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July 10 8:15 am Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast Share this sessionShare on Facebook Details »
July 10 9:00 am - 9:40 am Welcome & Introduction and
  • Hod Lipson Hod Lipson Associate Professor,
    Cornell University
Morning Keynote Founder and Chairman of the Board of Stratasys and CEO of Makerbot will deliver the morning keynote.
  • scottcrump S. Scott Crump Chairman of the Board and Chief Innovation Officer,
    Stratasys Ltd.
  • brepettis Bre Pettis CEO,
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July 10 9:40 am - 10:00 am Morning Coffee Break Share this sessionShare on Facebook Details »
July 10 10:00 am - 11:30 am Tutorial 1A: DIY Desktop 3D Printers This tutorial session looks at a variety of affordable desktop 3D printers that can be built in a weekend by the intrepid do-it-yourselfer along with helpful design methods and strategies for successful 3D printing at home or work, at school or in the studio. Demonstrations of exciting new materials and techniques as well as a survey of free and open-source design tools and the applications for controlling and interfacing with desktop printers will also be discussed.
  • Brian Evans Brian Evans Assistant Professor,
    Metropolitan State University of Denver
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July 10 10:00 am - 11:30 am Tutorial 2A: 3D Printing – Adding Value to Conventional Manufacturing Industrial 3D Printing technologies, such as Optomec’s LENS® and Aerosol Jet® technologies, have to integrate tightly with existing industrial production methods in order to be successful. This session will describe how industrial 3D Printing techniques can bring a Digital Materials revolution to industries including aerospace, electronics, defense and life sciences. With 3D Printing, you don’t always have to choose between faster, better and cheaper – with some industrial applications, sometimes you can have all three.
  • richardgrylls Richard Grylls Senior Additive Manufacturing Specialist,
    Optomec Inc.
Tutorial 2B: A Microsoft Perspective on 3D Printing The rate of adoption of 3D printing has been accelerating fast in the last few years. As we all know, there are still many challenges facing mass adoption of 3D printing by casual users. As it happens, many of those challenges are some of the very same challenges faced by technologies that have gone before. In the last 35+ years, Microsoft has experienced first-hand the maturation of many different technologies. This session will look at some of those lessons from history but will also look at some current innovations, as well as looking forward to where things are headed for 3D printing in the future.
  • jessemcgatha Jesse McGatha Senior Program Manager,
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July 10 11:30 am - 11:45 am Morning Break Share this sessionShare on Facebook Details »
July 10 11:45 am - 1:15 pm Tutorial 1B: 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.
    • isaackatz Isaac Katz Electronic Art Boutique
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    July 10 11:45 am - 1:15 pm Tutorial 2C: 3D Printing Technologies for Tissue Regeneration and Biomedical Science Creation of effective medical technologies through tissue engineering has been hampered by poor mimicry of the natural anatomical complexity and biological heterogeneity in many tissues. 3D tissue printing technology has emerged as a promising approach to fabricate anatomically complex and biologically heterogeneous living materials. Jonathan will discuss several facets of printing technology optimization for biological applications, and give examples of how to use 3D printing to impact regenerative medicine in cardiovascular and musculoskeletal applications.
    • jonathanbutcher Jonathan Butcher Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering,
      Cornell University
    Tutorial 2D: 3D Innovations in Art The digital age has created a huge shift in how we make art works. Additive Manufacturing is playing a more and more important role in the conservation and making of art. How are artists and conservators using these new tools to their benefit? And how is it changing the art market? Join us as we explore how some early adopters and forward-thinking artists are creating truly innovative works of art constructed from materials made on a 3D printer.
    • Joris Debo Joris Debo Creative Director,
      .MGX by Materialise
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    July 10 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Lunch and Exhibit Hall Opens Share this sessionShare on Facebook Details »
    July 10 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm Tutorial 3A: 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.
    • scottmcgowan Scott McGowan Vice President of Marketing,
      Solid Concepts Inc.
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    July 10 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm Tutorial 4A: Design Tools in the Age of 3D Printing At the core of every 3D printing process is an electronic blueprint – the design file that tells the printer what to print. Without design files, 3D printers are like iPods with no music. Design files are either created from scratch using computer aided design (CAD) software, or are generated by optically scanning an existing physical object. This session will describe some of the techniques for generating design files. Leading industry experts will describe the state of the art and their vision for the future of design in the age of 3D printing.
    • Ulf Lindhe Ulf Lindhe Business Development Manager,
    Tutorial 4B: 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.
    • jesselouisrosenberg Jesse Louis-Rosenberg Co-founder and Chief Science Officer,
      Nervous System
    • jessicarosenkrantz Jessica Rosenkrantz Co-founder and Creative Director,
      Nervous System
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    July 10 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Afternoon Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall Share this sessionShare on Facebook Details »
    July 10 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm Tutorial 3B: 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.
    • conormaccormack Dr. Conor MacCormack Co-founder & CEO,
      Mcor Technologies Ltd
    Tutorial 3C: Beyond 3D - The Future of Printing Electronics Today's 3D printing will soon give way to another incredible revolution – printing your own electronics. From smart labels to a “bring your own machine” for printing in outer space that alleviates electronic losses during launch or acclimation, this is becoming a new and exciting reality. In this session, Leon Wong of PARC, a Xerox company, will detail the latest research and developments that are leading entirely new breakthroughs in both 3D printing and printing intelligent electronic systems directly into products. He will also discuss how printed electronics are poised to change the landscape of product function and design, as well as the capabilities that customers and you can leverage today.
    • leonwong Leon Wong Director,
      PARC, a Xerox Company
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    July 10 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm Tutorial 4C: 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.
    • turlifvilbrandt Turlif Vilbrandt Founder & CTO,
    Tutorial 4D: The XYZs of 3D Scanning: Making Reality Digital Like 3D printing, the technology for 3D scanning has evolved dramatically over the past 20 years. Today there are dozens of different scanning technologies, scores of different scanning systems, and hundreds of amazing scanning applications. Scanning has become critical in the fields of aerospace, automotive, architecture, and for many other industrial applications. As the digital world continues to drive demand for 3D content, 3D scanning (also known as ‘reality capture’) will play an increasingly important role in the accurate documentation of historic artifacts and sites, monuments and sculpture, and even forensic investigations. Using a series of compelling case studies, this presentation will highlight the evolution, current capabilities, and future possibilities for realizing the potential of 3D scanning. Discussion will also include background and observations on the business of 3D scanning and clues to leveraging the explosion of 3D printing as well as other downstream design, analysis, and visualization demands.
    • michaelraphael Michael Raphael CEO and President,
      Direct Dimensions, Inc.
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    July 10 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Networking Reception Sponsored by 3DSystems in Exhibit Hall. Hod Lipson's new book, Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing, will be available for purchase, and Hod will be signing copies on-site. Share this sessionShare on Facebook Details »
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    July 11 8:15 am Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast Share this sessionShare on Facebook Details »
    July 11 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.
    • Avi Reichental Avi Reichental President and CEO,
      3D Systems
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    July 11 9:30 am - 10:00 am Morning Coffee Break Share this sessionShare on Facebook Details »
    July 11 10:00 am - 10:45 am Tech Styles: From Code to Couture Since Neolithic times, mankind has utilized looms to aid in the creation of cloth. The dawn of the 19th century brought the invention of the Jacquard loom, the first machine to use punched cards to change its woven patterns and an important milestone in the history of computational hardware. Now, 3D printing offers 21st century designers an exciting new manufacturing paradigm wherein we can transcend traditional material limitations. This talk will focus on the future of printable material innovations as tailored toward the fashion industry.
    • francisbitonti Francis Bitonti Founder & Director,
      Francis Bitonti Studio
    • michaelschmidt Michael Schmidt Fashion Designer, Michael Schmidt Studios
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    July 11 10:00 am - 10:45 am Policy Considerations for Additive Manufacturing Manufacturing is President Obama’s number one priority, as it is critical for the economic prosperity and national security of the United States of America. Dr. Thomas Kurfess, who served as the Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President, will discuss a variety of policy issues related to additive manufacturing including intellectual property, STEM education, economics, security and innovation.
    • thomaskurfess Thomas R. Kurfess Professor George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering,
      Georgia Institute of Technology
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    July 11 10:45 am - 11:30 am Welcome to NAMII – The AM Innovation Accelerator: Adventures in Additive Manufacturing and Public-Private Partnerships In March of last year, President Obama announced a new $1 billion proposal for a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation to catalyze up to 15 manufacturing innovation institutes around the country. These public-private partnerships will serve as regional hubs of manufacturing excellence, which will help to make our manufacturers more competitive and encourage investment in the United States. To jumpstart this effort the President also announced a federal investment to establish a pilot institute using existing authorities in five federal agencies. The five agencies agreed to focus on a manufacturing technology that has shown promise to affect each of their missions and systems – Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing. After a highly competitive process the pilot institute, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) contract was awarded to a team led by NCDMM. This presentation will examine the inner workings of NAMII: its vision, its organization, its progress and its experiences in developing this new model for innovation collaboration.
    • ralphresnick Ralph L. Resnick President & Executive Director,
      National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (NCDMM) and
      Founding Director,
      National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII)
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    July 11 10:45 am - 11:30 am 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.
    • pablosholman Pablos Holman Futurist and Inventor
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    July 11 11:30 am - 12:15 pm 3D Concrete Printing: Full Scale Additive Manufacturing in Architecture and Construction The tidal wave of media exposure that 3D printing is receiving is propelling these technologies into the limelight. It is not just the conventional additive manufacturing processes that are in the spotlight: significant advances are being made in scaling up these techniques for the full scale manufacture of buildings and architectural components. This session will highlight some of the technologies under development around the globe and showcase 3D Concrete Printing. Featured by the BBC and in the Wall Street Journal, the process has the potential to manufacture the complex components that will be required to realise the next generation of Iconic buildings. (Find out more at
    • richardbuswell Richard Buswell Lecturer in the School of Civil and Building Engineering,
      Loughborough University
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    July 11 11:30 am - 12:15 pm From the Frontlines: The 3D Printer Experience Enjoy the comedic and interactive presentation of what matters most to the public, business, and government when it comes to 3D Printing. Hint: It’s not business as usual. Themes will include:
  • Get ready for the inspiring, heart-warming, and bizarre… Lessons learned while introducing 3D Printing.
  • The maximization of profits is barely appealing to the 3d Printing Generation after growing up in a society plagued with debt.
  • Local resources offer a large renewable abundance of potential materials to print with.
    • juliesteele Julie Friedman Steele Co-Founder,
      The 3D Printer Experience
    • mikemoceri Mike Moceri Co-Founder,
      The 3D Printer Experience
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    July 11 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch and Exhibit Hall Open Share this sessionShare on Facebook Details »
    July 11 1:15 pm - 2:00 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.
    • hodlipson Hod Lipson Associate Professor,
      Cornell University
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    July 11 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm 3D Printed Firearms: Additive Manufacturing Meets Hobbyist Gunsmithing While firearms manufacturers have already used rapid prototyping for many years, it has only been within the past 12 months that news stories of 3D printed firearms have helped to propel this application of the technology into widespread public awareness. This session will cover my own experiments with gunsmithing applications of 3D printing, challenges in applying a new manufacturing process to existing designs, the very latest work done by others in the field, and the legal issues inherent with such pursuits.
    • michaelguslick Michael Guslick Hacker and Engineer,
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    July 11 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Learning by Making The Maker Movement is gaining increased attention from the academic community. Find out how we are helping students “Learn by Making” by leveraging 3D printing and digital making. We will share our experience in establishing and operating the Illinois MakerLab, the world’s first 3d printing lab in a business school. We will discuss how 3D printing changes the scope and nature of both teaching and research.
    • aricrindfleisch Aric Rindfleisch Professor of Marketing and Executive Director of the Illinois MakerLab
      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • vishalsachdev Vishal Sachdev Director,
      Illinois Makerlab and Visiting Assistant Professor,
      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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    July 11 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm The Bronze Age, 2.0 – Rationalizing the 3D Universe: Policy, Context and Strategy The ability to shape metal has defined human progress, and the latest IPO of a 3D company brought digitized metal into the public eye. So what will the Bronze Age 2.0 look like? A former executive of global equity firms, Christopher O’Dea will explore how investors and policymakers bring structure to markets: now that Team USA has placed its chips on 3D printing, what role will policymakers take? How will progress in other sciences affect 3D? Will 3D replace or enhance current techniques? Does the digital transformation of other industries hold lessons for the 3D universe?
    • chrisodea Christopher O’Dea Contributing Editor,
      Korn Ferry Institute’s Briefings on Talent & Leadership
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    July 11 2:45 pm - 3:30 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.
    • mikevasquez Mike Vasquez Additive Manufacturing Technology and Material Specialist
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    July 11 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm How Professional Investors are Playing the 3D Printing Boom 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 is on. In this highly informative and revealing discussion, veteran VCs, institutional investors and incubators will share insider views on the rapid changes in this dynamic industry. Where are professional investors placing their public & private bets? What types of startups are VCs looking to fund? What investments should be avoided and why? Whether you are an entrepreneur raising seed capital or a seasoned investor, you can’t afford to miss this session!
    • danielholland Daniel Holland Senior Analyst - Industrials,
      Morningstar, Inc.
    • michaelstanley Michael Stanley Associate,
      CIVC Partners
    • lenwanger Len Wanger Portfolio Manager and Technology Analyst,
      William Harris Investors Inc.
    • chrisodea Christopher O’Dea Contributing Editor,
      Korn Ferry Institute’s Briefings on Talent & Leadership (moderator)
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    July 11 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall Share this sessionShare on Facebook Details »
    July 11 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 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
    • cydnitetro Cydni Tetro Founder,
      3DPlusMe and Consultant,
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    July 11 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 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?
    • johnhornick John Hornick Partner,
      Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P.
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    July 11 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Closing Keynote Congressman Bill Foster, of the 11th Congressional District of Illinois, will discuss digital manufacturing and its connection to policy, education, and jobs.
    • billfoster Bill Foster Congressman,
      11th Congressional District of Illinois
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