AM Conference Speaker: Cincinnati Inc.

Additive manufacturing presents an alternative for fiber-reinforced composite production. Learn more during a presentation at the Additive Manufacturing Conference in September.


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Fiber-reinforced composites present desirable properties such as high stiffness and low weight, but they also present some challenges. Even for low-volume production, molds for composite parts are often handmade and require skilled technicians, resulting in time and labor costs. According to Cincinnati Inc., additive manufacturing, holds the capacity to produce fiber-reinforced composites with unique, near-net shape geometries for molds and tools.

Zeke Sudbury, process development engineer at Cincinnati Inc., will discuss how Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) serves as an efficient method for producing molds for composites during the upcoming Additive Manufacturing Conference, co-located with IMTS 2016. Sudbury will explain how his company saw success with additively manufactured molds printed on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s BAAM machine. The presentation takes place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, in room W375-B.

View the full agenda or register for the conference here. Already registered? Follow @LearnAdditive on Twitter for the latest updates, and use #IMTSadditive to connect with others during the event. 


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  • High-Frequency Production

    The additive process that grew out of ultrasonic welding provides an efficient way to produce complex work, including parts with embedded components and even parts made from dissimilar metals.

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