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Violetta Nespolo

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Milano, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy

PROFESSION

Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer

About

Coming from a Marketing and Management background, in 2019 I ended up falling in love with the world of Additive Manufacturing. Since then, by working at Caracol, I've had the chance to learn about polymers, composites, robotics, generative and parametric design, and much more. Leveraging my skills in Journalism, Content creation, I've been working to share some insight into this unique area of innovation for the manufacturing world.

Latest Posts

Working on custom car projects Caracol has seen how large 3D printed mock-ups can help accelerate product development in the automotive industry, from concept design to fitting and production.

How large 3D printed mock-ups can accelerate the automotive industry

Monitoring and automation systems are enabling factors to enhance productivity of innovative production technologies such as additive manufacturing. In this scenario, Caracol developed the project RAMICoS - Intelligent Control System for Robotic Large Scale Additive Manufacturing System, together with MADE Competence Center and Politecnico di Milano.

Developing continous monitoring of 3D printing processes for large format additive manufacturing

Caracol has introduced Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing to explore how to manufacture advanced applications such as space vehicles, leveraging the benefits of AM and robotics. This project enabled the production of propulsion tanks for CubeSat carrier space vehicles,

Manufacturing Tank for CubeSat Carrier with WAAM technology

While industries like aerospace and automotive have been using additive manufacturing technologies for many years, the marine sector has recently picked up the pace of adoption thanks to the benefits provided by Large Format Additive Manufacturing. Companies like yacht and ship-builders are quickly speeding up the introduction of large parts manufactured with technologies like Caracol's Heron AM.

3D Printing Large, Complex, Marine Superstructures

The beauty of additive manufacturing is in the flexibility these technologies provide in terms of scale, shape, and materials. Building know-how on software has allowed Caracol to leverage these skills and adapt them to working with robotics for LFAM on different processes - from its proprietary thermoplastic/composite pellet extrusion Heron AM to introducing Metal with WAAM.

From Composite to Metal LFAM, leveraging synergies

Large Format Additive Manufacturing can be game-changing in product and process optimization, contributing to fighting climate breakdown. For the project Demo4Green - 𝗥𝗔𝗥𝗲-𝗪𝗔𝗦𝗧𝗘, Caracol used recycled glass fibers and polypropylene to produce a lamination tool for micro wind turbines.

3D Printed Wind Blade Lamination Tool from Recycled Materials