3D-Printing Defence and Aerospace (Post Event)

Organized by K2B International, in collaboration with Stratasys and Creatz3D, a 1-day convention was held on 2nd October 2014, at Nanyang Executive Centre (Nanyang Technological University).

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Creatz3D sharing knowledge on 3D printing with attendees (photo: Creatz3D)

The event was targeted at individuals in the defence and aerospace industry handling advanced manufacturing, advance technology, product development, product innovation, materials technology, materials engineering, manufacturing engineering and R&D.

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Mr. Sean Looi giving his welcome speech. On his left, Mr. Alex Chausovsky (photo: Creatz3D)

Mr Sean Looi, Creatz3D General Manager, opened the convention and speakers on that day were:

1. Alex Chausovsky (Manager & Principal Analyst | IHS Technology)
Examining the impact of 3D printing on plastic injection molding and machine tooling, Mr. Alex Chausovsky gave a general overview of current and forthcoming addictive manufacturing technologies in the aerospace and defense sectors.

2. Gary Ng (Country General Manager | Stratasys)
Mr. Gary Ng spoke about the capabilities and opportunities of 3D printing technology and how companies in the aerospace and defense industry can leverage on addictive manufacturing to improve performance, drive innovation and achieve higher flexibility in design.

3. Ryan Sybrant (Sr. Manager, Manufacturing Solution Sales | Stratasys)
Addictive manufacturing is moving far beyond rapid prototyping and Mr. Ryan Sybrant shared with attendees how this technology has been applied into many of the world’s largest companies’ manufacturing and production operations, including the aerospace and defense industry.

4. Michael Kardos (Head of International Sales, | Optomec, Inc)
Mr. Michael Kardos gave two presentations, one which focus on the basics of FDM and Aerosol Jet and how they can be used together to product small hybrid fabrication of a wing used for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UVA), the other regarding test and certification for 3D-printed components.

5. Anders Thelander (Area Sales Manager | Arcam)
Mr. Anders Thelander treated the participants to the insights of the different ongoing Electron Beam Melting (EBM) initiatives, as well as other system and process surveillance developments that further improve on the EBM technology’s robustness as a manufacturing process.

6. Dr Stefan Gulizia (High Performance Metal Industries | CSIRO Manufacturing Flagship)
Building off of Australia’s mineral wealth of titanium bearing ore, Dr Stefan Gulizia showed how CSIRO as developed advances and unique capability around the Sciaky Direct Manufacturing process, Arcam EBM process and Cold Spray.

7. John Hornick (Partner | Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P)
Presenting with examples of advances in addictive manufacturing and materials, Mr. John Hornick explores the implications for intellectual property and the world, giving the audience a better understanding of how IP and manufacturing can be balanced, not limiting any creativeness.

The session ended with a question and answer session with all the guest speakers as panelists.

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From left: Mr. John Hornick, Mr. Alex Chausovsky, Dr. Stefan Gulizia, Mr. Michael Kardos, Mr. Anders Thelander, Mr. Ryan Sybrant, Mr. Gary Ng, Mr. Sean Looi (photo: Creatz3D)

Participants left with a deeper understanding of 3D printing and how this technology can help in aerospace and defense industry, changing the way they produce products in the near future.

Creatz3D is glad to know that there are more people interested on how addictive manufacturing can help in aerospace and defense industry. We would like to thank the attendees who came and for making this convention a success.

Drop us an email at info@creatz3d.com or call (65) 6631 8555 for any enquires. Creatz3D hopes to see you at our upcoming events!