Speakers

Tyler Benster General Partner, Asimov Ventures As a High Tech Evangelist, Tyler lives and breathes all things technology. He works with startups and the Fortune 100 alike to launch new initiatives in 3D printing. He is a contributing writer and researcher to Wohlers Report, the annual “bible” of additive manufacturing and has emceed more than ten Inside 3D printing and RoboUniverse conferences across eight countries. He also serves as a General Partner at Asimov Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on 3D printing and robotics. Tyler joined the Rising Media team in 2013 as Event Consultant for Inside 3D Printing. Tyler received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics at Brown University and currently resides in Seattle.
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May 11 | 11:45am – 12:30pm THE DEATH OF MANUFACTURING
May 11 | 4:15pm – 5:00pm FUTURE OF 3D PRINTING IN AUSTRALIA AND BEYOND
Hans Chang Founder, Protoworks Protoworks founder Hans Chang has built a career on launching new technology products to the mass market and now advocating the maker movement as a channel for academic-industry collaboration in Australia. He holds an EE Engineering degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson. Hans is passionate about maker education and using 3D printing technology to complement STEAM subjects. He is a fan of the annual Bay Area makerfaire in San Mateo, California.
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May 11 | 11:00am – 11:45am CLOUD 3D PRINTER IN A SHARED ENVIRONMENT
Paul D’Urso Neurosurgeon, Epworth Healthcare and Founder, Anatomics Mr Paul S D’Urso is a consultant neurosurgeon at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne Australia. Mr D’Urso has extensive experience in research, clinical teaching, and medico-legal opinion. He is internationally recognised as a leading Australian neurosurgeon, scientist, and innovator. Mr Paul S D’Urso is Australian born and educated. He graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School with Honours in 1988. Mr D’Urso completed Neurosurgical training and invented the technology of BioModelling with groundbreaking PhD research. Mr D’Urso went on to found Anatomics one of the worlds most innovative medical device companies. Mr D’Urso is the Chairman of the Anatomics group of companies. Mr D’Urso completed a fellowship at the Cambridge University Academic Neurosurgery unit and a clerkship at Harvard University. Mr D’Urso has published and presented over 120 scientific papers and holds multiple international patents. He has won over 25 prestigious research awards and prizes. Mr D’Urso has been systematically investigating emerging technologies in surgery for over 20 years. Outcomes from BioModelling, disc arthroplasty, patient specific prosthetics and minimally invasive surgery have been studied and reported.
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May 12 | 9:00am – 9:45am KEYNOTE: COMMUNITY BASED PERSONALISED HEALTHCARE
Fred Fischer
Director, Channel Development, Applications, Products, Stratasys Ltd Fred Fischer is a director overseeing applications engineering, channel development and product management at Stratasys APJ. During his 17-year tenure with Stratasys, he has also served in the roles of business development directory, sales channel manager, marketing manager, product manager, and senior applications engineer. Fischer has contributed to the development of new applications for additive manufacturing and he has led global initiatives on application training and education. Fischer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Stout. He is a frequent trainer and speaker at domestic and international events related to prototyping and digital manufacturing.
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May 11 | 1:30pm – 2:15pm KEYNOTE: 3D PRINTING: DEFINING THE FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT IN MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS
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.
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May 11 | 9:00am – 9:45am KEYNOTE: 3D PRINTING: INTERNATIONAL TRENDS AND MARKETS
May 11 | 4:15pm – 5:00pm FUTURE OF 3D PRINTING IN AUSTRALIA AND BEYOND
Stuart Grover Co-Founder and Owner, 3D Printing Studios Technologist and entrepreneur, Stu Grover is a co-founder and owner of 3D Printing Studios, Australia’s first 3D printing studio and the fifth ever to open in the world. A serial entrepreneur with successful businesses under his belt including Passport2Fitness, UKGreen and Retail Eye, Stu comes from a seventeen year career in enterprise IT including roles at Walmart in the United States and EDS across Asia Pacific. Stu was introduced to 3D printing for the first time in 2012 while studying for a post grad at the International Space University. Unconvinced of a career as an astronaut but fascinated by the possibilities for the applications of 3D printing, Stu teamed up with print industry veteran Howard Wood to launch 3D Printing Studios in 2013 in Sydney.
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May 12 | 11:45am – 12:30pm TIPS FOR RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL 3D PRINTING SERVICE BUREAU
Mark Lee Area Sales Manager South East Asia & Australasia, EOS Mark joined EOS, Germany, as Area Sales Manager for the South East Asia & Australasia market. He has more than 10 years of experience in Industrial capital equipment sales, marketing and business development. His technical background includes his previous involvement in machine application and design. Mark graduated from The University of Newcastle with a Bachelor Degree in Engineering majoring in Mechatronics.
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May 12 | 11:00am – 11:45am ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING & DMLS TECHNOLOGY FIT
Jennifer Loy Program Leader Industrial Design, Convenor 3D Design Digital Media, Griffith University Jennifer Loy has a PhD in Industrial Design and background in design for mass production in the UK and Australia. Her current research interests focus on digital fabrication, in particular 3D printing and its impact on design. Jennifer is Program Leader of Industrial Design and 3D Design Digital Media at Griffith University on the Gold Coast in Australia and teaches 3D printing into both programs. She has been a speaker on creative design with 3D printing, and relearning for 3D printing, around the world. Jennifer’s research collaborations and supervision work across disciplines, applying design thinking and 3D printing as a transformative technology in diverse situations, from humanitarian logistics and medical modelling, to digital fashion design and art installations.
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May 11 | 9:45am – 10:30am 3D PRINTING IN HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICS
James Novak PhD Candidate and Lecturer, Griffith University Initially trained as an Industrial Designer, James Novak returned to university in 2014 to begin post-graduate studies in the rapidly growing world of 3D printing. Having won numerous international awards for recent 3D printed works, including the world’s first single print full-sized bicycle frame ‘FIX3D,’ he has continued to explore how future products will be customised and combined with smart technologies, challenging the role of the Industrial Designer and the relationship between consumers and products.
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May 11 | 2:15pm – 3:00pm GAMIFICATION OF CAD: ENGAGING CONSUMERS INTO THE DESIGN OF 3D PRINTABLE PRODUCTS
Leon Prentice Research Group Leader, High Performance Metal Industries, CSIRO Dr Leon Prentice leads the Materials and Processes research group in CSIRO Manufacturing, in the High Performance Metal Industries research program. His group includes CSIRO’s metal powder processes, from extractive metallurgy, through powder modification, and the range of additive manufacturing capabilities called the ‘Lab22 Innovation Centre’. The group is focused on undertaking research and working with local and international industry partners to impact the entire value chain, particularly for titanium – turning ‘ore to more’ by developing new processes, new powders, new techniques, and new machines.
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May 12 | 1:30pm – 2:15pm WHAT IS CSIRO DOING AND HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Stefan Ritt Export, Sales and Marketing Manager, SLM Solutions GmbH Stefan Ritt, after earning his engineering degree in technical physics from the University of Applied Science in Lübeck, Germany, started his career in RP/AM in 1985 when running a prototype lab in the R&D arm of a Dutch-German coffee and vending machine company. After that, he held positions in QA for a Danish group and product management for mid-sized US-German company.. In 1998, Stefan took on international sales and marketing of RP tooling products for a UK/German joint venture. In this capacity, he was successful in international markets with the development and support of the transition of RPT and metal AM equipment into production equipment. Stefan now works for SLM Solutions where he continues his efforts to grow the metal AM market internationally. In 2011, he was the appointed as the European liaison officer for AMUG, the global user group for Additive manufacturing. With more than 16 years of direct global work experience in the AM field Stefan is one of the known senior promoters and supporter of the industry on the international stage.
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May 12 | 2:15pm – 3:00pm SELECTIVE LASER MELTING ON THE WAY TO PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT
Ben Roberts Co-Founder, Modfab Initially Ben trained as an electronics engineer but then caught the 3D printing bug. Together he and his wife, a teacher, created customised and comprehensive training including software and hardware to meet educators’ needs with a BOSTES –Board of Studies and Educational Standards NSW course, accredited at proficient teacher standards. Modfab has trained in excess of 280 teachers from primary and high school allowing teachers from all disciplines to participate. The course STEM to STREAHMD not only addresses STEM priorities but allows art, history and to use 3D Printing and CAD within their field of expertise. Modfab has collaborated with ALPA “Plastic Fantastic Project” in Arnhem Land, is currently a corporate partner with the Australian Design Centre as part of their touring Shapeshifters Exhibition, collaborating with RDA Hunter Mini Me Program (providing STEM: 3D Printing & CAD courses to teachers in primary schools), University of Wollongong In2Uni –Gifted & Talented Program – 3D Printing and CAD (Year 1 students to Year 10), trained Questacon Staff, collaborated with Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) UOW to ran the Illawarra 3D Printing & Design Competition, train teachers at the Teachers Training Association, run workshops at the Wollongong Science Centre, Library and also provide training for SME’s.
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May 11 | 4:15pm – 5:00pm FUTURE OF 3D PRINTING IN AUSTRALIA AND BEYOND
May 12 | 3:45pm – 4:30pm 3D PRINTING & CAD EDUCATION IN AUSTRALIA: FUTURE SKILLS
Tim Singh CFO and APAC BD Lead, Made for Me Tim understands where 3D printing has come from and where it might be headed next. He is the CFO and APAC BD Lead at Made for Me, a global industrial 3D Printing services marketplace. Their mission is to make a 100-fold improvement in access to industrial 3D printing. Tim previously worked at Shapeways in New York City, his time in the industry has given him exposure to a broad range of technologies, business models and applications for 3D printing.
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May 11 | 4:15pm – 5:00pm FUTURE OF 3D PRINTING IN AUSTRALIA AND BEYOND
Kobus du Toit Founder and Co-owner, Gizmo 3D Printers Kobus du Toit is the inventor and co-owner of the Australian startup Gizmo 3D Printers which is currently making headlines globally. His invention got an A rating from the team of engineers at iMakr and has also been listed by MTS Talks as being one of the top 3D printing world innovations at CES 2016. He is an expert software developer specialising in Java by day and a determined entrepreneur in his spare time. He studied Information Technology at UNISA and has published the video course “Building an App UI with PrimeFaces” through Packt Publishing.
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May 12 | 3:15pm – 3:45pm GROUND BREAKING TOP DOWN DLP SLA SUPER SPEED 3D PRINTING AND BEYOND
Benoit Valin Benoit Valin, Head of Business Development, Fabnami and Director, The Kre8 Group Benoit is the former founder of Prototype Asia, Singapore’s first 3D printing service bureau and rapid prototyping facility, which, by 2014, grew to become the largest 3D printing facility in Southeast Asia and exclusive regional partner to i.Materialise. Benoit has since founded The Kre8 Group, a portfolio company aiming to develop the 3D printing ecosystem by actively establishing a presence across the entire 3D printing value chain: materials, equipment, services, infrastructure, application and integration. The Kre8 Group currently has 5 startups spanning Asia and Europe in its portfolio and has established a startup studio focusing on developing added value applications of 3D printing to further develop the ecosystem.
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May 11 | 3:30pm – 4:15pm ECONOMICS OF 3D PRINTING AND OPERATION OPTIMISATION IN A COMMODITISED INDUSTRY
Prof. Gordon Wallace Executive Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, University of Wollongong Professor Gordon Wallace is involved in the design and discovery of new materials for use in Energy and Health. In the Health area this involves using new materials to develop biocommunications from the molecular to skeletal domains in order to improve human performance via medical Bionics. In the Energy area this involves use of new materials to transform and to store energy, including novel wearable and implantable energy systems for the use in Medical Bionics. He is committed to the translation of fundamental discoveries into practical applications. He is a passionate communicator, dedicated to explaining scientific advances to all in the community from the lay person to the specialist. Gordon was recently appointed to the Prime Ministers Knowledge Nation 100. Gordon is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), Institute of Physics, and Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). He has published more than 800 refereed publications that have attracted in excess of 25,000 citations; a monograph (3rd Edition published in 2009) on Conductive Electroactive Polymers: Intelligent Polymer Systems and co-authored a monograph on Organic Bionics (published 2012). He has recently co-authored an eBook on 3D BioPrinting He led the presentation of a MOOC on 3D Bioprinting on the FutureLearn platform. Gordon has supervised almost 100 PhD students to completion and has mentored more than 50 research fellows. Gordon completed his undergraduate (1979) and PhD (1983) degrees at Deakin University. And was awarded a DSc from Deakin University in 2000. He was appointed as a Professor at the University of Wollongong in 1990. He was awarded an ARC Professorial Fellowship in 2002; an ARC Federation Fellowship in 2006 and ARC Laureate Fellowship in 2011. His other passions include Soccer, Australian Football League (Geelong Football Club) and Music.
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May 12 | 4:30pm – 5:00pm CLOSING KEYNOTE: PUTTING THE ABILITY TO CREATE BACK IN THE HANDS OF THE CREATIVE