Essentium AMUG 2022 Event Schedule

| Kendra Pulliam

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The Essentium team is excited to attend Additive Manufacturing User’s Group (AMUG) hosted in Chicaco, Illinois on April 3-7, 2021. We personally invite you to stop by our booth at D7 and attend one or more of our sessions presented by our engineers and executives listed below.

Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials

Date and Time: Monday, April 4th, 3:00-4:00 p.m. CST

Location: Williford B

Presenter:  Tom Mulholland, Specialist Materials Engineer

Fiber-reinforced composites are mixtures of thermoplastic polymers and carbon fiber filler. The benefit of these composite materials is the combination of material classes that each yield unique properties not achievable with either material individually. Generally, composites tend to be high-performance materials with higher strength and stiffness at a lower density, but they can also solve problems like wear, temperature, creep, and impact resistance. Carbon fiber reinforced composites are extra attractive for many applications because it is less abrasive than other functional filler materials, and has high thermal conductivity, helping to suppress warping and shrinkage in printed parts. 

In this learning lab, we will discuss the mechanics of fiber-reinforced composite materials and use case studies to see the impact of carbon fiber grades and base resin on properties. In addition, we will give attendees an up-close look at Essentium carbon fiber-filled grades and property comparison. 

Manufacturing Lessons From the Warfighter

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 5th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

Location: Waldorf

Presenter: Elisa Tiepel, Ph.D., Chief Development Officer

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has deemed that additive manufacturing (AM) is among the key technologies identified as critical to future defense. Modern missions require independent logistical systems that enable the warfighter to quickly manufacture solutions on demand. Whether emergency replacement of critical parts, the manufacturing of unmanned platforms, or innovation at the frontlines, Essentium materials and High Speed Extrusion (HSE) technology gives commanders and end-users the freedom of 3D printing with the required speed and scale that provides a true advantage.  

Essentium has been working with groups within the United States DoD ecosystem to develop 3D printed end-use parts for aircraft, assembly lines, logistics parts, jigs and fixtures, and more. For each of these applications, materials are appropriately selected for environmental and performance requirements. In addition to new part development, Essentium is working with end-users to develop workflows for reverse engineering legacy parts and printing replacements at point of need by combining 3D scanning’s ability to create digital CAD files and HSE 3D printing’s ability to rapidly produce parts on demand.  In this presentation, we will look at manufacturing lessons from the warfighter that we have learned and how that informs the AM industry as a whole. 

Unlocked Applications With Dual Extrusion

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 6th, 1:30-2:30 p.m. CST

Location: Williford B

Presenter:  Garrett Harmon, Applications Engineering Manager

Essentium’s High Speed Extrusion (HSE™) 3D platform gives manufacturers the agility to print components for the most demanding applications with speed and strength. However, when this advanced technology meets high-quality materials, applications that were previously impossible to achieve with materials extrusion can be possible. 

The HSE 280i HT 3D Printer is the first industrial 3D printer to offer true IDEX, where each head is fully independent on both the X and Y-axis. This technology not only allows users to speed up support printing, but it also unlocks multi-material 3D printing for users to blend material properties at print speeds and part strengths never seen in additive manufacturing. 

This session will showcase the applications that multi-material printing can unlock such as sophisticated jigs and fixtures, overmolding solutions, and encapsulated production parts. 

The Relevancy of Extrusion 3D Printing

Date and Time: Thursday, April 7th, 10:30-11:30 p.m. CST

Location: International Ballroom

Co-Presenters: Tom Mulholland, Specialist Materials Engineer

Essentium’s High Speed Extrusion (HSE™) 3D platform gives manufacturers the speed, strength, and scale to handle the most demanding applications. However, as a materials-first company, Essentium knows that maintaining the relevancy of materials extrusion 3D printing is only possible when advanced technology meets high-quality materials. Especially when materials extrusion stacks up against 3D printing technologies like powder bed fusion (PBF) and vat photopolymerization. 

This session will highlight the feedstock comparison between materials extrusion, PBF, and vat photopolymerization, how material properties differ in these processes, and how to close the performance gap for the materials extrusion process. Additionally, you will walk away with an outlook for the future material extrusion 3D printing. 

Essentium, Inc. provides industrial 3D printing solutions that are disrupting traditional manufacturing processes by bringing product strength and production speed together, at scale, with an open ecosystem and material set. Essentium manufactures and delivers innovative industrial 3D printers and materials enabling the world’s top manufacturers to bridge the gap between 3D printing and machining to embrace the future of additive manufacturing.

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