Tuesday, February 17, 2015

US President Barack Obama Names Evonik as Key Partner of IACMI

Evonik Corporation, Parsippany, USA, was recently named by U.S. President Barack Obama as a key partner of the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Institute (IACMI), a $250 million public-private partnership of academia, federal and state government, and companies seeking to advance the commercialization of novel material sciences and composites solutions to the automotive, wind energy and compressed natural gas tank industries.

Led by the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the IACMI reflects a $70 million commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy and $189 million from IACMI’s partners. IACMI is the fifth named institute of President Obama’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.

“Evonik is proud and excited to have an opportunity to work with technology leaders across academia and industry to bring composite solutions to life,” said Dr. Matthias Kottenhahn, head of Evonik High Performance Polymers business line. “Evonik’s participation in IACMI is right in our sweet spot, as we have a strategy of offering the world commercially viable ideas on how to utilize resources more efficiently. Our involvement complements other investments we’ve made, including a Composites Project House which is working to develop new materials and innovative light-weighting system solutions.” 

Evonik manufactures a range of products that can be found in almost all components of fiber-reinforced composites. The company supplies core materials for sandwich construction, thermoplastic and thermosetting resin matrices, as well as the essential components for matrices such as crosslinkers, catalysts, impact strength modifiers or processing and process additives. Some of these products are used in sizings for glass or carbon fibers, and in adhesives for joining fiber-reinforced composites. 

Source: Evonik 

Monday, February 2, 2015

3D printing Conference in Feb 17-19,Las Vegas

The automotive industry has adopted of 3D printing technologies and has been one of the main drivers for their growth and evolution since 1980.Current 3D printing business volume has reached above 250 million dollars for both materials as well as hardware technologies.3D printing projects have been supported by governments in recent years. It is estimated that 3D printing industry’s CAGR is above 20 % and will reach 1 billion dollars in next 3-4 years. Companies like Mercedes, BMW, Porshe, Kepler motors, Aston martin, Nissan etc have adopted 3D printing for their process in recent years.

Global premier companies listed below will share the advances being made at their respective institutions:
• GE Aviation
• Siemens Energy
• John Deere
• Reebok International
• Lockheed Martin
• IBM
• Accenture
• World-Class Healthcare & Materials Institutions

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Keynote Presentation: 21st Century Industrial Manufacturing to be Re-Shaped via 3D Printing Larry Doerr, COO-North America, Stratasys, USA

Flavor of Revolution in Healthcare Industry:
World’s 1st Total Cranial Skull Implant using 3D Printing Technology: Entering A New Era in Surgical Procedures
Dr. Bon Verweij, Neurosurgeon, Univ Medical Center-Utrecht, Netherlands
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Flavor of Revolution in High-Tech Industry:
3D Printed Jet Engine Nozzle: From Prototype to Production
Mike Cloran, Marketing Director, GE Aviation, USA

Portfolio of Real-Life Products Enabled via 3D Printing James Orrock, VP-FDM Materials Development, Stratasys, USA

3D Printing of Optical & Precision Parts for the Aerospace Industry Joni Mici, OptoMechanical Engineer, Lockheed Martin Adv Tech Center, USA

3D Printing @ Siemens Energy Dr. Vladimir Navrotsky, Technology & Innovation Manager, Siemens, Sweden

Smart Collaboration: America Makes – The National Accelerator for Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing Dr. Kevin Creehan, Deputy Director-Technology Division, America MakesNational Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, USA

LaserCusing® Industrial 3D Printing Process: Impact on Global Engineering & Manufacturing – Cost Reduction, Shorter Lead Times & Improved Product Performance John Murray, President & CEO, Concept Laser Inc., USA

3D Printed Award Winning Models for NASA & Aerospace Industry Dr. Gregory Dodge, Director, Novajo Technical Univ, USA
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More details @
http://DDDPrintingConference.com