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Mark Barfoot, Director, Additive Manufacturing Programs, EWI
Paul Bates, Manager, UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center, University of Louisville
Travis Hanson, Manufacturing Engineer, Stratasys Direct
Cullen Hilkene, CEO, 3Diligent
Francisco Medina, Associate Professor/Director of Technology and Engagement, UTEP/W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation
Mark Norfolk, President, Fabrisonic
Shannon Van Deren, President, Layered Manufacturing and Consulting


 

Mark Barfoot

Director, Additive Manufacturing Programs
EWI

 

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Paul Bates

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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Travis Hanson

Manufacturing Engineer
Stratasys Direct

 

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Cullen Hilkene

Cullen Hilkene

CEO
3Diligent

Cullen Hilkene is a digital-manufacturing and internet executive with more than 12 years of experience, including management consulting for medium to mega-cap companies and leadership roles within smaller organizations. He is CEO of 3Diligent, "The Digital Manufacturing Partner to Every Business," providing customers seamless access via 3Diligent.com to on-demand rapidly manufactured parts from a network of qualified fabricators. Prior to 3Diligent, Hilkene was a manager with Deloitte Consulting, where he executed work across the strategy and operations continuum, with key focuses on organic and inorganic growth, streamlining operations, and enhancing the customer experience. Project experience spanned aerospace, automotive, life sciences, and consumer and industrial products clients.

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Francisco Medina

Francisco Medina

Associate Professor/Director of Technology and Engagement
UTEP/W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation

Francisco Medina, Ph.D. is a world-renowned expert in the area of additive manufacturing (AM) and metal powder bed fusion technology. He has more than 18 years of experience in AM and has educated more than 1000 scientists and engineers in metal AM technology, processes and advanced applications. Dr. Medina has published and contributed to more than 120 peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and has been awarded nine additive manufacturing patents, with several other patents pending. Currently, Dr. Medina serves as Associate Professor at The University of Texas at El Paso, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He also is Director of Technology and Engagement at the W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation, and Consulting Technology Director at EWI. Previously, Dr. Medina was Technology Leader for Additive Manufacturing (AM) and the Director of the Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) at EWI, where he established the vision and goals for additive manufacturing technology and represented EWI nationally/internationally to help grow the EWI brand. Previous to EWI, Dr. Medina was a senior specialist in materials development at Arcam, stationed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he managed Arcam's relationships and R&D activities in North America. Throughout his career, his research interests have centered around additive manufacturing, with a heavy emphasis on the acceleration and advancement of the manufacturing readiness of metal AM technology. Specifically, he has focused his attention on new rapid AM alloy development, new AM strategies for material processing, material qualification, low-cost powder manufacturing, and AM education. Dr. Medina is the former chair of the SME Additive Manufacturing Community. His professional affiliations include ASTM International, SME, MRS, SAE, and TMS.

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Mark Norfolk

President
Fabrisonic

 

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Shannon Van Deren

Shannon Van Deren

President
Layered Manufacturing and Consulting

Shannon VanDeren is Owner/President of Layered Manufacturing and Consulting, an organization designed as a multi-solution hub for manufacturers looking to expand their breadth of additive implementation. Shannon began her additive career involved in patient-specific instrumentation, supporting the technology within the OR. Shannon has worked directly with equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, end-users and surgeon recipients. A 2017 recipient of the AMUG DINO Award, Shannon is proficient in multiple additive technologies.



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