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San Diego Convention Center 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego , California 92101
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Inside 3D Printing - San Diego 2017

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Overview

Event Overview:

Why Attend

Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo is the leading B2B trade show for the 3D printing industry. As an attendee, you’ll explore the business applications of 3D printing through our conference sessions, hear keynote presentations from industry influencers, add valuable contacts to your network, and watch the latest 3D printers and services in action. Discover how the 3D printing boom will affect your brand or business and join us at our upcoming events.

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As an Inside 3D Printing sponsor or exhibitor, you’ll place your brand in front of thousands of qualified attendees. Help visitors remember your company’s name with a carefully-curated selection of sponsor and exhibit options designed to give your brand the best visibility possible.

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As the largest 3D printing event worldwide, you’re guaranteed to influence more potential software and equipment purchasers than at any other event. 

Agenda

Dec 4   

8:00 am

Registration

8:50 am

Welcome to Inside 3D Printing San Diego

9:00 am

Keynote

The Future of 3D Printing

The 3D printing industry has made impressive progress over the past two years. Some of the largest corporations and brands have made significant commitments to the technology. Also, an unprecedented number of startup companies have emerged. The collective amount of activity, investment, and national programs are leading to an exciting but uncertain future. If your organization does not commit or expand in 3D printing, will it be left behind? Wohlers will share his thoughts, insight, and perspective on where he sees it going.

Speaker

Terry Wohlers

Principal Consultant and President

Wohlers Associates, Inc.

10:00 am

Session Change

10:05 am

Innovation in Manufacturing & Materials - Day 1

Agility in Motion: Advantaged 3D Printing Innovation

Success in the hyper-competitive 3D Printing landscape requires a new approach to creating – and sustaining – both technology and business advantage through innovation. The Agility In Motion Session will focus on developing an advantaged approach to innovating toward flexible commercialization options in the 3D Printing space, which:

  1. Optimize Innovation Returns: Forging a business strategy that better contemplates innovation commercialization and offer multiple commercial paths to financial returns.
  2. Reduce Technology Risk: Yields technologies amenable to multiple commercial pathways (should one market play or technology incarnation fail).
  3. Create Business Options: Generates flexible business models best suited to creating and realizing value from innovation/technology.
  4. Amplifies Advantage From Innovation: Enables participants to benefit from operating in the advantaged intersection of Innovation, Market and Intellectual Property
  5. Unifies Innovation & Business Strategy: Unifies the innovation and business model strategies into a single, seamless more powerful whole – obviating fumbles in the "hand-off" from innovation to commercialization

Speaker

Damon Matteo

CEO

Fulcrum Strategy

10:50 am

Morning Break

11:15 am

Innovation in Manufacturing & Materials - Day 1

A Road Map to 1 Million Unique Bio-Mechanically Enhanced Products

We see there being 6 key elements to enabling us to scale to create unique bio-mechanically enhanced custom-fit products at mass production volumes using adaptive manufacturing techniques. We will talk through our vision for these 6 key areas while using our Custom-fit sandal product as a case study to demonstrate these in use.

  1. Business Case and Vision - Setting the vision, direction and business case for a product before starting design is essential in setting a product up for success. We will share what our vision is, and why we have chosen that.
  2. Adaptive Manufacturing - There a variety of adaptive manufacturing techniques available, currently additive manufacturing is the method we use, but we plan to grow into other areas.
  3. Hybrid Design - Additive manufacturing isn't a silver bullet. It's all about using the right materials for the right job, and optimising for that process, to create a product that meets all of its business and engineering requirements.
  4. Scan to Make - This is our secret sauce - how much information is required, how to process this data, how to calibrate the product outputs.
  5. Production Management - Manufacturing unique products at this scale presents a number of challenges, we will share our visions for local manufacturing, quality control and order management.
  6. Closed loop design - with adaptive manufacturing techniques, hardware development becomes like software development. Constantly updating, refining and improving the design changes how you approach hardware development.

Speaker

Chris Bellamy

Senior Product and Manufacturing Engineer

Wiivv Wearables

Innovation in Medicine

Getting Started with 3D Printing in Orthopaedic Surgery

With the maturation of 3D printing technology, we are now able to create preop surgical models for planning and simulation at very affordable price points. This opens up the clinical applications for this technology as it is no longer limited to just the complex surgeries. We have found that even for simple operations, there is substantial benefit of 3D printed models for the surgical team, including students, nurses, and trainees. Alexis will discuss the benefits but also the limitations of this technology and will give an outlook on the future of clinical 3D printing.

Speaker

Alexis Dang

Assistant Professor

UCSF

12:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 pm

Innovation in Manufacturing & Materials - Day 1

Additive Manufacturing at Production Scale

As Additive Manufacturing increasingly moves from Lab to Production scale, the infrastructure requirements change. GE is investing in 100's of machines that run simultaneously, Nike does 1000's of prints a month. To manage these operations the same way we did before - manually inspecting and editing every file, setting up, monitoring and improving every print - is untenable. Instead we can rely on increasingly sophisticated software automation to drive these processes, saving time and money as well as increasingly reliability and safety. In no other manufacturing sector is the opportunity so apparent since additive manufacturing has a more complete digital thread than any other part of the shop floor.

Speaker

Andre Wegner

CEO

Authentise

Innovation in Medicine

Build with Life - Living Structures from 3D Bioprinters

The last few years have witnessed a major transformation in biology RnD. Scientists are beginning to move away from the manual processes of the past - literally using human hands and Petri dishes to painstakingly grow living samples - and finally beginning to leverage sophisticated automation tools like 3D bioprinters to build much higher quality living structures at a fraction of the time and cost. In this talk, I will cover how this technology works, how it is currently being used, and how this massive increase in efficiency for biological RnD processes promises to deliver new products that have only been explored on the pages of our favorite science fiction novels.

Speaker

Danny Cabrera

CEO

BioBots

2:15 pm

Session Change

2:20 pm

Innovation in Manufacturing & Materials - Day 1

Part 1

Additive Manufacturing for Value Chain Creation and How a Global Conglomerate Deals with It

The entire study of Supply Chain and Value Chain Co-ordination is based on the goal of achieving Mass Customization. Whether it is McDonald's or BMW - Mass Customization remains elusive because of the hurdles faced in the production and operations. Various value chain studies focus on how postponement, VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) etc can help companies achieve these goals.

With the advent of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, these goals seem rather reachable. With reduced inventories, and destination manufacturing - the fundamentals principles of value creation for the consumers or the market can, not only be achieved, but be mastered. This kind of destination manufacturing can also give new meaning to zero waste manufacturing. But the only way to achieve this can be with hightened coordination amongst the stakeholders of the manufacturing process and unlike traditional manufacturing, the stakeholders in an Additively Manufactured Product's supply chain can be competitors who need to work together because of the overlapping features or needs of this new technology.

Danfoss, as a global manufacturing leader in various different products and services faces this situation and our answer to these questions is through mastering the digitalization concepts (3D Printing and AM, Automation, AI, Simulation). However, being a heavy conglomerate in the field, the change is not swift neither is it easy. Join Nilay and discover the opportunities and obstacles of 3D Printing in the Value Chain.

Speaker

Nilay Parikh

PGP - Additive Manufacturing

Danfoss

Part 2

Industrial 3D Printing, Digital Manufacturing and Business Networks

During the session Steven will share SAP’s perspective and adoption of Industrial 3d printing, digital manufacturing and business networks across its customer base. The session will highlight how SAP and UPS are partnering and co-innovating to deliver a comprehensive solution which digitizes the entire product life cycle from initial design of a part, through manufacturing and to delivery at the customer door and aftermarket. The session will also cover how SAP is leveraging blockchain as a global track and trace ledger, and in conjunction with IoT and integration with Ariba Network (B2B procumbent marketplace with over 2.5M buyers and sellers) to further accelerate the digital transformation and merging of manufacturing and supply chain.

Speaker

Steven Kim

Senior Director of IoT and Digital Supply Chain

SAP

3:05 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30 pm

End of the first conference day

3:35 pm

Innovation in Manufacturing & Materials - Day 1

Part 1

Democratizing Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printing Plastic Injection Molds on a $5,000 Printer

In this session, Bob Zollo will review technical issues and economic constraints relating to 3D printing plastic injection molds. The presenter will describe how his company solved the technical barriers, and produced industrial grade injection molds capable of producing hundreds of production quality parts on a custom built, open source desktop FDM printer. Actual injection molds and parts will be shown. Specific examples of how to modify mold designs for 3D printing to ensure reliable use will be presented. A cost comparison of conventional metal tooling, industrial printer made plastic molds and the presenter's costs will be reviewed, along with the trade-offs in time, cost, precision and life expectancy. 

You will take home sufficient information to make an economic analysis to determine where this new low cost approach to production tooling may be applicable to your business.

Speaker

Bob Zollo

President and Founder

Avante Technology, LLC

Part 2

Demystifying DLP™ Technology and its Future in 3D Printing

Consumer grade 3D printers and DIYers have been using generally available DLP projectors for stereolithography for years. Makers of professional grade printers have resorted to modifying off-the-shelf projectors to get better performance. Now, with Carbon’s introduction of CLIP, DLP has recaptured the interest and imagination of the 3D printing world. With origins in the broadcast and cinema industries, DLP has a unique nomenclature. This session will explain how DLP projectors are specified, what are available trade-offs, and how these trade-offs impact your 3D print results. Among other things, it will explain specs like uniformity, distortion, and contrast; demystify difference between ANSI contrast and FOFO contrast; and how throw distance may impact efficient, uniformity and distortion. It will cover the trade-offs and benefits when using wavelengths down to 365 nm and what the future holds at lower wavelengths.

Speaker

Jorge Moguel

Executive Vice President

Digital Light Innovations

Innovation in Medicine

On-Demand and Point-of-Care Printing of Tablets for Sustained Drug Delivery and Personalized Dosing

Sustained release drug delivery systems (SRDDS) are devices or dosage forms that can deliver drugs continually to the blood for a day, a week or longer and thereby can uninterruptedly alleviate the symptoms of many chronic diseases. SRDDS reduce the frequency of dosing, minimize side effects, and free patients from night-time dosing, and relieve nurses from frequent dosing to hospitalized patients. In so doing, these delivery systems enhance the treatment outcome by enhancing compliance. Here, we are reporting a pilot study concerning the development and optimization of a platform technology for fabricating sustained release tablets (SRTs) of prescription and nonprescription drugs using state-of-the-art 3D printing (3DP) technology.

Our preliminary studies support the feasibility of modifying existing pharmaceutical additives and using them in printing SRTs, and demonstrated that, by computerized redesigning and rearranging of a given polymeric substance, we can prepare pharmaceutical products with an array of release profiles.

Speaker

Fakhrul Ahsan

University Distinguished Professor

Texas Tech School of Pharmacy

4:20 pm

Session Change

4:25 pm

Innovation in Manufacturing & Materials - Day 1

Cognitive Design for Additive Manufacturing

Cognitive systems are quickly becoming an important part of our lives, from smartphones to self-driving cars just to name a few. The idea behind these systems is to relief us from tedious routine tasks in order to give more time for creative and enjoyable work.

However, in CAD we are still in the age of manual labor, where the user is solely responsible to define shape of the design components. Afterwards, the created design is usually validated using CAE tools. If the design doesn't handle the anticipated loads, it needs to be modified and the process is repeated again until all requirements are met. This iterative process can take weeks to complete, requires a lot of man hours and most importantly, does not guarantee optimal results! 
ParaMatters Inc. created CogniCAD in order to help engineers to achieve optimal designs leveraging from state-of-the-art algorithms and cloud computing. Most recent developments in fields of generative design and digital manufacturing are about to change the way we create new things. Automatic design optimization allows generating extremely efficient structures and meta-materials for a wide range of engineering applications, while Additive Manufacturing(AM) allows bringing these designs into reality. The technology developed by ParaMatters allows automatic generation of superior designs for direct Additive Manufacturing within tens of minutes up to several hours.
 

In this presentation, a unique cognitive cloud-based generative design platform which compiles lightweight structures and meta-materials (lattices) by demand, as well as simplifies and shortens the design-to-additive manufacturing process, will be presented by covering the following three topics: 

  1. How to generate unique meta-materials (lattices) with predefined properties and performance.
  2. How to generate optimal topology designs with superior performance for Additive Manufacturing.
  3. How to generate unique optimal meso-structural designs, which combine general topology and meta-materials, for Additive Manufacturing.

Speaker

Michael Bogomolny

Co-founder and CTO

ParaMatters Inc

6:00 pm

Meetup

Dec 5   

8:00 am

Registration

9:00 am

Innovations in Manufacturing & Materials - Day 2

Part 1

Investment Opportunities in the 3D Printing Industry

David Labiak will present an analysis on the recent historical performance of stocks in the growing 3D printing industry as well as opportunities and risk of current investment options, both public and private. Also, he will take a more in-depth look at the sectors that give exposure to the 3D printing industry such as CAD/CAM software, service providers, healthcare, scanners, etc with a profile on specific companies across these various sectors.

Speaker

David Labiak

Senior Portfolio Manager

Trent Capital Management, Inc.

Part 2

The 3D Printing Disruption and the Impact of the Patent Landscape

Manufacturers have already embraced 3D printing and, for many, the technology has become an essential – if not primary – part of the manufacturing process. When combined with advancements in other areas like open source software, robotics and medical devices, 3D printing has redefined the manufacturing supply chain and manufacturers’ approach to mass production, customization, consumer demand and global logistics. 

At the same time, patents continue to expire and entities continue to expand their patent protection covering advances in this space. This seminar will outline the patent landscape in the 3D printing space—past, present and future—and explore the impact of this patent landscape going forward. Examples of questions answered during this seminar include: 

• Who are the main players with significant patent portfolios in the space? 
• What are the key patents that have expired or will soon expire? 
• How many patent applications were recently filed in the space? 
• What technology areas are generating the most activity and by what entities?
• What are the trends?
• What can we glean from the trends in the filings about the direction of the technology going forward?

Speaker

Bryan Vogel

Partner, Head of the 3D Printing Practice

Robins Kaplan LLP?

9:45 am

Session Change

9:50 am

Innovations in Manufacturing & Materials - Day 2

3D Printing - Challenges & Opportunities in Semiconductor Ecosysytem

Semiconductor technologies are advancing towards shrinking the transistors & node sizes to sub 10nM level & the thermal distribution, cooling, particles play a important role in these developments. 3D Printing offers hope & solutions to address these areas. Case studies of such developments, advantages, challenges faced & what's needed from the AM industry to create differentiated products. Join Cariappa and explore the advantages and challenges of the Semiconductor Ecosystem.

Speaker

Cariappa Baduvamanda

Engineering Director

Applied Materials

Innovation in Metal

Part 1

Aerospace Prototyping – NASA Rocket Nozzle Demonstrator

Using a laser metal or directed energy deposition process not only expands the design envelope, but reduces production time and material cost. The additive process steps using laser metal/directed energy deposition will be reviewed, and the results of developing a Rocket Nozzle demonstrator with NASA-Marshall will be discussed, including tensile and quality testing results.

Speaker

Melanie Lang

Co-Founder and Director

Formalloy

Part 2

Rapid Adaptation of Additive Metal Manufacturing Technologies

Leveraging the latest in Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) technology, deposition heads, powder feeders and other components can be integrated onto robots and production lines to enable metallic additive capability quickly and at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a turn-key metal additive manufacturing system. An existing robot can be outfitted with a head, powder feeder, and laser to 3D print, clad, and re-manufacture metal parts. The key considerations for selecting hardware and software components for Laser Metal Deposition applications include maintainability, integration flexibility, programmability and overall cost of ownership. The Laser Metal Deposition process will be introduced, and the key components/hardware, software considerations, and integration process will be outlined. Examples of potential applications for 3D printing, cladding and re-manufacturing will also be presented.

Speaker

Jeff Riemann

President and Founder

Formalloy

10:35 am

Morning Break

11:05 am

Innovations in Manufacturing & Materials - Day 2

Polymaker & 3D VinylTM PVC – A New Material for 3D Printing

Our group of Chemson managed to develop formulations of PVC to be able to be processed by 3D printers – 3D VinylTM and believed to be the first of its kind. PVC as polymer provides performances, which are advantageous over other polymers compared to generally used ones for additive manufacturing. These are for example an outstanding resistance to weathering, intrinsic fire stability, no risk for hydrolytic degradation and tailorable technical parameters. On the top, there are already existing established product recycling processes for PVC and this polymer shows strong interlayer cohesion when processed with the right printing parameters.

Speaker

Dennis Planner

Technical Manager

Chemson

12:00 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

General Session

How Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and 3D Printing Might Combine To Change The Way We Make...Things

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics and 3D printing are all "Platform enablers." They're all already being combined in unique ways to improve how products are visualized, manufactured and sold. In this presentation we'll discuss how startups and big companies are combining these mega technologies today, and also how they're likely to be combined in the future. 

Speaker

John Hauer

CEO

Get3Dsmart

2:15 pm

Session Change

2:20 pm

Innovations in Manufacturing & Materials - Day 2

Disrupting Retail: 3D Printing The Way To Zero Inventory & Last Mile Delivery

You’ve heard the hype that “soon” consumers will 3D print their own products at-home or in-store on-demand, but will it be a reality anytime soon? Retailers are struggling to stay profitable in the wake of rapid e-commerce market share gains, showrooming, rising expenses and a consumer priority on anything innovative– new design, new technology, and new brands. Consumers of all ages, wait until the last minute to shop for tomorrow’s events, so why aren’t more stores and brands exploring last mile delivery of products made on-demand? Shouldn’t mass retail be attracted to the tremendous cost savings of a zero-inventory strategy? What will it really take for on-demand 3D print to disrupt retail? Tracy will explore the top five areas holding 3D Printing from tipping at retail:

• Right Fit CPG Designs
• Skilled Labor Gap
• Duplicatable Manufacturing & Finishing Model
• Full Retail Integration
• Materials & Testing

Speaker

Tracy Hazzard

Inc. Columnist & Podcast Co-Host of WTFFF

Hazz Design

3:05 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30 pm

Innovations in Manufacturing & Materials - Day 2

TBA

The Session Description will be available shortly.

Innovation in Metal

Intelligent Layering - Breakthrough Metal 3D Printing

Today, metal additive manufacturing is very expensive with machines that cost anywhere from $350K to more than $2.5M. 3DEO is commercializing a breakthrough affordable metal 3D printing technology, which will open the majority of the market that can't afford today's expensive metal AM options. A low-cost metal AM machine creates new possibilities for transitioning AM from prototyping to high-volume production. 3DEO is commercializing a patent-pending metal 3D printing technology Intelligent Layering™ with the lowest part cost and best surface finish in the industry.

The talk will cover the six steps to 3DEO’s novel build process, followed by a discussion on how an affordable metal AM technology development can augment and transform manufacturing. As part of the talk, we will showcase real-world customer applications and case studies.

Speaker

Matt Sand

President

3DEO, Inc.

4:15 pm

Session Change

4:20 pm

Innovations in Manufacturing & Materials - Day 2

Open Source Materials Stereolithography

Open source materials in FFF printing has provided the production quality materials such as carbon filled nylons and polycarbonates. Stereolithography offers the best finish and the fastest speeds of any 3D printers but the technology has been suppressed by the lack of open source materials. UnionTech working in conjunction with DSM Somos has created open source printers that change equation regarding the functionality of stereolithography prints.

Speaker

Fred Kaplan

Channel Sales Manager

UnionTech 3D

5:05 pm

Closing Remarks

5:15 pm

End of Inside 3D Printing San Diego 2017

Keynote Speakers

Terry Wohlers

Principal Consultant and President

Terry Wohlers is speaker of the following session:

  • The Future of 3D Printing

The 3D printing industry has made impressive progress over the past two years. Some of the largest corporations and brands have made significant commitments to the technology. Also, an unprecedented number of startup companies have emerged. The collective amount of activity, investment, and national programs are leading to an exciting but uncertain future. If your organization does not commit or expand in 3D printing, will it be left behind? Wohlers will share his thoughts, insight, and perspective on where he sees it going.

Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 30 years ago. Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 250 organizations in 25 countries, as well as to 175+ companies in the investment community. He has authored 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given more than 140 keynote presentations on five continents. Wohlers has twice served as a featured speaker at events held at the White House. He has appeared on any television and radio news programs and is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed industry-leading report on additive manufacturing and 3D printing for 22 consecutive years.

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