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NAA Event: Printing the Future: How additive manufacturing is transforming low volume automotive production, FDM Digital, Burnley, 18 June 2019

Start date: 18/06/2019
Cost: Please register via Eventbrite link Free for NAA Members & SME's in Lancashire

Join us to see how FDM Digital Solutions has, in just four years, built up the largest Additive Manufacturing production facility in the UK…

The UK automotive sector has enjoyed unprecedented success in recent years with car production at record levels and a booming export market.  This sector is, however, facing dramatic new challenges and opportunities:  Technology is creating a host of opportunities which allow for new innovations and the development of cleaner, more efficient and safer vehicles.  The rapid development of the digital economy means traditional business models are being adapted as companies embrace concepts such as the Digital Factory, Blockchain and Additive Manufacturing.

Join us to see how FDM Digital Solutions has, in just four years, built up the largest Additive Manufacturing production facility in the UK, running systems with a build envelope of up to 914:4 x 609:6 x 914:4mm: FDM specialises in thermoplastics which are suitably robust for engineering applications with high performance materials such as PEEK and Carbon PA available utilising Stratasys’s FDM (Fused Deposition Technology) filament production and  HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) powder-based technology: With ongoing investment in excess of £1:5 million in the latest 3D printing production technology, FDM is helping change the future of direct digital manufacturing.

FDM Digital Solutions has a suite of 7 Stratasys machines, 1 HP Multi Jet Fusion printer and 2 Roboze machines — the largest commercially available capacity in the UK with the largest build envelopes for FDM processes.

The FDM Process uses common engineering thermoplastics, enabling high quality engineering components to be produced: Unlike many other processes these aren’t simulants and so they represent typical material qualities of parts made in similar materials using different processes.

The HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) Process uses an inkjet array to apply fusing and detailing agents across a bed of nylon powder, which are then fused by heating elements into a solid layer. The technology’s unique approach to binding powder results in more isotropic material properties, faster build speeds, and, ultimately, lower costs compared to other powder-based 3D printing processes.


FDM Digital, Lancashire Digital Technology Park, Bancroft Rd, Burnley BB10 2TP

Date Tuesday 18th June, 12:30 – 15:30


12:30            Arrival and lunch
13:00            Presentations
14:00            Break & refreshments
14:30            Tours and clinics
15:00            Networking
15:30            Depart

Registration & Costs

This event is free to NAA Members and SMEs in Lancashire: Please register using the Eventbrite link below:-

To check if your membership is still valid or to ensure your postcode fits, please contact martina:rodrigues@northernautoalliance:com

This event is supported by BOOST; Lancashire’s Growth Hub: For further information, please visit the BOOST website https://www:boostbusinesslancashire:co:uk

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