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Wednesday, July 22

8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
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
9:30 a.m. Metal AM in the Medical Field—Where and Why It Makes Sense
Shannon Van Deren, president, Layered Manufacturing and Consulting
10:15 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Identifying Parts for AM—a Methodology to Identify Suitable Applications for AM, from a Technical and Economical Perspective
Francisco Medina, Associate Professor/Director of Technology and Engagement, UTEP/W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation
11:30 a.m.

Smart Build Plate Technology
Monitor your additive manufacturing process in situ using a smart baseplate capable of measuring strain and temperature during a build.
Mark Norfolk, President, Fabrisonic

12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Design for AM—Best Practices
Paul Bates, Manager, Facility Safety & Workforce Development in Additive Manufacturing, Underwriters Laboratory
2:00 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.
Travis Hanson, Manufacturing Engineer, Stratasys Direct
2:45 p.m. Break
3:15 p.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
4:00 p.m. TBD
4:45 p.m. Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday, July 23

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
8:30 a.m.

Buses Leave for Experience Tours

Bus 1

  • 9 a.m.—Arrive at GPI Prototype, 940 North Shore Dr., Lake Bluff, IL 60044
  • 10:15 a.m.—Depart GPI for
  • 10:30 a.m.—Arrive at
  • 12 p.m.— Depart for hotel
  • 12:15 p.m.—Arrive at hotel

Bus 2

  • 9 a.m.—Arrive at
  • 10:30 a.m.—Depart for GPI Prototype
  • 10:45 a.m.—Arrive at GPI
  • 12 p.m.— Depart GPI for hotel
  • 12:15 p.m.—Arrive at hotel
12:30 p.m.
Lunch, Roundtable Discussion
1:30 p.m. Adjourn