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WA Branch Meeting

Additive manufacturing – from 3D printing to the factory floor

When: Monday 11th September 2017 

Time: Finger food and drinks start at 6.00pm, presentation & tour at 6.30pm

Where:  North Metropolitan TAFE 140 Royal St (cnr Fielder St), East Perth. Block B, Level 2, Room B202 (NE end)

Cost:  MA Members with Food/Drink $20, Non-Members with Food/Drink $25, Presentation Only FREE

RSVP: By noon, Friday 8th September 2017  

Booking: Book Here

Abstract

Even though 3D printers have been available for 30 years, 3D printing or additive manufacturing is still perceived as a novelty. A wide range of industries are amongst the end users, including: automotive, aerospace, healthcare, architecture, etc.

Additive manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) is the process of joining/bonding materials, usually layer upon layer, to create 3D objects designed on the basis of a digital 3D model created through CAD software. The strengths of AM are most evident in those areas where conventional manufacturing reaches its limitations (e.g. inability to produce complex objects). AM allows for highly complex structures and allows substantial design freedom. Therefore, it is increasingly used for rapid prototyping and small-scale production of functional products and parts.

First part of the presentation will run through the existing technologies available, current applications and future developments.

Second Part will show how some large international and Australian organisations have successfully tested and are now applying these technologies.

Third Part - LIVE DEMONSTRATION - The audience will also have a chance to look at some 3D printed parts using different type of 3D/AM technologies and there will be a FDM 3D printer ‘live’ demonstration.

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