During the last decade, there has been a considerable growth in the production of end use polymer components via powder and extrusion based Additive Manufacturing methods. However, due to the nature of the layer by layer process used in additive manufacturing, quality, aesthetic and application issues remain, especially when compared to traditional manufacturing methods like injection molding. Current solutions to these issues mostly include labor-intensive post-processing that erodes many of the benefits of the digital additive manufacturing process thread.
Time: 20min (3x)
Presenter: Luis Folger
Bio: The impact of mass customization enabled by additive manufacturing cannot be overstated. In medtech, the market for patient-specific products and implants has tremendous potential. This work presents a revolutionary automated post-processing technology that is driving the customization trend and provides insights on the tools manufacturers need to take advantage of it.