Program Announced for 3D Printing Workshop at NPE2018

Technical sessions will cover topics such as conformal-cooled inserts, the balance between 3D printing and injection molding for production, materials, and more.


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The technical program for the first-ever 3D Printing Workshop at NPE2018 has been announced. Curated by Additive Manufacturing and sister publication Plastics Technology, the half-day workshop focuses on the practical applications of 3D printing for the plastics industry. NPE2018 – The Plastics Show takes place May 7-11, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. 

Speakers include representatives from AM suppliers, OEMs, manufacturers and research organizations such as Forecast3D, HP, Avante Technology, Linear AMS, Arburg, UL LLC and more. The workshop program will cover topics including:

  • Multi Jet Fusion (MJF), HP’s 3D printing technology, and how it compares to traditional injection molding;
  • The impact of additive manufacturing for conformal-cooled mold inserts;
  • 3D printing of molds with new composite materials;
  • Specialized materials for functional prototyping and low-volume production via 3D printing;
  • 3D printing for safety-critical part properties; and
  • The new balance between injection molding and 3D printing for production.

The event concludes with an evening reception at 3NINE Orlando. 

Register for NPE 2018 and the 3D Printing Workshop.