See for yourself: AM demo at ReMaTec 2017

  • February 28, 2017
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During Rematec 2017 in Amsterdam in June, visitors will have the opportunity to see a live demonstration of some of the key processes of additive manufacturing: 3D scanning, reverse engineering and 3D printing. The first two steps in the process could be of particular importance to the remanufacturing industry because the original design of a part (with measurements and material information) is often not available. Maarten Oostdam of Dutch firm Oostdam Engineering will carrying out the demo, and explaining the potential impact on reman – including finding the solution for ‘missing parts’ which might be currently not repairable or replaceable. “Without a drawing, how do you get a new part out of an existing part?” he asks. The answer: a 3D scan of the product is used to create a point cloud, which is then turned into CAD information – which then goes to a 3D printer. “This is reverse engineering,” Oostdam explains. “It can be used for anything in theory.” The process will be revealed at ReMaTec 2017.

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