Olivier Rigo

The AMable project provides support for 'design for additive manufacturing' and for developing the AM chain. The AMable Industrial Technology Talk on 8 April is an online event, focusing on additive manufacturing for lightweight air vehicles.

Carl Emmerechts

Printing technologies become, in manufacturing electronic components, an innovative method to produce a large range of devices including lighting, medical devices, batteries, solar cells, sensors, RFID antennas, … In comparison with classical technologies based on photolithography and subtractive techniques inherently wasteful and including etching, and the use of toxic chemicals and hazardous materials, these new technologies are fully additive.

Thomas Kairet

Powder-bed additive manufacturing of pure copper has been the subject of some research over the last few years. The most common laser used in AM machine has a wave length that is poorly absorbed by pure copper. This leads to excess reflection of the energy on the optical system and poor material quality.

Guido Heunen

Belgium is one of the pioneers of additive manufacturing (also known as AM or 3D printing) and, as such, already benefits from a well-developed ecosystem that is ideal for experimenting in the field. Hence, all the conditions are reunited so that you too can reap the benefits of these technologies. All you need is a little helping hand to find out how.

Julien Magnien

Nowadays, it is difficult to find an AM machine, making metal parts at a relatively low cost, making the technology inaccessible for many smaller companies. On 14 December, the FabricAr3v project partners will organise a conference & networking day on low-cost metal 3D printing technologies.

Guido Heunen

The draft ISO/ASTM DIS 52950 'Additive manufacturing - General principles - Overview of data processing' has changed from status DIS ('Draft International Standard'- draft for enquiry, subject to public input) to FDIS ('Final Draft International Standard' - draft for final approval vote).

Guido Heunen
Astrid Dejosé

A newcomer material for additive manufacturing is glass, which is becoming accessible in the form of commercially available silica charged resins. The Sirris Additive Manufacturing team is exploring the possibilities of these new and highly innovative materials.

Guido Heunen

The draft ISO/ASTM CD 52920 'Additive manufacturing - Qualification principles - Requirements for industrial additive manufacturing' has changed from status CD ('Committee Draft' - draft for enquiry, subject to members input) to DIS ('Draft International Standard' - draft for enquiry, subject to public input).

Guido Heunen

The draft ISO/ASTM DIS 52941 'Additive manufacturing - System performance and reliability - Acceptance tests for laser metal powder-bed fusion machines for metallic materials for aerospace application' has changed from status DIS ('Draft International Standard'- draft for enquiry, subject to public input) to FDIS ('Final Draft International Standard' - draft for final approval vote).

Guido Heunen

The draft ISO/ASTM CD 52921 'Additive manufacturing - General principles - Standard practice for part positioning, coordinates and orientation' has changed from status CD ('Committee Draft - the first draft of the standard development committee) to DIS ('Draft International Standard' - draft for enquiry, subject to public input).