Event focus Meet 3D Systems’ expert at Formnext

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

Kevin McAlea, Executive Vice President and General Manager – Metals & Healthcare Business Units for 3D Systems Corporation will be hosting an exclusive session on ‘The impact of metal additive manufacturing on the hybrid factory’ at the trade fair.

The DMP Factory 500 is a scalable manufacturing system capable of transforming metal manufacturing through simplified workflows.
The DMP Factory 500 is a scalable manufacturing system capable of transforming metal manufacturing through simplified workflows.
(Source: 3D Systems)

3D Systems has grown over the past 30 years to become one of the most prominent players in the additive manufacturing segment. Located in South Carolina, USA the firm engineers, manufactures and sells 3D printers. The global company has successfully been meeting its customers’ requirements of digitisation, design and simulation through manufacturing, inspection and management. To take this momentum ahead and attract more potential clients from across the globe, 3D Systems will be showcasing its latest solutions at the international exhibition on the next generation of manufacturing technologies – Formnext. The four day trade fair is expected to commence from November 13, 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany and will witness the presence of global leaders from the additive manufacturing space.

New innovation – DMP Factory 500

Recently, the company together with Georg Fischer’s Division introduced the DMP Factory 500. The scalable manufacturing system is capable of transforming metal manufacturing through simplified workflows. This process ensures that high quality seamless metal parts up to 500 mm x 500 mm x 500 mm are produced while the cost of operations are reduced.

The DMP Factory 500 comprises of five main function-specific modules namely the Removable Print Module which is a sealed module and is used for powder and part transport between the printer, powder, and transport modules which feature a vacuum chamber to ensure the lowest O2 content enabling high quality 3D printed metal parts; the Printer Module which makes sure that production time is not affected due to continuous usage of the system; the Powder Management Module is equipped to efficiently de-powder parts on build platforms, automatically recycle unused powder materials, and prepare the RPM for the next build; the Transport Module takes care that there is efficient movement of the RPMs between printer and powder modules and hence production time is reduced; and the Parking Module which offers interim storage of RPMs in an inert environment until ready for further progression in the workflow.

Meet the expert at Formnext

At Formnext 2018, 3D Systems will be sending across its expert Kevin McAlea to host an exclusive session on ‘The impact of metal additive manufacturing on the hybrid factory’. Kevin McAlea is Executive Vice President and General Manager – Metals & Healthcare Business Units for 3D Systems Corporation and has a rich experience of 25 years in the 3D printing industry. Previously, he has managed global printer sales and marketing, European operations and product development and is currently looking after the global metal printing business and the company’s healthcare vertical. McAlea will be holding the session on November 14, 2018 at the TCT Introducing Stage from 1:15 - 1:30 pm.

Do visit the show to get an insight on the global additive manufacturing industry!

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