Exhibit Hall Hours: Tuesday, August 26, 10:00 am-5:30 pm | Wednesday, August 27, 10:00 am-5:30 pm
Opening Keynote: The Next Frontier in 3D Printing
Interest and excitement surrounding additive manufacturing and 3D printing—terms that are used interchangeably—are at an all time high. Countless corporations, government agencies, and investors are hard at work trying to predict where it is headed. Some believe it could become the next “big thing” as new markets develop and the technology matures.
3D Printing and the Future (or Demise) of Intellectual Property
In this presentation John Hornick, a recognized thought leader in the 3D printing space, explores the intersection — and some would say the head-on collision — between 3D printing and intellectual property. Illustrating this high level, rapid fire presentation with examples of advances in 3D printing and materials, John explores the implications for intellectual property and the world and addresses challenging questions, such as: How will the democratization of manufacturing affect IP? Can protection from infringement be balanced with the ability to innovate? Does IP stimulate or stifle innovation in the 3DP space? Is the existing IP regime up to the task, or is IP fundamentally in conflict with a 3D printed world? How is IP special in the 3D printing space? Who will win the tug of war between IP and open innovation? Will IP survive, or are we headed for a worldwide open technology community? Guaranteed entertaining and educational.
Morning Break and Exhibit Hall is Open
Colour 3D Printing: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
We live in a colour world. We see everything in colour. Whether you’re a designer, engineer, architect, artist, animator, student, doctor, healthcare provider, entrepreneur or consumer – you live, think and imagine in full, living colour. But why 3D print in colour? After all, we haven’t used colour 3D printing in a widespread manner before. For professionals, most products are designed with the look of the product being paramount – how will it stand out over the others on the shelf? Shape is also very important, but colour is one way to make your products stand out over the competition. Colour allows you to communicate better within an organization and colour also allows you to communicate better with your clients. For consumers, we want to be able to print customised gifts and keepsakes, such as 3D photos and statues, in full colour, and not be limited to single colour objects – in the same way that we want purchase multicolour products and 2D print 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:
1. The importance of colour 3D printing
2. Applications and new businesses made possible with colour 3D printing
3. How to identify and compare different types of colour 3D printing technologies to select the one that is just right for your unique needs
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.
Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall is Open
Ten Profiles of 3D Printer-Enabled Innovators
This session highlights the stories of ten innovators in the fields of Secondary and Post-secondary Education, Medical Devices, Art, Technology, Sports, and Photography. It reviews their journey into 3D printing and the game-changing discoveries they have made.
Medical Applications in 3D Printing: Biomodeling and Patient Specific Instruments
The earliest form of 3D printing was invented almost 30 years ago, but only recently, the emerge of low cost 3D printer triggers the explosion of the media coverage. Nowadays, many would argue the technology is still too slow, too inaccurate and too expansive to impact the manufacturing sector and our lives, but with the right applications we can still benefit from the technology tremendously. The medical application is one of the key development areas for 3D printing, with the aid of the technology; clinicians can now order custom implants, prostheses, surgical instruments and anatomical models that can improve clinical outcome for the patients. My talk is to focus on development and cases of implementing patient specific biomodels and instruments in different bone reconstruction surgeries.
3D Printing and Cloud Manufacturing
The traditional manufacturing industry is based on a large scale framework and assembly line infrastructure which drives up cost and limits the diversity of products we can enjoy. Cloud manufacturing enables people send their idea to the cloud and have someone do the design execution on their behalf. Additionally, cloud logistics can subsequently deliver the final product to their home or customer. This more efficient cycle utilizes personal manufacturing which the traditional industry can’t perform because of the cost factor. Join us for an enlightening session as we discuss the advantages of 3D printing for rapid manufacturing and the relatively inexpensive production of small numbers of parts via cloud manufacturing.
Afternoon Break and Exhibit Hall is Open
The Future for 3D Printing in Asia
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. If you would like to propose a question prior to the conference, please contact email@example.com. We will inform you if your question is to be used during the panel discussion.
Microeconomics of 3D Printing in Asia: How it Actually Happens
3D Printing is gaining prominence in Asia, especially in Hong Kong and China as traditional manufacturers are now focusing on branding and upgrading. But despite the rapid growth in the 3D Printing market and the many new opportunities in the consumer market, there are many questions about this growth. With the enormous info gathered through interviews with key companies in the supply chain and feedback from end users, the Gestalt would be in the best position to help audience understand and analyze the key strategic objectives of 3D Printing technology in both manufacturing and consumer market.
Scan & Print: A New Design Methodology for Creating Body Fitting Products
Scan & Print is a new method for designing for the head and face using high resolution laser scanning, CAD software and 3D printing. The Scan & Print method cuts development time in half and improves accuracy of fit and function.
Design for 3D Printing: Making Things Different
Traditionally, production has been a privilege of a selected elite who had access to production means, knowledge and distribution channels. Nowadays, digital fabrication and 3D Printing lower the entry barriers to the world of making things, enabling individuals and small collectives to design and make their goods. If before we were making hundreds of thousands of products in a single factory, now we can make unique products in hundreds of thousand of locations. When there is a new way of making things, there is a new way to design and consume them. Designed globally, made locally. This talk will explore the opportunities and challenges that additive manufacturing brings to the creative industries and how product design can benefit from the growing ecosystem of distributed manufacturing, creating new products and business models powered by 3D Printing.
Morning Keynote: 3D Printing Application in Manufactory: Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM)
More and more manufacturers are using additive fabrication for low-volume production which is called direct digital manufacturing（DDM）,Industries such as aerospace, military and defense have especially high standards and certification requirements for manufacturing tools. The DDM application can help companies meet those high standards using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology to make affordable, flexible and scalable manufacturing tools. Join us see how we’ve successfully used FDM technology to replace traditional manufacturing tools as well as areas where we see future potential.
Morning Break and Exhibit Hall is Open
Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 1)
Join us as Dr. Virginia Cha provides an overview of the Asian startup funding ecosystem. She will give an update on what happened to the 3D Startups who pitched at 2013’s Inside 3D Printing Singapore event – whatever happened to Gamurai? 3D Pirates? The hot 3DP new ventures – WobbleWorks and Kloneworld will be sharing their amazing journey to create innovations with 3D Printing technologies.
Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 2)
This session will start by a leading group of seed capital investors and Venture Capitalists who are exploring new investment opportunities for entrepreneurs in the Technology Venturing space. Each panel member will speak for 10-15 minutes on his view in new venture investment opportunity landscape in Asia, and touch upon any specific opportunities in 3DP. The panel will be followed by startups in the 3D Printing space giving 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 ten minutes and pitch their 3D Printing business idea. A panel of VC judges will listen to and comment on participating startups’ business concepts, delivery and vision. This session will attract startups from a broad spectrum of future business and investment opportunities, including nimble manufacturing services, bio-printing, food printing, next-generation design software and the development and sale of advanced materials. The winner will receive a featured speaking slot on the agenda at an upcoming Inside 3D Printing conference as well as a complimentary consultation with an industry luminary. All conference attendees are welcome and encouraged to watch the competition unfold! Startups wishing to be considered should email
Dr. Virginia Cha
Chief, Research Practice, National University of Singapore
K O Chia
Director of Grace Financial Ltd. and President, Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (HKVCA)
Co-Founder and Chief Editor, 3DTupo Media Limited
Peng T. Ong
Managing Director, Monk’s Hill Ventures
General Manager of International Business Department at ZGKJ & All-Around China Hand
Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall is Open
Challenging the Next Generation of 3D Designers
This talk explores the potential that 3D printing represents. It addresses what could be done in terms of assisting those people who need our help the most – and making money while doing it. It is intended to challenge the next generation of 3D designers, users and business people to use the open, distributed social model that is currently supporting the 3D community for humanistic purposes and making money – not to produce geeky gadgets. Finally, this talk will examine some of the intrinsic advantages and the exploding dispersal of 3D printing to enhance (or redress) the question of our intrinsic potential from a parametric perspective.
Highlight on Killer Applications of 3D Printing
President Obama’s AMP (Advanced Manufacturing Partnership program) has moved on to AMP 2.0 and it continues as a guidepost for what’s hot/what’s not in AM and 3DP. From healthcare (dental, medical/medicinal, to bio-print) to lifestyle (‘wearables’ to the max and others as evidenced by, say, Shapeways) to automobile parts and aircraft components key to sustainability as our Zeitgeist, Dean Jeng will address the trending ‘killer apps’ by sharing his team’s core competence in cross-domain/mufti-disciplinary expertise bridging mechanical and material sciences.
Afternoon Keynote: Manufacturing the Future
Since the inception of 3D printing with the invention of stereolithography 31 years ago 3D Systems has been the innovator and leader in the industry. 3D Systems plans to discuss its powerful 3D design-to-manufacturing products that are specifically designed for the production floor and the engineer’s desktop with printers, scanners and software that start at under $1000K US and range up to nearly $1M US. The company offers the first and only professional, full-color, plastic 3D printer, its fab-grade, multi-materials 3D printer, and its latest direct metal 3D printer, all capable of printing fully functional parts and assemblies and available for immediate purchase. Learn how 3D printing is transforming and localizing manufacturing, as 3D Systems highlights key trends and shares advanced manufacturing initiatives.
Afternoon Break and Exhibit Hall is Open
The Evolution of 3D Printing
3D printing has recently grabbed the public spotlight thanks to its ability to rapidly transform an intangible design idea into a tangible product prototype with relative ease. McKinsey Global Institute estimates that 3D printing could generate an economic impact of $230 billon to $550 per year by 2025, based on reduced cost and the value of customization. Likewise, the Economist Magazine has described 3D printing as the “third industrial revolution” in which traditional manufacturing processes shall be greatly modified with the integration of 3D printing technology. In this session, Ir. Bryan So will provide an overview of the history of 3D printing invention and explore the different types of 3D printing technologies and printing materials that are currently available. He’ll also take a look at what’s lies ahead for 3D printing and the future of manufacturing across a wide variety of industries including toys, automotive, electrical appliances, medical, healthcare, opto-mechatronics, eye wear, and jewelry.
Additive Manufacturing for the Aerospace Sector
Hong Kong based entrepreneur Collin Wilkerson discusses how FDM Manufacturing has extended the scope of manufacturing. He will highlight some of the challenges and solutions facing the aerospace industry given that spaceflight is bounded by the environmental extremes of gravity, pressure, vacuum, radiation, plus high and low temperatures.
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