3D Printing Cluster: Barriers for successful use of 3D Printing technologies in aerospace

After the interest in a follow-up session in November, the second [online] 3D Printing Cluster meeting took place on Thursday January 28th from 16:00 pm – 17:30 pm. The Cluster is set up for all companies involved in 3D Printing. The central themes of this session were certification, qualification and regulation. These are often topics that can be seen as barriers for successful use of 3D Printing technologies in aerospace.

Just like the first meeting, Marcus Kremers, CTO Airborne & Board Member NAG, gave a short welcome. Then three 3D-insiders gave a presentations to explain more on the central themes.

The following presentations have been given:

Given by; Marc de Smit, R&D Engineer by NLR-Netherlands Aerospace Centre

Given by; Shane Collins, VP and General Manager at Additive Industries, a supplier of metal 3D Printing systems

Given by; Renko Overmeen, Director Programs at Aeronamic, a manufacturer and potential user of 3D Printing

During the presentation, the participants asked their questions. The follow-up session will be about the strategy surrounding the choice for 3D printing.