In recent years, the capacities achieved by additive manufacturing (AM) for polymers have gone into the background compared to the results achieved by the metals segment. However, this does not mean that the polymeric AM has reached its peak; indeed the segment is still experiencing rapid and constant growth which will lead it to have a profit of over 35 million dollars in 2024. New sectors have started to use these technologies, generating an ever increasing number of applications. Furthermore, the producers of raw materials are developing various high-performance polymers capable of being formed by 3D printing, opening this segment to sectors considered until yesterday out of the reach of these technologies. Finally, in recent years, the optimization of the machines has led to the release of new high-performance models on the market, both in terms of quality and process times.
The seminar on “Additive technologies for polymers” aims to be a moment of updating on the progress that this segment has had in the last five years. CRIT will present a brief introduction on the trends and the latest technologies that are changing the market, while the testimonies of DWS, HP and Mark One will give the opportunity to understand directly from the manufacturers the new potential of the most interesting technologies. TEC eurolab will instead show us the latest news in the field of analysis and quality control of additive manufacturing components. We will conclude with a round table among the speakers to dispel the false myths that still hover about these technologies.
14.10 CRIT introduction
14.30 Testimony of DWS
15.00 HP’s testimony
15.30 Mark One witness
16.00 Tec Eurolab Testimonial
16.30 Round Table: false myths and false certainties, what is still holding back AM?