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Wednesday, August 8

8:00 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 a.m.

Keynote Address
Dr. Sandra DeVincent Wolf
, Director of Research Partnerships, College of Engineering; Executive Director, NextManufacturing Center & Manufacturing Futures Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University

9:45 a.m.

Keynote Address
Metal 3D Printing: An Overview of Trends and Processes

During this session, Cullen Hilkene, CEO of 3Diligent, will provide a perspective on trends with regards to metal 3D printers, perspective on how they are being utilized today, and a high-level overview of the most common metal-printing processes, with commentary on process tradeoffs.
Cullen Hilkene, CEO, 3Diligent

10:30 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Find Your Diamonds - A Quick Introduction to Part Screening for Additive Manufacturing
--a methodology to quickly identify suitable applications for AM, both from a technical and economic perspective.
Dr. Ankit Saharan, Metals R&D Applications/Development Manager, EOS North America

12:00 p.m.


1:15 p.m.

Metal-AM Applications—Repair and Rebuild

The Top 5 Reasons to Use Hybrid Additive Systems:

  • Part repair of existing components
  • Surface finish without the variability caused by powder bed 3D metal printing
  • Precision and tighter tolerances
  • Adding difficult features while reducing total part count
  • Mult-metal 3D printing
Mike Tims, Advisor Engineer, Concurrent Technologies Corp.

2:00 p.m.

Comparing Laser and EB Processing--Recognizing the Right Process for the Job at Hand

Aigbedion Akwara, Staff Engineer, GE Additive

2:45 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

Process Mapping: Optimizing the Powder Bed Process

Dr. Jack Beuth, Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Director, NextManufacturing Center, Carnegie Mellon University

3:45 p.m.

Metal AM in the Valve Industry
This informative case study examines the concepts of designing for AM to adapt to AM's unique capabilities, ultimately demonstrating how metal AM creates a pathway toward innovative solutions to common valve-performance desires such as higher flow capacities and decrease likelihood of cavitation.
Michael Kitchens, R&D Lab Manager, Bray International

4:30 p.m. Networking Reception
5:30 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday, August 9

7:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open

7:45 a.m.

Buses leave for Experience tours


Bus 1

  • 8:15 a.m.—Arrive at GE Additive Customer Experience Center
  • 9:45 a.m.—Depart GE CEC for Carnegie Mellon University NextManufacturing Center
  • 10:30 a.m.—Arrive at CMU
  • 12:15 p.m.—Depart CMU for hotel
  • 1:00 p.m.—Arrive at hotel

Bus 2

  • 8:45 a.m.—Arrive at CMU
  • 10:30 a.m.—Depart CMU for GE CEC
  • 11:15 a.m.—Arrive at GE CEC
  • 12:30 p.m.—Depart GE CEC for hotel
  • 1:00 p.m.—Arrive at hotel

1:00 p.m.


2:00 p.m.

Large Scale Metal-Arc Printing of Dies and Tooling
Dr. Mark Noakes, R & D staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

3:00 p.m.

Metal-Additive Design and Manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry--Opportunities and Challenges
Paula Hay, Executive Director, Additive Design and Manufacturing, UTC Aerospace Systems

4:00 p.m.