Brightlands Chemelot Campus is Hosting Partner of 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, which will take place on April 18, 2018.
About Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Smart and Sustainable
Brightlands Chemelot Campus is one of the eight National Science and Innovation Parks in The Netherlands. Since 2012, the campus development is executed by a consortium of three parties: Royal DSM, the Province of Limburg and Maastricht University. In Sittard-Geleen advanced educational institutes and research institutes have been set up. Existing and new companies have developed, expanded or moved their activities to the campus. The Brightlands Innovation Factory was set up to stimulate entrepreneurship at Brightlands.
To accommodate these organizations, state-of-the-art facilities were realized, including laboratories, cleanrooms, conference centers, startup facilities as well as pilot plants. At the start of 2017, the number of people at the campus was 2500. The objective is to grow to almost 3900 community members in 2023.
We opt for sustainable and smart materials and smart and sustainable chemical processes as the main feature of the campus. In materials development, we look at entire value chains such as biomedical, automotive and packaging and focus on sustainable, efficient production of bio-based materials. For the sustainable and smart chemistry, we consciously work together with the partners at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus and the Chemelot Industrial Park. New areas we are involved in are electrification and water treatment.
About the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference
The 3rd edition of the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference will take place on April 18, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands. At the same location, on April 17, 2018, the 3D Printing Materials Conference and the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference will be held.
Making and utilizing new materials to improve our life is a defining feature of mankind. We moved on from the stone age, to the bronze age, to the age of silicon and plastic. Now we are at the edge of a new episode, where technological breakthroughs allow us to create, investigate and dream of a total new range of structured forms of matter.
Two fields emerge strongly:
- 4D Printing offers a streamlined path from idea to full functionality.
- Mechanical metamaterials are structured materials with mechanical properties defined by their structure rather than their composition.
These are highly promising disciplines which develop in a synergistic manner, and which aim at creating entirely new forms of matter, which will lead to applications that have not yet been conceived.
The 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference will not only cover the academic results but will show how designers and engineers will see future applications and new markets.
Who should attend? Engineers; Designers; Material researchers; Material producers; Academics; anyone who sees potential in 4D Printing and Meta Materials
|Day 1: April 17, 2018||Day 2: April 18, 2018|
|3D Printing Materials Conference||3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference||4D Printing & Meta Materials Farming Conference|
|Polymers (New materials)
Application of polymers in 3D Printing (from standard to high quality / high risk)
Multi material 3D Printing
|3D design & 3D engineering tools / Visualisation tools
Value Engineering / Virtual Engineering
Postprocessing / AMES (Additive Manufacturing Execution Systems) / (MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems)
|4D Printing from idea to full functionality
Applications & opportunities for designing and engineering
New materials for shoes and wearables
Applications in robotics
New type of sensors.