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Lighting Research Center holds webinar on 3D printing for lighting engineers

March 31, 2022
Lighting Research Center | Troy, New York

3D-printed wall sconce

3D-printed wall sconce.

Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center (LRC) and members of the ASSIST 3D Printing for Lighting Consortium held an informative webinar today on how lighting companies can work towards implementing 3D printing at the production level.

Going forward, lighting engineers will be working one-on-one with the consortium’s 3D printing specialists to develop and test their own individual 3D-printed lighting component. This activity will allow both parties to understand the potentials and challenges of using 3D printing for lighting and lead to optimum designs that can showcase the benefits. Seeing the possibilities first-hand is the first step towards the next revolution in manufacturing and enabling the lighting industry to pivot to custom lighting products and unique solutions.

Presentations included:

Dustin Kloempken, 3D Printing Application Engineer, HP
Additive manufacturing – Why and how to get started?

In this session, we will go over why additive manufacturing is not only a solution for your prototyping needs in the lighting sector. We will cover how to approach design when starting to use 3D printing and will share tips on how to make the most of the technology. Use cases will showcase how AM is adding value across organizations.

Meghan Rock, Senior Director Application Engineering, Desktop Metal
Identifying your opportunities for additive manufacturing

Understanding the associated lead times, costs and design constraints will enable manufacturers to locate the appropriate part candidates for production using additive manufacturing. This Desktop Metal presentation will outline questions users should be prepared to answer and design and material recommendations across multiple technologies. The goal is to locate opportunities for leveraging additive manufacturing across a variety of systems based on their material and throughput capabilities.

Jesse Roitenberg, Director of Americas Education, Stratasys
Applications and Materials driving 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
This Stratasys presentation will focus on applications and materials that are transforming the manufacturing process and industry. Stratasys offers 5 different technologies focused on polymer additive manufacturing. These technologies all have different materials and applications where they can transform your prototyping, jigs, fixtures and low volume manufacturing.

Indika Perera, Research Scientist, Lighting Research Center
Design for lighting applications – Design improvements based on engineering principles facilitated by additive manufacturing

This session will cover a design example of how the lighting industry can use concepts based on engineering principles to provide improved lighting solutions. The presentation will also illustrate how typical lighting components for thermal management can be redesigned for improved performance and reduced material usage.

Participants from 12 lighting companies were in attendance at the webinar event.

For more information about 3D printing for lighting at the Lighting Research Center and the LRC’s ASSIST 3D Printing for Lighting Consortium, visit https://www.lrc.rpi.edu/programs/solidstate/3DPrinting.asp or contact N. Narendran, email: narenn2@rpi.edu.

 


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