The third edition of 3D PRINT will be held on October 4-5, 2016 at Lyon Eurexpo in France. The trade show is fully devoted to additive manufacturing and a special line-up of personalities and manufacturers has been announced.

The program includes conferences by SAFRAN Additive Manufacturing, AUDI, SNCF, TOURNAIRE, ALSTHOM, and many more companies which will be sharing their expertise and feedback on additive manufacturing technologies.

The exhibition area will also be a real opportunity to update your knowledge thanks to the wide range of experts showcasing additive manufacturing technologies and the latest technical advances.

3D PRINT 2016’s conference program will address very advanced topics, such as the applications of additive manufacturing, materials, finishing and surface states, legal aspects, intellectual property, as well as part qualification and control, among others.

The following speakers will be present to give their testimonials and share their knowledge:

  • Thierry Thomas - Deputy Managing Director, SAFRAN Additive Manufacturing
  • Jorg Spindler - Director of the Tooling Division, AUDI
  • A sectoral workshop will be devoted to the medical industry with surgeons from the university hospital of Bordeaux and the Annecy Genevois Hospital Centre
  • A round table will also be devoted to the jewellery industry's experience of additive manufacturing with testimonials from the company Tournaire Joaillier and a polisher....
  • Not forgetting the train industry with an expert from the SNCF


Intended for both novices and experts, the debates proposed and the high caliber speakers invited by 3D PRINT will provide concrete answers to questions asked by manufacturers from all industries as well as strategic technology monitoring.

3D PRINT also gives a key role to its exhibition area: over a hundred exhibitors will be presenting their products and expertise in 3D printers, scanners, software, machine manufacturers, design and R&D, materials, rapid prototyping, Fab Labs, control, metrology, etc.

This broad spectrum of expertise will ensure that your visit is effective and that you obtain a global vision of the current offer in additive manufacturing. To address the needs in understanding these technologies and the constant innovations in the field, a specific program of talks by exhibitors will be offered to visitors. These workshops will provide targeted information on innovation, processes, services, etc. This is additional opportunity for each manufacturer visiting the show to gain a customized and pragmatic update of their knowledge.

For more information, visit: www.3dprint-exhibition.com

Published in IDICE

Altair announced that the 8th European Altair Technology Conference (ATC), planned for September 29th - October 1st, 2015 at the Cité des Sciences in Paris, France will be relocated to the "Cité de la Musique", due to a fire related, temporary shutdown of the originally planned conference facility until the middle of October. The new location is situated in the same area of Paris, La Villette and just a 10 minute walk from the original venue.

The planning of the conference continues as scheduled and all planned events/sessions listed in the agenda, including the exhibition, are expected to take place on the previously planned dates and times from September 29th throughout October 1st, 2015. As the main event location the Cité de la Musique will host keynote sessions, the exhibition, the social events and some of the breakout sessions as well as the conference's on site registration desk. In addition to that, further breakout sessions and technical seminars will take place at the Hotel Mercure La Villette, just across the street from Cité de la Musique and the Pavilion Paul Delouvrier, another venue in the vicinity.

“It was not easy to react to such a challenge only three weeks prior to the conference, but now we are very happy that we could find and announce a new suitable location in such a short time frame. I would like to thank our conference organizational team, who helped tremendously to make this happen,” said Dr. Detlef Schneider, Senior Vice President EMEA, Altair. “The new conference locations are equally well adapted to the needs of our conference and we are still within schedule for everything. The Cité de la Musique venue will guarantee an event to be remembered. This year’s conference will expose an even broader technology portfolio and deeper insight into our solutions through focused technical seminars, inspiring keynote sessions, symposiums, and end-user technical sessions. This agenda structure affords us the opportunity to dive even deeper into special subjects while still covering industry topics of client importance such as multi-disciplinary optimization, Model Based Development, design for 3D printing, lead time reduction, automotive concept design, and high frequency electromagnetics.”

The full agenda and speaker lineup for the 8th European Altair Technology Conference (ATC) are now available online. The European ATC 2015 is free to attend and requires an advanced complimentary registration. In addition to keynote presentations from Airbus, Alstom, Ford, Hyundai-Kia Motor, Jaguar Land Rover, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault Nissan, RUAG, STELIA Aerospace, and Volkswagen, the conference will feature more than 100 technical presentations.

A broad technical showcase, featuring Altair solutions as well as those from the company's software and hardware partners, will run from the evening of September 29th throughout the remainder of the conference.  The exhibition area will feature partner exhibits and products highlight from Altair customers, including the largest 3D printed product for space applications by RUAG Space, a 3D printed aeronautic structure from Sogeclair, a bike from Rolo Bikes, and many more. All products were developed using Altair solutions.

In addition to the conference’s platinum sponsors HP and Intel, confirmed ATC exhibitors and sponsors include HBM nCode, Amazon Web Services, AlphaStar , Airbus Defence&Space, AVL, CAEfatigue, CEDREM, Componeering, Cray, FEMFAT, FluiDyna, FLUIDON, GeonX, Granta Design, Loge, Matelys, Materialise, MapleSoft, NAFEMS, NovaCast, Part Engineering, PowersSys, PDTec, Sandbox, Sidact, Software Cradle, and Thermo Analytics.

For more information, visit: www.altairatc.com/EventHome.aspx?event_id=37

Published in Altair

Altair announced the keynote presentations for the 8th European Altair Technology Conference (ATC), which is being held at the Cité des Sciences in Paris, France, from September 29th - October 1st, 2015. The 2015 conference agenda will feature keynote presentations from Airbus, Alstom, Ford, Hyundai Kia Motor, Jaguar Land Rover, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault Nissan, RUAG, STELIA Aerospace, and Volkswagen, who will address advancements in electromagnetic simulation, multi-disciplinary optimization, design for additive manufacturing, topology optimization in the automotive and aerospace industries, and many others.

The conference will kick off on September 29th with several technical seminars on optimization, NVH, composite design, multi domain optimization, system simulation, CFD, and modeling & visualization as well as the Academic User Day 2015. This year's Academic User Day will feature 12 presentations from students and professors from all over Europe and will present an extensive poster presentation with further academic use cases.

Keynote presentations are scheduled for the mornings of September 30th and October 1st. In addition to customer presentations, Altair executives will share keynote insights on market trends and the company’s technology roadmap for its solutions. Multiple concurrent technical track sessions and symposiums tracks during the afternoons of both days will cover topics such as automotive comfort and NVH, additive manufacturing, lead time reduction, light weight design, electromagnetics, crash & safety, CFD, simulation in the rail industry, systems simulation, architecture, and many more.

A broad technical showcase, featuring Altair solutions as well as the company's software and hardware partner solutions, running from the evening of September 29th, throughout the entire following days, complete the informative program of the event.

“I’m very much looking forward to this year's European ATC,” said Dr. Detlef Schneider, Senior Vice President EMEA, Altair. “This year’s conference will offer a very good platform for a valuable information exchange between our customers and Altair which I’m sure will initiate some very fruitful discussions. The Congress Center of the Cité des Sciences is the perfect location in France to host our conference as it provides travel convenience and is an attractive venue, providing all the needed amenities for more than 600 conference attendees.”

Confirmed exhibitors and sponsors of this year’s event include HP and Intel, HBM nCode, Software Cradle, Materialise, Maple Soft, FEMFAT, GeonX, Thermo Analytics, Matelys, NAFEMS, AVL, Componeering, Novacast, Part Engineering, CAEfatigue, Airbus Defence&Space, FluiDyna, FLUIDON, PDTec, and Sidac.

The registration for the conference, including all sessions, technical seminars and on-site events is free of charge.

For more information, visit: www.altairatc.com/europe

Published in Altair

Groupe Gorgé announces the acquisition of INITIAL, a French manufacturer of parts through 3D printing, and of NORGE Systems, an English start-up specialised in the design of selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printers.

These two acquisitions mark a significant step forward in the strategy implemented by Groupe Gorgé since entering the 3D printing market two years ago. The group intends to rapidly establish itself as a leader and to become the third-largest player in the world to offer a range of multi-technological services and all 3D printing services to its customers.

Groupe Gorgé has already completed several major milestones since acquiring Prodways Group in 2013. The achievements of this company's teams, headed by Philippe Laude and whose business activity increased fifty-fold in little over a year, gave global visibility to MOVINGLight technology®, which offers much greater precision and productivity in terms of 3D printing.

Thanks to these two strategic acquisitions, Groupe Gorgé's strategy - backed by Prodways Group - will be rolled out horizontally through the addition of new 3D printing technologies, and vertically through the development or acquisition of entities manufacturing parts through 3D printing. Such entities may offer general services or be specialised in applications.

Raphael Gorgé, Chairman and CEO of Groupe Gorgé, made the following statement: "The operational, technical and business success of Prodways' teams have helped our Group to gain greater perspective of a market with huge potential. We aim to rapidly establish ourselves as a leading global player capable of providing 3D printing solutions covering all available technologies, from polymer printing to metal printing. The acquisitions of INITIAL and NORGE Systems represent a major step forward in our development and we are proud to welcome their teams - renowned in the 3D printing industry for their exceptional expertise - within our group.”

Acquisition of INITIAL

INITIAL is an independent French manufacturer of parts through 3D printing. The company possesses all the technologies (resins, plastic and metal), in addition to a design office and a 3D digitization service enabling the design or redesign of parts for all business sectors. Thermoplastic injection capabilities mean the company can also produce small-quantity products.

INITIAL has a portfolio of more than 1,200 customers, employs 65 employees and achieved revenue of €8.6 million in 2014, with EBITDA of more than 20%. It works in various sectors, such as the aerospace, biomedical and luxury industries.

The joining of forces marks INITIAL management's support for the project, backed by Prodways Group, to become a global player offering a range of multi-technological services and all 3D printing services.

The acquisition will enable INITIAL to accelerate its development with greater resources and to further expand its ambition. In particular, it will have the opportunity to establish itself on key long-term markets with major customers that may wish to entrust the company with the mass production of parts. The managing executives will remain at the head of the company to introduce this new development phase.

Thanks to INITIAL, Prodways Group can improve its knowledge of customer requirements and offer them a full package of services ranging from the manufacturing of a simple prototype part to the design of a comprehensive 3D printing studio, possibly operated by its own teams. This alliance will also enable Prodways Group to offer back-up solutions to its customers, which are essential in an industrial environment.

Integration of NORGE Systems' expertise

NORGE Systems is an English start-up whose founders developed a range of additive manufacturing machines (3D printing) using selective laser sintering (SLS).

The founders of NORGE Systems and the Prodways teams have been working together at Les Mureaux for several months to optimise these machines and to start marketing them. This acquisition marks an important step forward in the development of Prodways Group, which has achieved its goal of becoming the third-largest player to offer multi-technological 3D printing services. The first SLS machine should be operational in the first half of the year, and marketed before the end of the year.

Group Management will provide new revenue targets for the 3D printing business when publishing its annual results on 2 April 2015.

About Groupe Gorgé

Established in 1990, Group Gorgé is an industrial group operating in different areas of expertise: Smart Safety Systems, Protection in Nuclear Environments, Industrial Projects & Services and 3D Printing

In 2014, the Group reported revenue of €223.3 million. It is backed by 1,370 employees and operations in over ten countries. Groupe Gorgé is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000062671; Ticker code: GOE) and on the US OTC market (ISIN: US3994511034; OTC Pink: GGRGY / GGRGF) in the form of ADR.

For more information, visit: www.groupe-gorge.com/en

Published in Groupe Gorgé

World-leading helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca (Safran) is setting up new manufacturing capability at its facility in Bordes (France). After years of maturation and prototype testing, Turbomeca has entered serial production of parts using the latest additive manufacturing, or 3D printing process. Bordes facility is one of the first of its kind to serial produce additive components for aerospace propulsion industry in France.

Arrano test and production engines will feature fuel injector nozzles made using Selective Laser Melting (SLM) techniques. This leading-edge manufacturing process will also be used to manufacture Ardiden 3 combustor swirlers. These engines are Turbomeca’s latest models and amongst the most advanced turboshafts ever designed.

Additive manufacturing produces parts to a three-dimensional CAD (computer-aided design) model. Unlike traditional manufacturing processes (forging and machining) which are based on material removal, additive manufacturing builds layers, each between 20 and 100-micrometers thick, of fine metal powder to produce complex-shape parts. In the case of SLM, a computer-controlled laser shoots pinpoint beams onto a bed of nickel-based super-alloy powder, to melt the metal in the desired areas.

Additive Manufacturing also simplifies the manufacturing process. A traditional fuel-injector nozzle is made up from dozens different pieces. Arrano component is made from one single piece of material and features advanced injection and cooling functions. One SLM machine is already in service, and qualified for mass production, with others to be integrated over the coming years.

Additive manufacturing is part of Turbomeca’s ambitious “Future Line” programme designed to improve all its manufacturing capabilities. By introducing new, high-end machine tools and new processes like additive manufacturing and HVOF (High Velocity Oxy-Fuel) coatings, Turbomeca will significantly improve its compressor and turbine blade manufacturing capabilities at Bordes.

Turbomeca (Safran) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced 70,000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Offering the widest range of engines in the world and dedicated to 2,500 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 15 sites, 30 proximity maintenance centers, 18 Repair & Overhaul Centers, and 90 Field representatives and Field technicians. Microturbo, the subsidiary of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.

For more information, visit: www.turbomeca.com

Published in SAFRAN

Professionals from all industries have already marked June 17-20, 2014 on their calendars as an opportunity to discover or deepen their knowledge on the tremendous potential of additive manufacturing at 3d print show.

The conference programme is promising in many ways: concrete exemplary cases, pedagogical dimension, comprehensive approach to all stages, prospective international vision ... not to mention the events: live demonstrations, exhibitions of amazing objects, learning sessions, and interactive discussions. One thing is certain, industry can now rely on the advantages of additive manufacturing and this show gives everyone the chance to gauge the scope of this development.

A large number of exhibitors have already confirmed their presence at the first 3D PRINT show: from rapid prototyping to machines, moulds and equipment, including business services and study centres ... the entire industry will be represented giving an overview of the industry today.

As evidenced by the comments collected from several exhibitors, many of them will use this opportunity to showcase their expertise and latest innovations.

Additive manufacturing has revolutionised conventional processes and is expected to play a key role in the future of our industries.

3D PRINT show will be held in conjunction with fiP solution plastique, the French plastics show.

SCHEDULE, DATES & VENUE

June 17-20, 2014
Lyon Eurexpo - France
(Hall 6.1 et 6.2)

Adresse: Boulevard de l'Europe 69680 CHASSIEU

Open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (except on Friday : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

This exhibition exclusively targets professionals. Free entrance is available upon presentation of your invitation or an electronic badge.

For more information, visit: www.3dprint-exhibition.com


Published in IDICE

ESI Group, a solution provider in Virtual Prototyping for manufacturing industries, announced the next ESI Global Forum, its biennial event dedicated to Virtual Product Engineering. During this two-day conference, taking place on May 21 & 22 in Paris, France, ESI customers across industry sectors (Ground Transportation, Energy and Aerospace & Defense) will share their successes and best practices in Virtual Product Engineering.

This year, Eric Daubourg, COO of ESI France, has the honor of opening the conference and introducing keynote speakers: Toshihiro Araki, General Manager of the Integrated CAE Department of the Vehicle Component Technology, Development Division at Nissan Motor Company; Morello Sperandio, Scientific Director at AREVA; Hervé Gilibert, Chief Technology Officer at Airbus Defense & Space and, Eric Landel, Expert Leader in Numerical Modeling and Simulation, Renault.

In the afternoon and on the second day, the conference will feature parallel industry sessions, so that ESI’s customers may address the particular achievements and needs of the Ground Transportation, Energy, and Aerospace & Defense sectors in more detail.

The agenda for ESI Global Forum 2014 already includes many important papers and ESI is pleased to announce presentations from the following companies:

  • For Ground Transportation: Applus + IDIADA (Spain), AUDI AG (Germany), Jaguar LandRover (United Kingdom), Magna International (United States), Renault (France), PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN (France), Virtuelles Fahrzeug (Austria) and Visteon (France);

  • For Energy: AREVA NP (France), AREVA NP GmbH (Germany), Astrium (France), CEA (France), ONET Technology (France), STMicroelectronics (France) and Tractebel Engineering (GDF SUEZ) (Belgium);

  • For Aeronauticss & Defense: Airbus Helicopter (France), Astrium (France), Deutsches Luft- und Raumfahrtzentrum (DLR), European Space Agency (Netherlands), Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen (Germany), OJSC Aviadvigatel (Russia), PCC Airfoils - LLC (United States), SNECMA (France) and SL Rasch (Germany).

To fulfill the needs of ESI’s growing vibro-acoustics user community, four vibro-acoustics workshops will run in parallel to the aforementioned industry presentations. These workshops will focus on Powertrain Exhaust and Intake, Wind Noise, Cabin Noise and Low Frequency Interior Acoustics.

On the first evening, participants will enjoy dinner on the scenic river Seine and have opportunity for informal discussions and networking. Throughout the conference, an exhibition area will allow ESI’s hardware and software partners to showcase solutions that sustain the innovation and productivity of ESI customers.

An Early Bird rate will be granted to participants registering before February 28, 2014.

For more information or to register, visit: www.esi-group.com/company/events/2014/esi-global-forum-2014

Published in ESI

Plenary speakers at the second Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) EUROTEC® conference in July will focus on new developments in automotive and aerospace applications and on the influence of global markets on the European plastics and rubber machinery industry.

The EUROTEC conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, July 4-5, 2013, at the Cité Congress Exhibition Centre in Lyon, France and will include 147 original, peer-reviewed technical presentations.

There will be two plenary addresses on each day:

  • Polymer Composites for Aerospace Applications—Past, Present, and Future. [July 4, 11:30] Speaker James S. Griffing is a technical fellow at the Boeing Company and was the 2012-2013 president of SPE. He has been with Boeing for 25 years, specializing in polymer and composite materials for aircraft.

  • Skin-Foam-Skin Rotomolded Structures Made of TP-Seal® or BioTP-Seal® Technologies. [July 4, 13:30]. Addressing “a new concept for the production of car bodies for urban mobility,” speaker Eric Maziers is R&D global manager with Total Company Feluy. He has been head of research projects for polyolefins and biopolymers for more than 20 years, recently focusing on metallocene-based polyolefins and polylactic acid (PLA) development for rotomolding.

  • How the Composites Industry Approaches the Automotive Challenge. [July 5, 11:30] Speaker Jan-Anders Måson, a professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, is known for his research on novel cost-effective and high-volume composites. He is also president of AISTS, an organization supported by academic institutions in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee.

  • The Economic Development of European Plastics and Rubber Machines in View of Global Markets. [July 5, 13:30] Speaker Thorsten Kühmann is managing director of VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.), the association of plastics and rubber machinery producers.


For more information or to register, visit: www.eurotecspe.org

Published in SPE

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced a program of 147 original, peer-reviewed technical presentations for the second SPE EUROTEC® conference, which will take place July 4-5, 2013 at the Cité Congress Exhibition Centre in Lyon, France.

The two-day program includes three types of presentation:

  • Plenary Addresses. There will be two plenary speakers on each day. Two of the presentations will be Polymer Composites for Aerospace Applications by James S. Griffing, a technical fellow at the Boeing Company and 2012-2013 president of SPE; and The Renaissance of the US Plastics Industry by William R. Carteaux, president and CEO of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.
  • New Technology & Innovative Polymers Forums. Sixteen presentations by representatives of raw material companies and academia will introduce advanced materials for a broad range of applications.
  • Technical Presentations. There will be 25 sessions with a total of 131 presentations on topics such as automotive, medical, and packaging applications; processes like injection and micro molding, extrusion, blow molding, thermoforming, and foaming; mold making and mold design; composites; nanocomposites; biopolymers and sustainability; polymer modifiers and colorants; plastics joining, decoration, and assembly; process simulation; and failure analysis.


For more information or to register, visit: www.eurotec.ws

Published in SPE

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has selected Lyon, France as the site of EUROTEC® 2013, a wide-ranging plastics technical conference with more than 200 original, peer-reviewed presentations on such topics as automotive, composites, extrusion, injection molding, and thermoforming.
 
EUROTEC 2013 will take place July 4-5, 2013 at Lyon’s Cité Congress Exhibition Centre. In addition to the technical presentations, there will be an exhibition with displays by companies representing the entire plastics industry supply chain, including processors, machinery manufacturers, and raw material suppliers.
 
“After the success of EUROTEC 2011 in Barcelona, SPE continues to extend its outreach to the European plastics community,” said Wim De Vos, CEO of SPE. “In years to come, the continued development of exciting new products and applications in the European marketplace will be reflected in the growth of our EUROTEC conference.”
 
Lyon is a center for plastics innovation and is the home of a number of plastics training centers, noted Olivier Crave, chair of EUROTEC 2013. “France’s well-known ‘Plastics Valley’ is located northeast of the city and has the highest concentration of plastics converting companies in Europe,” Mr. Crave said. “Visitors to EUROTEC will also enjoy the beauty of the South of France at the most magnificent time of year.”
 
A leisure program will be available for spouses and guests not attending the conference events.
 
For more information, visit: www.eurotec.ws

Published in SPE

Le FabShop, the French digital workshop, is delighted to announce that it will be selling Makerbot products — including the new Replicator 2 — in France, through its online shop, le FabStore.
 
Le FabShop is a community based hub for design and digital manufacturing as well as research & development activities and is equipped with a diverse range of tools to meet the needs of researchers, designers, students or consumers that may otherwise not have access to such tools. Responding to local demand across of range of sectors, Le FabShop brings together a full spectrum of digital techniques to provide custom manufacturing and collaboration for anyone that requires it.
 
A subsidiary of batitrad.pro, Le FabShop is led by visionary Bertier Luyt, who is an advocate for 3D digital technologies and specifically, 3D printing. With a passion for this technology area and a practical understanding of the processes this latest announcement regarding a distribution agreement with Makerbot is a particularly good fit.
 
Moving forward, Le FabShop will promote and distribute all Makerbot products, including the consumables, across France, which will include implementing a Replicator 2 in the digital workshop in Brittany.
 
For more information, visit: www.lefabshop.fr

Published in MakerBot

LMS International, the leading partner in test and mechatronic simulation, will conduct its annual Aerospace Conference in Toulouse, France where more than 40 industry experts will present innovative ideas about aerospace testing and simulation.

The LMS Aerospace Conference (4-5 October 2012) is an international knowledge-sharing platform for industry experts. During the conference, they collaboratively share their innovations on testing and numerical simulation approaches using LMS and LMS Samtech technologies.

World-renowned industries such as AgustaWestland, Airbus, Astrium, AVIC, Comac, EADS, Safran Group, Thales Alenia Space and UAC Irkut will present their latest applications in structural and mechatronic system simulation and test-based engineering processes, illustrating their efforts to faster aircraft development and better space risk mitigation.

“We are pleased to see the enthusiasm from our customers to present their applications,” said Dr. ir. Urbain Vandeurzen, LMS International Chairman and CEO. “While it is an important indicator about the confidence of our customers in our products, it exemplifies the partnership spirit that LMS and LMS Samtech teams are developing with them.”

In the frame of a highly competitive environment, faster development of new and innovative products and streamlined processes contribute to the growth and future development of companies.

“It is clear that the aerospace industry already uses a lot of simulation technology to minimize the amount of prototypes in the development. However, the application of next-generation systems and materials leads to a lot of uncertainty and the need of launching again new extensive testing. The evolution toward business processes that close the gap between model-based systems engineering, structural engineering and smart system testing will be paramount in overcoming future engineering challenges. We are proud our top-level customers want to share how they use LMS technologies to develop aircraft projects to maturity and how they mitigate risk in spacecraft development,” concludes Thierry Olbrechts, Director of the Aerospace Competence Center at LMS International.

For more information, visit: www.lmsintl.com/aerospace-europe-2012

Published in LMS International

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) invites you to present a paper at its second EUROTEC® technical conference in Lyon, France. This two-day event will be attended by several hundred industry professionals who are interested in learning about the latest global developments in plastics.

SPE is inviting speakers to present papers at this conference in the following areas:

  • Automotive
  • Biopolymers & Sustainability
  • Blow Molding
  • Color & Appearance
  • Composites
  • Decorating & Assembly
  • Extrusion/Flexible/Rigid Packaging
  • Foaming
  • General Business, Marketing & Management
  • Injection Molding/Micro Molding
  • Joining of Plastics
  • Medical Plastics & Polymers
  • Mold Making & Mold Design
  • Nano Composites
  • New Technology & Innovative Polymer Forums
  • Polymer Modifiers & Additives
  • Process Simulation & Controls/Applied Rheology
  • Rapid Design & Development, Rapid Prototyping
  • Thermoforming

We request a 100-word abstract outlining the topic of your paper, followed by a 5- to 6-page technical paper. Your paper will be published in the conference proceedings and in the Society’s online technical library. Your presentation time will be 30 minutes.

Abstract/Paper Deadline
November 29, 2012 - 5 p.m. Eastern

Submit your abstract and paper at the same time. Do not send your abstract separately. Previously presented/published papers may be eligible for submission.

Eurotec® 2013
Cite Congress Exhibition Center
July 4-5, 2013
Lyon, France

For more information, visit: eurotec2013.abstractcentral.com or www.eurotec.ws

Published in SPE

Objet ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, is to be an official sponsor of the ‘Multiversités Créatives’ exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, starting May 2nd 2012. The exhibition features pieces from Neri Oxman, Artist, Architect, Designer and Assistant Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, whose work has been created using Objet multi-material 3D printing – a capability unique to Objet Connex technology.

The Centre Pompidou is one of the most visited attractions in France with some 3 million visitors every year. This year's ‘Multiversités Créatives’ exhibition (May 2nd – August 6th) focuses on the future of industry and deals with new creative tools. Visitors will be drawn by 15 different projects created by a new generation of young designers exploring the intersection of technology and art.

“The sponsorship of this exhibition is momentous for our business as a broader awareness of 3D printing technology is key to the industry’s future rapid growth,” states David Reis, Objet CEO. “The 3D printing industry has the potential to invigorate how we think about product design, art and engineering. The process enables artists, designers and engineers to rapidly create whole assemblies, unique artistic geometries and functional prototypes straight from a 3D design.”

Objet is inviting the media to attend its Private VIP Media Event on Friday 4th May, which includes a guided tour of the‘Multiversités Créatives’ exhibition, accompanied by Neri Oxman. Taking place from 8.30-11.00am at the Centre Pompidou, the event starts with a VIP breakfast buffet in the Restaurant Georges on the 6th floor, with panoramic views of the Paris skyline. The Objet Media Event is by free invitation only; as number of participants is limited, to get your personal invitation early registration is required*:

For more information, visit: www.objet.com/pompidou-media-event

Published in Objet

The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, addressed an OSEO Excellence reception held on 16th March at the Grand Palais in Paris. Sescoi, as a member of the OSEO Excellence group was invited to attend. OSEO is a government supported organization dedicated to the promotion of high technology companies in France and the reception was a gathering of the top French SMEs nominated by OSEO as being at the forefront of innovation and with the largest potential for growth and job creation.

François Drouin, President of OSEO said, "This is an unprecedented event, which brings together the most talented business leaders in France, who have generated growth and employment through innovation, export and investment."

Sescoi gained recognition from OSEO for the development of its WorkNC Dental CADCAM implantology software, a fully open and automatic solution for the machining of customized abutments, recently launched at IDS in Germany. WorkNC Dental CADCAM is available from Sescoi subsidiaries and a large, growing network of partners, giving dental laboratories the freedom to choose the most cost effective and technically suitable system for their applications.

Bruno Marko, CEO of Sescoi said, "We are delighted and proud to be selected by OSEO as one of the most innovative and entrepreneurial companies in France. We have ambitious plans for our open WorkNC implantology module which is now on the market."

For more information visit: www.sescoi.com or www.oseo.fr/oseo/oseo_in_english

Published in Sescoi

3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), announced today the immediate availability of its entire 3Dproparts™ services in France through a new French language website.

3Dproparts™ began operating in France last week through the acquisition of two leading French Prototypers, CEP and PROTOMETAL, and moved quickly to democratize customer access to its latest technology solutions and services through the deployment of this website.

“We are pleased to offer immediate, secure online access to our French customers,” said Cathy Lewis vice president global marketing, 3D Systems. “We plan to grow our French 3Dproparts™ service further and leverage the strong foundation that CEP and PROTOMETAL bring for the benefit of our French customers.”

3D Systems launched 3Dproparts™, the world’s fastest growing Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing parts service last October. The company plans to continue to expand its 3Dproparts™ service offerings globally through organic growth and additional strategic acquisitions.

For more information, visit: www.3Dproparts.com

Published in 3D Systems

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