Repair3D – Recycling and Repurposing of Plastic Waste for Advanced 3D Printing Applications

an H2020 project. Introduction of the Repair3D project. The project aims at the development of innovative reclamation and repurposing routes for end-of-life plastic and carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) components. This will be achieved by employing advanced nanotechnology solutions, Additive Manufacturing (AM) and recycled resources, for the production of high added value 3D printed products with advanced functionalities.

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3D printing and circularity

jeannette levels

3D printing is gaining more and more practical applications within the manufacturing industry. Is this a ecological beneficial development? Some impact assessments illustrate up to 47% better performance. What can we learn from these assessments? What are the conditions to guarantee the performance over the whole lifecycle? How can we incorporate 3D printing in a circular strategy and business model?

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A New Step in Lightweighting for the Mobility Industry by Additive Manufacturing of Composites

richard Janssen

Composites have a high mechanical strength but are still light, which is the reason they are used a lot to replace metals in mobility applications. They save weight and as such save fuel and emissions during use of the vehicles that we use to transport goods and ourselves. The upcoming and development of Continuous Fiber Additive Manufacturing technology allows the application of lightweight thermoplastic composites to be used in new and a broader range of applications. The technology allows for complex shapes and smaller series while still meeting mechanical performance. In the presentation this new technology, its potential and the work that Brightlands Materials Center is doing will be presented.

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Bluesint PA12 – Creating a Path towards Eliminating Waste in 3D Printing

materialise

In this talk dr. Tom Craeghs, Research Manager at Materialise, will illustrate the company’s drive to empower the choice for sustainability with the development of BlueSint PA12. This material innovation makes it possible to 3D print with up to 100% re-used powder, creating a path towards eliminating waste in 3D Printing. Tom will illustrate how a multi-disciplinary team of process, software and LCA experts came together to address the question: what can we do to make AM more sustainable?

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Brightlands Chemelot Campus is strategic partner of the AMCA Conference

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Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a world-leading innovation location in smart materials and sustainable manufacturing and home to a vibrant and fast-growing open community of groundbreaking companies and knowledge institutes. With its location, ecosystem and easily available expertise and knowledge, Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a unique location for innovative start-ups and corporations, forward-thinking knowledge institutes, daring entrepreneurs, brilliant researchers, talented students and visionary investors.

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Decarbonising functional fillers for Fused Granulate Fabrication (FGF)

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Future materials need to be sustainable, in the true meaning of the word, being it technically, ecologically and economically. Keeping this in mind, CARBOGANIC developed functional biocarbon fibers and fillers for engineered composite applications that outperform conventional fibers and fillers when applied in Fused Granulate Fabrication.

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