20 Sep COLFEED4Print Sponsors a workshop in Additive Manufacturing
COLFEED4Print is participating in the Workshop on Additive Manufacturing Applications and Innovations organized by the Portuguese Society of Materials aiming to share knowledge on AM to educate and cross-pollinate ideas to feed the industrial implementation of AM in the ceramics sector. It is well known that ceramic Industries, due to its uniqueness are far behind the other industrial sectors in Additive manufacturing, but with high potential. This workshop is quite eclectic and dedicated to a wide public from students (PhD), researchers, materials engineers, ceramic companies interested in implementing AM, AM equipment, and feedstock suppliers. The already current success stories included illustrate the disruptive potential that can arise from combining alternative processes and materials. COLFEED4Print It is precisely within this context where the main aim of this workshop lies.
Our co-founders Begoña Ferrari and Ana Ferrandez are participating as speakers in this meeting. Begoña Ferrari is to present a general view of the Additive manufacturing processes applied to ceramics. Ana Ferrandez will join the workshop to explain COLFEED4Print technology and the three lines of product that our company offers. The FILAMENT-Oss based on bioadsorbable polymers with osseconductor loads, incluiding the product “FOss HASint” with very high Hydroxiapatite loads that can be shaped by a regular FFF machine and sintered to obtain 100% ceramic pieces of Hydroxiapatite. The FILAMENT-Eco line of filaments with highly electro-catalitic characteristics like the easy to print and condutive filament “FEco Carbon”. Of special interest in this contest was the line FILAMENT-Tile of printable filaments with printing glazes and inorganic pigments that allows designing colored 3D decorations on tiles.
The workshop was chaired by Professor Paula M. Vilarinho (CICECO – Univ. of Aveiro), Pedro Duarte (Centro Tecnológico do Calçado de Portugal), Alessandra Sanson and Alex Sangiorgi (both of the ISTEC-CNR).