CREAT3D exhibit at Smart Factory 2023
1 June 2023 | Sabina Gonzalez-George
CREAT3D are thrilled to be showcasing the latest technology developments in Additive Manufacturing at Smart Factory, part of Manufacturing & Engineering Week, held at the NEC Birmingham on 7-8 June 2023.
Visit CREAT3D, Stand D100. Attendees at Manufacturing & Engineering Week will be able to engage with CREAT3D’s engineers to understand which applications and processes can be easily adopted to Additive, see live 3D printing and delve into the benefits of automation for their business.
With UK manufacturers’ focus on combating a skills and workforce shortage, the latest advancement in Additive Manufacturing is through hardware and software automation and part validation, enabling maximum output and minimum downtime from the technology.
“Not only does Additive solve supply chain issues and reduce costs, but with automation, Additive Manufacturing can now run 24/7, freeing up manufacturers’ highly skilled workforce to focus core business activities, leaving the 3D printer to act as an engineers’ support tool”, highlights Simon Chandler, CREAT3D Managing Director.
Additive Manufacturing has a multitude of applications in manufacturing and engineering businesses, but the “quick wins” are seen in product development, manufacturing support and low volume end-part production. Combined with new automation tools such as the Formlabs Form Auto (for SLA) hardware and Markforged Simulation (for composites) software, a smart factory operation is now easily within reach.
The Form Auto is a hardware add-on that removes completed prints into storage, whilst then reloading the build platform to continue printing from queued projects. This enables 24/7 machine operation time.
Markforged Simulation is a software programme that enables engineers to validate part strength and optimise the position and amount of composite fibres integrated into a print, to ensure part performance before printing. This minimises the need for re-prints, part testing or further quality control processes.
Attendees at Manufacturing & Engineering Week will be able to engage with CREAT3D’s engineers to understand which applications and processes can be easily adopted to Additive, see live 3D printing and delve into the benefits of automation for their business.
Based in Reading, Berkshire, CREAT3D work closely with companies throughout their Additive Manufacturing journey. We provide a full solution service from expert advice and support, installation and training, finance plans, dedicated account management, service and repairs, alongside providing your 3D printers, equipment and consumables.