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Kyle Adams
, Applications Engineer, SLM Solutions North America
Jaideep Bangal, Business Development Manager, Altair Engineering
John E. Barnes
, Founder & Managing Director, The Barnes Group Advisors, CEO TBG Training
Kevin Brigden
, Additive Manufacturing Applications Engineer, Renishaw
Cullen Hilkene
, CEO, 3Diligent
Alex Huckstepp, VP, Business Development, Digital Alloys
Howard Kuhn, Retired, Adjunct Professor at University of Pittsburgh
Andrew Ramsey, X-ray/CT Specialist, Nikon Metrology
Jon Walker, Automotive Specialist and Business Development Manager, EOS North America


Kyle Adams

Kyle Adams

Applications Engineer
SLM Solutions North America

Kyle Adams, a lifelong car enthusiast, has applied his automotive background to his career spending four years reverse engineering transmissions and driveline components before joining SLM. Adams is currently responsible for operating the company's Technology Center, pushing the limits of what is capable with the five metal powder bed fusion machines in the lab while consulting customers on the feasibility and optimization of their selective laser melting projects.

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Jaideep Bangal

Jaideep Bangal

Business Development Manager
Altair Engineering

Jaideep Bangal is passionate about sharing knowledge with industry professionals to help them make better design decisions with a simulation-driven design approach. With more than 15 years of experience in CFD, optimization and manufacturing, Jaideep has really enjoyed his journey from analyst to messenger of upfront design engineering tools.

Now his goal is to help engineers understand additive manufacturing world and educate them on how to design for additive manufacturing. While working with printer OEMs, his team has developed good methodology around part selection, generative design, DfAM, orientation/support optimization and print simulation. This will enable engineers to design lightweight and structurally strong parts with high success rate of 3D printing parts effectively, hence faster print times, reducing wastage, less time spent on postprocessing and importantly saving total cost of 3D printed parts.

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John Barnes

John E. Barnes

Founder & Managing Director
The Barnes Group Advisor

CEO
TBG Training

John Barnes is the Founder of The Barnes Group Advisors, the leading independent consultancy and training provider in additive manufacturing. Previously, he was Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing & Strategy at Arconic where he helped shape the R&D budget and activities across manufacturing operations and influenced future business. There he worked with Airbus to qualify the first Titanium additively manufactured parts for series production on the A350. Prior to Arconic, he was Director of the High Performance Metals Program for the CSIRO, the national science agency for Australia where he oversaw the R&D and Commercialization activities and investments in the program's two principal areas: Metal Production and Additive Manufacturing.

His aerospace background includes lengthy positions at Honeywell Engines where he supported gas turbine Advanced Technology and was Program Manager of Marine Engines programs and as Senior Manager for Manufacturing Exploration and Development at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. At Lockheed Martin, he was responsible for developments in advanced polymers, composites, carbon nano tubes, novel titanium production and processing, additive manufacturing of both polymer and metallic systems and low observable manufacturing methods. Primarily, John has a background in materials performance and processing relationships, but has led groups to develop low emission combustors, advanced polymers and low observable technology.

John has 3 US patents, 7 International patents pending, has given numerous invited presentations is published internationally. In 2014, he was awarded Purdue University's Outstanding Materials Engineer of the Year and was given an Adjunct professorship at RMIT. In 2015, he became an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. In the 2017, the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University appointed him an Adjunct Professor of Materials Engineering. John holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and an M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University.

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Kevin Brigden

Kevin Brigden

Additive Manufacturing Application Engineer
Renishaw

Kevin has a Master's Degree in Engineering with honors in Motorsports Engineering from the University of Central Lancashire, England. He has been with Renishaw since 2014 working as an applications engineer in the Additive Manufacturing Products Division (AMPD). A member of a team of technical specialists, he brings a skill-set centered in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) including: Computer Aided Design (CAD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). During Kevin's time with Renishaw, he has led and consulted on numerous design projects in collaboration with partners and customers from Aerospace, Automotive, Space and Defense, and Medical engineering. Kevin is at the forefront of the Design for Additive Manufacture (DfAM) movement, with many of his characteristic and innovative designs widely recognized and imitated.

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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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Alex Huckstepp

Alex Huckstepp

VP, Business Development
Digital Alloys

Alex has worked with some of the world's most innovative manufacturers to help them develop additive manufacturing strategies, validate applications, and implement 3D printing solutions in production. Prior to joining Digital Alloys, he spent 5 years at leading polymer 3D printing companies Carbon (where he lead the Global Automotive Sales team) and Stratasys. Alex has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Product Development Engineering from the University of Southern California."

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Howard Kuhn

Howard Kuhn

Retired, Adjunct Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Kuhn is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously he was Director of Research at The ExOne Company, Interim Deputy Director of America Makes, co-Founder of Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science at Drexel University and the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kuhn presents academic and professional development courses in additive manufacturing (AM) nationally and internationally. In addition, he is involved in development of regenerative medicine therapies by AM. Dr. Kuhn received his degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie-Mellon University).

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Andrew Ramsey

Andrew Ramsey

X-ray/CT Specialist
Nikon Metrology

Andrew Ramsey graduated in physics from the University of Cambridge in 1986 and first developed image analysis software for nondestructive testing (NDT/NDE) at the UK's Harwell Laboratory. He has worked in X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) since 1992. He joined X-Tek Systems, Tring, UK in 1999 and developed their first CT reconstruction software and in 2006 moved into the Sales Department as a technical advisor. Following the acquisition of X-Tek by Metris and subsequently by Nikon, Andrew joined Nikon Metrology's X-ray Centre of Excellence supporting CT systems, agents, sales staff and customers worldwide. Since early 2018 Andrew has been supporting sales in the Americas out of Nikon Metrology's office in Brighton, Michigan. In November of this year, Andrew will have been with X-Tek/Nikon for 20 years.

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Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Automotive Specialist and Business Development Manager
EOS North America

Jon Walker is an automotive specialist and business development manager at EOS North America. He supports major automotive OEMs and suppliers as they integrate additive manufacturing into their supply chain. Throughout his career, Jon has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies specializing in manufacturing to help them navigate their journey toward 3D printing adoption.

Prior to working at EOS, Jon managed sales activity in the Midwest at GF Machining Solutions, where he focused on increasing quality and reducing processing time for customer parts, focusing on the mold and die industry. He began his career working for Mazak Corporation as a direct salesman before elevating to a management position where customers depended on his knowledge in manufacturing automation and serial production.

Jon graduated from Elmira College in New York with a bachelor's degree in business, management and marketing.

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