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BER 22-23, 2018, ATHENS, GREECE

The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists, researchers and industrial engineers in the attempt to exchange recent experiences in the research and development activities in the field of NDT and welding, as well as to promote international collaboration in all matters related to these topics.

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ChemPlastExpo is the industrial fair that brings together in Madrid the most innovative solutions in materials, technologies, processes and machinery for the chemical and plastics industries, an event for all professionals looking for innovative solutions to improve the competitiveness of their companies, as well as the optimization and modernization of their production processes. So you can be the one who offers them exactly these solutions.

ChemPlastExpo will offer the  Congress of Applied Chemistry and Industry 4.0, and the European Congress of Plastics Engineering, a 3-day Congress focuses on industry 4.0 in both sectors and where to acquire strategies for its leadership on business in the digital age.

Madrid (IFEMA) 6th-8th November 2018 

International Symposium Hybrid Additive Manufacturing with Polymers

5 June 2018 8h30  -  17h  Zebrastraat - Gent - Belgium

Additive Manufacturing, better known as 3D Printing, is one of the most important technological evolutions of the moment. It is steadily becoming a well-accepted production technology in addition to conventional techniques. This international symposium will focus on polymer-based additive manufacturing technologies and their applications in customer-specific and innovative plastic and textile products. Methods to combine Additive Manufacturing with conventional processes, such as FDM printing on textiles or plastic products, will be at the centre of the symposium's scope!


8h30      Registration and welcome coffee

9h00      Introduction (Centexbel, BE)

9h10      Keynote lecture: An insight in filament based 3D Printing progress
Phil Coates (Bradford, UK)

 9h50      Continuous Fibre Additive Manufacturing of Single-Layer Thermoplastic Composites
Willem Van De Steene (UGent, BE)

10h15    The influence of melt flow index on the characterization of extrusion based 3D printed materials
Ludwig Cardon (UGent, BE)

10h40    Coffee Break

11h00    Approaches of using 3D printing in custom-fit production of textiles choosing suitable material combinations and digital data generation models
Michael Korger (FTB, DE)

11h25    3D printing thermoplastics for functionalisation of textiles
Sarah Lysann Göbel (STFI, DE)

11h50    Applications and process integration of 3D Printing on textiles and plastics
Sofie Huysman (Centexbel, BE)

12h15    Adding Value by Adding Layers: 3D-printing Value Chain Opportunities
Kris Binon (Flam3D, BE)

12h40    Lunch break

13h30    Keynote lecture: 3D Printed Electronics via AM
Johannes Hoerber (NeoTech, DE)

14h10    3D Aerosol Jet Printing
Solange Humblet (Sirris, BE)

14h35    Hybrid digital manufactured UHF-RFID antenna for textile applications
Frank Siegel (STFI, DE)

15h00    Coffee Break

15h20    FDM-printing in a production environment using a robot
Sven De Troy (Sirris, BE)

15h45    Accelerate³: an interregional approach for 3D Printing
Accelerate³ consortium (BE, NL)

16h10    Additive Manufacturing: Market and Business Opportunities
Julie Leroy (Agoria, BE)

16h35    Closing remarks

16h45    Networking drink

Promote your products/services

Additive Manufacturing offers a multitude of opportunities to the textile and plastic converting industries and to the providers of new products and services.

Therefore this international symposium offers an excellent opportunity to showcase your 3D solutions to a select group of interested industrials !

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