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    NAA Event: Printing the Future: How additive manufacturing is transforming low volume automotive production, FDM Digital Wednesday 17th July

    Start date: 17/07/2019
    Cost: Please register via Eventbrite link Free for NAA Members & SME's in Lancashire

    Join us to see how FDM Digital Solutions, in just four years, has 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 Digital, Lancashire Digital Technology Park, Bancroft Rd, Burnley BB10 2TP

    Wednesday 17th July: 12.30 – 15.30

    Please note new date

    Overview

    The UK automotive sector is 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, in just four years, has 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.

    Agenda

    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 Eventbrite

    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/

    European Regional Development Fund
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham