Agenda

Day 1: April 10 Pre-Conference Workshops

8:15am

Registration Opens

9:00am – 11:00am

Workshop 1
Workshop 2
Workshop 1: You First: Manufacturing, IP and the 3D Printing Disruption
Read Description
Like it or not, the manufacturing industry looks like it will be first in line to feel the complete transformative impact of 3D printing. A number of factors are combining to push manufacturing out of the chute first. Manufacturers have already embraced 3D printing and, for many, the technology has become an essential – if not primary – part of the manufacturing process. When combined with advancements in other areas like open source software and robotics, 3D printing is destined to shortly redefine the manufacturing supply chain and manufacturers’ approach to mass production, customization, consumer demand and global logistics. At the same time, changes in intellectual property law unrelated to 3D printing will impact the disruption in manufacturing. Patent litigation in general has become more unpredictable and expensive. And the Supreme Court recently made patenting software – the ghost in the 3D printing machine – significantly more difficult. These changes make it harder to choose what rights to protect and which kind of protection to claim for proprietary innovation as with other industry disrupters – think dentistry and newspaper – 3D printing will affect both manufacturing overall and the industry’s most important intellectual property. Using past disrupted industries as models, this workshop will discuss the manufacturing IP rights 3D printing is likely to take down, possible areas of new rights creations, and strategies for protecting manufacturing and other IP likely to be affected by 3D printing’s disruption in manufacturing.
Workshop 2: How to Successfully Adopt 3D Printing Technologies
Read Description
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 workshop will focus on how companies can best evaluate, 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.

11:00am – 11:15am

Break

11:15am – 1:15pm

Workshop 3
Workshop 4
Workshop 3: 3D Printing State of the Art: Industrial
Read Description
3D printers are not just for making Yoda heads. In this lively and informative presentation, John Hornick, a recognized thought leader in the 3D printing space and author of the recent book 3D Printing Will Rock the World, explores the industrial side of 3D printing and covers the: Seven basic types of industrial 3D printing/additive manufacturing, key players in the industry, breakthrough technologies, or what he calls “Game Changers Among Game Changers”, what’s coming soon, and who wants in.
Workshop 4: Generating Better Lattice Structures
Read Description
Using additive manufacturing, variable material properties can be achieved through modifying geometry throughout a part. The topology & shape of that part can vary to allow for multiple & continuous material properties throughout the part. This talk will be specifically on methods used to generate variable lattice structures & how we can define a set of performative criteria for these lattice structures. Additionally, once lattice structures are generated, simulation methods can be used, both digitally & physically to quantify the performance criteria producing sets of data. This data can be then used to improve the structure.

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Lunch Break

2:15pm – 4:15pm

Workshop 6
Workshop 6: Direct Metal Printing in Applications
Read Description
Increasingly, 3D printing is used not only for prototyping, but for the production of finished goods as well. Join us as we walk through one of the hottest technologies in the industry: Direct Metal Printing. This workshop will walk through the considerations for deciding whether to use metal additive manufacturing, and instruct through a presentation relevant case studies. Key themes to be explored include monolithic construction, flow optimization, miniaturization, increased functionality and mass reduction. Attendees will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of when to use Direct Metal Printing and how to take advantage of the design freedom.

4:15pm – 4:30pm

Lunch Break

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Workshop 7
Workshop 8
Workshop 7: Toy Design and Beyond: How 3D Printing is Changing Everything
Read Description
This workshop will cover 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 every day.
Workshop 8: 3D Printing for Consumer Products
Read Description
Enger will be going over how to use and leverage additive manufacturing for use in consumer products. He’ll cover a wide range of concepts in the product space as well as ordering experience, scalable automation and fulfillment. What you will get out of this: A new perspective on additive manufacturing and how to scale it beyond prototyping. An in-depth look at some great consumer ordering experiences and why this is important for this new market. Product design and how 3D printing adds value. The end-user packaging experience. Even if you are on the consumer side, you’ll still get an understanding of what to look forward to in the exciting future of custom consumer products.
Day 2: April 11
Exhibit Hall Hours: April 11, 10:00am – 6:45pm

8:15am

Registration Opens

9:00am – 10:00am

Opening Keynote
A Future Fabricated With Light Description Coming Soon.

10:00am – 10:45am

Manufacturing
Castles in the Sand: 21 Century Mega-Scale 3D Printing Construction Applications
Read Description
This session will cover the experiments, successes and struggles in the 3D industry to come to terms with full scale size 3d Printing. It will explore the history of this burgeoning subset of 3D printing and in particular the work by D-Shape in bringing this technology to America and their upstate New York Estate project in particular.
Medical
3D Printing for Research and Social Good: Technology for the Sake of Humanity
Read Description
3D printing technologies are developing at an astounding rate, and we are finding more uses for them every single day. Here, I will discuss my personal journey with 3D printing technologies, and show you different ways that we have used 3D printing for basic research, to clinical practice to humanitarian ventures. I will attempt to walk you through all the successes (and failures!) of using 3D printing in the medical world.

10:45am – 11:00am

Morning Break and Exhibit Hall is Open

11:00am – 11:45am

Morning Keynote
Metal Additive Manufacturing – It’s here. It’s not just hype. It’s in planes. It’s in bodies. It’s in production! Unlike the plastics side of 3D printing metal additive manufacturing has progressed well beyond just prototyping and tooling applications. The largest organizations in both the aerospace and medical implant markets have embraced metal AM for flight critical parts and for in-body implants in true production settings. Learn what’s actually happening today that is having a significant impact on Fortune 1000 aerospace company’s manufacturing capabilities as well as understand how metal AM is positively effecting people’s lives and health through advancements with technologies like EBM.

11:45am – 12:30pm

Manufacturing
Testing the Reliability of the Most Advanced Desktop 3D Printer
Read Description
The Form 2 touts precision, high resolution, reliability, and durability. Ian Ferguson, one of Formlabs’ lead engineers, will discuss how Formlabs tested each of these claims by putting the Form 2 through various torture tests. Come hear about the grueling process of building and testing the most advanced desktop 3D printer ever created.
Medical
3D Medical Printing for Natural Disaster and Military Applications
Read Description
We will explore the need for deployable AM surgical centers in times of natural disaster or in the theater of war. Under such circumstances, where resources are scarce and the need is dire, mobile 3D printing surgical centers can answer the need for depleted medical supplies, unique surgical tools and even life-saving implants. We will also introduce our own patent-pending solution to this very practical application of 3D medical printing.

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall is Open

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Afternoon Keynote
The Future of 3D Content Creating and discovering 3D content today is easier than ever before. Basic 3D design software has become so intuitive that first graders know how to use it, and new technologies such as 3D scanning, 3D cameras and virtual reality are further driving the proliferation of 3D content. MakerBot realized early on that the future of 3D printing is closely tied to the ability to design, share, and discover 3D objects. Thingiverse today is the world’s largest online 3D design community and has become the go-to place on the Internet for 3D content. What makes Thingiverse special is the active community of contributors behind it. Join MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom as he discusses key elements that will shape the future of 3D content and why he thinks software and app developers will play a crucial role.

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Manufacturing
IP-Protected 3D-Printed Electronics and More
Read Description
The ease of 3D scanning and 3D printing raises major issues in intellectual property protection. Electronic parts already present a considerable counterfeiting problem, and 3D printing opens up both unprecedented opportunity and real safety concerns. InfraTrac’s innovative anti-counterfeiting solutions protect 3D printed products permanently and invisibly. Our unique chemical fingerprints have been implemented with Chemcubed’s jettable nanocomposites to create printed electronics that support instant chemical authentication. With a spectrometer (a handheld special light), distributors or security teams can authenticate objects with an under-the-skin chemical taggant. Chemcubed materials and InfraTrac security can be used in aerospace and defense, medical devices, and even biocompatible materials.
Medical
3D Printed Materials in Vivo: Healing by Endogenous Stem Cells
Read Description
Organ shortage is a severe challenge worldwide. 3D printing holds considerable promise in generating implantable organ scaffolds that may reduce or eliminate organ shortage. However, translation of 3D printing into clinical therapies has been astonishingly slow and certainly has not matched the pace of technology development. Progress in 3D printed scaffolds for the regeneration of complex tissues organs including bone, cartilage, tooth and skin serves as prototypes for 3D printing of other tissues and organs such as the liver, kidney or heart. This talk will present examples of 3D printing applications in musculoskeletal and dental tissues.

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Afternoon Break and Exhibit Hall is Open

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Sponsored Session
Sponsored Session with Source3 Scott Sellwood, Founder and Head of Partnerships at Source3, presents how the 3D printing industry can create a successful and profitable business monetizing user-generated products by following YouTube’s model for licensing and systems development. Scott is the former Head of Music Publishing at YouTube.

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Manufacturing
High-Volume 3D Printing
Read Description
3D printing offers the ability to create entirely unique and custom products with virtually no upfront costs. However, as a high-volume manufacturing method, 3D printing has remained inaccessible due to the costly machines and materials, and the difficulty of scaling to high volumes. Come learn about how Voodoo Manufacturing has broken through this barrier to offer high-volume 3D printing. This talk will cover everything from what makes it possible to the world of applications it enables.
Medical
Using 3DP in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Read Description
Over recent years, the application of 3D printing in healthcare is growing rapidly. In plastic surgery, 3D printing has been applied to reconstructive craniofacial surgery for complex traumatic and congenital problems. Initially, patient-specific 3d prints were used as a reference in the OR. This technology has now progressed to virtual surgical planning on a computer, and 3D applications to translate an surgical plan to the operative technique. This has the potential to greatly improve precision and outcome. Similar applications of 3D printing are now being applied to cosmetic plastic surgery.

4:15pm – 5:00pm

Manufacturing
Application of 3D FDM Printing Material
Read Description
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.
Medical
Formation to Funding: Conversing with Metamason on Launching a Successful 3D Printed Healthcare Start-Up
Read Description
Healthcare stands among the top few sectors holding the most promise for the proliferation of 3D printed products. But for a young company, progressing from novel concept to having a product in the market is anything but simple. Two of Metamason’s founders, CEO Leslie Oliver Karpas & CFO/COO Clifford Sarkin, will provide strategies and insights learned from their foray at the bleeding edge of 3D printed medical devices. Their survey will include guidelines for identifying unmet needs and planning new business models within the changing technological 3D landscape of printing, scanning, and reality interface. They will also share some of the hard-fought wisdom gained through the many ups-and-downs faced by early state companies in the 3D/healthcare worlds. Come glean insights, anecdotes and some comic relief, useful to anyone looking to succeed in the 3D printing ecosystem.

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Closing 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.

5:45pm – 6:45pm

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Day 3: April 12
Exhibit Hall Hours: April 12, 10:00am – 3:45pm

8:15am

Registration Opens

9:00am – 9:45am

Metal
Product Development for Metal Additive Manufacturing: An Applied Overview
Read Description
Using a detailed case study, Spencer Wright will show the state of the art in using lattices to create lightweight parts optimized for manufacturability. By showing the full workflow – from mechanical CAD through generative design, build preparation, and manufacturing – we’ll show both the complexity and opportunity in using lattice structures for AM part production. Attendees will leave with both practical knowledge of how to use lattices, and a broad understanding of how lattice design fits into and compares with other generative techniques.
Business
Growing Retailer Revenue through Personalized Products
Read Description
See how Dassault Systèmes’ innovative software solution allows retailers to engage consumers and efficiently offer personalized products in their online stores fulfilled by 3D printing. Brand value is enhanced through personalization by capturing the consumer desire into a unique quality product. The Dassault Systèmes’ software creates a bridge between the consumer, e-commerce and 3D printing, while protecting Brand recognition, guarantying printability and enabling mass production of one of a kind. The solution generates branded, printable data that is validated and optimized for manufacturability and quality before being sent to the manufacturer. The result ensures quick lead time, and customer satisfaction.

9:45am – 10:30am

Metal Keynote Panel
The Future of Metal AM: Delivering on the Promise 3D printing has had a number of false starts breaking out from prototyping to the manufacturing of actual parts. Join us as we discuss the promises of one of hottest technologies in 3D printing today, Metal AM, and its application to the manufacturing of end parts. We will discuss where the technology is, the technological developments on the horizon and the industries are leading its adoption. We’ll also attempt to shed some light of the challenges facing the pioneers using this technology, especially the challenges around controlling end part cost and quality – bottom line, manufacturing is all about part cost and quality.

10:30am – 11:00am

Morning Break and Exhibit Hall is Open

10:30am – 11:30am

Sponsored Session
Sponsored Session with Mixed Dimensions Transforming Virtual content to physical printable things.
  • Baha Abunojaim, Co-Founder and CTO, Mixed Dimensions

11:00am – 11:45am

Metal
Opportunities in 3D Printing of Metals 2015-2025
Read Description
As the hype around hobbyists 3D printing plastics wanes, it has become clear that additive manufacturing of metal production parts will be the key to the long-term success of this industry. Based on IDTechEx research, Rachel Gordon will present an overview of new and existing technologies for 3D printing in metals, including available alloys, technical requirements of metal powders and other feedstock, the current and potential applications, insights from end users, and trends in the industry including global market forecasts.
Business
A Copyright Protection Technology for 3D Printing Models
Read Description
One of the emerging issues in the 3D Printing arena is how to protect copyright of 3D modeling, STL, in distributing and managing 3D contents. In this session, an integrated approach to copyright protection of 3D models will be suggested, consisting of an encryption module, an extraction and estimation module, and skeleton recovery module. Because of the characteristics of 3D models, features of objects included in the design can be very different from traditional image objects, and therefore require understanding of the object’s topological structure and mathematical rebuilding. Also, identification of objects included in finished products can be done through radiation of a terahertz laser beam. 3D printing technology itself is emerging from the traditional CAD industry for design, and automatic control for manufacturing. Therefore, there will be many ways to utilize traditional copyright protection technologies. However, because the license of the copyright in 3D models should be imposed at object level, instead of file level, there will be many more challenging research topics that need to be tackled.
  • Dr. John Choi, CEO, MarkAny

11:45am – 12:45pm

Frontier Tech Startup Showdown
This year’s Inside 3D Printing Startup Competition and RoboGameChanger will be housed together for the first time in the Frontier Tech StartupShowdown. The Frontier Tech Startup Showdown, sponsored by Asimov Ventures, brings together top startups in 3D Printing, Robotics, and Virtual Reality to crown the winner of a $15,000 Uncapped SAFE courtesy of Asimov Ventures. Past winners have collectively raised over $21 million, with the average winner raising more than $3.5 million in subsequent financing. The competition takes place Tuesday, April 12 from 11:45am to 12:45pm. The competition will feature 8-10 qualified startups featuring a range of technologies and applications. Audience attendance is included with any registration category for Inside 3D Printing.

12:45pm – 1:45pm

Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall is Open

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Metal
Design for Additive Manufacturing Essentials
Read Description
In this talk we will cover considerations of DfAM on Laser bed metals AM platforms.
Business
The Cloud Infrastructure of the 3D Printing Industry
Read Description
As more and more 3D printers are connected online, 3rd party software innovators are creating new and interesting ways to add functionality to these machines. This talk will explore the benefits and use cases of cloud connected 3D printers as well as how parallel industries (such as smartphone platforms) overcame industry level challenges to reach mass adoption. In addition, we will explore the structure of 3D printing cloud platforms and what innovations will be seen in the coming years.

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Keynote
Digital Manufacturing and The Next Industrial Revolution Come 2025, it’s predicted that half of the world’s population will live in a city. This combined with a trend toward hyper localization and the need to reduce environmental waste derived from shipping goods worldwide will drive the next industrial revolution. The rate of innovation of 3D printing technology over the last 10 years has not been very high. This won’t be true much longer. With several large companies and startups working on the next generation of machines, we’ll start solving some fundamental problems. And as 3D printing evolves, it will be used to de-centralize manufacturing and completely revolutionize it. In fact, it’s already starting to happen.

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Keynote
The Death of Manufacturing As computers fabricate more and more objects, capital will usurp labor. Follow this trend to its natural conclusion, and people, simply put, will no longer participate in making goods. But as manufacturing as we know it dies—and the techniques we use to deploy software are adapted to deploy matter—profound new business opportunities will emerge. Come discuss them with us.

3:30pm – 3:45pm

Afternoon Break and Exhibit Hall Closes

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Metal
Metal 3D Printing Insights: Past, Present and Future
Read Description
Tuan will be sharing his observations and Insights on recent Metal 3D-Printing development, market-share projections, type of industry players, key applications, growth drivers, comparison, DMLS vs EBM, key comparisons, challenges, key technologies, best practices for getting started with metal 3DP and trends.
Business
3D Printing and the Future (or Demise) of IP
Read Description
In this presentation John Hornick, a recognized thought leader in the 3D printing space and author of the recent book 3D Printing Will Rock the World, 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.

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Metal
3D Printing for Aerospace Applications
Read Description
Explore the benefits of 3D printing in aerospace applications through the creation of prototype components that may be used in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Discover how material properties and design aspects are investigated for direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) in an effort to reduce volume and weight on board the airframe. We will share our material test findings and design build concepts for metal 3D printing along with the results of our 3D printing build process of UAV components.
Business
New Ideas in 3D Printing
Read Description
This panel is made up of entrepreneurs and visionaries who are leading the charge into the future of additive manufacturing. They’ll share their successes, their failures and help spark new ideas along the way.