14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main
International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies
Session Materials & Process - Stage 2
11:45 Dr. Fee Zentis & Ina Vrancken, 3M Deutschland GmbH
Thursday, 16.11.2017, 11:45 - 12:15 hrs
Additive manufacturing - 3D printing with PTFE
This presentation discusses the new technology which complements fluoropolymer processing and which allows 3D printing as an additional, and a differentiated, way of processing PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene). It examines the additive manufacturing process method called stereolithography, also known as vat polymerization. Stereolithography involves the curing of a photosensitive material by selectively delivering energy to specific regions. The printed parts show many properties similar to those produced by traditional processing techniques. Some properties may be even superior. Fee Zentis and Ina Vrencken provide an in-depth analysis of applying Additive Manufacturing and PTFE in the Automotive sector, Chemical Processing, Medical apparatus engineering as well as Energy and Aerospace.
3M Deutschland GmbH, Business Development Manager, Neuss, Deutschland
Ina Vrancken obtained a Dipl. Ing. in Chemistry from Hochschule Niederrhein and started working for 3M Germany, Neuss in 1998. During her career at 3M Germany, she assumed various positions ranging from European Marketing, Business Development to Brand and Product Management. She currently works as a Market Segment Manager and responsibilities include leading the innovative 3M Up-Cycling Sustainability Project, 3D printing with PTFE, and looking after various business and marketing activities across Europe and globally.
3M Deutschland GmbH, Technical project responsible, Neuss, Deutschland
Dr.-Ing. Fee Zentis works for Dyneon GmbH, a 3M Company and one of the leading global manufacturers of Fluoropolymers, since 2013. Her responsibilities, in the field of Application Engineering and Product Development, include PTFE and TFM TM Modified PTFE. Fee Zentis is currently focusing on 3D printing technologies for PTFE at the Dyneon GmbH headquarter in Burgkirchen, Germany.