Agenda

“The 3D printing industry is a moving target. This year we created a program that balances cutting edge technology with coverage of established trends. The program covers the most recent developments in the 3D printing industry, from fashion to aerospace, and provides a range of tutorials to help participants catch up with the basic aspects of the technology, software, and law.” – Hod Lipson, Associate Professor at Cornell University and Conference Chair for Inside 3D Printing
Day 1: April 15 Tutorial Day

9:15am

Registration Opens

10:00am – 12:00pm

Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
Tutorial 1: 3D Printing Fundamentals: An Industry Primer
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Tutorial 2: Introduction to 3D Printing – Technologies, Materials, and Disruptions
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12:00pm – 12:15pm

Break

12:15pm – 2:15pm

Tutorial 3
Tutorial 4
Tutorial 3: Building a Small Business with 3D Printing: Planning, Goal Setting and Resources
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Tutorial 4: 3D Printing and Toy Design: Reinventing Everything
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2:15pm – 3:00pm

Break

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Tutorial 5
Tutorial 6
Tutorial 5: How to Get Started with 3D Printing
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Tutorial 6: 3D Design Geometries: Understanding and Applying Generative Microstructures
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5:00pm – 5:15pm

Break

5:15pm – 7:15pm

Tutorial 7
Tutorial 8
Tutorial 7: Introduction to 3D Scanning
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Tutorial 8: Direct Metal Printing in Applications
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6:30pm – 8:30pm

WOHLERS ASSOCIATES CONSULTING DINNER
For 19 years, Wohlers Associates, Inc., the leading consulting firm for the 3D printing industry worldwide, has produced the Wohlers Report, the undisputed leading annual state of the industry report. Although consultations with the firm can be difficult to obtain, attendees of this dinner will have the chance to spend two hours meeting with Terry Wohlers, founder, principal consultant, and president of Wohlers Associates. Ask questions, discuss business opportunities, and speak in depth about predictions for the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry. Register today to reserve your spot.
Day 2: April 16

8:15am

Registration Opens

9:00am – 9:45am

Keynote
Morning Keynote: The Shapes of Things to Come Description coming soon.

9:45am – 10:30am

Medical Track
Business & Investment Track
Food, Fashion, & Entertainment Track
Law & IP Track
3D Medical Printing: From Concept to Clinic, From Education to Regeneration
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Print Me an Investment Banker: Additive Manufacturing M&A and Financing Trends
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Digitally Manufacturing Food to Medical Devices – Are FDA Regulations Evolving Fast Enough?
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3D Printing and The Future (or Demise) of Intellectual Property
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10:30am – 11:00am

Morning Break and Exhibit Hall Opens

10:30am – 11:30am

Sponsored Session by Venable
Getting your 3D Printed Product to Market: An Insider’s Perspective Using their experience with 3D printing to create food, medical devices, and consumer products, the panelists will share the best practices and lessons learned with respect to R&D, pre-approval compliance issues and IP protections needed to bring your 3D product to market. Members from leading food and consumer product companies will address innovation agreements, managing relationships with key regulators such as FDA, and how to secure the appropriate IP protections that will help you to generate revenue.

11:00am – 11:45am

Medical Track
Business & Investment Track
Food, Fashion, & Entertainment Track
Law & IP Track
OsteoFab Technology: An Advanced 3D Printing Platform for Skeletal Reconstruction
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The Big Picture on 3D Printing: A VC Perspective
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Print and Eat: Overview, Challenges and Opportunities in Food Printing
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Global Strategies for Intellectual Property Protection in Additive Manufacturing
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11:45am – 12:30pm

Medical Track
Business & Investment Track
Food and Fashion & Entertainment Track
Law & IP Track
The Future of Medical Innovation via 3DP
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Startup Competition
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3D Printing Dessert
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From Abstract to Accountability: The New Tools Innovators Must Have to Survive in a 3D Printed World
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12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall is Open

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Keynote
Afternoon Keynote: Twelve Years From Now A typical education takes twelve years to achieve. A dozen years from now, students graduating from high school will have had exposure to 3D printing all throughout their education. What will this mean for the development and use of the technology, and what will the world be like when all college students have grown up with 3D printing?

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Medical Track
Business & Investment Track
Food, Fashion, & Entertainment Track
Law & IP Track
3D Printing: The Intersection of Medical Device Innovation and Regulation
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Reinterpreting Hype and Progress: a Glimpse into the Future of 3D Printing
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3D Printing and its Effect on the Fashion Industry: Vendor Agreements, Supply Chain, Customer Experience and More
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Exploring the Legal Risks and Liabilities of Medical Device Manufacturers in the 3D Printing Industry
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3:00pm – 3:30pm

Afternoon Break and Exhibit Hall is Open

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Sponsored Session by Husch Blackwell
The 5 D’s of 3D – Learn to Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Decide How to Succeed in a Complex Legal Environment Intellectual property and product safety issues present unique opportunities for liability in the 3D printing industry. Join this interactive workshop to discuss strategies to not only avoid these liabilities, but to also lead your team safely to success.

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Medical Track
Business & Investment Track
Food, Fashion, & Entertainment Track
Law & IP Track
The Opportunities and Application of 3D Printing in Healthcare
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Rapidly Prototype Your Company and Other Tips
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nTopology: Generative Micro-Structures for 3D Printing
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IP Strategies for the 3D Printing Era
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4:15pm – 5:00pm

Medical Track
Business & Investment Track
Food, Fashion, & Entertainment Track
Law & IP Track
e-NABLE: How Free, Crowdsourced, 3D Printed Prosthetics Offer Helping Hands in the Global Village
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How To Make 3D Printing Work for You and Your Organization: Best Practice Tips and Tricks
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How Breakthroughs in 3D Trend Design-for-Custom are Progressing Human Expression and Function
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3D Printing in Retail
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5:00pm – 6:00pm

Networking Reception & 3D Print Fashion Show
Join us in the 3D Print Design Show exhibit hall for a networking reception and fashion show, sponsored by Materialise and curated by Natacha Alpert, Miras3D.
Day 3: April 17

8:15am

Registration Opens

9:00am – 9:45am

Education & Maker Track
Manufacturing Track
Art, Architecture, & Design Track
Aerospace, Defense, & Technical Track
3D Printing in Education and Training: Emerging Curriculum and Delivery Models
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3D Printing Materials 2015-2025: Status, Opportunities, Market Forecasts
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Growing Architecture
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3D Scanning Technologies to Streamline Your Business
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9:45am – 10:30am

Education & Maker Track
Manufacturing Track
Art, Architecture, & Design Track
Aerospace, Defense, & Technical Track
Color 3D Printing: What Is It and Why Does it Matter?
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Full Automation of Modeling for 3D Printing From Noisy and Incomplete Scans
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The Value of Rapid Prototyping in Architecture
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Application of 3D FDM Printing Material
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10:30am – 11:00am

Morning Break and Exhibit Hall Opens

10:30am – 11:30am

Sponsored Session by CADD Edge, Inc.
A Primer of PolyJet: Faster, Smoother and More Flexible 3D Printing Let us introduce you to the diverse world of PolyJet 3D printing technology from Stratasys. PolyJet-based Objet printers uses tiny droplets of material—just like in your inkjet printer—to build parts that achieve down to 16 micron layer thickness and 600dpi. Some Objet printers can even mix materials for parts with variable colors or material properties—even transparency. The materials are UV-cured thermoset polymers, which enables a wide variety of performance characteristics enabling a range of application. Click here for more information.

11:00am – 11:45am

Education & Maker Track
Manufacturing Track
Art, Architecture, & Design Track
Aerospace, Defense, & Technical Track
3D Printing + Hydroponics = 3Dponics
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Accelerating the Adoption of 3D Printing in Industrial and Commercial Supply Chains
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FEEDBACK Design: 3D Printing in Architecture and Music
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Metal 3D-Printing Insights: Past, Present and Future
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11:45am – 12:30pm

Keynote
Additive Manufacturing State of the Industry Countless corporations, government agencies, researchers, and others are investing in additive manufacturing (AM) technology in ways that have not been seen in the past. Many are trying to understand where it is headed and how they fit in. Some of the biggest companies and brands in the world, such as Adobe, Airbus, Amazon, Autodesk, Boeing, GE, Google, Lockheed Martin, and UPS, have made some level of commitment to AM. HP, for example, is in the process of introducing an entirely new 3D printing technology that is 10 times faster than competitive machines. Product development and manufacturing organizations that embrace AM successfully could hold a distinct advantage over competitors that choose to ignore it.

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall is Open

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Education & Maker Track
Manufacturing Track
Art, Architecture, & Design Track
Aerospace, Defense, & Technical Track
3D Printing: Disrupting Supply Chains
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Determining Cost-Effectiveness of 3D Printing
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Adobe: Bringing 3D Printing to Creatives
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Sustainable Benefits of 3D Printing
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2:15pm – 3:00pm

Keynote
Keynote: The Killer Apps of 3D Printing According to Wikipedia, a killer app is “any computer program that is so necessary or desirable that it proves the core value of some larger technology.” Over the years, killer apps have been all around us, from the game Space Invaders for the Atari VCS in the 1980s to the app store on our smartphones today. In this presentation, Materialise Executive Chairman of the Board, Peter Leys, will talk about the concept of killer apps, the role they may play in 3D printing, and the ways in which additive manufacturing can make a real difference in the way we live today.

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Keynote
Keynote Panel: The Future of 3D printing A panel of experts with a vast knowledge of the 3D Printing industry will be put to test to predict the future directions for the industry. What new technologies can we expect to see? What new businesses? New applications? If anyone can tell you the answers to such questions, this panel can. At the end of the panel, we’ll leave some time for you to pose your own questions to our industry thought leaders.

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Sponsored Session by Autodesk
How to be the Most Innovative Company in 3D Printing With the vast amount of competition in the 3D landscape, how do you position yourself at the front of the pack? Even if your company is just looking to break in to the space these helpful tools and advice from Autodesk will kickstart your team to being on top of the market and perceived as a thought leader. Come learn about the future of how things are made from Autodesk 3D Technologist Jesse Harrington Au.

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Education & Maker Track
Manufacturing Track
Art, Architecture, & Design Track
Aerospace, Defense, & Technical Track
To 3D Print or Not to 3D Print
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3D Printed Injection Molding (3DIM)
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Castles in the Sand: 21 Century Mega-Scale 3D Printing Construction Applications
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3D Electronics Printing
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4:15pm -5:00pm

Education and Maker Track
Manufacturing Track
Art & Architecture Track
Aerospace, Defense, and Technical Track
3D Printing and Cloud Manufacturing
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How We Make
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Digitizing Our World for Design
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How 3D Printing is Used for Security Training
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