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Business and Technology Insight Forums Tokyo 2015

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

28, 29, 30 September, Tokyo, Japan
Room: Next 1, UDX Gallery
UDX Conference Center, 6F, 4-14-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021 Japan


Flexible Sensors, Conductive Inks and Stretchable & Textile Electronics

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28 SeptemberMorning

Flexible Displays, Barrier Layers, Batteries and Transparent Conductive Films

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28 September Afternoon

3D Printing: Technologies, Materials, Applications and Opportunities

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29 September Morning

Energy Harvesting: Technologies, Markets

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29 September Afternoon

Electric Vehicles: Land, Water and Air; Hybrid and Pure Electric

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30 September Morning

Energy Storage: Batteries, Supercapacitors, Lithium-ion Capacitors

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30 September Afternoon
Half-day Insight Forum 3

3D Printing: Technologies, Materials, Applications and Opportunities

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Dr. Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
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Honored VIP speaker

Professor Shoji Maruo
Yokohama National University

Nano 3D printing
and ceramic molding.

Shoji Maruo received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, all in applied physics, from Osaka University, Japan, in 1992, 1994 and 1997, respectively. He is currently a Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Yokohama National University, Japan. His pioneer research on two-photon 3-D microfabrication has recently received considerable attention and is being followed by many researchers. His present interests include microstereolithography, 3-D ceramic moldings, Lab-on-a-chip, MEMS, Energy Harvesting, and Medical application.

Critical business intelligence covering forecasts, players, case studies, opportunities and technology and market assessment.

3D printing covers a range of technologies based on a number of different physical mechanisms and a diverse set of material types. Since key patents have expired over the last few years there has been a raft of new companies, M&A activity and media attention because 3D printing opens up the opportunity for the introduction of cheap complexity into manufacturing. There has also been big improvements with high performance systems. There has also been strong progress with material development to meet end user needs.

What you will learn

This forum addresses both the business and technologies behind the broad set of 3D printing technologies and materials - providing deep depth including significant market data to allow you to understand this complex landscape. Attendees will leave with a clear, quantified view of the markets, technology assessment and development roadmaps, key player profiles and their strategy for market adoption, with lessons from successes and failures.

The following technologies are covered in detail including lists of major vendors and applications:

    » Stereolithography
    » Digital Light Processing
    » Inkjetted photopolymers
    » Thermoplastic extrusion
    » Selective Laser Sintering of plastics
    » Selective Laser Melting of metals
    » Blown metal powder
    » Welding
    » Sand binding
    » Binder jetted into metal powder (by ExOne)
    » Smooth Curvature Printing (by Solidscape
    » Selective Deposition Lamination (by Mcor Technologies)
    » Hybrid CNC

Forecasts are given, with assessment of applications including:

    » Manufacture of flight-critical production parts in metals
    » Mold making for metal casting
    » Edutainment
    » Art
    » Modelling
    » Rapid prototyping
    » Tooling

The forum is hosted by IDTechEx, a global market research and technology scouting firm focussing on emerging technologies since 1999. Research is based on direct interviews conducted with the main 3D printing and material providers and users of 3D printing. IDTechEx analysts are deeply technical (typically PhD level) and commercially experienced, conducting research from bases in Europe, Asia and USA in six languages.

This event is targeted to those involved in growth strategy, business development, research and engineering, material and process development and innovation management. It is attended by companies involved in material supply, equipment manufacture, systems integrators and technology users.

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

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29 September | Morning Room: Next 1, UDX Gallery

IDTechEx Japanese Analysts Yasuo Yamamoto and Mayumi Kozakai,
will be available at this Insight Forum for further discussion.


8:30 - 9:10
9:10 - 9:30
Introduction to 3D Printing Technologies and Markets
    » Value Chain and business models
    » Market structure
    » M&A history
9:30 - 10:30
Detailed assessment of 3D Printing Technologies
    For each technology, the following will be covered:
    » Technology process specifications including resolution, speed, material compatibility and output product capabilities/limitations » Advantages and disadvantages analysis
    » Key players
    » Equipment cost
    » Market revenue and key player market share by technology type

This will covered for the following types of technologies

9:30 - 9:50
Photopolymerisation-based (SLA)
9:50 - 10:10
Thermoplastic Extrusion/Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
10:10 - 10:30
Powder bed including: Selective laser sintering (SLS), Electron beam melting (EBM), Inkjet.
10:30 - 10:50
Material analysis and trends
    » Material options and appraisal
    » Patent trends
    » Emerging material types for 3D printing - global state-of-the-art
10:50 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:40
Nano 3D printing, and ceramic molding

Honored VIP speaker

Professor Shoji Maruo
Yokohama National University

11:40 - 12:15
Applications Assessment and Forecasts
    Requirements, case studies, drivers and ten year forecasts for the following sectors:
    » Aerospace
    » Automotive
    » Consumer products
    » Medical/dental
    » Other
12:15 - 12:25
Technology to Application suitability and disruptive potential
    » Which technologies target which applications
    » Market share of technologies by application and future outlook
12:25 - 12:45
Business and market intelligence data, unmet needs and opportunities
    » Ten year forecasts by materials, printers and software/services
    » Company positioning and competitive business intelligence on all key industry players
    » End user needs
12:45 - 13:00
Questions & Answers

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Timings and the agenda
are subject to change



About IDTechEx

Since 1999 IDTechEx has provided independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technologies to clients in over 80 countries. Our clients use our insights to help make strategic business decisions and grow their organizations. IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with additional offices in Boston, USA; Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan.

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Business Development

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