The paper, ‘Reliable Optimized Structures with High Performance Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic Composites from Additive Manufacturing,’ was authored by senior members of Arevo’s engineering team consisting of Dr. Danning Zhang, Dr. Natalie Rudolph and Dr. Peter Woytowitz. The paper describes a new direct energy deposition (DED) process that improves the consolidation quality and mechanical performance of structural materials reinforced with continuous carbon fibre – and why this achievement is critical to the advancement of additive manufacturing (AM), also referred to as ‘3D printing’, said Arevo in a media statement.
More than 250 abstracts and technical papers were submitted for SAMPE 2019 and three were selected as outstanding by the SAMPE technical committee, comprised of leading figures from a broad cross section of both industry and academia, and the SAMPE technical director.
“Choosing the Outstanding Technical Papers for a SAMPE conference is a challenge, as well as an honour,” said Scott Beckwith, PhD, FSAMPE, SAMPE global technical director. “The down-selection process starts with 25 papers selected initially by the conference session chairs. The top three represent 1—2 percent of the total submitted. Arevo had several unique discoveries in their technical paper.”
“I would like to congratulate Dr. Zhang, Dr. Rudolph, and Dr. Woytowitz for their leadership and this recognition from one of the leading organisations in the composites industry,” said Hemant Bheda, CEO and Co-Founder of Arevo. “This award reflects the top notch team we have here at Arevo, which includes 12 PhDs in computer science, materials science, and robotics. Their work is leading important advances in composite materials and additive manufacturing.”
Additionally, Arevo has recently named Dr. Rudolph as vice president of R&D. He joined Arevo nearly two years ago as director of materials & process to develop the world’s best M&P team. The team’s achievements within the company’s ‘Arevo DNA’ thermoplastic deposition technology are perhaps best embodied by the recent introduction of the world’s first 3D-printed carbon fibre unibody bike frame.
“Building upon this success, as VP of R&D and head of engineering, Rudolph will continue to lead Arevo’s success to transform the global composites manufacturing sector through digitalisation,” added Hemant Bheda, Arevo co-founder and chairman. (PC)
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