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Stephen Anderson C.Eng PhD MInstP MBCS, Business Manager, Additive Systems, Renishaw
Paul Bates, Manager, UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center, University of Louisville
Dhruv Bhate, Senior Technologist, Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies, Inc.
Sandra DeVincent Wolf, Executive Director, NextManufacturing Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Todd Grimm, President, T.A. Grimm & Associates
Ryan Lozier, Caterpillar AM Engineer
Mike Tabbert, Director of Engineering, Proper Group International

 

Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson

Business Manager, Additive Systems
Renishaw

Stephen Anderson, PhD CEng MBCS MInstP, obtained his doctorate from the University of Lancaster, UK (1993) and worked at the University of Bristol, UK, in research and as Academic Director of Computing. He joined Renishaw in 2000 as Internet Development Manager, switching into Group Engineering in 2007 and becoming Group Software Director in 2011. With 17 years of systems-software experience, Anderson delivered much of the group's software portfolio across its Industrial Metrology, Healthcare and Additive Manufacturing businesses, from probing software to neurosurgery and Renishaw's own AM build-preparation software, QuantAM. In 2017, Anderson became AM Business Development Manager – USA, responsible for all aspects of Renishaw's AM product line in the U.S.

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Dhruv Bhate

Paul Bates

Manager
UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center (AMCC),
University of Louisville

Paul Bates, Manager of the UL AMCC, is an industry-recognized Additive Manufacturing veteran. Bates joined UL in 2014 after serving 20+ years at Reebok where he guided the global athletic footwear leader's Additive Manufacturing Lab and 3D CAD Team as the Director of Advanced Process Engineering. He holds a BS degree in Design Technology from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH, as well as a Master's Degree in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix. A 2012 recipient of the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) "Dinosaur" Award and current AMUG President, Bates is fluent in numerous AM processes, including SLS, FDM, and PolyJet. In addition to teaching multiple UL AM Training Program courses, Paul oversees the day-to-day operation of the UL AMCC facility.

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Dhruv Bhate

Dhruv Bhate

Senior Technologist
Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies, Inc.

Dhruv Bhate is a senior technologist at Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies, Inc. (PADT), where he leads R&D efforts in additive manufacturing with a focus on high-performance polymers, metals and biomaterials. Prior to joining PADT, Dhruv spent 7 years at Intel Corporation developing laser-based manufacturing processes. He also spent a year in the automotive industry working for Tata Motors. Bhate has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, where he developed constitutive and failure models for the prediction of fatigue fracture in ductile metal alloys. He also has an M.S. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studied the phenomenon of adhesion in micro-electromechanical system structures. Bhate has two patents, has been published in nine peer-reviewed journal publications and has provided more than 30 conference presentations. He is the principal investigator on a $281,000 America Makes award to develop shape-independent models for describing the mechanical behavior of cellular structures made with additive-manufacturing processes, including laser-based powder-bed fusion.

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Sandra DeVincent Wolf

Sandra DeVincent Wolf

Executive Director, NextManufacturing Center
Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Sandra DeVincent Wolf is the Executive Director of the Carnegie Mellon University's NextManufacturing Center for additive manufacturing research where she works with faculty to lead the activities and partnerships of the Center and its recently formed Consortium. Prior to joining CMU, Wolf spent 15 years in research, development, engineering and management of advanced materials and manufacturing followed by 10 years in executive management of science and engineering nonprofits where she was responsible for strategic planning and operational implementation, program management, corporate and government relations, education and outreach, and staff/volunteer engagement and development. Wolf has a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and M.S. and Ph.D. in the same field from Case Western Reserve University where she was a NASA Fellow.

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Todd Grimm

Todd Grimm

President
T.A. Grimm & Associates

Todd Grimm is president of T. A. Grimm & Associates, an additive-manufacturing consulting and communications company. He sits on the board of directors of ARC Group Worldwide, and is the author of the book, "User's Guide to Rapid Prototyping." Grimm serves on the board of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG), is a founding advisor for the 3D Printing Association, and is an advisor for the RAPID conference. He also has served as chairman of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' RTAM community.

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Ryan Lozier

Ryan Lozier

AM Engineer
Caterpillar

Ryan Lozier is a Sr. Additive Manufacturing Design Engineer at Caterpillar, where he works with product-design owners in deployment of metal additive-manufacturing-use cases and process parameters. Lozier brings experience from the medical field in AM production environments, and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne.

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Francisco Medina

Francisco Medina, Jr.

Technology Leader, Additive Manufacturing
Buffalo Manufacturing Works

 

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Mike Tabbert

Director of Engineering
Proper Group International

Proper Tool, a division of Proper Group, is a major supplier of plastic mold parts for the automotive industry. In addition, the company supplies a variety of consumer and electronics molds. Tabbert will provide details on its metal-printing processes used to make its molds, emphasizing that an optimized, printed mold can improve throughput by 30 to 50 percent.

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