Added Scientific made their debut conference exhibition appearance at this year’s TCT+Personalize 2016 at the Birmingham NEC, 2016. The two day trade show is well regarded in the industry and generates an annual footfall of around 7,000 people representing a key event in the global Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing calendar.
Added Scientific Director, Phil Dickens, took to the main stage on day one to give an update to the delegates on the UK National AM Strategy. The steering group for the strategy is composed of key individuals from UK based industries and academia from the AM sector and relevant government departments such as Innovate UK and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. You can access the most recent policy update here.
Day two saw Chris Tuck and Ian Ashcroft take to the Software Insights Stage to give an overview of software under development in Added Scientific; FLatt Pack – The Functional Lattice Package. The design and modelling of lattice structures remains a challenge for the industry. FLatt Pack offers a simple method to embed triply periodic minimal surface lattices into common 3D print files (e.g. stl, bitmap, voxel arrays). Lattices have a number of benefits, such as reduced material consumption, reduction in weight of parts produced by AM with the added benefit of embedding functionality into components. Lattices can be used for impact absorption and thermal management applications.