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Tuesday, July 21

All times are Eastern
10:00 a.m. Exhibits open
Session 1 Presentations
Metal 3D Printing: An Overview of Trends and Processes
A perspective on trends regarding metal 3D printers and 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
11:50 a.m. Identifying Parts for AM
…a methodology to identify suitable applications for AM, from a technical and economical perspective
Francisco Medina, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso
12:30 p.m. Session 1 Q&A/Roundtable Discussion with Cullen and Francisco
12:50 p.m. Exhibits open and Break
Session 2 Presentations
1:35 p.m. KEYNOTE
Metal AM in the Medical Field—Where and Why It Makes Sense

Metal AM is gaining in adoption within the medical market. While there are active users of the technology, there remains others still investigating its relevance, end-use applications, and advantages. Here we will showcase current uses, potential future applications, challenges and opportunities.
Shannon Van Deren, President, Layered Manufacturing and Consulting
2:45 p.m. Achieving Process Repeatability with AM Metals
In recent years, nothing has garnered more attention, and growth, in the 3D printing industry than additive metals. With this attention, however, has come skepticism surrounding the consistency in quality and capabilities of additive metal alloys, particularly whether additive metals can achieve repeatability requirements accustomed to metal manufacturing. In this presentation, we will highlight the capabilities of manufacturing additive metal production parts and presents the results of an 8-month study about Inconel 625 powder reuse and the effect on additive tensile properties.
Andrew Carter, Senior Process and Manufacturing Engineer, Stratasys Direct
3:20 p.m. Session 2 Q&A with Shannon and Andrew
3:40 p.m. Exhibits open
4:30 p.m. Adjourn


10:00 a.m. Exhibits open
Session 3 Presentations
10:40 a.m. Design for Metal AM—Part One (of Three Parts)
Understanding the AM workflow from start to finish is essential when designing for metal AM. This session will review the basic steps the AM workflow and outline the design decisions that impact the cost, quality, and build time for a metal AM part. Design software relevant to each step in the AM workflow will be discussed as well several examples to illustrate the new tradeoffs that designers will encounter when designing for metal AM.
Dr. Tim Simpson, Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing, Penn State University & ADDvisor, The Barnes Group Advisors
11:45 a.m. Can Metal AM Compete with Casting?
Includes a discussion on using AM to create masters and molds for sand casting and investment casting.
Mark Barfoot, Director, Additive Manufacturing Programs, EWI
12:30 p.m. Session 3 Q&A/Roundtable Discussion with Tim and Mark
12:50 p.m. Lunch Networking Session
Session 4 Presentations
1:50 p.m. Design for Metal AM—Part Two (of Three Parts)
Many companies identify an existing part to serve as a "pathfinder" to help them understand and de-risk metal AM. The technical and economic challenges of reproducing an existing part with AM will be discussed along with design strategies to overcome the restrictive aspects inherent in metal AM processes. The implications of design for metal AM on cost, quality, and time will also be revisited during this session using a variety of industry examples.
Dr. Tim Simpson, Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing, Penn State University & ADDvisor, The Barnes Group Advisors
3:00 p.m. Smart Build-Plate Technology
Monitor your AM process in situ using a smart baseplate capable of measuring strain and temperature during a build.
Mark Norfolk, President, Fabrisonic
3:55 p.m. Session 4 Q&A/Roundtable Discussion with Mark and Tim
4:15 p.m. Exhibits open
4:45 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday, July 23

10:00 a.m. Exhibits open
Session 5 Presentations
10:40 a.m. Design for Metal AM—Part Three (of Three Parts)
Design for AM is only possible when designers have complete freedom to reengineer an existing part of "clean sheet" a new design. This session will describe the use of design to realize novel and innovate AM solutions using tools such as generative design, topology optimization, and lattice structures. Examples from a variety of industries will be discussed to highlight the opportunistic aspects of design for metal AM.
Dr. Tim Simpson, Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing, Penn State University & ADDvisor, The Barnes Group Advisors
11:50 a.m.
Laser Overlap: The Key to Success with Multi-Laser Technololgy
Insights into the overlap zones and their impact on the quality of printed parts; adjustment of the laser optics to attain good quality parts.
Mike Wais, Applications Manager, SLM Solutions
12:35 p.m. Session 5 Q&A/Roundtable Discussion with Tim and Mike
12:55 p.m. Exhibits open and break
1:40 p.m. Holistic Characterization of Materials and Processes in AM Using Correlative Multi-scale Multi-modal Workflow
Pradeep Bhattad, Business Development Manager, Zeiss Industrial Quality Solutions
2:25 p.m. Metal AM in Action—A Virtual Plant Tour
Join us for this informative tour of Cumberland Additive, a full-service additive-manufacturing company in Pflugerville, TX, providing serial production and high-volume customized precision parts from metals and polymers. Cumberland supplies the aerospace, oil and gas, defense and other industries with metal parts from titanium, nickel, cobalt-chrome and other metal alloys, and offers a variety of production capabilities including design-engineering support, CNC machining, metal finishing and heattreating, quality inspection and program management.

Includes Q&A session with Cumberland Additive management.
2:55 p.m. Live Demonstration
3:25 p.m. Exhibits open
4:30 p.m. Adjourn