Formnext 2023 launch previews, Dressler Group, Interspectral, Farsoon Technologies, AddUp, and other companies are featured in the latest edition of 3D Printing Industry News Sliced.


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Welcome to the latest edition of Sliced, where we bring you the top stories and updates from the world of 3D printing. This week, we have exciting news from Formnext 2023, as well as updates on new materials, partnerships, and software developments.

Formnext 2023 is in full swing, and the 3D Printing Industry team is on the ground in Frankfurt. If you’re at the event, be sure to reach out and connect with us. In this edition of Sliced, we’ll give you a sneak peek of some of the news coming out of the show.

One of the highlights of the event is the range of new materials being showcased. CRP Technology will be exhibiting its latest materials and functional parts made with Windform. Visitors can explore the innovative Windform TPU, a new rubber-like material, as well as the sustainable Windform XT 2.0 IMG, made from recycled unsintered Windform powders. The company will also be displaying parts manufactured with Windform for the Aerospace and Automotive sectors, including a mockup of FLYING-CAM’s UAS Discovery and a model of Energica Motor Company’s no-emission Green Tourer motorcycle.

Dressler Group will be unveiling its customer-centric approach at Formnext. The company aims to meet market demands for quality, sustainability, recycling, and efficiency by offering a comprehensive range of 3D plastic powders, including classic, biobased, and recycled options. Dressler Group will also provide expert guidance on selecting the optimal raw materials, ensuring that customers receive innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Forward AM, BASF’s 3D printing division, will be launching new products with exceptional functionality and peak performance at Formnext. These include Ultrasint PA11 rCF and Ultracur3D 9400 B FR. The company will also be showcasing its commitment to sustainability through its #ProjectZero initiative, which focuses on reducing its carbon footprint.

ALTANA is expanding its Cubic Ink 3D printing material portfolio for DLP, LCD, and SLA applications. The company will be showcasing products such as Cubic Ink High Performance 2-1400 VP at Formnext. ALTANA’s additive manufacturing solutions offer extensive solution expertise, including high-performance materials and inkjet inks.

In addition to new materials, Formnext is also the platform for software innovations. SCANLAB will be showcasing its high-quality laser scan systems and control solutions for metal 3D printing systems. The company will also highlight its new SCANmotionControl software, which enables ultra-precise printing results by optimizing trajectory calculations and energy input. This solution seamlessly integrates with leading software providers, making it easier for industrial machines to achieve optimal printing results.

These are just a few of the highlights from Formnext 2023. Stay tuned for more updates and news from the event. And as always, thank you for reading Sliced, your go-to source for the latest in 3D printing industry news.

Revolutionizing Additive Manufacturing: Highlights from Formnext 2023

Formnext 2023, one of the biggest additive manufacturing events, took place in Frankfurt, showcasing the latest advancements and innovations in the industry. Here are some highlights from the event.

SCANLAB, a leading provider of laser beam deflection and positioning systems, showcased its new SCANmotionControl software that can be deployed on industrial machines. This software allows for high-resolution laser scanner control, resulting in the highest quality Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) parts. Dr. Tobias Pichler from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT explained how the software helped avoid edge bulging on complex components, even on an industrial scale.

Interspectral introduced a deep integration with EOSCONNECT Core in AM Explorer, enhancing process monitoring for EOS customers. This integration provides easy access to comprehensive process monitoring data, benefiting industries like aerospace, defense, and automotive. With improved quality control and efficiency, the integration is set to reduce manual quality inspection costs by more than 50%.

Create it Real partnered with AIM3D to integrate Voxelfill process as a plug-in into the ExAM 255 and ExAM 510 system technology. Voxelfill, a patented technology by AIM3D, addresses the issue of inhomogeneous strength properties in 3D printing. By leveraging Voxelfill technology through Create it Real’s slicing software, users can achieve defined selective densities in 3D components made from various materials.

MadeInAdd made its debut at Formnext 2023, offering new services, consultancy, and an exclusive training course for those entering the additive manufacturing world. Born from a collaborative project involving the Boost Innovation Fund, MIMETE, and PUNCH Torino, MadeInAdd aims to accelerate the adoption of additive technologies and provide a central hub for various services in the additive manufacturing industry.

Farsoon Technologies expanded its presence in the Southeast Asian footwear market through a collaboration with ChanhonTech, an industrial 3D printing solutions provider specializing in digital footwear solutions. Farsoon showcased its metal and plastic powder bed fusion systems and announced global installations of these systems at Formnext 2023. This partnership aims to revolutionize footwear manufacturing in Southeast Asia by offering top-quality additive manufacturing solutions.

AddUp and MT Aerospace joined forces to advance metal additive manufacturing in Europe. With the addition of two FormUp 350 PBF machines equipped with titanium and aluminum powder, MT Aerospace expands its offerings to various industrial sectors. The partnership aims to enhance productivity, reduce post-processing, and offer a faster build rate. Key applications developed in collaboration with MT Aerospace were showcased at the AddUp booth during the event.

nTop and Autodesk partnered to transform design, 3D modeling, and manufacturing. By combining nTop and Autodesk Fusion, the partnership aims to revolutionize the industry by offering intricate, repetitive, and data-driven designs through implicit modeling. This rising approach complements traditional CAD software and has the potential to reshape the field of additive manufacturing.

Formnext 2023 showcased the latest advancements and partnerships in additive manufacturing, highlighting the potential for improved quality, efficiency, and innovation in various industries. These developments demonstrate the ongoing efforts to revolutionize additive manufacturing and push the boundaries of what is possible with 3D printing technology.

The integration between Interspectral and EOSCONNECT Core in AM Explorer offers a new level of functionality and efficiency in the additive manufacturing sector. With implicit modeling and volumetric lattice capabilities introduced by Autodesk Fusion, complex designs can now be seamlessly transferred between platforms, optimizing workflows and broadening possibilities for additive manufacturing.

This collaborative effort not only streamlines the digital thread but also enhances lightweighting, thermal management, and architected materials. By integrating complex implicit designs into the digital thread, comprehensive simulation capabilities are offered, allowing for more accurate and efficient manufacturing processes.

Scheduled for release in early 2024, live demonstrations of the integration will be showcased at Autodesk Booth 11.0 B41 during Formnext 2023. This platform provides an opportunity for professionals in the industry to witness the power of this collaboration firsthand.

In addition to this exciting integration, Sharebot, an Italian 3D printer developer, is introducing a groundbreaking concept at Formnext 2023. The LEGO Concept applies to their Snowwhite (SLS) and metalONE (SLM) 3D printers, allowing users to modularly assemble, reassemble, and configure printers according to their specific requirements.

This adaptable approach not only enhances customization but also leads to cost savings, improved efficiency, and quicker project adaptation. Sharebot will be showcasing this innovative technology at Formnext, located at Hall 12.1, booth E118.

As we look towards the future of 3D printing, it is important to consider the engineering challenges that will need to be tackled in the additive manufacturing sector over the next decade. The possibilities and potential for growth are immense, and staying up to date with the latest news and developments in the industry is crucial.

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The future of additive manufacturing is bright, and with continued advancements and collaborations like the ones mentioned above, we can expect to see even more exciting developments in the years to come.

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