TCT Convention @ Formnext – Speaker Highlight with Michael Kenworthy, Divergent Applied sciences


At this yr’s TCT Convention @ Formnext, delegates can count on to listen to insights from end-users, analysts and researchers on the newest additive manufacturing and 3D printing purposes and developments. 

Throughout 4 days, specialists from PepsiCo, Boeing, Jack Wolfskin, Honda, GE Healthcare and extra will ship academic keynotes and panels that discover the impression of AM applied sciences throughout a number of sectors and business challenges. On day two, Mike Kenworthy [MK], Chief Know-how Officer at Divergent, shall be joined by Simon Pun, Director of Supplies and Processing at Divergent, to debate the manufacture of buildings by way of clever digital manufacturing within the transportation sector

Forward of the convention, which is able to happen in-person on 15-18th November at Messe Frankfurt, Mike sat down with TCT to inform us what we will count on from the Divergent presentation on the TCT Convention @ Formnext, in addition to why Divergent’s DAPS programs is suited to the automotive house. 

Try a snippet of the interview beneath and catch Mike and Simon’s discuss on Wed Nov 16, 10.00-10.30am. Get your ticket right here.

TCT: What are you able to inform us about your presentation at Formnext?

MK: Divergent’s presentation at Formnext will concentrate on our novel end-to-end Divergent Adaptive Manufacturing System (DAPS™) and evaluation DAPS-enabled designs for the automotive sector. On this presentation, the viewers will hear from our Chief Know-how Officer and Director of Supplies and Course of Engineering on the worth that DAPS has dropped at current OEM prospects and greatest practices from creating productive parameters and supplies.

TCT: Are you able to clarify the important thing capabilities of the DAPS system and why it’s so suited to the automotive sector? 

MK: We now have inbuilt many further arduous and gentle constraints into our design processes and moved them as far ahead within the workflow as doable, to make sure that we will quickly validate and ship our excessive efficiency options, with completely no design-specific tooling.  Two illustrative examples are how we have in mind distinctive constraints of our automated meeting course of within the design of the topology optimised elements and have developed specialised software program instruments maximize print effectivity of our node-based assemblies.

TCT: Who ought to come see this discuss? 

MK: Anybody that wishes to find out about how we now have already launched safety-critical buildings – that have been engineered and validated utilizing DAPS – in totally homologated highway autos, far forward of the market. Usually all these occupied with digital manufacturing (Business 4.0), AM automotive purposes, parameter and materials improvement will profit from our presentation and hopefully sturdy discussions that comply with.

TCT: Referring to the expertise and/or tradition, what’s one factor you’d change about additive manufacturing?

MK: Design engineers should put money into deep understanding of machine-material limitations and apply this crucial data within the CAD/CAM (construct preparation) section.  

TCT: What’s the largest alternative for AM in your sector transferring ahead?

MK: Our group is most occupied with increasing the method window to drive will increase in price productiveness and sustainability of the L-PBF course of, together with alternatives with feedstock and uncooked materials inputs.

Wish to talk about? Be part of the dialog on the Additive Manufacturing World Group Discord.  

Achieve 3D printing insights from PepsiCo, Boeing, Jack Wolfskin and extra on the TCT Convention @ Formnext. Get your cross right here.

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