Agenda

Day 1: October 21 Workshop Day
8:15am
Registration Opens
9:00am – 11:00am
Track 1
Track 2
Workshop 1: Desktop 3D Printers – From Start to Finish Come hang out with the team from Type A Machines as we walk you through the process of 3D printing: from the idea in your head to mid volume (sub 1000 unit) production.
Workshop 2: How to Run Your Business on 3D Printing 3D printing enables you to go to market without inventory or financial risk, getting real time customer feedback after you’ve launched. Learn how to bring your products to market with 3D printing. We’ll cover topics from design, materials and prototyping through merchandising and sales in an inventory-free world. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from a panel of designers and entrepreneurs who are using 3D printing in their business today.
11:00am – 11:15am
Break
11:15am – 1:15pm
Track 1
Track 2
Workshop 3: Reshaping Manufacturing: Understanding the 3D Printing Process This workshop will delve into the overall process of making three-dimensional solid objects from digital designs and explore the various powders, binders and support materials that allow for the geometric flexibility inherent to additive manufacturing. We’ll also examine the course of moving from original concept via virtual blueprint (CAD or animation modeling software) to finished product along with all the pre-preparation and post processing steps required to make a quality printed piece.
Workshop 4: Digitizing Reality: An Overview of 3D Scanning With all the talk of the marvels of 3D printing, it is tempting to think of it as a turn-key solution and to minimize the role of good content creation in the process. Acquiring high-quality content remains one of the greatest challenges and opportunities in the 3D Printing pipeline. We will explore some the options within one such realm of content acquisition: 3D Scanning. Amidst an overview of the various 3D scanning options available, we will delve into some of the uses for quality scan data and how it is moving the industry forward, as well as some of the difficulties facing a scan to print workflow. Join us to learn more about the exciting possibilities of 3D Scanning, both now and in the near future.
1:15pm – 2:00pm
Lunch Break
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Track 1
Track 2
Workshop 5: Strategy for an Educational Revolution Are you ready to step up and make a positive impact in your community? Are you interested in bringing 3D printing into your local schools? This 2 hour workshop will give you the tools to identify the right teachers and administrators from within your school system, describe the team members you will need for effective deployment, and outline the culture needed to sustain the momentum past the initial hype. Our approach is formed around an inquiry-driven, project-based learning strategy known as Maker Education. This powerful approach, informed by educational theorists, creates deeper thinking, inspires creativity, and returns common sense, hands-on experience to the classroom. If you are as passionate as we are about inspiring a revolution in education using 3D printing as a shiny tool in the hands of expert educators, join us for an enlightening workshop and learn how you can be an agent of change!
Workshop 6: Fabricating Nature The workshop will showcase powerful new volume modeling technology through its application in mass customization, generative modeling, bionic and cellular design, material exploration and direct fabrication. Practical applications will be demonstrated, alongside the differences with traditional surface based design and a short introductory tutorial will be given where attendees will be welcome to follow along on their own laptop. At the end of the workshop several physically printed objects will be put to a ‘Physical Turing Test’ along with open discussion on how close design and manufacturing systems are to breaking the ‘man-made barrier’.
4:00pm – 4:15pm
Break
4:15pm – 6:15pm
Track 1
Track 2
Workshop 7: Opening a 3D Store Front Learn from the Founders and experts of HoneyPoint3D, Bay Area’s first, and currently only, retail 3D Printing and Scanning Stores in Oakland and San Mateo, CA. What does the future hold for the retail aspect of 3D Printing? What products, services and tools of creation does the public need now? How will physical stores transform the growth and challenges this industry will see in the next 5-10 years? Key insights and trends will be reviewed. Q & A session to follow.
Workshop 8: 3D Printing Jewelry from Idea to Item This tutorial will cover the process of 3D printing in regards to jewelry. We will touch on the complexity that can be created and easily reproduced with 3D printing and possibly no other processes, a few examples of what types of jewelry have already been created, the materials that jewelry can currently be printed in including some pros and cons of the most popular materials, and discuss the fact that the end product can now often be made just as fast as the prototype. The impact and possibilities for jewelry designers will also be examined. I will show you the process of making a 3D print from sketch to 3D model to 3D printing followed by a Q and A discussion.
Day 2: October 22
8:15am
Registration Opens
9:00am – 9:45am
Keynote
Opening Keynote from Autodesk Description coming soon.
9:45am – 10:30am
Medical Track
Business & Investment Track
Food Track
Law & IP Track
The Advantages of 3D Printing in Medical Device Development: Now and in the Next Five Years By applying novel 3D printing applications to medical device development, we’re realizing faster development cycles, decreased costs and increased likelihood of regulatory acceptance, but that is just the beginning. As we look to the future, we expect further disruption of traditional device manufacturing processes, along with more control in the delivery and customization of the devices for both OEMs and care providers.
The Myths, Misconceptions, and Challenges of Additive Manufacturing While 3D printing technology has continued to capture headlines over the past year, a number of misconceptions persist that can misguide companies and investors. Join us for a candid discussion as Terry Wohlers dispels some popular myths surrounding the proliferation of 3D printing and sheds light on many of the thorny challenges that lie ahead.
Digitally Manufacturing Food to Your Dietary Needs – Are Innovations Advancing Faster than FDA Regulations are Evolving? This session discusses the unique challenges associated with food, 3-D Printing, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 3-D Printing presents an opportunity for numerous innovations including the potential for individuals to customize food with tailored nutrient profiles and calorie content. Among other cutting edge innovations, companies are developing ways to monitor an individual’s biostatistics and then create personalized food to match the needs of the person’s health status. Importantly, the “intended use” and “claims” for the product would govern whether pre-market FDA clearance or approval is necessary for market access. Our discussion focuses on how these innovations may exist within the framework of the FDA regulatory system for food, dietary supplements, drugs, and medical devices.
Exploring the Legal Risks and Liabilities of Manufacturers in the 3D Printing Industry Michael P. Bruyere will discuss the potential litigation manufacturers in the 3D printing industry may face as the technology’s use expands. The presentation will include an explanation of the legal theories likely to be raised. Most importantly, Bruyere will consider potential defenses, ways to shift liability, and other practices to help manufacturers limit their legal risk.
10:30am – 11:00am
Morning Break and Exhibit Hall Opens
11:00am – 11:45am
Medical Track
Business & Investment Track
Food Track
Law and IP Track
3D Printing of Advanced Biocomposites on Earth and Beyond Human exploration off planet is severely limited by the cost of launching materials into space and re-supply. Thus materials brought from earth must be light, stable and reliable at destination. Using traditional approaches a lunar or Mars base would require either transporting a hefty store of metals or heavy manufacturing equipment and construction materials for in situ extraction; both would severely limit any other mission objectives. Long-term human space presence requires periodic replenishment, adding a massive cost overhead. Even robotic missions often sacrifice science goals for heavy radiation and thermal protection. Biology has the potential to solve these problems because it can replicate and repair itself, and do a wide variety of chemical reactions including making food, fuel and materials. Synthetic biology can greatly enhance and expand life’s evolved repertoire. Using natural and synthetically altered organisms as the feedstock for additive manufacturing could one day make possible the dream of producing bespoke tools, food, smart fabrics and even replacement organs on demand. To this end our lab has produced a proof-of-concept bioprinter with dnearly one-cell resolution. Genetically engineering yeast cells to secrete bioproducts subsequent to printing allows the potential to make biomaterials with a fine microstructure. Imagine a production system that, at a few micron scale resolution, can add mollusk shell for compressive strength per unit mass, spider silk or collagen for tensile strength per unit mass, and potentially biologically-deposited wires. Now imagine what new products can be enabled by such a technology, on earth or beyond.
Are Professional Investors in Silicon Valley Doing Enough to Support 3D Printing Innovation? In this informative discussion, veteran VCs, institutional investors and incubators will share their views on where the investment dollar is going today and whether enough is being done! What types of 3D Printing startups are VCs actively looking to back and what are the key milestones for the investors to ramp up their efforts? Whether you are an entrepreneur raising seed capital or a seasoned investor, you can’t afford to miss this session!
Print and Eat: Overview, Challenges and Opportunities in Food Printing What is food printing and how does it work? What kind of food can be printed and how does it taste? Is the technology ready, and are we? This talk will cover the burgeoning field of food printing, discuss its brief history, show some of the technologies involved, and outline some of the key challenges and opportunities lying ahead.
IP Strategies for the 3D Printing Era A discussion of the application of Intellectual Property (IP) in developing strategies to protect or leverage products, services and business models that use 3D printing technology.
11:45am – 12:30pm
Medical Track
Business & Investment Track
Food Track
Law and IP Track
High Precision 3D Printing Drives Direct Manufacturing, Biomedical Innovations Unique additive and subtractive technology drive disruptive workflow processes that enable extremely high precision 3D printing of complex geometries, including internal serpentine channels and nested parts. We’ll explore how it is used to make cast-ready patterns, prototyping, production and application use cases from creating exquisite one-of-a-kind custom jewelry to aerospace applications, advanced, patient-centric biomedical treatment and medical device development. The challenges are many but by introducing “disruptive” technology and workflows, 3D printing is already changing the face of design validation and manufacturing models. The future is even more exciting.
Print Me an Investment Banker: Additive Manufacturing M&A and Financing Trends Emerging from a nascent, hobbyist technology to the centerpiece of the “third industrial revolution”, 3D printing has stormed onto the scene and deal making along with it. Averaging around an acquisition a month and millions of dollars of funding, it is safe to say 3D printing is greasing the wheels of capitalism, one voxel at a time. Find out who’s investing money, who’s buying who, how much they’re paying and what’s next.
Food for Thought – A Fresh Look at the Future of Edibles and 3D Printing Why would anyone want to 3D print food? How does it work? What are the benefits over other methods of meal preparation? Who’s most likely to utilize the technology and why? When will it become commonplace and what are the barriers to acceptance? 3D printing could create opportunities with many consumer products, including food, utensils, and packaging. In this presentation we’ll take a closer look at the technology, markets and applications that are driving 3D printing innovation with edibles and related products. Whether you’re in product development, marketing or operations in manufacturing, retail or food service, or are just curious and want to learn more, we invite you to attend this informative session.
The Promise and Perils of Intellectual Property and 3D Printing: IP Protection and Enforcement Schemes 3D scanning and printing means a brave new world for the acquisition and enforcement of intellectual property rights. First, you need to understand the various forms of intellectual property that could be used to protect your work related to 3D printing or that your competitors might use to protect their work. Then, you need to develop a protection scheme tailored to your specific product, industry, budget, and competitive landscape. Finally, you will need to think about enforcement strategies. In some circumstances, traditional techniques may be enough, such as cease and desist letters and DMCA take down notices. But, sometimes you will need to be more creative and consider both legal and technical ways to protect your product and your business. By going beyond traditional strategies, rights holders can effectively protect their inventions in this new age.
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall is Open
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Keynote
Afternoon Keynote: 3D Bioprinting: Applications and Near-Term Developments Organovo uses its 3D bioprinting technology to change the shape of medical research and practice. The company’s 3D bioprinter makes fully human, functional 3D tissues for drug discovery research and therapeutic applications. Organovo’s tissues are already in use across multiple collaborations with top biopharmaceutical companies and academic medical centers. Applications for specific tissue types such as 3D liver and 3D breast cancer tumor models are already producing significant results. While the number and types of applications broaden, the accomplishments in each tissue area are reaching new milestones and demonstrating the power of additive manufacturing with living cells.
2:15pm – 3:00pm
Medical Track
Business & Investment Track
Entertainment & Fashion Track
Maker Track
Additive Manufacturing in Regenerative Orthopaedics Additive Manufacturing (AM) is opening new frontiers in regenerative medicine, particularly in the development of next generation of musculoskeletal treatment strategies and orthopaedic implants. This presentation addresses some novel AM techniques for tissue engineering of orthopaedic implants including biphasic (cartilage and bone) constructs as osteochondral graft substitutes and vascularised porous scaffolds for treatment of segmental bone defects. The advantages of the AM-made constructs compared to conventionally-produced implants for regeneration of defective site will be explained.
Why You Need a 3D Printing Strategy How many of today’s manufacturing companies are out business and don’t even know it yet? 3D printing is a protocol for business, much like the internet is a protocol for business. Did you have an internet strategy in 1994? Does the internet impact your business today? Be smarter than you were when the internet first came out. Learn how to develop the right 3D printing strategy for your business to stay ahead of the competition.
Efficiently Implementing 3D Printing into Your Specific Fashion/Apparel Project This session will answer the questions of – how to implement 3D printing in the next 10 years in the Fashion Industry; how to adjust the current infrastructure within your organization to incorporate 3D printing; what key products to highlight for your first 3D printed projects within your company and what is that vision; how to effectively market and create PR for 3D printing in your organization; and how to implement a 3-5 year plan for 3D printing to get the projects started.
The Secret Sauce of 3D Printing Design Sales Consumer 3D printers owners are desperate for high quality content, and 3D design marketplaces keep popping up to service the demand. Even so, many marketplaces are still under-utilised – what’s the secret sauce? As provider of streaming solutions to the industry’s leading marketplaces, Authentise has gained insight into what it takes to build a successful marketplace. While this market still revolves around independent designers, big brands are already experimenting with 3D printing, providing unique experiences and mass customization options. In this talk we will discuss what people want to print, what are they willing to pay for, and what the barriers are.
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Afternoon Break and Exhibit Hall is Open
3:30pm – 4:15pm
Medical Track
Business & Investment Track
Entertainment & Fashion Track
Maker Track
3D Printing Heart Valves 3D-printing has recently been used to fabricate biological models and to create clinical-scale living tissue. 3D-bioprinting is uniquely suited for mimicking anatomical complexity and heterogeneity present in many tissues. Laura will discuss 3D-printing optimization for biological applications and give examples of bioprinting being successfully applied in heterogeneous and soft-tissue engineering.
Colour 3D Printing: What is it and Why Does It Matter? We live in a colour world. We see everything in colour. It’s no wonder that a number of 3D printers are now providing colour 3D printing capabilities. But the definition of what it means to print in ‘colour,’ ‘full colour’ and even ‘multicolour,’ varies widely among 3D printers. What is the difference between the different types of colour? Which is best suited for your unique application and business needs? And what new business possibilities are now available with the different flavours of colour 3D printing? In this presentation, you will learn the importance of colour 3D printing, applications and new businesses made possible with colour 3D printing, and how to identify and compare different types of colour 3D printing technologies to select the one that is just right for your unique needs.
Igniting Imagination with 3D Printing: Using Additive Manufacturing Solutions to Enable Dreams to Come to Life This talk will show how special effects studio Legacy Effects has transformed there business model by embracing additive manufacturing and created a hybrid way of creating digital concepts to physical reality to produce some of entertainments most iconic characters and moments. We will explore key moments, our pipeline, and amazing applications.
What’s Next? Desktop 3D Printers and the Maker Movement Meet the executive team of Type A machines, and learn first hand how they see the future of 3D printing and how the Maker Movement will continue to be a force for good.
4:15pm – 5:00pm
Medical Track
Business & Investment Track
Entertainment & Fashion Track
Maker Track
3D Printing in Personalized Healthcare: The Digital Thread from Imaging to Surgery Personalized healthcare is set to impact most of us in ways we can’t imagine yet today. We may think of custom implants or invisible braces as fitting the concept of “personalized healthcare” but it will be broader than that. For surgical applications the key to having personalization is what we’re calling the “Digital Thread”. From data acquisition to medical image processing to surgical planning and simulation to design and finally to 3D printed output, the Digital Thread is how the patient gets from the physical world to the digital world for surgical planning and back to the physical world through 3D printing for surgery. This talk will focus on the keys to how the technology is being applied today and where personalized healthcare is headed tomorrow.
Startup Competition 3D printing will shape and transform tomorrow’s commercial landscape. The challenge lies in predicting what these future marketplaces will look like. In this session, startups and emerging businesses in the 3D printing ecosystem give Lightening Talks on their business strategies, their customers, their challenges, and the opportunities that lie ahead. Each selected startup will have the opportunity to speak for five minutes and pitch their 3DP business venture idea to the panel of investors, moderated by Tyler Benster. Startups will provide a crisp and compelling snapshot detailing their vision, strategies, and how they plan to carve out a profitable foothold in an emerging commercial ecosystem. If you want to pitch your company and present in this session, please email tyler@mecklermedia.com and include about 200 words that describe your business idea.
3D Printing and its Effect on the Fashion Industry: Vendor Agreements, Supply Chain, Customer Experience and More When people think of 3D printing and the fashion industry, their attention most likely focuses on issues of intellectual property. While IP rules and regulations will certainly need to be considered, there will be a profound and immediate effect on vendor or designer agreements, the supply chain, inventory control, employees and the customer experience. In fact, some of my fashion clients are already 3D printing their entire collections. This session will focus on emerging issues that are changing the landscape of the fashion industry, including designer/manufacturer relationships, employee changes, and new shopping experiences.
How to Make 3D Printing Work for you and your Organization? Best Practice Tips and Tricks The 3D Printing industry is growing rapidly and there are a lot of options for businesses of all kinds to engage with the technology. This talk will focus on how companies can best approach, integrate, and expand 3D Printing technologies to meet their business objectives. Several case studies will be presented to give those less familiar with the technology a framework to help them think through the question of how to make 3D Printing work for them.
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Keynote
Closing Keynote and Networking Reception Listen as Terry Wohlers gives a brief state of the industry address and examines the trends and predicts where 3D printing is headed. A networking reception will follow.
Day 3: October 23
8:15am
Registration Opens
9:00am – 9:30am
Keynote
Morning Keynote: The Role of File Format in Addressing Limitations of Additive Manufacturing Creating the “right part first time” with 3D printing currently requires specialized knowledge of geometry, materials, and manufacturing processes. Much of this knowledge can be embodied within the CAD file itself. This includes geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, 3D annotation (text), surface finish and material specifications that could guide a “smart” printer to print a functionally viable part in the first run, even with new materials. In this presentation, we will review and compare file formats currently used in 3D printing. We will then propose the JT open format ISO standard for 3D printing, which contains rich CAD information enabling “smart” printers.
9:30am – 10:15am
Education Track
Manufacturing Track
Architecture Track
Aerospace Track
The Future of 3D Printing in Education The trend is clear. 3D printing is one of the reasons that the next revolution in education will be made, not televised. Now that reliable replicators are priced in the sub-$2000 range, they are starting to show up in schools around the world. We will explore some of the educational programs in the US that are bringing these devices into classrooms from grades 4-12. The rapid growth of free excellent design tools promises to help students learn through designing and making their own projects across the curriculum.
4D Printing and Programmable Materials There is a disciplinary convergence upon us, one that spans from the nano-scale to the human-scale. We are now able to program nearly every material from bits to DNA, proteins, proto-cells, smart materials, even products and infrastructure. There is a growing demand to translate these capabilities into solutions for large-scale applications rather than purely small-scale technologies. At the Self-Assembly Lab, we aim towards the built-environment, from manufacturing, construction, infrastructure and products to develop more adaptive and highly resilient systems. We have demonstrated that self-assembly is scale-independent and have produced prototypes transforming from 1D, 2D to 3D and even 4D Printing aimed at inventing a future of programmable built environments.
3D Architectural Models: An Overview of Producing 3D Printed Architectural Models In this session you will learn about the latest techniques in 3D Printing to produce extremely realistic architectural models (homes, buildings, terrains, cityscapes, landscaping, and furniture). An overview of the various segments necessary to 3D Print these models will include 3D Printing materials, 3D Printers, outsourcing vs in-house, software modeling vs CAD, texturing of objects, monochrome vs color, and much more. Many entities (City Planners, Home Owner Associations, Builders, Architects, etc.) are beginning to require 3D Architectural models as part of the design/build process – attendees will gain insight to the future of these unbelievably realistic architectural models.
Bringing Sustainable Free Enterprise to the Space Frontier Expanding civilization into space requires additive manufacturing carried out on orbit, from resources harvested in space from asteroids and the Moon. Deep Space Industries is tackling both challenges, with a 3D printer able to fabricate high-strength metal parts in microgravity and with a prospecting campaign to locate the asteroids richest in nickel, iron, and volatiles for life support and propellant. The presentation will sketch the revolution already under way in bringing sustainable free enterprise to the space frontier.
10:15am – 11:00am
Education Track
Manufacturing Track
Architecture Track
Aerospace Track
3D Printing in Education and Training: Emerging Curriculum and Delivery Models In this session, we’ll learn about what’s already being done on 3D Printing’s education and training frontiers. We’ll survey educational and structural models that have emerged to-date and hear about successful practices from the educational leaders who have been developing and implementing courses of study, curriculum and materials for 3D Printing. We’ll also explore overarching educational policy issues with the panel. With the private sector beginning to fund educational programs, what about the issues of equal access to the technology and curriculum? Who exactly should decide the goals and objectives for teaching 3D printing skills, concepts and understandings? Does the 3D Printing community need to formulate an educational policy position?
How 3D Printing is Accelerating and Changing the Way We Design and Manufacture Products Today In this highly informative session, Rich Stump examines how companies are leveraging 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies today for unique design and manufacturing applications. Bringing together new technologies and materials with legacy manufacturing methods, he will share case study examples and provide insight on how companies are approaching this new way of designing and manufacturing products.
The Transformative Potential of Mega-Scale Additive Manufacturing on Existing Architectural Paradigms An exploratory comparative analysis of techniques, regulatory frameworks, and socio – economic policy implications on existing architectural paradigms.
Additive Manufacturing at The Aerospace Corporation The Aerospace Corporation’s Microsatellite Systems Department has been a leader in several aspects of additive manufacturing for spacecraft applications, including work that is dramatically increasing the performance of hybrid rocket motors. This talk will survey the additive manufacturing work done at The Aerospace Corporation, particularly as it applies to small satellites and hybrid rocket motors.
11:00am – 11:15am
Morning Break and Exhibit Hall Opens
11:15am – 12:00pm
Education Track
Manufacturing Track
Architecture Track
Aerospace Track
TechShop and the Maker Movement – Empowering Innovation TechShop was born of the Maker Movement and evolved to be a center of innovation. TechShop has created a formula for empowering innovation that is unique and highly successful. Educating and empowering just about anyone at every opportunity is what TechShop is about. I will talk about how we are empowering Innovators in the present and what we are doing to plant the seeds for innovation for the future.
3D Printing of Precious Metals With reliable and consistent precious metal powders and purpose built 3D printers for that category now available, we are at the advent of a new era in direct digital manufacture of 3D precious metal products for fine jewelry. Attendees will gain valuable insight as to how this emerging and disruptive 3D Printing technology development will affect the way we design and ecologically manufacture precious metal products over the next decade.
Optimizing Files for 3D Printing: The Role of Software on Architecture Many innovative architectural companies have improved their processes by the addition of 3D printing technologies. 3D printing gives you the ability to generate models quickly at each design stage. Anthony Nguyen of Materialise will present how you can prepare your architecture CAD data to optimize it for 3D Printing. Learn to increase the quality and value of your 3D Printed architecture models by addressing these key areas of data preparation: Fixing, rescale, offset and shrinkwrap techniques to make any file printable; Cutting gives you the option of building big models with cutaway views of the interior of your design; Adding color and texture to your design; and Add landscapes, furniture and more to increase realism and perspective.
High Performance Computing and Additive Manufacturing: Overcoming the Barriers to Material Certification Forty-seven percent of manufacturers surveyed indicated that uncertain product quality was a barrier to adoption of additive manufacturing. In this presentation, we discuss how high performance computing and advanced modeling and simulation could play a key role in the successful introduction of additive manufacturing in US industry.
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Keynote
Afternoon Keynote Description coming soon.
12:45pm – 1:30pm
Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall is Open
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Software Track
Manufacturing Track
Art Track
Technical Track
Strategies and Considerations in Developing New Materials for 3D Printing The development of new materials for 3D printing is currently a hot subject and companies that position themselves to be at the forefront stand to win in the growing additive manufacturing sector. This presentation will cover aspects of developing a new material, based on projects in industries similar to 3D printing as well as a business model for materials development, along with demonstrations on how it works. This model produces new opportunities through lower costs, and provided for more complex manufacturing processes.
High-Performance 3D Textiles A look into the techniques & processes we are developing to generate high-performance textiles utilizing 3D printing as the primary method of fabrication. Traditionally, textiles are developed through a variation of 2D patterns of warp & weft. With 3D printing we can zoom in, making dynamic & complex interlocking structures which produce emergent performances that are variable throughout the textile. The session will introduce our most recent prototypes while describing the computational processes of digital weaving & fractal interlocking we developed.
How 3D Printing Has Already Changed Toy Design, is Currently Reinventing Everything, and the Amazing Future Ahead Hear how 3D printing has already changed the toy industry, how it is currently changing, and the amazing future ahead. See how the corporate overseas manufacturing model vs. the “American Made (in my garage)” culture is evolving through fun toy examples. Find out how 3D prototyping has changed and accelerated Mark’s private inventing business on every level. He will also discuss why there has never been a more exciting time to be an inventor/designer/artist – and how anyone can get involved in changing the world today. 3D printing allows inventors to maximize their talents to create anything they can dream up, and make a living doing it. Plus insights into our awesome future…. and how it is being reimagined everyday.
Application of 3D FDM Printing Material This highly informative session focuses on the opportunities and challenges related to FDM3D material. Join us as we analyze the reasons behind the rapidly growing popularity of FDM3D, point out the main problems, and explore one standard for FDM3D material. We’ll also provide examples of the PLA and PVA modification process in 3D printing. Finally, we’ll summarize the status of Esun filament as it applies to the overall market and maker community.
2:15pm – 3:00pm
Software Track
Manufacturing Track
Art Track
Technical Track
Mass Personalization – Google ATAP’s Thoughts on Tackling the Bottlenecks and Shortcomings of the Current Software and Hardware Pipelines This talk will focus on the history of Project Ara and what led us to the current integration of Additive Manufacturing in that project. We will also discuss the bottlenecks in the AM pipeline and how we can think about this space using the Google 10X improvement mindset. This talk will not only focus on the prototyping space, but also how it applies to the volume manufacturing of personalized products.
Materials and Applications of Desktop 3D Printers for Rapid Prototyping This talk will address the 20 materials currently available for 3D printing along with optimal print settings for various materials and real life case studies and breakthroughs by everyday companies. Applications of desktop 3D printers for rapid prototyping is all part of the discussion.
Experimental 3D Jewelry Design – LACE Fact: The global jewelry market is massive, eclipsing even the automotive industry. And 3D Printing is revolutionizing the industry in many creative and unpredictable ways. Inspired architect Jenny Wu, noted for award-winning architectural design, wanted to create a range of jewelry that could be avant-garde yet wearable. Jenny draws upon her own journey of creative expression from experimental architectural projects to her latest endeavor in fine jewelry creation using 3D printing as the empowering technology.
Graphene-enhanced Materials for 3D Printing Functional Devices Within the next few years, we expect the area of 3D printing electronics to experience high growth due to the development of advanced materials. The challenge thus far has been in 3D printing with a range of conventional materials using a single 3D printer. Utilizing graphene and other advanced materials as additives to thermoplastic filaments traditionally used in FFF printing, we aim to solve this problem and allow for 3D printing which combines both structure and functionality. Graphene – a single layer of carbon atoms which when first isolated in 2004 won researchers the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics – is known for its high conductivity and strength. Adding graphene to 3D printing materials will enhance their functional properties, including mechanical strength, electrical and thermal conductivity. In the near term, this means the ability to 3D print with graphene will allow home-users to manufacture a range of electronic devices at their leisure. However, the true potential for graphene-enhanced 3D printing lies in industrial additive manufacturing. The ability to embed electronics into any object in a one-step process will allow everyday items to communicate and transmit data like never before. This presentation will overview Graphene 3D Lab’s recent progress in developing advanced materials for 3D printing.
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Afternoon Break and Exhibit Hall is Open
3:30pm – 4:15pm
Keynote
Closing Keynote: History and Future of 3D Printing; One Inventor’s Perspective Carl Deckard, Chief Technical Officer and founder of Structured Polymers, founder of DTM and inventor of Selective Laser Sintering, will discuss how 3D Printing and Selective Laser Sintering fit into the continuum of science and technology development.
4:15pm -5:00pm
Software Track
Manufacturing Track
Art Track
Technical Track
Adobe: Bringing 3D Printing to Creatives With the emergence of a mainstream consumer market for 3D printing, the real opportunity is content – beautiful, compelling, print-ready content that’s high-quality, full color and personalizable. However, there remains a gap between the content produced by 3D modeling tools and what 3D printers need to do to deliver high quality results. Now, with Adobe Photoshop CC, creatives can use a tool they’re familiar with to easily and reliably refine, preview, prepare and print 3D designs. Then, with a simple click of ‘Print’, they can take their 3D designs to the physical world. In this session, see how Adobe is bringing 3D printing to the creative mainstream.
N Dimension: Design and Manufacturing At the Edge of Nature Powerful low cost computation and control systems are extending our capabilities – allowing us to understand the complexity of natural systems and to operate and manufacture with them. It is now possible to control matter at unprecedented resolutions, to additively fabricate or 3D print ‘natural’ solutions and objects. This session will present what is being done at the edge of modeling and fabrication software and demonstrate design tools that can lead 3D printing forward to create a new class of human-made objects that allow more localized, dynamic, sustainable and natural interactions with the world.
The Art of 3D Scanning 3D scanning technology may have emerged just a few years ago, but it has already found many varied applications in art and science. Artec has been contributing to research carried out at leading international galleries, museums and laboratories, providing them with its cutting-edge 3D scanning solutions. Last summer, two members of the Artec team traveled to Kenya and worked alongside local paleontologists to 3D scan the fossilized remains of hominids and prehistoric animals, which could not be relocated from the excavation site due to the risk of disintegration. Now the 3D scans of the fossils are available to researchers around the world. Artec’s scanner was used to restore the missing part of a visor from an ancient Roman helmet from a collection at the Valkhof Museum in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, as well as to scan Irish Ogham stones, which bear inscriptions in the earliest recorded form of the Irish language. 3D scanners have found application in modern art as well. The Liars, a Los Angeles-based band, recently released a new music video for their song ‘Pro Anti Anti,’ in which its members are shown having their faces 3D scanned with Artec Eva to then mold masks and melt them down. Artec is now expanding cultural boundaries, offering its customers the chance to make a new kind of selfie – in 3D. With Artec’s Shapify Booth, four high-resolution scanners can make a 3D image of a person in just a few minutes. The 3D image can be printed out on a 3D printer, providing the scanned person with an exact scale model of him or herself.
Industrial 3DP: Digital Manufacturing The majority of the 3DP market lies in industrial and commercial uses of the technology, but the minority of press is in this direction. This talk will cover the benefits of digital manufacturing over traditional methods, including design freedom, cheaper and quicker iterations, distributed manufacturing, improved design validation, low-cost, on-demand tooling, and increased part complexity. Specific examples of how 3DP is being used in the industrial world, including various tooling applications and production part creation are all part of the discussion.