SABIC And Large Format Additive Manufacturing: Study Of A New Application (3D Printing USA 2017)

Alex Delaney, Process Engineer, Large Format Additive Manufacturing
United States


USA 2017 Presentation - SABIC*

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Presentation Summary

SABIC was presented with a challenge to utilize Large Format additive manufacturing in marine applications. Due to the demands of the design and its application, the part in question needed to be re-imagined for the new process with printability, secondary processing (a robust outer coating meant for marine applications), and assembly in mind. The team at SABIC utilized a multi-part approach, a portfolio of recently launched LFAM materials, and in-house process development on SABIC's own LFAM printer to bring a yacht hull section from conceptualization to realization. The result demonstrated a new way to fabricate parts for the customer that could save production time, cost, and enable more freedom of design.

Speaker Biography (Alex Delaney)

Alex works as the process engineer for SABIC's new Large Format AM application development team and has two years of experience with the fledgling technology. Prior to his role at SABIC, he worked to develop a 3D printed tooling process for a small military aerospace startup company. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with his bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 2014.

Company Profile (SABIC)

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SABIC's Innovative Plastics business is a leading, global supplier of engineering thermoplastics. The company leads the plastics industry with customer collaboration and continued investments in new polymer technologies, global application development, process technologies, and environmentally responsible solutions that serve diverse markets such as healthcare, transportation, automotive, electrical, lighting and consumer electronics.
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