Day two of FORMNEXT 2016, the catch-up of Additive Manufacturing 3D-printing industry So what are the big players in metal additive manufacturing doing? Looking at the big players for laser based powder bed fusion systems there is a clear trend for automation.
The aim is a reduction of labor and an increase in productivity. Electro Optical Systems (EOS) as CONCEPT LASER
were both presenting robot solutions for autonomous operation of large machine set-ups with multiple mach
Tuesday, the 2nd day at SME Rapid started with a keynote session of Jason Dunn from Made in Space.
Jason took us in his presentation through the whole project, from the early attempts with off-the-shelf machines
to the development and operation of a custom system. Jason explained the difficulties the team had to overcome
and the very high standards and requirements of NASA.
Did you know that an astronaut costs about USD 40k per hour. That’s what you can call high “labour