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Tech Stage

TCT TECH STAGE 2018 Programme

The TCT Tech Stage will bring together additive manufacturing experts, leaders and educators who will explore the real world industry challenges. This year, the TCT Tech Stage will host talks on the following topics:

DAY 1: INTRODUCTION TO AM & LEGAL/ HEALTH AND SAFETY

DAY 2: INDUSTRIAL CHALLENGES & #3DTALK

DAY 3: INDUSTRY 4.0

 

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12:00
  1. A50
    30 mins

    This session will introduce the participants to the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. The presentation will cover the most common technologies, their use in industrial applications and their availability. It will evaluate some of the downstream processes like metal casting and discuss how 3D printing can save time and money.

    Graham Tromans will examine AM’srole in prototyping and in the final, as well as serial, part production. He will also discuss steps involved in the decision-making and purchasing process.

13:30
  1. A50
    30 mins

    In the realm of industrial 3D printing, data becomes the most valuable asset for the manufacturing of consumer or industry goods, and companies need to prepare for the ensuing changes in their contracts with suppliers, and other business partners. This session by the award-winning emerging technologies and 3D-printing lawyer Dr. Andreas Leupold will address the following topics:

    • 3D Printing – not a closed shop process
    • The datafication of design and manufacturing processes
    • Data as the new crown jewels of the company
    • Data as an asset: who owns the data?
    • Is your data protected as intellectual property?
    • What legal issues must be considered to monetize data?
    • Protecting trade secrets in digital ecosystems
    • Why you should conclude industrial security agreements in your digital supply chain.

     

    The topics will be covered in a dynamic discussion, so participants can ask questions and contribute their experiences.

    Goals of this session
    The session aims to make participants aware that construction and production data can have significant value and must be protected from unauthorized use in the digital supply chain and beyond. Using practical examples, the speaker will show what matters the most and why the technical and legal safeguards must interlock to make the catchphrase “Industry 4.0” a success story.

14:00
  1. A50
    30 mins

    The adoption of AM technologies has the potential to transform industrial production. It does, however, bring new considerations for manufacturers and their employees. These include potential safety risks and various hazards associated with materials and equipment. This is particularly relevant to parts that are manufactured using powder-based AM techniques. Introducing AM to the existing production facilities, with established safety management practices, can be a complex procedure.

    This presentation will discuss UL 3400, the AM industry’s first standards for AM Facility Safety Management. It will cover topics like hazard classification, design requirements, applicable standards, process safety information, SOPs, emergency planning and response, as well as process hazard analysis. It will also address the potential hazards and risk mitigation measures required for the safe functioning of the facility. This session will also examine how to navigate the requirements of your local municipality, as well as, the alignment to ASTM, NFPA, OSHA, International Building Codes (IBC) and other relevant standards.

12:00
  1. 45 mins
13:00
  1. A50
    30 mins

    Digital Manufacturing Technologies change the whole workflow and economics of design to manufacture and as such they blur the edges of traditional industrial processes.

    With additive, there are gains to be made right across the value chain, opportunities are everywhere. There’s a whole new rule book being written right now. Any industry that chooses to ignore the developments occurring in the world of AM – do so at their peril – as this industry is growing fast – one layer at a time!

13:30
  1. A50
    60 mins

    As additive manufacturing industry moves towards serial production, the need to establish clear technology standards becomes ever more prevalent. While some specifications for AM process chains exist and continue to evolve, many are under SDO development. There is, however, a framework which helps in the identification and approval of AM standards. It introduces a comprehensive structure which targets aspects like feedstock materials, design, process, equipment, testing, safety, and final part properties. This approach will enable the development of application-specific standards across various industries. This presentation will discuss the current state of AM standards as well as the challenges and opportunities associated with it. It will also examine the recent initiative to establish a global centre of excellence to support research related to standards. This session will also look at potential collaboration opportunities with stakeholders and review the technical considerations for the ongoing and future advancement.

14:30
  1. A50
    30 mins

    Over the past four years, the explosion of additive manufacturing as production method has created opportunities for many organisations. The development of new hardware, combined with advancing software and innovative materials, helped to accelerate aerospace, medical, automotive and consumer product applications.

    The clamour for the best talent, however, is intense and companies struggle to identify professionals with the right experience. This session will identify the critical skills shortage, impacting the growth of the industry as a whole. The talk will present the in-demand skills and the drivers behind these. It will also introduce i-AMdigital, a new career growth platform, designed to address the skills gap in the AMsector.

15:00
  1. A50
    60 mins
12:00
  1. A50
    30 mins
    Digital Catapult is currently exploring applications of advanced digital technologies in additive manufacturing. This presentation will examine next-generation sensors and IoT as means of capturing real-time data throughout the entire manufacturing process. The session will identify the potential for AI and machine learning in improving OEE and AM quality. It will also look at how Digital Catapult can help create new opportunities for the AM sector.
12:30
  1. A50
    30 mins
    Cost-effective additive manufacturing plants often require end position monitoring, displacement measuring as well as inductive systems. They employ capacitive and ultrasonic sensors to control the level of raw materials like powders and granules. ‘Nerve paths’ (Fieldbus connections) are also used in these facilities, linking the sensors to the brain’ (central control). Sensors, position measuring systems and devices contribute to the success of concepts and are an essential aspect of automated AM production. This presentation will provide an overview of the current sensor technology, signal processing, and control connection. It will also examine the future solutions for the industry.
13:00
  1. H50
    30 mins

    Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) is an independent, not-for-profit Research & Technology organization that is enabling Ireland as a global leader in advanced manufacturing through industry-informed research and development. Part of that research includes work in additive manufacturing and its potential for adoption in the Irish manufacturing industry. To help facilitate the adoption of AM in Ireland, IMR is exploring the advantages of emerging AM technology (including Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis technology) at their Additive Manufacturing lab. IMR will share how they are utilizing Carbon’s technology for their research on AM as a tool for high volume manufacturing.
    One such example is IMR’s development of a robotic gripper, using a combination of Carbon’s Rigid Polyurethane (RPU) and Elastomeric Polyurethane (EPU) materials fused together for retention and manipulation of orthopaedic implants and bone fragments. The presentation will explore the application of Carbon’s fusion materials in developing the robot gripper and how Carbon’s programmable resins can be leveraged for to achieve high resolution, exceptional surface quality, and strong mechanical properties tuned for part production.

     


 

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Attendees

239

Exhibitors

62

Presentations

35

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Opening Times

Tuesday 25 Sept  9:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 26 Sept 9.30 - 17.00
Thursday 27 Sept  9:30 - 16:00

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