Speakers

Tyler Benster General Partner, Asimov Ventures Tyler joined the Inside 3D Printing team in 2013 as Event Consultant. His first experience with rapid prototyping came in 2008 when he built a RepRap Darwin, the first DIY 3D printer, from scratch: building the electronics by hand and sourcing the mechanical parts online. Since then, he has visited and learned from the leading practitioners of additive manufacturing in nearly 10 countries. As a 3D printing evangelist, Tyler works with forward-looking manufacturers, retailers, startups and government. Tyler studied Applied Mathematics & Economics at Brown University and currently resides in whichever city is next on the Inside 3D Printing World Tour.
Sessions
May 25 | 5:00pm – 5:30pm FLIPPED SESSION™ 3D PRINTING
May 26 | 4:15pm – 5:00pm A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE OF 3D PRINTING
Ian Gibson
Professor of Industrial Design, School of Engineering, Deakin University Ian Gibson is the Professor of Industrial Design at Deakin University. He has been working with 3D Printing for more than 20 years, and remembers when it was called Rapid Prototyping. He is responsible for a number of initiatives aimed at promoting and supporting 3DP research and development. He co-founded the Rapid Prototyping Journal, which remains the primary research publication in the field. He co-established the Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations, which provides leverage for 3DP-evangelists around the world. He has published widely, including 50 top journal papers, 3 books and more than 20 book chapters. He is probably most proud of the Additive Manufacturing book published through Springer that has been adopted by course managers in many universities. At Deakin he is extremely excited by the new and groundbreaking Centre for Advanced Design and Engineering Training, which aims to revolutionize the way we educate engineering students and prepare them for the industrial landscape of tomorrow.
Session
May 26 | 11:30am – 12:15pm KEYNOTE : 3D PRINTING, INTERNATIONAL TRENDS AND MARKETS
John Hornick Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. John Hornick is an IP counselor and litigator based in Finnegan’s Washington DC headquarters. Based on his 30+ years of experience, he counsels clients on virtually every aspect of IP law, from licensing to litigation. He has litigated close to 100 IP cases in more than 30 U.S. federal courts in 18 states, five U.S. circuit courts of appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and others. He has appeared before more than 100 judges, arbitrators, and mediators and has tried every type of IP case. He has successfully avoided litigation for clients in hundreds of other disputes. His passion is the IP issues of 3D printing/additive manufacturing. John started the firm’s 3D printing initiative and founded Finnegan’s 3D Printing Working Group. John advises and educates clients about 3D printing and the IP issues of this rapidly developing and potentially disruptive technology, and how it may affect their businesses, both offensively and defensively. John closely follows the industry, frequently speaks and writes on 3D printing and its potential effects on IP law and the world, and has been recognized as a thought leader in this space. His articles have been published at www.3DPrintingIndustry.com and in the Journal of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, for which he serves on the Editorial Board. John also serves on the Advisory Board of Advanced Manufacturing Insight.
Sessions
May 25 | 5:00pm – 5:30pm FLIPPED SESSION™ 3D PRINTING
May 26 | 9:45am – 10:30am KEYNOTE: 3D PRINTING WILL ROCK THE WORLD
Kamlesh Kothari Founder, CloneMe Dr Kamlesh Kothari is a dental, oral and maxillo-facial surgeon and a 3D printing enthusiast. His exposure to 3D printing came through his career in dentistry, where he offered 3D printed metal crowns (Metal Laser Sintered ) to his patients. He has been the head of department of dental and maxillofacial surgery at Apollo Hospital , which is the largest chain of tertiary health care in India. His passion for 3D printing took him to one of Inside 3D printing events at Singapore , where he was fascinated by the 3D selfie and this took the shape of a new brand , CLONEME, which is India’s first consumer segment 3D figurine brand , offering 3D miniatures of people as a lifestyle and gifting solution. Dr Kothari is a regular contributing author to online tech journals like Tech in Asia , Tech Story and Entrepreneur. He has an active Twitter handle dedicated to 3D printing. He is a speaker at various forums on 3D printing , focusing on consumer and medical segments of this field.
Session
May 25 | 1:45pm – 2:30pm CONSUMER SEGMENT IN 3D PRINTING
Dr. Achala de Mel
Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine, University College London, UCL Centre for Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine, Division of Surgery & Interventional Science Achala de Mel is a lecturer in Regenerative Medicine at UCLs Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences, and a member of the UCL’s centre for Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine. Her primary interests are in optimising cell-material interactions for Regenerative Medicine applications. She is currently leading a research team funded by the EPSRC on 3D printing of thermoplastic nanocomposites for surgical implants.
Session
May 25 | 1:00pm – 1:45pm 3D PRINTING SURGICAL IMPLANTS
Michael Petch Founder, Black Dog Consulting and Author of 3D Printing: Rise of the Third Industrial Revolution Michael Petch is the founder of the international business advisory firm, Black Dog Consulting and the best-selling author of several books on 3D Printing. His books include “3D Printing: Rise of the Third Industrial Revolution” and the most recent is about 3D printing and food (Future Food: How Cutting-Edge Technology & 3D Printing Will Change the Way You Eat). Michael’s background is in the field of economics and finance where he has worked for 15 years, including 4 years as an analyst for a major investment bank in London. He currently divides his time between consultancy services for companies involved in new tech industries such as crypto currency, blockchain protocol, sustainable energy and agriculture, 3D Printing and writing non-fiction. Michael is also the founder of a Spanish-language website focused on 3D printing and related technology.
Session
May 26 | 10:30am – 11:00am KEYNOTE : NOVEL MATERIALS: PRODUCTION, PROCESSING & PERFORMANCE
Yang Yihu President and CEO, ESUN Yang Yihu is the chairman of Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co.,Ltd. After graduating from major of Philosophy in Peking University and doctoral degree of business management in Wuhan University, he devoted himself to open innovative research. So far he have applied 30 international and domestic patients as one of main inventors.He is the Chairman of Guangdong low carbon bio-plastic industrial innovation alliance and vice chairman of Shenzhen Polymer Association.He is also Vice president of degradable professional committee in China Plastics Industrial Association and worked for industrial management in Hubei Provincial Petrochemical Industrial Department from 1988 to 1997,then worked as director and deputy general manager in Hubei Chemho Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd from 1997 to 2002. From 2002 till now, He worked as president and general manager in Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co.,Ltd. Yang Yihu listed in Forbes Chinese science and technology pioneer in 2013 and was named Science and technology business leaders of Hubei province in 2014. He is awarded One of the 10 Most Influential People of China 3D Printing Industry in 2015.
Session
May 25 | 3:00pm – 3:45pm APPLICATION OF 3D FDM PRINTING MATERIAL