9T Labs to showcase AM capabilities at JEC World

9T Labs, experts in digital, automated, and cost-competitive serial production of continuous fibre components, will be demonstrating how lightweight carbon parts are pushing cross-sector boundaries at JEC World in Paris, from 3-5 May.

This exhibition comes after the company’s recent Series A funding that raised $17million to help commercialise its Red Series Additive Fusion Solution platform, with key investments made by 3D printing company, Stratasys, and thermoplastic composites supplier Solvay.

9T Labs’ Build and Fusion Modules are operated through its Fibrify software that was co-developed with partner and simulation provider, Ansys. The machines work together to produce high-performance composites in large volumes by taking advantage of fast production cycles and favourable processability of thermoplastic composites. This manufacturing method offers manufacturers the opportunity to directly replace metal parts and conventional manufactured composite parts.

9T Labs will be available in hall 5, stand Q88, with two running Build Modules and one Fusion Module for visitors to experience. The team will be available to discuss how additive manufacturing of fibre-reinforced parts is much more accessible than using conventional methods; driving the definition of new standards and certifications to increase industry adoption for end-use parts in marketing including aerospace, medical, sport and luxury.

In addition, the company will display items highlighting its unique ability to employ the most advanced structures, materials, and technologies at scale. These include:

  • An aerospace bracket developed in partnership with University Purdue and Boeing, designed to overcome the challenge faced when printing complex load-carrying sub-parts whilst also producing the final part through overmoulding with carbon fibre chips.
  • Aerospace struts developed using PEKK with continuous carbon fibre. (Hutchinson)
  • An exoskeleton winglet developed in partnership with the Centre de dévelopement des composites du Québec (CDCQ) and Mawashi, showcasing the ability to print preforms and reshape them into a curved shape during the post-consolidation process.
  • A helicopter door hinge developed in partnership with the University of Applied Science and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, designed to allow for printing of sub-parts before welding during the post-consolidation, fusion process.
  • An automotive hinge developed in partnership with Setforge. It is a lightweight additive alternative to metal suspension brackets which can be used on small commercial vehicles.

Yannick Willemin, head of marketing and business development at 9T Labs, said: “This is a special opportunity to exhibit the developments we have made in the additive manufacturing space for advanced composites. We look forward to engaging with visitors about our vision for sustainable alternatives to conventional construction materials.”

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