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Conference Agenda

Thursday, 21 Nov 2013


3D Printing LIVE!

09:00Loughborough University
Hybrid and Multi-systems 3D Printing for novel functional products
Dr Russell Harris, Professor/Head of Additive Manufacturing
Loughborough University
United Kingdom
09:25Tethers Unlimited
SpiderFab: Enabling Self-Fabricating Spacecraft Using Additive Manufacturing
Mr Robert Hoyt, CEO & Chief Scientist
Tethers Unlimited
United States
 Functional 3D Printing
09:50Princeton University
3D Printed Bionic Nanomaterials
Prof Michael C McAlpine, Department of MAE
Princeton University
United States
10:15Harvard University
Batteries and 3D Printing
Prof Jennifer Lewis,
Harvard University
United States
11:15Rochester Institute of Technology
3D Printing With Embedded Electronics
Dr Denis Cormier, Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
United States
 Software Manufacturing
Capability Assessment of Combining 3D Printing (FDM) and Printed Electronics (Aerosol Jet) to Produce Fully Printed Functionalized Devices
Mr Ken Vartanian, Director of Marketing
United States
12:05Microsoft Startup Business Group
The Windows 3D Print Pipeline
Dr Emmett Lalish, Mechanical Engineer
Microsoft Startup Business Group
United States
The New Software Defined Supply Chain
Mr Partha Bose, Leader of Global Electronics Practice
United States
 Technology Developments
14:05NC State University
3D Printing of Liquid Metals
Prof Michael Dickey, Professor
NC State University
United States
14:30Sandvik Osprey Limited
Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing
Mr Toby Tingskog, Business Development Manager
Sandvik Osprey Limited
United Kingdom
 Desktop Printing
14:55Leapfrog 3D Printers
The Current and Future State of Desktop 3D Printing
Ms Saswitha de Kok, Commercial Director
Leapfrog 3D Printers
3D Printing Barriers to Success
Mr Rob Grosche, Founder & Director
3D Printing: A Realistic Appraisal of the Future
Mr Raghu Das, CEO
United Kingdom
16:10Track 5 ends

Thursday November 21, 2013

Desktop Printing (14:55 - 16:10)

14:55 - 15:20 "The Current and Future State of Desktop 3D Printing"
The current and future state of desktop 3D printing: the uncovered benefits for companies, research and education While desktop 3D printers are currently still regarded mostly as being the domain of hobbyists, more and more companies and educational institutes are now picking up on the added advantages this current state of technology has to offer for them. Solutions that make 3D printing highly advantageous over any other manufacturing technique, rapid prototyping, customizing of products and research objects, and manufacturing of highly specialized parts, are now within reach to put to use on a much greater scale than ever before. Today's technique allows companies to innovate in a highly cost and time efficient manner.
Instead of using highly costly printers for testing the working of an airplane motor at a centralized location, engineers and product developers in all layers and locations of the company can now duplicate this using a $2000 machine. Due to the affordability of the machines, engineering universities are able to set up entire classrooms full of printers, in which not only professors but also their students can now experience design possibilities and limitations in an early stadium. Medical institutions print heart chambers for their research, using a combination of soluble and non-soluble plastics to simulate the veins. They can now do this in multiple variations and adjusting their output while they go, instead of relying on time-consuming and expensive print services to design and print for them, making research easier and more efficient.
In this presentation, co-owner and general manager of Leapfrog 3D printers Saswitha de Kokwill explain the current state of the affordable print technique. Based on Leapfrog's rich experience with real users in automotive and airplane engineering, medical institutions, universities and product developers and engineers within a wide range of companies, he will explain user cases and current applications. He will also provide a glimpse into the future of affordable 3D printing, sketching out a whole range of possible benefits that companies can attain in the coming years.
15:20 - 15:45 "3D Printing Barriers to Success"
3D printing holds many unrealised promises. Scan- print -sell- replacing old industries with high quality tabletop manufacturing.
It is actually already old news, because it has already happened and old, capital intensive industries are already struggling to survive.
Innovation reprap- like IBM- is opening new industries.
Collaboration across boarders is unparalleled in technological history.
Trade barriers like Borders & IP hinder success.
So with IP being open source, what are the chances to build a large or super profitable business ?
15:45 - 16:10 "3D Printing: A Realistic Appraisal of the Future"
16:10 Track 5 ends