing, ORNL, Techmer PM to develop materials for autoclave processing of composites
- Collaboration with Thermwood and Techmer PM to develop advanced materials for autoclave processing

• Applications for Composite Tooling in and out of the Autoclave in Aerospace Composite Manufacturing
- Fleet Readiness Center East, MCAS Cherry Point and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Stretch Form Tooling
- Boeing and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Trim Tool
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory Collaboration with Boeing, BASF, Ford, Tru-Design and Techmer PM to develop an autoclave tool
- ACE Composites and Thermwood collaboration on Composite Tooling
- Boeing and Thermwood Tooling Innovations

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Richard F. Neff

Richard F. Neff

Consultant - CEO, Rick Neff, LLC
Rick Neff is a Consultant in Innovation, Additive Manufacturing, Laser systems and Marketing.  He is a Lehigh Engineer with over 30 years of sales, marketing and business development success.  He is responsible for the commercialization of a new category of large-scale 3D printing... Read More →

Thursday June 3, 2021 10:25 - 10:50 CEST
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

10:50 CEST

CFIP technology: a new approach for manufacturing continuous carbon fibre reinforced structures by 3d printing
  • The fibres can be placed in all directions following complex trajectories
  • A wide range of materials can be reinforced, including metals and ceramics
  • Different parts made of different materials and by different processes can be integrally joined

Continuous Fibre Injection Process is a new post-process technology which enables to reinforce additive manufactured parts with continuous fibres, multiplying in this way the mechanical properties while keeping the weight. The first step is to design and manufacture a part containing tubular cavities inside. Then, the continuous fibres are injected inside the tubular cavities simultaneously with liquid resin. Finally the part is cured so that the injected resin, once solidified, works as a mechanical interface between the fibres and the rest of the part.
The fibres trajectories are defined by the trajectories of the tubular cavities, which can be freely designed in all directions and manufactured with no limitations thanks to additive manufacturing. This enables to align the fibres to the most efficient direction, so that highly optimised structures with improved mechanical and light-weighting performance can be obtained.
CFIP can be used for any existing additive manufacturing technology and material. Parts made of stiff or flexible plastics, metals or ceramics can be reinforced with carbon, glass, aramid or other existing fibres. Another advantage is that different parts can be integrally joined by injecting the continuous fibres throughout them, achieving an ultra-high joining performance. This allows to efficiently manufacture large and strong structures but also to use the most suitable material and manufacturing technology in each zone of the structure, according to mechanical requirements but also to costs and production targets.
The speech will be focused on explaining how CFIP technology works, including case studies developed in collaboration with companies aimed to demonstrate the potential of CFIP technology in different sectors and applications.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Marc CRESCENTI


Head of CAE and DfAM Line, Eurecat
Marc Crescenti is an industrial engineer specialized in mechanical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He also holds a master degree focused on design and simulation of composite structures at AMADE Research Group.His scientific and technical expertise is... Read More →

Thursday June 3, 2021 10:50 - 11:15 CEST
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

11:15 CEST

Opening and Integrating the 3D Printing Platform for Scalable Industry 4.0 Composites Manufacturing
  • 3D Continuous carbon fiber printing
  • Industry 4.0 %G enebaled networking
  • Open chemistry up through PEEK

Orbital Composites is unveiling a new product to address the needs of Industry 4.0 factories. Orbital’s manufacturing platform is designed to aid manufacturers in their transition into the Industry 4.0 and additive manufacturing revolutions. The tight integration of powerful software, modular hardware and a simplified user interface create a product called Orb-S.
Composites factories lack visibility, connectivity, and have rigid control hardware. Robots are increasingly called upon to perform complex tasks. But robots have a large programmability challenge and they require too much human intervention. 3D printing has made some strides in composites printing but has struggled to gain traction beyond prototyping. This is due to too many constraints; printer size, over-priced feedstock, material certification, uneconomical scaling, and lack of interoperability with existing automated processes.
Our platform includes a highly adaptable library of modular hardware. For example: various types of 3D printing end-effectors are supported, including unreinforced thermoplastic, but also chopped and continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic and thermoset composites. In addition, other types of non-printing end-effectors can be easily integrated into the platform for processing steps and pre/post automation.
In addition to this library of hardware, the Orb-OS enterprise software platform is introduced for process automation and factory management. The software platform supports industrial internet of things (IoT) end-effectors and cloud robotics. Each piece of modular hardware is network connected and controlled, operating in a real-time synchronous fashion through a unified control center user interface (UI). The software can be run remotely through the browser over a local on-site network, or through a secure cloud.
Orb-OS core features include real-time intelligent monitoring, diagnostics and management,allowing the creation of a digital twin during manufacture of composite parts. The inherent big-data capabilities of the platform allow advanced features such as fault analytics, machine learning and AI-enabled automation. While the Orb-S platform is applicable to composites, it is equally applicable to other manufacturing and automation processes that typically co-exist in an automotive, aerospace or energy-related composites factories.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Cole NIELSEN


CTO, Orbital Composites Inc
Cole Nielsen is the founder of Orbital Composites. A start-up focused around 3D Printing advanced composite materials. They are metal, ceramic, and polymer matrix, continuous filament, composites. The applications are aerospace, automotive, and Medical. Orbital Composites will advance... Read More →

Thursday June 3, 2021 11:15 - 11:40 CEST
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

11:40 CEST

12:00 CEST

How to design and print a 4-meter long structural pedestrian bridge
  • It is printable
  • It is recyclable
  • Low CO2 footprint

With the entrance of new large scale additive Manufacturing (AM) with filled polymers – even combined with continues fiber-, we can open the door to create large structural pedestrian bridges. The use of CFAM (Continues fiber AM) and the ability to print highly loaded polymers enable the use of generative design and completely new ways of bridge design. The use of polymers is a new sustainably way to create fast bridges with lower footprint and the option to eventually recycle the whole bridge. Combining the design and engineering know-how of Royal HaskoningDHV, the novel print technology from CEAD and the material science from DSM we create  a whole new way of bridge design and construction.
The bridge has been modelled parametrically which allows optimization of the bridge and its internal web structure. Using the latest software and own developments in interoperability, we can share the results immediately. With links from the model to high performance FEM software, we were able to combine the characteristics of the material and the advantages of the printer into a 3D printed bridge that has never been shown before.
Combining the design and engineering know-how of Royal HaskoningDHV, the novel print technology from CEAD Group and the material science from DSM we can design and construct bridges completely differently - with lower footprint and the option to eventually recycle the whole bridge.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Patrick DUIS

Patrick DUIS

Segment Leader Additive Manufacturing DSM, DSM Additive Manufacturing
Patrick Duis is a global segment leader for Transportation Additive Manufacturing at DSM. In this position, he is focused on building an open and partner-driven additive manufacturing eco-system in transportation, providing customers high performance material that enable them to use... Read More →
avatar for Kees VAN IJSELMUIJDEN


senior structural engineer, Royal Haskoning DHV
Kees van IJselmuijden is a senior structural engineer at Royal Haskoning DHV, with more than 25 years experience in design of bridges. Original in concrete and steel and since 2008 also involved in Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) bridges. Based on his initiative a Dutch guideline for... Read More →

Thursday June 3, 2021 12:00 - 12:25 CEST
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

12:25 CEST

Industry 4.0 - Reinvent the design and realization of high performance polymer functional parts through additive manufacturing in serial production
  • Dedienne 3D Workshop, the first 3D additive production workshop in France for high-performance polymers
  • The creation of the 3d dedienne workshop, for: saving time, accelerating innovation, consuming less materials
  • Co-create together in an additive way

From our experience of more than 25 years in terms of additive manufacturing 3D (in 1995, we set up the first Stratasys printing station, in France) and also from our dynamic of innovations that are an integral part of our Group‘s DNA, we launched, the 6th of February 2020, the Atelier Dedienne 3D to produce, in series, functional and complex parts in additive manufacturing 3D.
Dedienne Multiplasturgy® Group, specialist in the design and manufacture of high performance plastic and composite technical parts, replacing metal parts, becomes THE first French manufacturer to equip itself with the EOS P 810 laser sintering machine for EOS HT-23 material (based on Kepstan® PEKK, Extreme Polymer from Arkema, reinforced with Carbon Fibers). In April 2019, a first machine was put into service, allowing series in additive manufacturing based on Rilsan® Polyamide 11, high performance bio-based polymer, derived entirely from sustainable castor oil and manufactured by Arkema.
Dedienne Multiplasturgy® Group is THE first European equipped manufacturer delivering functional parts and components internationally. So let’s explain why we have chosen the 3D additive manufacturing in series and how it will allow to change the value chain, to go faster on innovation, to save time and to reduce the consumption of materials.
This new technology is perfectly in line with Dedienne Multiplasturgy® Group's focus on providing solutions for lighter parts and metal substitution. It is the perfect innovation to meet the demanding requirements of the aerospace and defense sectors.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Nicolas JACQUEMIN


CEO, Dedienne Multiplasturgy
As a trained engineer, I have evolved in the Dedienne Multiplasturgy® Group, starting with the responsibility of the design office of Plasteure SA and then taking over the General Management of 2 Dedienne entities (moulding and coatings) and since 2012, taking the General Management... Read More →

Thursday June 3, 2021 12:25 - 12:50 CEST
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

12:50 CEST

Rapid Microwave Additive Manufacturing of Continuous Carbon Fiber Reinforced Bionic Plastics
  • Resonant microwave applicator
  • Microwave additive manufacturing temperature control
  • Load-dependent printing path planning

Continuous carbon fibers are promising reinforcement materials to improve the stiffness, strength properties and design ability of 3D printed polymer parts. However, current additive manufacturing method, also known as 3D printing, have a limited and slow printing speed because of the intrinsic slow and contact needed heat transfer disadvantages of the traditional resistive heating approach. We present a 3D microwave printing method by using the microwave for instantaneous and volumetric heating the continuous carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CCFRP) filament. Moreover, carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites with bionic shape can be printed without the limitation of classic forming tools and complicated multi-steps preparation. This technology allows fabricating bionic CCFRP components with much higher speed compare with the traditional 3D printing technologies. A small-size resonant microwave applicator has been designed and manufactured to heat the CCFRP filament efficiently. The relationship between the printing speed and microwave power is established for precise  control of the printing temperature. A prediction-model and step-PID based temperature control strategy is developed to adapt the variable printing speed during the 3D microwave printing process. Furthermore, a novel 3D path planning method is proposed to pave the continuous carbon fibers along the load transmission paths of the bionic CCFRP under certain load conditions. This technology solves the key problems of 3D microwave printing of continuous carbon fiber reinforced bionic composites and is the next-generation manufacturing approach for the high-performance and complex bionic composite components.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Nanya LI

Nanya LI

Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Researcher, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Nanya Li, Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, received his PhD from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2017. He has published 20 papers, 26 granted Chinese patents and 1 issued international patent covering 3D microwave... Read More →

Thursday June 3, 2021 12:50 - 13:15 CEST
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)