Designing for Additive Manufacturing – the Open House on January 17th

On Thursday January 17 th, Zare hosted a free event entitled “Designing for Additive Manufacturing”, organized by our company in collaboration with HP, Selltek and Weisoft. The event has already been proposed on December 6, 2018.

17 gennaio 2019, Open House nella Sala Corsi di Zare

Through the Open House, the companies involved were able to tell the participants about the innovation introduced in the additive manufacturing sector by the HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology, trying to analyze in detail the application areas of the technology, the freedom of shapes and the tools to be used during the design phase.

Damiano Vescovo, CEO of Selltek, winner of the “Best Selling Partner” award thanks to the activity carried out in the sale of HP Multi Jet Fusion, focused on the cognitive revolution introduced by Multi Jet Fusion, which has cut costs and accelerated beyond expectations the printing process.

17 gennaio 2019, Open House nella Sala Corsi di Zare

Once the initial resistance by companies to rethink the production of a component is overcome, it is possible to benefit from a freedom of design that positively impacts all aspects of the production cycle: costs, quality, manufacturing times and, above all, the performance of the object in question. MJF technology meets the needs of manufacturing industry which requires considerable quantities of highly engineered and innovative components.

All these aspects have been deepened by Stefania Minnella, HP Application Engineering, who told the audience some cases of explanatory study of how the design freedom promised by AM can be translated into functional components, quick to realize and cheap compared to the equivalents realized with traditional technologies. 3D printing has the advantage of using the material efficiently, reducing the weight of components while maintaining fundamental qualities such as stiffness and functionality.

17 gennaio 2019, Open House nella Sala Corsi di Zare

The freedom of shapes was the focus of the speech by Riccardo Bianco, CEO of Weisoft, a company that deals with consulting and IT solutions. Topological optimization is a numerical technique that allows you to synthesize the shape of a mechanical component from a given volume. The software accompanies the designer throughout the work, helping him to understand the most suitable forms and how to prepare the material. Drawing a component, using this support, guarantees the designer an efficient, innovative result from the point of view of shapes and as light as possible.

At the end of the event, Giuseppe Pisciuneri, Sales Manager of Zare, told the story of our Factory and focused on the importance that the three HP plants cover within the company, restricting the time of realization and, consequently, increasing productivity. Then the participants took part in a guided tour of the production plants to see the HP Multi Jet Fusion printers.

17 gennaio 2019, Open House nella Sala Corsi di Zare