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3D Printing with Metal — What's New, What's Next & How Much Will it Cost?

Kate Stephenson, PhD (Founding Principal, Dyad Engineering)

George Morar (3D Printing Applications Engineer, Protolabs)

Melanie Lang (CEO, Formalloy)

Jacob Rindler (Lead Additive Manufacturing Engineer, Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence)

Location: 209B

Date: Tuesday, February 11

Time: 9:45am - 10:30am

Track: 3D Printing Innovation Summit: Materials Trends: Metals, Ceramics, Multi-Materials, and More

Vault Recording: TBD

After decades of hype and false promises, production metal 3D printing has finally arrived. It's both complementary and competitive to traditional manufacturing in a number of important ways and also presents great opportunity but also great risk. This session, led by leading industry experts, will explore these opportunities and risks, as well as how to successfully move 3D printing into high-volume production. Discussion topics covered include:

  • Exploring the hidden costs of metal AM
  • The pros and cons that provide the full economic picture
  • Ways users of this cutting-edge technology are able to make fully informed decisions on how to implement metal AM