Paul Bates
Lead 3DP Development Engineer, UL Paul Bates is the Lead 3DP Development Engineer at UL. He holds a BS degree in Design Technology from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH, as well as a Masters Degree in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix. He previously managed the 3D CAD group and Additive Manufacturing Lab at Reebok International’s world headquarters, as the Director of Advanced Process Engineering for over 20 years. He is a past member of IDSA and has been a member of SME for the past 15 years.
January 26 | 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Partner Training: Foundations of 3D Printing
Mitchell Beness
Channel Manager APAC, 3D Systems Mitchell started his career in the manufacturing industry at the age of 14 through his family’s sheet metal fabrication business in Sydney. After being awarded the Design and Technology prize at a high school level he went on to study Industrial Design at the University of Technology Sydney where he graduated with First Class Honours. During his time at university he established a start-up company focused on industrial design consultation for FMCG products in the POS industry. Following this he worked for over three years in Australia’s leading industrial design consultancy, where he was involved with the design and manufacture of a number of Australian International Design Award winning products. Whilst in this position he was introduced to 3D printing, and quickly realised the potential of this technology and embraced it for all prototyping activities. Subsequently, Mitchell was employed by Formero, the largest 3D printing bureau in Australia and the exclusive reseller for Objet 3D printers. Mitchell is now the Channel Manager for 3D Systems South East Asia and Australia, where he has spent more than three years using his knowledge of manufacturing and industrial design, to find suitable markets, applications and partners to facilitate the exponential growth of the additive manufacturing industry in these regions across the complete 3D Systems range of personal, professional and production technologies.
January 28 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Keynote: Manufacturing the Future

Tyler Benster
3D Printing Evangelist Tyler joined the MecklerMedia team in 2013 as Event Consultant for Inside 3D Printing. 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.
January 27 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am
The Future of 3D Printing in Asia
William J. Cass
Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP William J. Cass holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a J.D. from Western New England University School of Law and has practiced law for the past 25 years. He is Co-Chair of Cantor Colburn’s Litigation Department and has spoken on topics concerning intellectual property internationally at EuroMold, Rapid (SME), and at a recent White House Symposium on Additive Manufacturing. Bill also holds a commercial multi-engine instrument rating and advises clients in aviation technology. Bill combines his extensive trial experience with his engineering education to present technically complex matters to judges and juries. His cases involve complex technology, including medical devices, circuitry, mechanical engineering, material science, chemistry, and computer software.
January 28 | 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Global Strategies for Intellectual Property Protection in Additive Manufacturing
Roger Chang
Chief Executive Pirate / Co-Founder, Pirate3D Roger Chang cofounded Pirate3D in 2012. The company went on to raise $1.438 million through Kickstarter. His role at Pirate3D is described as ‘hustling, swashbuckling and swabbing the decks’. Follow him on Twitter at @rogermcchang
January 28 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
3D Printing a New Economic Order
Alex Chausovsky
Senior Principal Analyst, Industrial Automation, IHS Technology Alex Chausovsky is the Senior Principal Analyst for Industrial Automation in IHS Technology. He has over eight years of experience covering subjects that include manufacturing, machinery production, rotating machines and controls, mechanical and fluid power products, motor driven equipment such as pumps, fans and compressors, rare earths and industrial energy efficiency. Alex is also the primary analyst covering the subject of 3D Printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing, at IHS. His research has been featured in various articles in major magazines and trade publications, and he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences having delivered many keynote presentations. Alex holds a BBA in International Business from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas State University.
January 28 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
The Impact of 3D Printing Technology on the Future of the Manufacturing Sector
Prof Chua Chee Kai
Director, NTU Additive Manufacturing Centre Dr Chua Chee Kai is a Professor of the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Director of NTU Additive Manufacturing Centre, in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr Chua has extensive teaching and consulting experience in 3D Printing (3DP). His experiences include advising 3DP start-ups, researching on tissue engineering using 3DP and conducting more than 50 3DP courses for many companies since 1990. For his research work, he has won many academic prizes and his publications have been cited more than 4300 times and he has an H-index of 33, based on Science Citation Index. According to the Web of Science, Dr Chua is the world’s most-published and most-cited scientist in Rapid Prototyping, frequently known as 3D Printing.
January 27 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Opening Keynote: 3D Printing: The Future of Manufacturing in Singapore
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.
January 27 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am
The Future of 3D Printing in Asia
January 28 | 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
3D Printing: Evolution or Revolution?
Aaron Issac
CEO, Polychemy.com Aaron Issac is the founder and lead designer of Polychemy.com. He was originally from the 3D Animation industry working as a freelance producer and technical director before getting involved with 3D printing. He now runs Polychemy, a 3D printing Jewelry company as its lead designer and developer.Polychemy has some of the largest collection of 3D printed customizable jewelry online, and the world’s 1st Customizable 3D printed Diamond & Gem rings. He is also actively involved with the online 3D printing community, he owns and runs http://www.3dprinting-forums.com/ in his free time too.
January 28 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am
3D Printed Jewelry: Software Systems for Online Mass Customization & Personalized Products
Jonathan Jaglom
General Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan, Stratasys AP Ltd. Jonathan Jaglom is the General Manager of Stratasys for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), responsible for the overall operation in Asia, reporting directly to the CEO. Leading over 200 staff and a channel network of more than 40 partners across 4 sub- regions (Greater China, Japan, Korea, Southern Asia & Pacific), he ensures a sustainable growth of Stratasys’ 3D printing business in the region. Jonathan started his career in Objet Geometries (Objet) in 2005 as the Regional Manager of Eastern Europe and grew the business from a mere $100K revenue stream to a cumulative $10M within three years. Following his success, Jonathan took the challenge of the newly established role as European Marketing Manager to help formulate marketing strategies and expand the partner network within the 3D printing ecosystem across Europe. In 2008, Jonathan became the Business Manager of Customer Support, managing and owning the P&L of Stratasys’ Customer Support worldwide. He was promoted to Vice President of the Global Sales Operations department in 2009, and was pivotal in ensuring successful channel enablement with over 250 partners in the intricate business model. After the merger of Stratasys and Objet in December 2012, Jonathan was appointed as the General Manager of Stratasys AP to head the entire Asian operation, defining the company’s strategy in the region and driving the overall business momentum. Jonathan holds a Bachelor Degree in Humanities (Philosophy, Literature and History) from Tel Aviv University (Magna Cum Laude) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Northwestern, Kellogg Business School of Management. Jonathan currently resides in Hong Kong.
January 27 | 1:30 pm – 2:15pm
Afternoon Keynote: 3D Printing: When Is The Right Time To Join The Revolution?
Javier Larraz
General Manager of Large Format Design and 3D Printing for Asia Pacific, Hewlett Packard As the Director and General Manager of HP’s Large Format Printing (LFP) Design business in Asia Pacific and Japan, Larraz oversees all business operations and is responsible for the division’s sales performance, profitability, market share and customer experience in the region. He assumed this role in August 2012. Prior to his current appointment, Larraz was sales country manager for HP LFP Design in Spain and Portugal. In that capacity, his responsibilities encompassed the execution of strong sales, marketing and channel programs to strengthen and grow HP’s printer hardware, supplies, services and media businesses in these two markets. During his tenure, HP’s market share increased by 10 percentage points. A HP veteran, Larraz first joined the company in 1994 as strategic marketing product manager at the LFP headquarters in Barcelona. In time he took on global responsibilities that led to relocation stints in Boise and San Diego. In 2006, Larraz headed the HP’s global current business marketing function for just over three years. His responsibilities included strategic planning, business development and new product introductions for the LFP business. Larraz received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Business Administration from ESADE, Barcelona.
January 28 | 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Keynote: The Shape of Things to Come
Linda Lee
Assistant Manager – Business Development, ESUN Ms Linda Lee has had a relatively short experience in 3D printing, but her background in scientific research has allowed her to delve more deeply into the environmental safety of materials used in 3D printing. She was awarded her Masters of Science degree from the National University of Singapore, and has served as a Product Development Scientist in a Singapore small-medium enterprise before she joined DP Dataproducts. She is currently the Assistant Manager – Business Development, where she hopes to be a part of the Maker Movement in further developing the 3D printing arena in Southeast Asia.
January 27 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Application of 3D FDM Printing Material
Ulf Lindhe
Director, Business Development, FIT AG & netfabb GmbH Ulf Lindhe is an Engineer and Business Developer with a passion for growing technology companies from zero to success. Ulf received his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineer and Naval Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and have an extensive background from offshore, aerospace and ship design before coming to the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing industry in 2002. Ulf was head of sales and marketing at Arcam in its early years of fast growth and joined the FIT Group of companies in 2008. Ulf is now acting as Director Business Development for FIT AG and its subsidiary netfabb GmbH. FIT AG is a full service Additive Manufacturing company active in all areas of Additive Design and Manufacturing and especially strong in metal addtive manufacturing. netfabb provides innovative software solutions that reduces production costs and increases efficiency in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.
January 27 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am
The Future of 3D Printing in Asia
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. Together with Prof Alexander Seifalian she is currently leading a research team funded by the EPSRC on 3D printing of thermoplastic nanocomposites for surgical implants.
January 27 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
3D Printing Surgical Implants
Fan Mingwei
Director and Co-founder, Bio3D Technologies With 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship covering 6 years in bio-entrepreneurship, Mingwei continues to innovate in the biotech and biomed industry by creating and launching new technologies and innovations to scientists, engineers and researchers. . He holds 4 patents and is probably Singapore’s youngest bio-entrepreneur. Mingwei is also a member of the Bioengineering Technical Committee of The Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES), contributing his life sciences and entrepreneurial experiences to the medtech and bioengineering industry. His latest venture is Bio3D Technologies Pte Ltd, Singapore’s first and one of the world’s first few 3D bio-printers.
January 27 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
3D Printing in Life Sciences and Biomedicine
Harsh Sanghvi
3DP Engineer, Shapeways and Founder, Extrudify After receiving his Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, Harsh Sanghvi joined Shapeways the leading 3D Printing Service Provider as a 3D Printing Engineer. Following his experience at Shapeways he went on to become the founder of Extrudify Technologies based in Mumbai,India. Extrudify offers consulting services to businesses,organizations to select the right additive manufacturing technology and assists in procuring the same. Extrudify aims at providing 3D Printing Technology to Small and Medium Enterprises in Asia, integrate 3D Printing in their current processes at an affordable cost.
January 28 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
3D Printing for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
Alexey Steblev
Head of Worldwide Distribution Channels Development, Artec Group Alexey Steblev is head of worldwide distribution channels development at Artec Group, a global market leader in 3D scanners and developer of innovative 3D solutions and products, including the world’s only automatic post processing 3D body scanning booth. Alexey has spearheaded several successful international startups, generated investment and developed business strategies for various companies, driving them from the ideas stage to international product distribution. Experienced in venture investments, he has held key positions in Russia’s leading venture capital fund.
January 27 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
3D Scanning Technologies to Streamline Your Business
Allen Dodgson Tan
Director, Golden West Design Lab, Phnom Penh Allen Tan is AOTM’s program manager, the director of the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation Design Lab and Cambodia country director—based out of the Golden West Asia Pacific Regional Office and Design Lab in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He is a former U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal team leader and served in Afghanistan and Iraq. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Master of Science in organizational continuity and risk management from Boston University (U.S.).
January 28 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Explosive Development: Iterating Beyond Conventions
Benoit Valin
Director of Additive Manufacturing, UCT Benoit Valin is Director of Additive Manufacturing at UCT. After nearly a decade of experience in technology development in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, Benoit co-founded Prototype Asia in 2010, Singapore’s first B2B 3D printing service bureau and leading prototyping facility. Prototype Asia was fully acquired by UCT in 2014, with a vision of building Southeast Asia’s largest 3D printing center equipped with the industry leading 3D printing and scanning technologies focused on developing key applications and services catering specifically to a rapidly growing list of industries. UCT has also leveraged its center’s capability to secure an exclusive partnership with Materialise, to become their exclusive i.materialise partner in Southeast Asia catering to the growing demand of 3D printed goods in consumer markets.
January 27 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am
The Future of 3D Printing in Asia
Mike Vasquez
Consultant, 3D Printing Reports Dr. Mike Vasquez is a 3D Printing expert specializing in pushing the boundaries of advanced 3D printing technology. He is the Founder of 3D Printing Reports, a Chicago-based consulting company focused on helping organizations maximize their investment in the technology. He has worked side-by-side with some of the top machine manufacturers, material producers and end users in the industry, consulting with them to identify novel applications, test new materials, and develop frameworks to maximize R&D efficiency and boost ROI. He completed his PhD in Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University and received his BS/M.Eng from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. Recently he published a best practice guide titled How to Make 3D Printing Work for You and Your Business.
January 27 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
How to Make 3D Printing Work for you and your Organization?
Best Practice Tips and Tricks
Simin Zhou
Vice President of Digital Manufacturing Technologies, UL Simin leads Digital Manufacturing Technologies at UL, a global independent safety science company. Her work in 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing focuses on providing widely available training and education, simplifying and improving compliance of equipment and materials, and developing infrastructure to support quality and safety of 3D printed parts and products. Simin serves on the Governance Board of America Makes and the Advisory Board of the Milwaukee School of Engineering Rapid Prototyping (Additive Manufacturing) Center. Simin holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude in Computer Engineering from University of Minnesota. Simin also has hands-on software engineering and product management experience from ADC Telecom, Tyco Healthcare, 3M and Intel. She is passionate about technology and innovation.
January 27 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am
The Future of 3D Printing in Asia