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Austin Schmidt (President, Additive Engineering Solutions LLC)
Location: Room 3
Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pass Type: Expo (Free) - Get your pass now!
Conference Track: Smart Manufacturing
Vault Recording: TBD
As the technology ecosystem for large scale additive matures, we are beginning to see tooling
applications get proven out in a variety of industries. The ability to output commodity pellet
material, in multi-meter dimensions, with outputs of 10’s to 100’s of pounds an hour allows for
economical use of the technology in numerous applications within the composites industry.
In the first part of this talk we will discuss the expanding ecosystem around large scale additive.
First, we will cover what equipment is need to get into large scale additive (Printer, 5 axis
Machining Center, Inspection equipment etc). Second, we will look at different commodity
thermoplastic materials (ABS, PC, PET-G, PPS, Ultem, Noryl) and their respective applications.
Final, we will review what coatings are available to aid in the manufacturing of production ready
In the second part of this talk we will look at two case studies. The first case study will compare
how printing and machining of a 48” x 30” composite layup tool resulted in significant cost
savings compared to a traditionally manufactured tool out urethane tooling board. In the second
case study, we will look at how large scale additive was used to go from design, to printing, to
machining, to pulling a successful carbon fiber part in 72 hours.