Exhibit Hall Hours: Tues., Sept. 17, 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Wed., Sept. 18, 10:00 am – 4:15 pm
September 17 8:15 am Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast Share this session Details »
September 17 9:00 am - 9:30 am Welcome & Introduction and Morning Keynote Founder and Chairman of the Board of Stratasys will deliver the morning keynote. Share this session Details »
September 17 9:30 am - 10:00 am Morning Coffee Break Share this session Details »
September 17 10:00 am - 10:45 am 3D Printing Tutorial A-Z A look at designing models for desktop 3D printing for artists, designers, engineers, and inventors looking to bring fused filament fabrication (FFF) to their desktop with a guide to the design do's and don'ts for successful 3D printing, including an introduction to solid modeling and how to prepare digital models for printing. Share this session Details »
September 17 10:00 am - 10:45 am Tools of Creation and The Future of Retail This highly informative session offers an insider look at a compendium of tools from a non-engineering background that will get your 3D design skills up to speed in no time. Topics covered include:
- Animation and VFX tools – What they are, how to use them and integration to the 3D printing world
- Freeware tools – Blender, Sketchup, Autodesk 123D, etc. what are they good for, how far can you take them, pitfalls, etc.
- Outsourcing – do you even have to use a program? From conception to reality without touching a design program – how outsourcing makes it possible. Elance, odesk, etc.
- Someone already did it, why not buy it – 3d models marketplace, integration with outsourcing, etc.
- Cleaning up your model, the hard part – automated software for checking and repairing your model, integration into the overall design and production workflow, etc.
- Can you 3D print rain? – a deeper look into the possibilities offered by the merging of the VFX world and 3D printing.
- The limits of current technology – it’s not production ready for the most part, more for visualization and design purposes, ways to get it production ready, what’s out there, what does the future hold.
September 17 10:45 am - 11:30 am 3D Printing Tutorial A-Z (continued) A survey and demonstration of the 3D printing process including a look at the materials, settings, and features of common desktop 3D printers and a selection of open source software used for creating tool paths and printer control. Share this session Details »
September 17 10:45 am - 11:30 am 3D Printing Pioneers Meet the pioneers of the industry, who printed their first objects in the 1980’s: Chuck Hull, inventor of SLA, Carl Deckard, inventor of SLS, and Scott Crump, inventor of FDM. Hear about their early technical and commercial challenges, and what it took to make it a success.
S. Scott Crump
Chairman of the Board and Chief Innovation Officer,
Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Cornell University (moderator)
September 17 11:30 am - 12:15 pm Industrial Scale Additive Manufacturing Technologies Learn from leading 3D printing practitioners about state of the art industrial additive manufacturing technologies – the pros and cons. Overview of 3D printing technologies in polymers, production plastics and metals: Streolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), and other 3D Printing technologies. See what industries are using additive manufacturing technologies and how they’re being used. Share this session Details »
September 17 11:30 am - 12:15 pm Local Connectivity & 3D Printing: How It Got Us Here and Where It Will Take Us The evolution of disruptive tech relies on new user introduction and collaboration. In recent years, improving 3D printing technology has caught the attention of both businesses and hobbyists. Potential users need local, first-hand access to 3D printing to spur adoption and innovation. Small businesses need the opportunity to beta test 3D printing, to see how its integration can improve their current processes. A demand for 3D printed products has enabled small, professional organizations with ten or fewer 3D printers to expand and serve new markets. Local collaborative platforms like makerspaces are breeding grounds for inspiration, creativity and accomplishment. Democratized 3D printing has local workshops like these to thank for where it is today. The maker community possesses an enormous amount of human capital, that if channeled, will be a catalyst for the growth of 3D printing. Remote, online service bureaus simply do not allow new users to appreciate the amazing potential of additive manufacturing first-hand. Local platforms like service bureaus, product development firms and makerspaces are an integral part of accelerating 3D printing's evolution. Share this session Details »
September 17 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Industrial Scale Additive Manufacturing Technologies (continued) Learn from leading 3D printing practitioners about state of the art industrial additive manufacturing technologies – the pros and cons. Overview of 3D printing technologies in polymers, production plastics and metals: Streolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), and other 3D Printing technologies. See what industries are using additive manufacturing technologies and how they’re being used. Share this session Details »
September 17 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Materials for 3D Printing The range of materials used for 3D printing (3DP) includes virtually all materials. Materials must be suitable for processing in the specific 3DP technology including possible post-processing, and they must satisfy the service performance requirements. This presentation deals with materials for 3DP. First is consideration of materials that are best suited for specific common 3DP processes. A brief review describes how material properties are quantified. A review of the mechanical properties of AM parts is given for polymer, metal and ceramic systems. Broad categorization of the microstructural factors impacting service mechanical properties will be presented.
Dr. David L. Bourell
Temple Foundation Professor,
The University of Texas at Austin and Director,
Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication
September 17 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch and Exhibit Hall Opens Share this session Details »
September 17 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Industrial 3D Printing via Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) and Plastics Laser Sintering Laser sintering is an additive manufacturing (AM) or industrial 3D-printing process which is shifting the way we think about manufacturing -- from “manufacturing-driven design” to “design-driven manufacturing.” The process enables the construction of highly-complex geometries that are unachievable via traditional manufacturing methods and the adoption of the technology is being used in aerospace, automotive, tooling, consumer, industrial, medical and dental applications, for example, for prototype and end-use production parts alike. Share this session Details »
September 17 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm The Ten Principles of 3D Printing This talk explores ten core characteristics, or principles, that are relevant for all industries that set 3D printing apart from other manufacturing technologies. Understanding these ten principles will help you identify how your business or application can benefit from 3D printing technologies. These core principles explain why 3D printing technology isn’t just hype but has the potential to disrupt manufacturing as we know it. Share this session Details »
September 17 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Shifting 3D Printing toward Enterprise Adoption In order to sustain momentum of 3D Printing, both the focus and energy of industry leadership should shift towards establishing correct infrastructures. This session will explore how to transform the momentum of 3D printing into establishing supportive platforms for the enterprise and corporation. Share this session Details »
September 17 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Mcor Technologies' Paper-Based 3D Printing: The History, Vision, Technology and Applications 3D printers use a range of materials, each bringing inherent advantages and disadvantages, depending upon the application. There’s one more to consider: paper. Learn:
- How paper 3D printing evolved from a vision of accessible 3D printing for all to the founding of Mcor and the manufacture of low-cost, professional-class 3D printers.
- The careful technology decisions enabling the lowest-cost, highest-quality, full-color, eco-friendly 3D printers.
- How paper 3D printers produce a durable physical object from a 3D file.
- Which applications are best suited for paper 3D printing.
September 17 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Robotic Building Construction using Contour Crafting Contour Crafting is a mega-scale 3D fabrication process aiming at automated on-site building construction. Using this process a colony of buildings may be constructed automatically with all plumbing and electrical utilities imbedded. CC has astounding environmental and energy impacts. Entry level implication is especially profound for emergency shelter and low income housing. NASA is exploring possible applications of in planetary construction.
Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California
September 17 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall Share this session Details »
September 17 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Changing the Manufacturing Paradigm: Crowdsourcing and 3D Printing Cloud computing and crowdsourcing are changing not only the way retail businesses and back office operations function, but they have the potential to revolutionize manufacturing as we know it. Crowdsourcing has been proven as a successful problem solver and idea generator. By connecting designers, innovators and technologists from across the spectrum in an open source space, entrepreneurs and industry can innovate and find new solutions at unprecedented speed and low cost. Applying this platform to cutting edge manufacturing techniques like 3D printing and CAD design, we can approach design and production in a completely new way. During this talk, Dr. Joe Salvo, who leads the Complex Systems Engineering Lab at GE Global Research, will discuss the potential of cloud computing and crowdsourcing, and how this technology is on a course to completely alter the way we think about 3D printing and advanced manufacturing. Share this session Details »
September 17 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Leveraging 3D Printing Through Innovative Design for Space Exploration Spaceflight is bounded by the environmental extremes of gravity, pressure, vacuum, radiation, plus high and low temperatures. Additional impediments are imposed by the costs of a rocket launch that has driven payload design toward miniaturized size and away from traditional low density-high cubic volume objects. Many of these challenges, however, have been reconciled and can even be leveraged with additive manufacturing, and more importantly with innovative 3D design techniques. This session aims to highlight some of the challenges and solutions, both in the additive manufacture of spaceflight hardware on the ground as well as for systems on orbit around the Earth. Share this session Details »
September 17 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Printed Electronics - Adding Intelligence to Additive Manufacturing Printed Electronics (PE), a PARC technology development, has employed advanced materials that can be treated as inks and used to build additively transistors, circuits, sensors, batteries. This session delves into how printing functionalities, rather than just images on paper, unleashes “printing as manufacturing tool”. Printed electronics also enables 3D printed objects, that are intelligent. Integrating printed electronics with 3D printing introduces (thousands of) new and exciting possibilities in many industries, including healthcare & wellness, sports & fitness, packaging, prescription drugs, and more. Share this session Details »
September 17 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm The Printed Athlete: How 3D Printing is Changing the Nature of Sports Over the past two decades 3D printing has radically shifted the way that many industries design new products. One of the sectors that is on the leading edge of this revolution is sports. All the major sporting goods brands have started to adopt the technology. From 3D printed parts for F1 race cars to multi-colored 3D printed footwear prototypes at Nike; the opportunities offered by the new manufacturing process has the chance to transform how athletes and customers interact with the games they love. This talk focuses on how 3D printing technology already has and will continue to revolutionize sports using examples from Mike's time at Burton Snowboards, MIT, and Loughborough University's Sports Technology Institute. Share this session Details »
September 17 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Networking Reception Sponsored by in Exhibit Hall. Share this session Details »Day 2 »
September 18 8:15 am Registration Opens Share this session Details »
September 18 9:00 am - 9:30 am Morning Keynote: Manufacturing The Future 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental will touch on the history of 3D printing, describe mass customization and direct manufacturing applications and share his vision for a 3D printing-based manufacturing economy of the future. Topics range from democratizing access through compelling content tools to overcoming barriers to adoption through innovation in printer technology and material science. Explore the power and potential of 3D printing as a local, sustainable alternative to manufacture our future. Share this session Details »
September 18 9:30 am - 10:00 am Morning Break Share this session Details »
September 18 10:00 am - 4:15 pm Exhibit Hall Opens Share this session Details »
September 18 10:00 am - 10:45 am Growing Objects We will discuss our obsession with the way patterns form in nature and our work adapting those methods for design. What can we learn from the way corals aggregate or leaf veins grow? And what happens when we use computer simulation to play with those mechanisms to make something unnatural? We use digital fabrication to transform these experiments into real products. This not only allows us to produce complex, one-of-a-kind products that would be almost impossible to produce traditionally, but also allows us to open up these experiments to the public as online customization apps. By combining algorithmically generated objects and on-demand manufacturing techniques, we can create one-of-a-kind, mass-customized designs. In this talk, we will discuss our inspiration, process, and vision for the future. Share this session Details »
September 18 10:00 am - 10:45 am From Capture to Print: Personalized 3D Print Adoption in Retail and Brands Personalized and non-personalized 3D printable products are set to explode over the next decade. Learn how companies like Disney and EA are using 3D capture technology to transform digital and physical product and leverage 3D printing as a competitive advantage in the ever competitive world of retail product marketing. In this session you will learn:
- Product development strategies
- Capture to print pipeline – how to implement it into your retail strategy
- Mass marketing 3D printable products
- Tackling complications while working with 3D printers for mass product offering
- Technology availability and coming offerings
- Brand preservation with customizable products
September 18 10:45 am - 11:30 am ‘User Informed Objects’ ‐ Adding the Element of TIME ‘User informed objects’ introduces a shift in the order of use, whereby the user’s input and selections are transformed into essential design elements, informing the functions and aesthetics of the user future object to be. The notion of 'user informed objects’ introduces not only a design thinking inverse, but also the technology that enables the embedding of users personal data in the phase of the object ‘reconfiguration’ or the 'object abstract'. Share this session Details »
September 18 10:45 am - 11:30 am 3D Printing and the Future (or Demise) of Intellectual Property This presentation explores the intersection -- and some would say the head-on collision -- between 3D printing and intellectual property. Illustrating this high level and entertaining presentation with examples of advances in 3D printing and materials, John Hornick explores the implications for intellectual property and the world and addresses challenging questions, such as: How will the democratization of manufacturing affect IP? How can protection from infringement be balanced with the ability to innovate? Does IP stimulate or stifle innovation in the 3DP space? Is the existing IP regime up to the task, or is IP fundamentally in conflict with a 3D printed world? Who will win the tug of war between IP and open innovation? Will IP survive, or are we headed for a worldwide open technology community? Share this session Details »
September 18 11:30 am - 12:15 pm Shape Reality Digital fabrication systems are only as good in the end as the 3D design and models they are given, which in turn are only as good as the modeling software that is used, which in turn is fundamentally defined by the geometric core that drives the system. Today, 3D modeling software and CAD is largely still oriented toward visualization, planning and design, not shape fabrication. Furthermore, and contrary to some lines of thought, geometric computation, shape modeling and simulation research and development is still in its infancy. In an almost perfect illustration of these points - additive manufacturing hardware currently can outperform commercial modeling software and has been able to do so for some time (digital hardware leading software has not been true since the inception of the PC in the late 70s). The session will present what is being done at the edge of 3D modeling applications and development. It will also showcase current examples and outcomes in research and development and what needs to happen for software to catch up and lead hardware forward. Share this session Details »
September 18 11:30 am - 12:15 pm The Promise of Distributed Manufacturing Distributed Manufacturing is being handled as the "killer app" to fulfill the promise 3D Printing holds. The idea that anybody, anywhere could order spare parts to be printed on demand is enough to capture imaginations and has the promise to save lives. But is it all hype? Is it even needed? And if there is some truth to the concept, what are the barriers? What do we need to learn and what solutions need to be developed to make distributed manufacturing a reality? What can we learn from aligned industries? Plus, what are the implication: Does this mean an end to supply chains as we know them? Share this session Details »
September 18 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch and Exhibit Hall is Open Share this session Details »
September 18 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Afternoon Keynote: 3D Bioprinting: Changing the Shape of Medical Research and Practice The last several years have seen tremendous growth in the field of tissue engineering. Organovo uses their technology to move the field ever closer to in vivo like tissues. The company's 3D bioprinter makes fully human, functional 3D tissues for drug discovery research and therapeutic applications. Their innovations allow these tissues to be 100% human without scaffolds or other biomaterials, enabling the dense cellularity and fine tissue structures that are characteristic of in vivo tissue. Organovo's tissues are already in use across multiple collaborations with top biopharmaceutical companies and academic medical centers. Share this session Details »
September 18 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall Share this session Details »
September 18 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Preventing the Napsterization of 3D Printing: Areas for Industry Collaboration and Transparency 3D printing as an industry is quickly reaching an inflection point which will bridge its prototyping origins to the mass market. Not surprisingly, this emerging marketplace now faces many of the same copyright, pricing and usage challenges seen in the music and video industries as their digitized content was replicated on the internet. Now is the time for the 3D industry to work together to pre-empt piracy and manage DRM issues. These solutions must be developed in collaboration to avoid a fragmented marketplace. Join this session as we discuss these most challenging, legal, technical, and social issues and provide perspectives on how to address looming challenges before it’s too late. Whether you are a designer, manufacturer, software company, maker or investor, you can’t afford to miss learning about these critical, shared challenges and the opportunity to discuss them with industry leaders including James, Malackowski, CEO of Ocean Tomo, LLC and Peer Munck, CEO of Liberty Advisor Group. Share this session Details »
September 18 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm 3D Printing with New Materials Ronald Rael will discuss how Emerging Objects, a start-up company that grew out of University of California Berkeley research, has innovated new materials for large-scale 3D printing. Among the materials Rael will discuss include ceramic, cement, wood, recycled newsprint, recycled rubber and salt harvested directly from the San Francisco Bay. He will also discuss how his company hopes to transform the building industry by employing 3D printing in the construction of architectural components.
Emerging Objects and
Associate Professor of Architecture,
University of California, Berkeley
September 18 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Are Professional Investors in Silicon Valley Doing Enough to Support 3D Printing Innovation? 3D printing is a disruptive technology that will change how and where everything is made in the 21st century – and the global race for leadership and innovation is on. In this highly informative and revealing discussion, veteran VCs, institutional investors and incubators will share their views on where the investment dollar is going today and whether enough is being done! What types of 3D Printing startups are VCs actively looking to back and what are the key milestones for the investors to ramp up their efforts? Whether you are an entrepreneur raising seed capital or a seasoned investor, you can’t afford to miss this session!
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
Seed Venture Capital Investor,
Draper Associates, L.P.
September 18 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Robots Will Make Your Food The way you prepare meals today is roughly the same way neanderthals fed themselves. In every other business, we have used computers to collect data and analyze the data to make better decisions. We do not have any data about what you eat. We do not customize meals for you as an individual. In this session, Pablos will explore how this will change. Share this session Details »
September 18 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall Share this session Details »
September 18 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm The Future of 3D Printing Where is 3D printing going next? Surely, printers will become faster, cheaper, and better... and after that? We are just ending the first episode of the transition from an analog to digital world. We can control the form and shape of matter, printing any geometry we want. This talk will cover the next episodes, where we control material composition and printable electronics, and ultimately the transition from analog to digital printing. Share this session Details »
September 18 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Engineering on Human Anatomy This session will discuss the use of software and 3D printing for patient-specific surgical procedures. Case studies of Orthopedic and Cranio-Maxillo-Facial (CMF) procedures will be presented. This is an area, enabled by 3D Printing and related technologies, which is positively impacting real lives. Share this session Details »
September 18 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm How 3D Printing is Creating Indie Entrepreneurs 3D printing is democratizing the product design industry. It's now accessible, affordable, and fast for independent designers to create their own product lines. This talk highlights five designers who've built successful small businesses using 3D printing in different ways. It also covers statistics on 3D printing in e-commerce, opportunities and challenges facing business models that connect designers with 3D printing, and resources for designers who want to start developing their own 3D printed products. Share this session Details »
September 18 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Material Spaces and Environmental Places in 3D Printing A quick overview of 3D printing using syringe/extruder and powder systems. This session will take a look at materials and environment issues/solutions (including food and boat printing) surrounding 3D printing. Share this session Details »Back to Day 1 »
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