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We’re beginning off with enterprise in 3D Printing Information Briefs, as each Evolve and PostProcess Applied sciences have added new executives to their groups, and Multiphoton Optics is now a Heidelberg Devices subsidiary. The group of companies known as Automotive Trim Developments has acquired two EOS M 290 metallic 3D printers. Lastly, InnovationLab has introduced a breakthrough in 3D printing circuit boards.
3D printed manufacturing components chief Evolve Additive Options (EAS), which developed selective thermoplastic electrophotographic course of (STEP) expertise, introduced that it has employed business veteran Jeff Clean to hitch its management staff as Chief Working Officer. Clean spent twenty years delivering printers for Xerox Company and Tektronix, earlier than transferring to 3D Methods to run its world engineering and product supply group; most not too long ago he was the COO at NanoVox / Vadient Optics. His expertise in scaling cost-effective, dependable merchandise from idea to commercialization will probably be helpful as he leads Evolve’s engineering and operation groups and delivers a robust product roadmap to enhance firm progress.
“I am very excited to hitch this staff and be a part of bringing this revolutionary expertise to market. EAS and STEP will carry high-precision true thermoplastic components to manufacturing prospects in methods unprecedented up till now,” Clean mentioned. “I’m wanting ahead to bringing my experiences in each 2D and 3D product growth to the group and accelerating our path to progress.”
Subsequent, automated and clever post-3D printing options supplier PostProcess Applied sciences has appointed one other business veteran, Melissa Hanson, as its Chief Advertising Officer. Hanson has over 17 years of expertise in market-driven technique deployment, most not too long ago serving as Vice President of Product Advertising at Nexa3D and International Vice President of Advertising for Trimble’s transportation sector, in addition to holding a number of advertising management roles at Stratasys. Reporting on to PostProcess CEO Jeff Mize, Hanson will lead the corporate’s International Advertising and Inside Gross sales, creating and executing methods that velocity up its world attain and place as a prime automated post-printing options supplier.
“I’m excited to hitch the gifted and passionate staff at PostProcess, and desirous to cleared the path in educating on its imaginative and prescient and mission as a result of I consider it’s certainly one of great affect. The time is now to flip the 3D printing workflow on its head to organize for a future the place post-printing turns into a number one consideration and important pillar to the mission of absolutely automating and digitizing additive manufacturing – and at manufacturing scale,” Hanson mentioned.
Würzburg-based Multiphoton Optics GmbH, which manufactures 3D laser lithography gear for subtractive, ablative, and additive manufacturing processes primarily based on two-photon polymerization (2PP/TPP), will change into a subsidiary of Heidelberg Devices Mikrotechnik GmbH beginning on January 1st, 2023. This merger will permit for nearer cooperation between the 2 technical departments, and make the main focus stronger on the Multiphoton website for future product developments primarily based on 2PP. For instance, Multiphoton Optics launched its MPO 100 system this winter, and it’s already in manufacturing at Heidelberg Devices for the primary prospects.
“Along with the profitable integration of workers, the profitable implementation of MPO 100 manufacturing at our Heidelberg website was an necessary milestone. Manufacturing on the ISO 9001 licensed website in Heidelberg ensures a excessive degree of high quality, whereas our prospects are optimally supported by worldwide gross sales and repair through world subsidiaries and associate networks,” mentioned Konrad Roessler, CEO of Heidelberg Devices.
A UK group of companies known as Automotive Trim Developments (ATD), which focuses on engineering and manufacturing full inside trim and electromechanical assemblies for the automotive and transportation sectors, has acquired two EOS M 290 metallic 3D printers for its Warwick unit. The group was engaged on a high-quality, advanced element for a luxurious automobile’s inside electromechanical module, and located that it was extraordinarily seen, in addition to too light-weight. Steel 3D printing was decided to be the perfect resolution, as ATD might then obtain the goal weight, in addition to guarantee a cosmetically and functionally high-quality element. The expertise was new for ATD, however the group was capable of implement a whole turnkey resolution—together with 3D printer coaching, set up, and setup, and remodeling the manufacturing assist—with the assistance of the EOS Additive Minds staff. The adoption of commercial metallic 3D printing marks a change in ATD’s persevering with evolution and dedication to the very best engineering and manufacturing requirements.
“Adopting additive manufacturing as a brand new course of brings new alternatives for producers, in precisely the identical method it has for ATD,” mentioned Davide Iacovelli, Regional Director EMEA at EOS.
“Our options are designed to assist producers of all sizes, and our Additive Minds staff gives a spread of coaching and consulting companies on optimizing, validating and scaling your additive manufacturing, serving to get essentially the most out of machines from day one.
“We additionally assist corporations throughout all licensed industries with advanced engineering challenges.”
InnovationLab, an professional in printed and natural electronics, introduced that it’s made a breakthrough in additive manufacturing of printed circuit boards, or PCBs. The Horizon 2020-funded analysis mission SmartEEs2 is offering acceleration assist to corporations for the mixing of versatile and wearable electronics applied sciences, and inside this mission, InnovationLab and its associate ISRA developed a novel manufacturing course of for copper-based solderable circuits that may assist cut back prices and meet environmental requirements for electronics manufacturing. Within the course of, the circuits are display printed in an additive course of that doesn’t use poisonous etchants, and since it runs at decrease temperatures of round +150ºC, power consumption is diminished. Moreover, the PCBs are suitable with standard reflow processes, and the substrates used to additively produce the PCBs are as much as 15 occasions thinner, which suggests much less materials is used. The method is ready to print each commonplace and versatile PCBs with as much as 4 layers, and may also be used for hybrid electronics product and course of growth. InnovationLab has efficiently produced a bodily prototype utilizing the method.
“It is a state-of-the-art manufacturing course of, which can lower prices and cut back logistical dependencies on suppliers, whereas delivering three key advantages for the atmosphere: consuming fewer supplies, utilizing much less power, and producing much less waste,” said Dr. Janusz Schinke, Head of Printed Electronics at InnovationLab. “By the tip of this 12 months, we count on to have scaled this course of to excessive volumes, assembly buyer calls for of 1,000,000 solderable tracks or extra.”
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