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Conference program

Wednesday, Mai 3, 2000
- Opening session
- Keynotes
Key trends in rapid prototyping and tooling worlwide
Digital manufacturing

- Main innovations concerning layer manufacturing technics

- GARPA - Global Alliance for Rapid Prototyping Associations
- Fondry
- From patternmaking to prototyping
- Medical applications
Thursday, Mai 4, 2000
- Rapid Tooling
- Open discussion: rapid manufacturing

It's the number of suppliers that reserve their stand to exhibit theirs offers:

- Equipments
- Materials
- Services
- Softwar

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Thursday, Mai 4, 2000
Thursday, Mai 4, 2000 - 9h00 - 11h00

Session 6

with partnership of PEP - Pôle Européen de Plasturgie.

Chairmen : Prof. Gideon Levy [b], G. Mougin

Comparative study of current rapid tooling techniques.
Thierry DORMAL [b], CRIF Materials Technologies; Belgique.

Rapid manufacturing of injection molds using Mold In technology.
Jean-Marc BOECHAT, MIM Systems Ltd; Suisse.

Fundamental study on rapid tooling with wire welding technology using CO2 laser irradiation.
Doosun Choi, Bosung Shin, Kyunghyun Whang, Yong-Ak Song, Sehyung Park, Haeseong Jee, Soohong Lee, Dongyol Yang; Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM); Korea.

Experiences of DTM RapidSteel at the University of Warwick.
Bruno Le Razer, Trevor Illston; Warwick Manufacturing Group; Trevor Illston, BMW Group, Rapid Manufacturing and Tooling; UK.

Functional rapid prototypes of aerospace components for physical and electromagnetic testing.
Millan Yeung [b], National Research Council Canada.

A comparative study of the machinability of aluminium and polymer composite material for rapid tooling.
Ruben W. Lanz-Herrera, Shreyes N. Melkote; Georgia Institute of Technology; USA.


Thursday, Mai 4, 2000 - 11h30 - 12h30

Session 7
Open discussion:
rapid manufacturing.
with partnership of Art-Of-Design

Co-chaired by : S. Nunès, D. Wimpenny [b]

Panel : experts, industrial and academic experiment people

Keynotes :

Rapid manufacturing is it. feasible ?
Jonathan Hayes, David Wimpenny, Bruno Le Razer ;
Warwick Manufacturing Group
- University of Warwick; UK.



Parallel sessions - 14h00 - 15h30
Thursday, Mai 4, 2000 - 14h00 - 15h30

Parallel session 8

Chairmen : Dr J. Leopold, Prof. T. Redarce

Extracting geometrical characteristics of a point cloud in order to copy the shape by High Speed Machining.
Guillaume OSTY, Alexandre CONTRI, Emmanuel DUC; Laboratoire Universitaire de Recherche en Production Automatisée, ENS de Cachan; France.

Digital Duplication - Rapid Content Creation From Physical Objects.
David Thomas, Ping Fu; Raindrop geomagic; USA.

Improving the accuracy of non contact 3D sensors for dimension checking.
H.T. Redarce, F. Prieto; LAI - INSA Lyon; France; P. Boulanger [b], R. Lepage; CNRC; Canada.

Precision digitising
G. Bowyer, Renishaw PLC, UK.

An integrated environment for the tridimensional control of complex parts.
S. Remy, A Bernard [b], G. Ris; CRAN Nancy; France.


Thursday, Mai 4, 2000 - 14h00 - 15h30

Parallel session 9

Chairmen : J.N. Gentili, J. Tuomi [b]

Rapid Manufacture of ceramic parts by ink-jet printing.

Using polyurethane resins for vacuum casting in automotive applications.
Jean-François Blanchard, Axson France.

Progress in material development for stereolithography.
Bettina Steinmann [b], RPC Ltd.; Suisse.

Manufacturing of ceramic parts by stereolithography.
F. Doreau, C. Chaput; CTTC ; T. Chartier, ENSCI; France.


Thursday, Mai 4, 2000 - 14h00 - 15h30

Parallel session 10
RP projects.

Chairmen : Dr. J.P. Kruth [b], T. Fouquerel [b]

The CASIPRO3 project : taking into account the product, technologies and process in the enterprise.
Yvon Gardan [b], Bonnefoy, Malet; Université de Metz; France.

Creation of RP-foundry pole at ENSAM Paris.
P. Dubois, R. Duchamp; Laboratoire CPNI; Nicolas Hueber, Katell Derrien; Laboratoire LM3; France.

RAPTIA: the new European tooling network research group.
Frits K Feenstra, TNO Industry; Holland.

Stratoconception applied for manufacturing of town planning patterns.
Patrick Poirier, RP2I; Denis Cunin et Claude Barlier [b], CIRTES - SRC; France.

Manufacturing of deterministic porous parts [english web site abstract] and of woven 3D parts [english web site abstract] by stereolithography.
Laurent Nivanen, Alain Le Mehaute; ISMANS; France.


Parallel sessions - 16h00 - 18h00
Thursday, Mai 4, 2000 - 16h00 - 18h00

Parallel session 11
with partnership of MICADO

Chairmen : G. Guilbert, Dr. D. Dutta

New developments in technologies and software in RP&T at TNO.
Frits K Feenstra, TNO Industry; Holland.

Magic Communicator : a new way of communication between subcontractor and client.
Olivier Michon, Materialise Software; Belgique.

Editable physical concept models: challenges and opportunities.
Imre Horvath, Delft University of Technology; Holland; Debasish Dutta, University of Michigan; USA.

Adaptive stratification.
Benoit Delebecque, Geoffroy Lauvaux, Claude Barlier [b]; CIRTES - SRC; France.

Closed loop system rapid product development of stereolitography and laser sintering parts using 3D optical methods and FEM.
J. Leopold, H. Günther, K.Hoyen, R. Leopold; GFE e . V.; Germany.

Rapid Tools software from DESKARTES for correction, for computing of STL, IGES files, and for mold generation.
Christophe Buisson, CERAP Ingénierie; France.

Présentation du logiciel Work NC pour le fraisage 3D - Témoignage d'un utilisateur (prototypage rapide).
Véronique Albet, Sescoi; France.

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Thursday, Mai 4, 2000 - 16h00 - 18h00

Parallel session 12
Microtechnologies - Microsystems

Chairmen : Prof. De Labachellerie [b], Prof. S. Corbel [b]

Inspection of micro-mechanical parts.
Dr. C. Bremer, BCT; Prof. Grabowski et G. Storz, RPK - TH; V. Schillen, FZI; G. Weres, Massen machine vision systems GmbH; Germany.

Fabrication rapide opto-électronique photopolymère de produits prototypes macro/micro.
Christophe Simon-Boisson, Thomson CSF Laser; Serge Corbel [b], DCPR, ENSIC; France.

Micro-manufacturing of complex ceramic parts by a photopolymerisation process using dynamic masks.
S. Monneret, C. Provin, V. Loubère, H. Le Gall, S. Corbel; DCPR, ENSIC; France.

Micro-stereolithography using masks for micro actuator manufacturing.
V. Loubère, S. Monneret, H. Le Gall, S. Corbel
[b]; DCPR, ENSIC; France.

Thursday, Mai 4, 2000 - 16h00 - 18h00

Parallel session 13
Research on RP process

Chairmen : Prof. C. Barlier [b], Dr I. Gibson [b]

Modeling of laser penetration in a powder bed during Selective Laser Sintering of metal powders.
Tahar Laoui, Xiaochuan Wang, Jean-Pierre Kruth [b], Ludo Froyen; University of Leuven (KULeuven); Belgium.

Reaching new limits in stereolithography by the use of upgraded machine.
Charles Marin, Ralf Deuke; Alphaform Gmbh; Germany.

Rapid prototyping system using universal automated fixturing technology.
Bosung Shin, Doosun Choi, Soohong Lee, Dongyol Yang, Kyungku Yoon, Kyunghyun Whang, Elmer Lee, Sanjay E. Sarma; Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM); Korea.

When the user innovates - or how to benefit from existing products and technologies. Some examples of stereolithography applied to automotive industry.
Charles Marin, Alphaform, Germany.


Wednesday, Mai 3, 2000.



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