WHO YOU WILL MEET
Senior Representatives From A Cross Section of Manufacturing Industries Including:
- Oil & Gas
- Sports Equipment
- Medical & Biomedicine
- Consumer Goods
- Telecommunication Equipment
- R&D Institutes
With The Following Job Titles:
- VP, Engineering
- VP, Advanced Manufacturing
- VP, Technology
- VP, Materials
- Director of R&D
- Director of Materials & Manufacturing Advanced Programs
- Head of Engineering
- Head of Manufacturing Engineering
- Head of Innovation
- Head of Advanced Manufacturing
- Head of Manufacturing Improvements
- Head of Rapid Prototyping
- Program Manager
- Senior Manager - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
- Senior Design Engineer
- R&D Director
- Technical Fellow
- Representatives of the Open Source Community
- Additive Manufacturing Consortiums
- Equipment and Material Suppliers
- Software Developers
- IP Lawyers
Additive Manufacturing Production Application Initiative 2014
The hype around 3D printing has been increasing exponentially over the past couple of years, many times with little to no backing in the real world of those who use the technology every day. There is no doubt as to the potential of additive manufacturing and recent projections estimate the market to quadruple by 2025. Nevertheless, huge amounts of research, testing and development from end users is required to take additive manufacturing from being a cost effective and flexible prototyping tool into being a profitable and validated production process.
From a technical perspective, additive manufacturing has reached a tipping point where the technology is maturing but big changes to software, applications and scale are expected to happen any moment. As end users are trying to take additive manufacturing one step further and apply it to production, they need to know how to reduce costs while improving quality, both through materials and equipment optimization, as well as to identify the right applications for the technology.
To take additive manufacturing to the next step it is essential to learn about the very latest, and realistic equipment and material cost-benefit analyses taking place in industry. Similarly, it is crucial to access capability reports from the most advanced technologies being applied in the industry, regarding performance, volume and customization. Furthermore, end users are being faced with new design and software rules and limitations, intellectual property issues and the difficulties associated with business case justifications. First movers will reap the benefits of the technology - and these benefits have the potential to be game changing for the businesses they disrupt.
ENOUGH HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT WHAT COULD OR SHOULD HAPPEN - NOW IT'S TIME TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.
The Additive Manufacturing Production Application Initiative 2014 (AMPA14) is set to make a difference in the adoption or expansion of additive manufacturing as a cost-effective production process. The industry needs realistic approaches to these issues, as well as opportunities to establish real dialogue across the value chain. Enough has been said about what could or should happen - now it's time to make it happen.
With that purpose, AMPA14 will cover key, progress-critical topics, including:
- MATERIAL AVAILABILITY AND COST: Assessing the volume availability of key materials to determine the long term sustainability of supply and the scope of additive manufacturing applications
- MATERIAL SCIENCE AND PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS: Using case studies to determine the performance properties, cost feasibility and standardization capabilities of 3D printing materials
- MACHINE CAPABILITIES AND LIMITATIONS: Examining the latest technological advances that are helping justify the business case for 3D printing and how capabilities compare to traditional manufacturing methods
- HOW TO DESIGN FOR 3D PRINTING: Adapting design approaches to a 3D printed world - assessing the game changing design rules, techniques and limitations of additive manufacturing
- SHOWCASING REAL LIFE INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS: Presenting and analyzing test results to speed up the learning curve and gain perspective on the long-term commercial benefits of additive manufacturing
Check Out Last Year's 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Industrial Applications Summit
Forget everything you've seen in 3D printing conferences. The technology is disruptive and revolutionary - and so are we.
- WE SEE THROUGH THE HYPE: our agenda is built around case studies, demonstrations, test results and an overall realistic approach to the technology.
- WE DON'T SETTLE: we take on board the challenge of discussing complex issues and finding the best people to speak about them.
- WE WANT TO SEE RESULTS: you will take away real solutions to build solid business cases for the adoption or expansion of additive manufacturing.
- WE PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE: throughout the sessions, there will be a constant focus on assessing the technology as compared to traditional methods.
- WE WANT SCALABILITY: there will be a strong focus on the conditions to take additive manufacturing from prototyping to large scale production.
- WE LIKE IT PRACTICAL: you won't just sit in a room and listen to endless speeches. You will have access to a fully hands-on workshop and dynamic showcases and demonstrations.
- WE LIKE IT PERSONALIZED: we will give you the possibility of tailoring your participation to your needs by offering industry specific discussion lounges.
- WE CELEBRATE THE TECHNOLOGY: it's almost as important as it is to learn how to take it forward.
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