Speakers
Amy
Amy
Alexander
Unit Head of Biomechanical Development and Applied Computational Engineering, Mayo Clinic

Panel 3: End user hospitals and clinical experiences

Amy Alexander is Unit Head of Biomechanical Development and Applied Computational Engineering within Mayo Clinic’s Division of Engineering (DOE). In this role, she bridges the additive manufacturing capabilities of the DOE with the clinical practice through collaboration with the Anatomic Modeling Unit in the Department of Radiology. Amy currently chairs the SME Medical Additive Manufacturing Technical Advisory Team, and is a member of the ASME Medical AM Advisor Committee and a long-standing member of the RSNA 3D SIG. Amy is a frequent co-author of medical 3D printing peer-reviewed papers, and long-term reviewer for Springer’s 3D Printing in Medicine Journal. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from MSOE. She holds certificates in Additive Manufacturing from MIT and SME.

Luis
Luis
Baldez
Executive Director, 3MF Consortium
Senior Manager for Market Development, HP

Panel 1: Design software and services

Luis Baldez is Executive Director of the 3MF Consortium as well as Senior Manager for Market Development at HP. 3MF is one of his personal commitments to advance the state of the industry. At HP, Luis helps customers digitally transform their businesses using HP’s 3D printing technologies. His scope of activities includes working with strategic accounts, building alliances, and developing end-to-end applications.

Luis is one of the pioneers of the 3D printing activities in HP. He worked on several market and technology investigations that led to the invention of HP’s breakthrough Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers. Previously Luis held several engineering and management positions at the HP R&D lab in Barcelona and at the Synopsys ASIC Design Centers in Finland and in the United Kingdom.

Luis holds a BSc degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Brasilia, Brazil, and an Innovation Leadership post-grad education from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is currently based at the HP office in Vancouver, Washington.

John
John
Barnes
Managing Director, The Barnes Global Advisors
Adjunct Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Adjunct Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Panel 1: The future of DED and WAAM

John has a 25+ year career in product development and aerospace with Honeywell, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works™, Australia’s CSIRO, and Arconic (formerly Alcoa and RTI International Metals). He’s been involved in metal additive manufacturing throughout this career beginning in the late 1990s where he was part of the Sandia National Labs LENS™ CRADA. Since then, he has been in and around AM working both technical and business cases for implementation and development efforts in materials, powders, processing, and printing to mature the technology for applications. John is recognized internationally for contributions to additive manufacturing, product development, and leadership in engineering. His groups boast world firsts in medical, therapeutic, and aerospace additive manufacturing. John is a Materials Engineer by background but has developed expertise in manufacturing, airframe structures, gas turbines and low observables. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Monash University, both in Melbourne, Australia. In 2014, he was Purdue University’s Materials Engineer of the Year, and in 2017, he was invited to join the Additive Manufacturing Technical Community as a SME Advisor based upon active industry contributions, reputation, and personal commitment to expand the use of additive manufacturing.

Tim
Tim
Bell
Head of the CoC for Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Digital Industries USA

Talk 1: AM in the context of Industry 4.0

Tim Bell is the Head of the CoC for Additive Manufacturing for Siemens Digital Industries USA and is a seasoned Manufacturing veteran and Cincinnati Ohio native.

He has spent more than 35 years in manufacturing and was trained as a Journeymen Toolmaker in the 1980’s. He spent the next 20 years as a machinist, programmer, designer, and entrepreneur of small contract manufacturing companies. The last 15 plus years have been focused on Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) of components and assemblies supporting the aerospace, defense, and medical industries.

Tyler
Tyler
Benster
General Partner, Asimov Ventures

Panel 2: Emerging applications for Metal Series Production
Panel 3: Emerging markets for large AM parts

Tyler is a Neuroscience PhD student at Stanford University and a General Partner at Asimov Ventures. At Asimov Ventures, Tyler has invested in more than 20 startups across 3D printing, robotics, and frontier tech, including Additive Orthopaedics, Sadako, Ghost Robotics, and Kiwi. As a writer and analyst, he has been featured in Bloomberg, TechCrunch, GigaOm, Wohlers Report, and Computer World, and has chaired or keynoted at more than twenty international conferences, including Inside 3D Printing and RoboUniverse. His scientific work has been published in Cell and Scientific Reports. Tyler received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics at Brown University and grew up on Mercer Island in Washington State.

Christopher
Christopher
Bishop
Chairperson, Chief Reinvention Officer, Improvising Careers

Christopher Bishop is a technology futurist, TEDx speaker, LinkedIn Learning instructor, and former IBMer. He is passionate about the power of emerging technologies to positively transform business and culture.
Chris writes and speaks on future technologies including AI, crypto assets, blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, and robotics. He recently recorded a live-action course for LinkedIn Learning called “Future-proofing your data science career” – due to be released in April 2020.

Other notable engagements include a Career Labs Workshop in June 2019 at the Open Data Science Conference in New York City titled “How to succeed at data science jobs that don’t exist yet.” In addition, Chris co-authored a white paper with MIT Media Lab professor Sandy Pentland titled Blockchain+AI+Human”, describing the business possibilities as well as the powerful socio-cultural implications of connecting AI and blockchain.

In September 2018, Chris gave a talk at Accelerate AI, Europe 2018 in London titled “Your brain is too small to manage your business” describing the increasing commoditization of AI. He also moderated a series of Lightning Talks last year at the AR in Action Leadership Summit at the MIT Media Lab and delivered the Closing Keynote at the AI World Forum in Toronto in November 2018.

Jeff
Jeff
Blanford
Solution Architect, Morf3D

Panel 1: AM, lightweighting and aerospace

Jeff Blanford, a Solution Architect at Morf3D, assists strategic partners and customers across industries to translate advanced digital manufacturing technology into tangible value.

Blanford has over 10 years of experience developing state-of-the-art design and analysis solutions for composite and metallic aerospace systems. Early in his career, he performed as a structural analyst at Belcan Corporation supporting GE Aviation’s commercial and military turbine engine programs Then, as a senior application engineer at Siemens Digital Industries Software, he provided customers across the A&D industry with expertise in Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software solutions, delivering technical demonstrations, proof-of-concept projects, customer enablement, and product development guidance in the areas of structural analysis, generative design for AM, and AM build preparation and simulation.

Blanford earned an MBA from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the Ohio State University.

Eric
Eric
Bono
Vice President of Sales, Powders, 6K, Inc.

Panel 2: Refractory metals

Eric brings over 25-years of executive leadership, business development, and technical oversight in metal powders to the team. Bono has lead sales and engineering teams at Carpenter Technology, Puris, Summit Materials, and Crucible Research. He has expertise in both powder production and additive manufacturing from the start-up phase through serial production. His education includes a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on powder metallurgy, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business.

Joshua
Joshua
Brost
Vice President of Business Development, Relativity Space

Panel 2: AM's role in the private space industry

Josh is the Vice President of Business Development at Relativity Space, leading all the company’s business development and customer mission management efforts. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace manufacturing, Relativity is a vertically integrated technology platform that fuses 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robotics, to design, print and fly entirely 3D-printed rockets with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days.

As an experienced aerospace business leader, Josh has a proven track record of shaping long-term strategies that deliver company revenue growth while also shaping how customers purchase existing services and novel capabilities. Under Josh’s leadership, Relativity’s first rocket, Terran 1 has become the most pre-sold rocket in history, with multiple contracts from both private and government entities, including a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contract, a Venture Class Launch Services Demonstration 2 contract with NASA as well as on-demand satellite launch contracts with Iridium, Telesat, among others.

Prior to joining Relativity, Josh spent nine years at SpaceX where he was the Senior Director of Government Business Development, securing $3B+ in government and commercial contracts, including SpaceX’s first U.S. Air Force EELV launch services contract, an Other Transaction Authority agreement to develop a new boost stage engine, and the first operational Falcon Heavy mission. Josh also previously worked as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and as an aerospace engineer at Boeing. In addition to a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Arizona State University and The University of Washington respectively, Josh earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Sean
Sean
Burke
Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Panel 4: Regulation of "Additive Medical"

Sean Burke is partner at Duane Morris in their Washington, DC office. Mr. Burke’s practice focuses on representation of manufacturers of medical devices in products liability cases across the country, including in consolidated multi-plaintiff matters in both federal court and state courts in California, Illinois, and Tennessee. His experience includes defense of large total joint replacements (hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders) and resurfacings, tissue matrices and patches, fusion plates, and surgical instruments. He has a particular interest and recent focus on additive manufacturing, consulting and advising clients on best practices in the early stages of development to reduce risk of products liability exposure. He has tried medical device cases before juries in both state and federal courts while also handling numerous mediations. He works closely with scientific experts to advance causation and liability defenses in the areas of biomechanical engineering, toxicology, histology, epidemiology, orthopedic surgery and FDA regulations.

He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as six different United States District Courts. Prior to rejoining Duane Morris, Mr. Burke served as law clerk for the Honorable Joel H. Slomsky of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law and a cum laude graduate of Catholic University of America.

Patrick
Patrick
Carey
Senior Vice President, Stratasys

Panel 1: AM and mass customization in automotive

Pat Carey joined Stratasys in January 2014 and has held a number of progressive roles and is now the Senior VP of Strategic Growth in the Americas, which includes bringing new products to market, integrating acquisitions and developing partner ecosystems that expand the company’s addressable market.

Pat has spent his career in a variety of business development, marketing and sales roles, centered on disruptive technology. He served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Siemens’ Smart Grid Division, has held Executive positions at 3 Silicon Valley startups, and served in a variety of roles at IBM during his 18-year tenure, most notably he was responsible IBM’s Blue Gene supercomputer through 3 generations of the product, culminating in 2009 with the award of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama.

Kenneth
Kenneth
Church
Founder, Sciperio Inc.

Panel 2: Trends in the bioprinter market

Kenneth Church, Ph.D., is the founder of Sciperio Inc., a research company for advanced innovation. Sciperio has worked and developed in a wide range of technical areas to include electronics, antennas, tissue engineering, water, and sensors. Funding for these efforts has come from a variety of private and government entities. Technologies and companies have spun out of Sciperio which include nScrypt (a capital equipment company) and VaxDesign (a rapid vaccine test company). In addition to working with Sciperio, he is on the board of directors for nScrypt. He is a Trustee for the 1213 Charitable Trust (a non-profit organization for disadvantaged children), and he is a Research Professor at the University of Texas-El Paso. His research interests have been broad and have reached into lasers, optics, and the various ways in which they interact with different materials, various water technologies, novel antenna designs, and optimization, novel and conformal electronic devices and processes, and tissue-engineered materials and processes. Dr. Church has managed numerous R&D projects funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, the Department of Justice, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), OCAST, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and various private institutions. Dr. Church earned a BS in both Physics and Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Church has more than 75 publications & 50 presentations and 12 patents or patents pending.

Beth
Beth
Collington
Director, Digital Materials and Laboratory Equipment
Global Prosthetic Solutions at Zahn Dental, a Division of Henry Schein

Panel 1: Dental printer trends

Beth has been part of the Dental industry in multiple capacities for 28 years, spending the last 14 at Zahn Dental, the laboratory division of Henry Schein. Her responsibilities within the division are diverse and include, researching new technologies and materials applicable to the dental space for development, management, implementation, inclusion into the Digital material product portfolio and CAD/CAM equipment line. Her role encompasses strategy, implementation, recommendations, and best practices to the Global Prosthetics team which supports the Global initiatives of the corporation. Additionally, she manages the Education and Sales training team to support customer messaging and internal success of the sales teams. Beth has completed several targeted product launches and recommendations to the Global teams in multiple areas of industry expertise including the Additive Manufacturing and Zirconia space. She works with the Clinical team of Henry Schein on focused projects, as needed.

Dror
Dror
Danai
Chief Business Officer, XJet

Panel 3: Ceramics

Dror is a senior executive at XJet 3D with over 25 years’ management experience in international business strategy and operations in the printing industry. His impressive skillset has enabled him to launch new technological revolutions, having led some of the most important breakthroughs in both classic and 3D printing. Combining an impressive mixture of capabilities from product design, engineering, global marketing and sales, Dror takes companies from startup stage through to full business maturity.

Before joining XJet, Dror fostered the breakthrough of Scodix Digital Enhancement Printing. His extensive career also includes leading former Objet Geometries (later merged with Stratasys) from early stage to global success, as well as being instrumental in introducing the legendary laser-based Scitex CTP system in the 1990s.

Dror holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering and an MBA, both with honors, from Tel Aviv University.

Guillaume
Guillaume
de Calan
CEO, Nanoe

Panel 3: Ceramics

Guillaume de Calan is the co-founder and CEO of Nanoe, a leading supplier of high tech raw materials for the ceramic industry. Through the brand Zetamix, he also launched the first line of filaments for accessible 3D printing of ceramic and metal parts.
Guillaume de Calan is both an expert in high end materials and in manufacturing processes, and especially in 3D printing. Material innovation is at the core of new emerging technologies such as 3D printing, Li Ion batteries, medical implants and many more, and Nanoe strive to develop and produce best in class raw materials for these applications.

James
James
DeMuth
Co-Founder & CEO, Seurat

Panel 1: AM and mass customization in automotive

James holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University with a focus on energy systems and high-temperature gas dynamics, and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He has co-authored 83 patents and 13 academic publications in the fields of additive manufacturing and power generation.

Prior to founding Seurat, James was at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he worked on the Laser Inertial Fusion Energy project, and co-invented and developed the core of Seurat’s breakthrough technology in Additive Manufacturing.

Alexandre
Alexandre
Donnadieu
Managing Director, 3YOURMIND

Panel 2: Workflow and software for AM

Alexandre joined 3YOURMIND in 2017 to develop and lead operations in new markets. Currently, he is serving as Managing Director. Previously, he has been advising CEOs and COOs of leading industrial firms on their digital transformation strategies.

Bryan
Bryan
Dow
Managing Director, Global Technology Group, STIFEL

Special Presentation: Future Investment in AM

Bryan Dow is a Managing Director in Stifel’s Global Technology Group where he Co-Leads the Electronics and Industrial Technologies Investment Banking practice. Bryan has over 17 years of Investment Banking experience specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Equity Capital Markets for disruptive businesses in advanced manufacturing, industrial software, IoT, and emerging technologies, such as 3D printing and drones. Bryan joined Stifel through its 2019 acquisition of Mooreland Partners where he was a Partner. Prior to joining Mooreland in 2013, Bryan was Head of the Clean Energy and Industrial Technology Investment Banking Group at ThinkEquity, where he advised clients on a range of transactions. Previously, he was also a member of the Technology Investment Banking Group at Needham & Company. Bryan earned a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.

Scott
Scott
Dunham
Executive Vice President of Research, SmarTech Analysis

Talk 1: Market forecast for AM for Series Production

Scott Dunham has served clients in the 3D printing industry for over three years in various market research and analysis positions. As Senior Analyst of SmarTech Analysis, Scott employs an analytic strategy based on the adage of “Aim small, miss small.”

Dunham earned his undergraduate degree studying marketing and research at the University of Kentucky in the Gatton School of Business & Economics. He has been a featured speaker at 3D printing conferences around the globe, including 3D Printshow, Additive Disruption, RAPID, and others.

Felix
Felix
Ewald
Founder & CEO, DyeMansion

Panel 3: Post processing

Felix Ewald is co-founder and CEO of Munich-based DyeMansion. His company is the world’s leading provider of finishing systems for industrial 3D printing. From perfectly fitted glasses to personalized automotive interiors, DyeMansion technology makes 3D-printed products a part of our everyday lives. With two locations in Munich and Austin, the company currently employs 90 and has raised more than €20 million in venture capital from experienced financial investors.

Even during his time studying business informatics, Ewald was interested in promising industries and developed innovative business models. Immediately after graduating he founded his first company, Trindo. Having failed in his attempt to produce high quality personalized 3D-printed cellphone cases with the corporate designs of large companies, he and his co-founder Philipp Kramer discovered the need for industrial solutions to post-process 3D-printed plastic parts. With DyeMansion, the two then laid the foundation to enable the 3D-printing industry to achieve high-quality end use products from printed components. Today, more than 600 customers from 35 countries already rely on DyeMansion’s solutions and benefit from the Munich-based company’s print-to-product platform. Their customers include many 3D-printing service providers and global market leaders from various industries such as automotive, lifestyle, retail, medical technology or sporting goods. This makes DyeMansion an essential part of the industrialization phase of 3D-printing.

Adam
Adam
Feinberg
CTO and Co-founder, FluidForm

Panel 3: Markets for printable biomaterials

Dr. Adam Feinberg is CTO and co-founder of FluidForm. The core technology of FRESH printing was developed in his Regenerative Biomaterials and Therapeutics lab at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where he is a Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. His group develops materials-based, engineering strategies to control the self-organization and assembly of various cell types into tissues.

Adam earned his Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University, and his MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida. He performed his postdoctoral work at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University. He holds more than 20 US patents and patent applications, has authored over 45 publications, and is a member of the Materials Research Society, American Chemical Society, Society for Biomaterials, Biophysical Society, Biomedical Engineering Society, and the American Heart Association.

Ben
Ben
Ferrar
Vice President, Carpenter Additive

Panel 1: Titanium and aluminum

Ben Ferrar was appointed Vice President of Carpenter Additive in April 2019. In this role, he is responsible for the overall strategic leadership of the Carpenter Additive business unit, a vertically integrated Additive Manufacturing (AM) partner providing complete “end-to-end” solutions to accelerate materials innovation.. Ben is driving Carpenter Additive’s global commercial strategy and delivering novel solutions to facilitate AM industrialization.

Ben brings over 14 years’ experience in the metal AM industry, with extensive experience in AM system and application development. Prior to his current role, Ben was the Chief Operating Officer of LPW Technology Ltd., which Carpenter Technology acquired in October of 2018. Other roles include responsible for the design and development of Additive Manufacturing Systems at Renishaw plc.

Ben is committed to expanding the knowledgebase of metal AM to drive adoption of the technology. Ben believes developing the metal AM supply chain to ensure economic and long term sustainability of the industry.

Ben earned his Master of Engineering (MEng) Mechanical Engineering from The University of Liverpool and has continued to volunteer at the university in his role on the Industrial Liaison Board. In addition to this, Ben has supervised over 50 undergraduate and post-graduate projects in the AM arena and feels that the development of the next generation of engineers and material scientists is critical to the success of Additive Manufacturing.

Magdalene
Magdalene
Fogarasi
AM Engineer, FDA

Special Presentation: Women in 3D Printing

Magdalene Fogarasi received a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Stony Brook University in 2018 with a research concentration in medical imaging modalities and applied mathematics. Magdalene was a research fellow at US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2018 to 2020 and is currently the AM Engineer at the FDA’s Additive Manufacturing for Medical Products (AMMP) Lab. The AMMP lab is a core research facility funded through a multi-center collaboration within the FDA. It augments center-specific resources and houses high-end, industry grade 3D printing equipment, software, and expertise. Her duties involve running and maintaining the systems, working with internal customers to optimize their designs for the specific AM process being used, along with conducting research on AM face coverings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nico
Nico
Forraz
Chief Executive Officer, CTIBiotech

Talk 1: Future applications of bioprinting

Dr. Forraz is Chief Executive officer of CTIBiotech, a leading innovation company in human tissue 3DBioprinting production. He has extensive expertise stem cells, regenerative medicine and 3D Human Tissue Bioprinting and with Professor Colin McGuckin was part of the team who created the world’s first artificial hepatic-like liver tissue and neural cells from human umbilical cord blood. With an interest in cross-developing clinical research for business-generating technologies, Dr Forraz has extensive experience in negotiation, business creation and operations. Dr Forraz has spear-headed the 43 Million Euro consortium generation of the IMODI Cancer project, the largest cancer research project of France. Winner of several international business plan competitions.

Dr. Forraz serves since 2019 as the President of Cosmet’in Lyon Skin Science, a not-for-profit professional organization linking researchers, interprofessional organizations and industry to share the latest scientific knowledges in dermocosmetology and promote excellence and expertise in cosmetology.

Steve
Steve
Freitas
R&D Director, IMI Critical

Panel 3: Emerging markets for large AM parts

Steve Freitas is the Director of New Product Development at IMI CCI. Steve has over 25 years of experience in the design, selection, and application of high pressure and high temperature valves in fossil power plants and oil & gas facilities. Steve’s R&D team has over ten years of experience in the development and installation of AM parts at CCI. His R&D team has developed several new valve designs using AM; has worked with energy market customers to validate AM components for their applications; and has installed hundreds of AM parts in applications with pressures up to 4000 psi and temperatures of up to 1100 F.

Stephen
Stephen
G. Gray
Founder, 4D Bioprinting

Panel 2: Trends in the bioprinter market

Dr. Gray is Co-Founder of Ourobionics BV (2020): A startup multiplexing advanced tissue engineering technologies for 4D bioprinting of cyborganic tissues embedded with self assembly bioelectronics, biosensors, genetic, & nanotherapeutics. R&D focus: Minimally invasive self-powered 4D cyborganic iPSC neural regeneration device, biorobotics & 3D skin sensors. Novel 3D & 4D electric, magnetic, acoustic, & microfluidic biofabrication technologies with published high cell viability [85-90%], nanoscale resolution [50nm], 10X faster speeds, use of any high viscous biomaterials with multiple streams. It can encapsulate cells proteins, genes, or nanotherapeutics; & cells maintain their metabolic or pluripotent properties with no deformation for realistic tissue formation.

Lawrence
Lawrence
Gasman
President, SmarTech Analysis

Talk 1: Market forecast for large-format AM

Lawrence Gasman is the founder of SmarTech Markets Publishing and is acknowledged worldwide as an expert on technology forecasting. He has previously founded two other industry analyst firms and has also carried out a wide range of technology assessments in areas ranging from optical networking to advanced materials to augmented reality.

Jeff
Jeff
Graves
President and CEO, 3D Systems

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Dr. Jeffrey Graves is President and CEO of 3D Systems and joined the company in May 2020.

Prior to joining 3D Systems, from 2012 to May 2020, he served as CEO, President and Director of MTS Systems Corporation, a global supplier of test, simulation, and measurement systems. From 2005 until 2012, he served as President and CEO of C&D Technologies, Inc. He also held leadership roles with Kemet Corporation as Chief Operating Officer (2001-2003) and CEO (2003 to 2005). Previously he held a number of leadership and technical roles with GE, Rockwell Automation and Howmet Corporation.

Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors of Hexcel Corporation.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Purdue University. He also holds a master’s degree and PhD in metallurgical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He has been recognized with the distinguished alumni award from both universities. He is also a master black belt in six sigma.

Fabien
Fabien
Guillemot
CEO, Poietis

Panel 1: Current uses of bioprinting

Dr. Fabien Guillemot has an over 20 years experience in the field of Regenerative Medicine. He holds a PhD in Material Science from the National Institute of Applied Sciences Rennes (2000) and an Habilitation in Health and Life Sciences from Bordeaux University (2010). Fabien was appointed Researcher at INSERM in 2005 and was also Invited Researcher at Harvard University in 2010. He initiated pioneering work in the field of bioprinting and has published over 20 scientific articles and more than 100 invited lectures on this new technology. He also completed its scientific training by an entrepreneurship program provided at HEC, Paris in 2012-2013.

Martin
Martin
Hermatschweiler
Co-Founder and CEO, Nanoscribe

Panel 2: Trends in the bioprinter market

Martin Hermatschweiler studied physics in Ulm and Karlsruhe, Germany, where he worked as a scientist at the Institute of Applied Physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), investigating 2D and 3D photonic crystals fabricated by direct laser writing as well as holographic lithography. His main assignment was the conversion of 3D polymer structures into silica and silicon under supervision of Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener. Martin Hermatschweiler leads the company Nanoscribe as CEO since the initialization of the business idea early in 2007.

Under his guidance, business has been built up from scratch starting up with originally three employees. Today, Nanoscribe is a multinational medium-scaled enterprise with 80+ employees located in Karlsruhe, Shanghai and Boston. In June 2021, Nanoscribe has been acquired by the BICO group.

Ian
Ian
Howe
CEO, Additive Industries

Panel 2: Emerging applications for Metal Series Production

Ian C. Howe is currently CEO of Additive Industries, a technology leading OEM in large frame powder bed fusion metal AM. Additive industries develops and delivers metal AM solutions for leading Space, Aviation, Energy, Industrial and Automotive OEM’s for industrial production of metal components and systems. Previously: Head of Business Line at Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, has a proven track record in leading and delivering business growth within the high-tech technology business space. He has over 25 years of experience in developing and implementing growth strategies to address market and customer needs and in leading and developing teams and people towards a common goal. Howe has held management positions in market verticals in aerospace, energy, high-tech, general industrial and automotive at Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, Höganäs AB of Sweden, and GKN Group UK. He holds a master’s degree in Engineering (Materials) and an MBA in Finance, Strategy and Marketing, both from The Open University.

David
David
Hwang
Biomedical Engineer, US Food and Drug Administration

Panel 4: Regulation of "Additive Medical"

Dr. David Hwang has a bachelors and doctorate in Bioengineering from the University of Maryland. He has worked as a Biomedical Engineer in the US Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Health Technology 6 (OHT6): Orthopedic Devices, housed in the Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH) for over 9 years. He is a reviewer in the Division of Spinal Devices (DHT6B), with primary responsibilities being the premarket review of spinal devices. He is also heavily involved with the Additive Manufacturing Working Group which is leading efforts across the Agency to evaluate medical devices and other regulated medical products with this rapidly growing technology. These efforts include guidance and standards development, device review harmonization, and regulatory science with the intent to foster innovative and high quality products that are safe and effective.

Benjamin
Benjamin
Johnson
Vice President, Portfolio & Regulatory, 3D Systems

Panel 1: 3D-printing in implants and orthopedics

Ben Johnson’s career spans more than two decades focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medical devices. He joined 3D Systems in 2015 through the acquisition of Medical Modeling and has held progressive roles in operations, product development, regulatory, and marketing. Ben currently serves as a leader in the Healthcare Solutions Group as the Vice President of Portfolio & Regulatory.

More than 30 years ago, 3D Systems invented 3D printing, and now, delivers innovative additive manufacturing solutions across hardware, materials, software, and services that advance industries, including healthcare. For this highly regulated market, the company provides industry-leading surgical planning, implants, instrumentation, and medical education solutions to help medical device manufacturers and healthcare providers accelerate innovation. To date, 3D Systems has manufactured more than 2 million medical devices and planned over 140 thousand patient-specific cases. Additionally, the team has supported the development of over 100 products from concept through regulatory clearance and commercialization.

Jason
Jason
Jones
Co-Founder & CEO, Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies

Panel 2: Future role of hybrid machines

Dr. Jason Jones is the pioneer and the world’s leading authority on hybrid manufacturing – integrating Additive Manufacturing (AM) with mainstream CNC machines. He is the co-founder and CEO of Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, transforming CNCs & Robots into flexible smart factories with additive, subtractive, and inspection capabilities. Dr. Jones has a PhD in 3D printing from the University of Warwick and has led millions of dollars of AM development and commercialization. He is the author of numerous publications and a distinguished inventor holding dozens of patents. Dr. Jones was a founding member of the ASTM F42 standards committee and has steered the development of multiple ASTM/ISO standards and strategies. He has also served as the chair of SME’s (f.k.a. the Society of Manufacturing Engineers) Member Council and AM community – the largest professional 3D printing community worldwide.

Les
Les
Kalman
Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry
Academic Lead, Continuing Dental Education
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Panel 2: Improving the patient experience with 3D printing

Dr. Kalman’s research focuses on medical devices & technologies relevant to clinical dentistry, with an emphasis on metal AM. He has authored over 40 articles, holds two patents and has translated several technologies. Kalman maintains his position as the founder and President of Research Driven Inc.

He served on the Board of Directors for the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association and the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. He serves on the Standards Council of Canada, the Ambassadors Circle and Advanced Credentialing Committee for the ICOI. He has been recognized as an Academic Associate Fellow (American Academy of Implant Dentistry), Fellow, Master and Diplomate (International Congress of Oral Implantologists), Fellow (Academy of Osseointegration), Fellow (American College of Dentists), Schulich Alumni of Distinction and received the Merck Patients First award.

Heli
Heli
Kangas
Technology Manager, Biomass Processing and Products, VTT Technical Research Center

Panel 4: Composites

Dr. Heli Kangas currently holds a position of Technology Manager in the research area of Biomass processing and Products at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Her background is in forest products chemistry with 20 years of experience in the field. She is passionate about innovating and developing novel applications for bio-based materials, beyond the conventional.

In her current role at VTT, she is responsible for the research area’s technology platform, IPR management and infrastructure development. Her technology portfolio includes VTT technologies in the fields of biomass fractionation and treatment, biomass side-stream (e.g. lignin, bark) valorisation, cellulose nanomaterial manufacturing and products and additive manufacturing (3D printing) of bio-based materials. In addition to this role, she is also involved in project management and coordination and currently coordinates EU H2020 SPIRE project NOVUM (Pilot line based on novel manufacturing technologies for cellulose-based electrical insulation components, 2017-2022), which focuses on additive manufacturing of cellulose-based components for electrical insulation, marine and automotive industries.

Igal
Igal
Kaptsan
Software, General Manager, GE Additive

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Igal Kaptsan is software, general manager GE Additive. Kaptsan is responsible for shaping and leading GE Additive’s software strategy, defining business priorities, product roadmaps, features and functionality.

Based in Boston, Kaptsan he works closely with software teams within GE Additive’s Technology and Engineering group, product management leadership across the business and with the wider commercial organisation, to further refine the company’s software strategy.

Kapstan brings over 25 years’ experience in the engineering software industry and joined GE Additive in April 2019 from Dassault Systèmes, where he served as vice president, product management for its SOLIDWORKS portfolio. Prior to Dassault Systèmes, Igal worked in product management roles at PTC. He was also founder and CEO of KollabNet, a dependency management software company, acquired by Bentley Systems, where he went onto serve as a director of applied research for advanced 3D products.

Mikkel
Mikkel
Kring
Chief Product Officer, All3DP & Craftcloud

Panel 1: Design software and services

Mikkel Kring is Chief Product Officer at All3DP, leading the development of the 3D printing service marketplace Craftcloud.

Mikkel has been deeply involved in making All3DP.com the world’s leading online magazine for 3D printing, and is now as pushing forward to make additive manufacturing accessible and available to everyone.

Kunal
Kunal
Lal
Partner, Elk Dental Associates

Panel 2: Improving the patient experience with 3D printing

Dr. Kunal Lal is a Prosthodontist and maintains a private practice in New York, New York. He received his Master of Science degree in Prosthodontics and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine (CDM). Dr. Lal is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He has authored articles on the use of computer-generated surgical templates for prosthodontic and surgical implant planning and placement and has extensive experience in the treatment of partially and completely edentulous patients using dental implants. Additionally, Dr. Lal has lectured nationally on implant, esthetic, and reconstructive dentistry with a primary focus on computer-guided implant surgery combined with various immediate loading protocols.

Dr. Lal first used 3D printing in 2000 while working on his master’s thesis. At the time, he used the technology to produce 3D printed surgical guides for guided implant surgery. His thesis was subsequently published in The Journal of Prosthodontics. Fast forward to present day when Dr. Lal is using 3D printing in his practice to transform how he provides patient care. He is using 3D Systems’ NextDent 5100 to produce models, temporaries, dentures, and bite splints. Dr. Lal has also pushed the envelope with a variety of applications including composites, single visit night guards, and even creating a sleep apnea appliance. Dr. Lal’s pioneering spirit is enabling Elk Dental Associates to deliver personalized patient care more efficiently.

Melanie
Melanie
Lang
Co-Founder and CEO, FormAlloy

Panel 1: The future of DED and WAAM

Melanie Lang, FormAlloy Co-Founder and CEO, is motivated by developing a disruptive technology that delivers the future of additive manufacturing – creating high-value components with superior performance. FormAlloy Technologies, Inc. is a provider of award-winning directed energy deposition systems and services to a wide range of industries. Melanie holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in Systems Architecture & Engineering from the University of Southern California. In addition to her role at FormAlloy, she currently serves on the America Makes Executive Committee, as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for Navy League San Diego and is a Women in 3D Printing Ambassador.

Andrew
Andrew
Lee
Head of Bioprinting and Co-Founder, FluidForm

Panel 1: Current uses of bioprinting

Andrew Lee is currently the Head of Bioprinting and co-founder at FluidForm, a 3D biofabrication company looking to change the way we think about tissue engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University where his focus on muscle tissue engineering leveraged biofabrication to create skeletal and cardiac tissue models with complex tissues architecture as well as physiologically relevant contractile functions. This work resulted in a publication in the journal Science and is now utilized as the platform technology for FluidForm as it builds out a portfolio of tissues for research, repair, and replacement.

Vanesa
Vanesa
Listek
Writer/Analyst, 3DPrint.com, SmarTech Analysis

Panel 1: Current uses of bioprinting
Panel 2: AM's role in the private space industry

Before becoming a journalist, Vanesa spent years as an economic consultant. In 2004 she graduated with a BBA from the University of Miami, with a major in Economics, and shortly thereafter went to Boston University for her master’s degree, also in Economics. Overseeing financial projects in the US and Argentina proved extremely interesting, but she yearned to write. After spending a summer at Harvard polishing her writing skills and learning about journalism, Vanesa found a new path. In 2015 she enrolled in a journalism master’s program at DiTella University in Buenos Aires and just a few days after the program ended, began writing for local newspaper La Nacion and later Clarin, reporting on crime and cybercrime. Beyond writing, what Vanesa loves most about this profession is the research involved and creating connections that lead her to new stories.

Christian
Christian
Lönne
CEO, Digital Metal

Panel 1: Technical trends in AM Machines for Metal Series Production

Christian Lönne is the CEO of Swedish based Digital Metal AB. Digital Metal has pioneered the development and commercialization of high precision Metal Binder Jetting and is a fully owned subsidiary of metal powder giant Höganäs AB. Christian joined Digital Metal in 2019 and has a background in growing and scaling businesses in several Hi-Tech companies such as Ericsson and Sony as well as coaching companies in Innovation Management.

Gaurav
Gaurav
Manchanda
Director, Medical Market Development, Formlabs

Panel 2: 3D printing in surgical planning and modeling

Gaurav Manchanda leads medical market development at Formlabs. Previously, he was an advisor to the Ministry of Health in Liberia, where he led technology initiatives during the post-war reconstruction period. Manchanda also worked with the Powering Health initiative of the US government before founding a venture-backed firm that brought clean energy hardware and mobile communications tools to health workers and others in resource-limited settings. At Formlabs, he drives initiatives that facilitate clinical applications and improve patient care.

Filomeno
Filomeno
Martina
CEO and co-founder, WAAM3D

Panel 1: The future of DED and WAAM

Dr. Filomeno Martina is the CEO of WAAM3D Ltd, a spin-out company of Cranfield University commercialising the Wire+Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process. Prior to this, he was Senior Lecturer in Additive Manufacturing at the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre, Cranfield University, where he was the course director of the first MSc on Metal Additive Manufacturing in Europe. He is member of ISO/TC 261/JWG 5, BSI PAS 6010, 6011 and 6012, and AMS7002A. He received his PhD in Additive Manufacturing from Cranfield University in 2014; the main focus of his doctoral research was the manipulation of geometry, microstructure and mechanical properties of large WAAM titanium deposits. Previously he earned an MSc also from Cranfield and an MEng in Industrial and Management Engineering from Polytechnic of Bari (Italy). He has received awards from BAE Systems (2010, 2018), Royal Aeronautical Society (2013), European Space Agency (2015), and The Welding Institute (2018). He counts >50 publications to his name since 2013.

Jeff
Jeff
Mize
CEO, Post Process Technologies

Panel 3: Post processing

Jeff Mize joined PostProcess Technologies as CEO in January of 2016. He has a proven track record of scaling startups in new markets and driving consistent annual triple-¬digit growth. At PostProcess, Jeff is laser-focused on continuing to expand the team, further enhancing the solution offering and driving the global go-to-market strategy to capitalize on the tremendous worldwide demand for automated and intelligent 3D post-¬printing solutions, a market pioneered by PostProcess.

Prior to joining PostProcess, Jeff was the commercial leader at Climate Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup that was the first to bring data science solutions to the agricultural industry. Climate Corporation was purchased by Monsanto for $1.1B. Before joining Climate, Jeff was the EVP of Global Sales & Business Development at NAVTEQ, leading the meteoric rise of digital map sales to +$1.5B. His dynamic leadership galvanized a fast¬‐growing team that was intently focused on delivering unique solutions to customers in over 80 countries. Jeff was a key part of the executive team driving the company’s 2004 NYSE IPO for $2.2B and its acquisition by Nokia for $8.1B in 2008.

Jeff began his career at Honeywell after graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Kristin
Kristin
Mulherin
Founder and Managing Director, AM-Cubed

Special Presentation: Women in 3D Printing

Kristin has a broad background in both metal and plastics Additive Manufacturing. Her time in 3D printing has included commercial roles within HP, LPW Technology, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. At LPW (recently acquired by Carpenter to form Carpenter Additive) she was the Chief Commercial Officer, leading a team of marketing and sales professionals while representing commercial activities as a member of the Executive Board. Most recently, she helped launch the MetalJet printer at HP and was on the market development team for the Multi-Jet Fusion (MJF) printer. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Women in 3D Printing.

Naomi
Naomi
Murray
Director, Advanced Operations, Stryker

Special Presentation: Women in 3D Printing

Naomi Murray is Director of Global Additive Technology at Stryker. Dr. Murray began her career with Stryker developing new technology for use in orthopaedic applications including characterizing, developing and validating Stryker’s additive manufacturing technology, Tritanium, and other advanced manufacturing technologies. She has an Sc.B from Brown University and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, both in Materials Science and Engineering. Dr. Murray has more than 19 years of experience working in the medical technology industry with expertise in additive manufacturing, porous metal and titanium technology, spanning developing technology from early phase R&D, global regulatory approval, and final component manufacture.

Itedale
Itedale
Namro Redwan
Chief Scientific Officer, CELLINK

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Itedale holds a PhD degree in Chemistry with emphasis on Medicinal/Organic Chemistry from the University of Gothenburg. She obtained her Postdoctoral training in Chemical Biology at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco. She was an Assistant Professor at the Clinical Chemistry and Transfusion Medicine at the University of Gothenburg prior to joining CELLINK as a Senior Principal Scientist/Scientific Officer. Today, Itedale is the Chief Scientific Officer, currently leading the Science and Applications team in the R&D department at CELLINK.

Brian
Brian
Neff
CEO, Sintavia

Panel 2: AM's role in the private space industry

Brian Neff is the Chief Executive Officer of Sintavia, a designer and additive manufacturer of advanced propulsion and thermodynamic systems for flight and launch customers. Mr. Neff founded Sintavia in 2015 after working with metal additive manufacturing at CTS Engines, a jet engine MRO he acquired in 2010. Prior to CTS, he was the President of Southern Air, a wide-body cargo airline, from 2007 to 2009, and was its CFO from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Neff holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Mark
Mark
Norfolk
President & CEO, Fabrisonic LLC

Panel 2: Future role of hybrid machines

Mr. Norfolk has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, R&D, and shop floor management. As President and CEO of Fabrisonic LLC, Mr. Norfolk leads Fabrisonic in the commercialization of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) Technology. Mr. Norfolk led development and research into high power UAM for four years leading up to the inception of Fabrisonic and has been with the company ever since.

Prior to Fabrisonic he worked for a non-profit research firm, EWI. Mark was a Senior Project Manager in the Navy Joining Center (NJC) operated by EWI. The NJC is one of five U.S. Navy ManTech Centers of Excellence. As part of the NJC, Mark managed Navy development projects for new technology. He also managed research and development programs for the U.S. Department of Energy, Ohio Department of Development, as well as varied commercial customers. Mr. Norfolk received his BS Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2000 and his MBA from The University of Iowa in 2007.

Alexander
Alexander
Oster
Director of Additive Manufacturing, Autodesk

Panel 1: Design software and services

Alexander Oster is Director of Additive Manufacturing in the Fusion 360 Product development group. He and his team are creating Additive Manufacturing software to help customers make the most out of their machines and take the next step towards industrializing AM with the use of Generative Design.

Alexander has been co-founder of the Additive Manufacturing software company Netfabb GmbH, acquired by Autodesk in 2015. Prior to Netfabb, he served as CTO of FIT AG, one of the largest Metal AM service bureaus in Germany.

James
James
Page
Founder and CTO, Riven

Panel 1: Design software and services

James is Founder and CTO of Riven which provides push-button digitization and cloud-based analysis and communication to accelerate advanced manufacturing.

Prior to Riven, James was a co-founder of Autodesk’s platform for additive manufacturing which powers Autodesk’s 3D design applications. James also founded Topolabs – a 3D printing software company that pioneered 3D toolpaths for additive manufacturing and was acquired by Autodesk.

Areas of expertise include product design ( > 100 products launched / >100 Million units shipped), additive manufacturing technology, and computational design and manufacturing software architecture. James has been quoted by TIME, Wall St Journal, Inc Magazine, US News, Technology Review and most 3D printing e-zines.

Ramon
Ramon
Pastor
Global Head and GM of 3D Metals, HP Inc.

Panel 1: Technical trends in AM Machines for Metal Series Production

Ramon Pastor is the Global Head and General Manager of 3D Metals at HP. In this role, he is responsible for the commercial introduction of metals in 2022, in addition to accelerating business development and go-to-market capabilities for the disruptive platform. As part of his global role, Ramon and his team will drive technology, product, and applications development, as well as play a role in HP’s innovation roadmap, business model reinvention, and M&A strategy.

Ramon previously served as the President and General Manager of HP’s 3D Printing Plastic business, which included oversight of HP’s 3D Multi Jet Fusion line of solutions with teams in Barcelona, Spain and Vancouver, Canada. Since joining HP in 1992, Ramon has held a variety of positions in Operations, Research & Development, Marketing and Business Management. Spending much of his time in HP’s Large Format Printing Business, Ramon rose from strategic marketing manager to worldwide R&D director, before becoming GM leading the businesses technical and creative markets. Ramon holds a master’s degree in engineering from Universitat Politécnica of Catalunya, a business degree from IESE Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as formal training in product development and strategy, from INSEAD and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ramon is based in Barcelona, Spain.

Joris
Joris
Peels
Executive Editor, 3DPrint.com and VP Consulting, SmarTech Analysis

Panel 2: Trends in the bioprinter market
Panel 1: AM, lightweighting and aerospace

Since 2017 Joris Peels has worked with 3DPrint.com, first as Editor-in-Chief, and now as Executive Editor. Joris is also VP Consulting, SmarTech Analysis, sister company of 3DPrint.com.

Joris is a Netherlands-based 3D printing consultant for strategy, business development and marketing in Additive Manufacturing. Joris performs technical due diligence, market research and competitive analysis for consultants, analysts, multinationals, VC’s, PE and hedge funds.

Joris has worked in 3D printing for more than a dozen years, for Shapeways, Materialise, Formlabs, Ultimaker, HP and others. Joris lives, eats, sleeps and dreams 3D Printing and tries to give a dose of realism and truth to the hype surrounding 3D printing.

Taci
Taci
Pereira
Vice President and General Manager of Bioprinting, 3D Systems

Panel 1: Current uses of bioprinting

Taci Pereira is Vice President and General Manager, Bioprinting at 3D Systems, where she leads the development and commercialization of research tools for 3D bioprinting applications. Taci was previously the Chief Scientific Officer at Allevi, a startup 3D Systems acquired in 2021.

Taci leads the 3D bioprinting working group for the Regenerative Medicine Manufacturing Society, a professional society dedicated to advancing manufacturing solutions for the field of regenerative medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Harvard University, where she worked at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Taci’s research at the Mooney Laboratory for Cell and Tissue Engineering (Wyss) focused on biomaterials for cancer immunotherapy, under the advisory of David Mooney, Ph.D.

Michael
Michael
Petch
Editor-in-chief, 3D Printing Industry

Panel 1: Technical trends in AM Machines for Metal Series Production

Michael is the 3D Printing Industry Editor-in-chief. With almost a decade of reporting and researching 3DP, Michael runs the leading website for news about additive manufacturing. He is a regular keynote speaker and moderator at technology conferences. As a former investment analyst focused on emerging technology, Michael is interested in both the science and economic implications of additive manufacturing.

David
David
Ramahi
CEO, Optomec, Inc.

Panel 1: The future of DED and WAAM

Mr. Ramahi is a proven 20-year veteran of the Additive Manufacturing industry. In 1998, he was the original investor in Optomec, and in 2002 joined the Company full time to lead its transition from initial technology development to product release and market launch. Under Mr. Ramahi’s leadership, Optomec has set and executed a focused business strategy that has led to high revenue growth and profitability, across both its LENS 3D Printed Metal and Aerosol Jet 3D Printed Electronics business units. The Company now counts an installed base of more than 500 high-value industrial printers at customers including GE, Samsung, J&J, Google, BAE, Siemens, Facebook, Honeywell and Corning. More recently, he has overseen the expansion of the product portfolio to include high margin software, process and automation products that also serve to ease industrial adoption. Prior to Optomec, Mr. Ramahi was European General Manager for Rosetta Technologies, and following a successful acquisition Director of Major Accounts for Engineering Animation. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

Phil
Phil
Reeves
Managing Director, Reeves Insight Ltd.

Panel 1: 3D-printing in implants and orthopedics
Panel 3: Markets for printable biomaterials

Dr. Phil Reeves is a leading consultant on 3D Printing business strategy and investment. Phil has worked in 3D Printing for the last 27-years, having gained a PhD in the subject from Nottingham University (UK) in the mid-1990s. Since then, Phil has worked in several 3D Printing related roles, including R&D, business development and corporate strategy. In 2003 Phil founded leading 3D Printing consulting firm Econolyst Ltd, which Stratasys acquired in 2015. Between 2015 and 2018, Phil was Vice President of consulting at Stratasys, the world’s leading 3D Printing technology vendor.

Phil is now the managing director of Reeves Insight, an advisory firm working with 3D printing technology users, vendors and investors. Phil is also a Non-Executive Director of 4D Biomaterials, a 2020 spin-out from the University of Birmingham. 4D Biomaterials are commercializing a new type of bioresorbable photocurable 3D Printing resin/ink based on polycarbonate-urethane chemistry.

In 2019 Phil was made an honorary fellow of the University of Nottingham in recognition of his work in the commercialization of Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing.

Bradley
Bradley
Rothenberg
Founder and CEO, nTopology

Panel 1: Design software and services

Bradley Rothenberg is the founder and CEO of nTopology, an engineering software company based in New York City built to enable engineers to design transformative products. nTopology’s breakthrough technology unifies geometry and physics into finely tuned digital models, supporting engineers as they collaborate to develop lightweight, optimized parts with the requirements built right in.

Bradley studied architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and has been developing computational design tools for advanced manufacturing for the last 10-plus years.

Ankit
Ankit
Saharan
Senior Manager, Metal Technology, EOS North America

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Panel 1: AM, lightweighting and aerospace

Dr. Ankit Saharan, Senior Manager, Metal Technology at EOS North America, manages system, materials and process research and development for customers applying 3D printing to their business.

Since joining EOS, Ankit has worked to accelerate the realization of the digital age of manufacturing, from developing advanced materials to developing processes that will advance automation in additive manufacturing (AM) applications, with a focus on metals. He has led teams that developed benchmarking, researching and developing applications for metal 3D printing, and filed several patents including automated compaction of powder in AM systems and powder spreadability measurements. He is also responsible for managing EOS relationships with external development partners in North America.

Ankit has been involved in engineering applications since very early in his career when he worked on a project with National Aerospace Laboratory that explored structural aerospace applications for civilian aircraft. Ankit also worked for Dana Incorporated, an American worldwide supplier of drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies, as a senior process engineer responsible for ensuring continuity in processes between two different plant locations.

Outside of EOS, Ankit maintains an active role in informing and understanding industry standards by engaging with regulatory and research bodies. He is an active member of the SAE International where he sits on a committee for additive manufacturing. He is also an appointed subject matter expert on the additive committee for International Standards Organization (ISO TC44). He is also a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) where he sits on another committee that informs the standards for manufacturing. Ankit also serves as guest presenter on industry panels around North America, speaking on topics such as in-process monitoring, additive manufacturing automation, and materials and process development.

Ankit holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering and master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India.

Mohsen
Mohsen
Seifi
Director, Global Additive Manufacturing Programs, ASTM

Talk 1: Regulatory factors in AM aerospace

Dr. Mohsen Seifi is the global director of additive manufacturing programs at ASTM International responsible for the AM center of excellence (AM CoE), Wohlers Associates (ASTM recent acquisition) and various AM programs while leading a team of technical experts in the field. In his role, he brings technical leadership to accelerate standardization activities across all ASTM AM related technical committees and building new partnerships/initiatives as well as development of new AM standards related programs and services within diverse ASTM portfolios. He has 10+ years of experience in additive manufacturing managing and prioritizing multiple programs/projects in research/business environments with strong technical/business development background. During his career, he has conducted programs funded by government agencies such as Navy, NASA, US Air Force and America Makes in addition to providing technical consulting to MRO companies such as Delta Air Lines TechOps for AM implementation.

Additionally, he has an appointment as an adjunct faculty at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, USA. Part of his PhD work focused on rapid qualification methods for metal additive manufacturing processes. Dr. Seifi has co-authored 40+ peer-reviewed publications that are cited more than 2800 times and presented 70+ invited and keynote lectures at various technical meetings, industries and government agencies while also receiving various technical society honors and awards. He serves on several advisory board positions supporting major AM programs.

Michael
Michael
Shepard
VP, Aerospace & Defense Segment, 3D Systems

Panel 1: AM, lightweighting and aerospace

Dr. Mike Shepard is an aerospace metallurgist, specializing in fatigue and fracture. Dr. Shepard spent 16 years at Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio where he led the Behavior and Life Prediction Section and ultimately the Aircraft Structures Technology Branch. During his time in these organizations, he led efforts to both develop new technologies and solve field issues for turbine engines and airframe structures. Dr. Shepard was most recently with MTS Systems where he ran their Aerospace Testing business and served as the co-chair of the Additive Technologies Team. He now leads 3D Systems’ Aerospace & Defense Segment, helping customers rapidly design and produce additively manufactured components for aerospace and defense applications, accelerate the certification process, and optimize their entire supply chain.

Yu
Yu
Shrike Zhang
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Panel 1: Current uses of bioprinting

Dr. Zhang’s directs the Laboratory of Engineered Living Systems, where the research focuses on 3D bioprinting, organ-on-a-chip, biomaterials, regenerative engineering, and bioanalysis. He is an author of >265 publications (citations >19,000; h-index: 69), and his scientific contributions have been recognized by over 40 regional, national and international awards. He has been invited to deliver more than 180 lectures worldwide, has served as reviewer for more than 700 manuscripts for as many as 60 journals, and assumes editorial roles on >20 international journals.

Casper
Casper
Slots
Chief Commercial Officer, Ossiform

Panel 3: Markets for printable biomaterials

MSc in Medical Engineering and a registered Nurse with clinical experience. Casper has been working with medical 3D printing and drug delivery systems for more than five years.

Oliver
Oliver
Smith
Founder, Principal Consultant, Rethink Additive

Panel 1: 3D-printing in implants and orthopedics
Panel 3: Post processing for Metal Series Production

Oliver Smith is the founder and principal consultant at Rethink Additive, a dedicated 3D printing consultancy. Prior to this, he has held the position of Senior Innovation consultant at Blueprint and Senior Strategy Manager at Stratasys. With a decade of experience in the 3D printing industry, Oliver has worked with Fortune 500s to start-ups across a number of industries to help define and build their 3D printing innovation strategies.
Having written several books, and presented at many different 3D printing and innovation conferences around the globe, Oliver’s approach to 3D printing is to define the business value first, then identify a specific technology solution, because the first thing 3D printing should make for you business is sense.

Adam
Adam
Travis
Manager of Additive Manufacturing, Rusal America

Panel 1: Titanium and aluminum

Adam heads the Additive Manufacturing powders division for Rusal America. He has experienced aluminum AM from every angle including alloy, process, and product development as well as operations, strategy, and business development. He is passionate about working with the AM industry to unlock and proliferate aluminum AM’s full potential to deliver stronger, lighter, and more sustainable parts in aerospace, automotive, and beyond.

Prior to joining Rusal America, Adam had been with the Arconic (formerly Alcoa) corporate AM R&D program since its inception where he managed AM Operations and Process R&D, contributed to commercialization strategies, and co-authored 5 patents on novel AM technologies and processes. Adam holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Mike
Mike
Vasquez
Founder and CEO, 3Degrees

Panel 3: AM materials for aerospace

Dr. Mike Vasquez is a 3D Printing expert specializing in pushing the boundaries of advanced 3D printing technology. He is the Founder and CEO of 3Degrees, a Chicago-based consulting company focused on helping organizations maximize their investment in the technology. Over the past decade 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.

Based on insights gleaned from the consulting, Mike has spun out two additional organizations. First, a software company called TraceAM with the mission to help manufacturers organize and analyze their 3D Printing digital data. In the last year, they have worked with customers such as Air Force Research Lab, Renishaw, Ohio State University and Fabrisonic. The second organization, AMx or Advanced Manufacturing Experience, was created by Mike to to offer an on-ramp for new workers from disadvantaged regions looking to enter the field of Advanced Manufacturing. As voluntary effort designed to give back to the industry and community, the pilot course was run in the West Side of Chicago and with support from America Makes and West Side Forward. In 2022, AMx is hoping to secure funding to branch out to multiple cities and regions.

He completed his PhD in Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University and received both his Bachelors and Masters from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. Mike is regularly asked to speak as an expert on the topic of 3D Printing and has given talks at SxSW, the National Association of Attorneys General annual meeting and numerous industry conferences. Mike is the host of 3Degrees Discussions, a weekly podcast where he speaks with the innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the 3D Printing industry. Currently the show has over 65 episodes including interviews from leaders at NASA, Ford and Boeing.

Ankush
Ankush
Venkatesh
Intrapreneur, Additive Manufacturing, Glidewell

Panel 3: Low cost mass customization in dentistry

Ankush Venkatesh is an Intrapreneur, Additive Manufacturing at Glidewell specializing in strategy and digital manufacturing.

He has written for publications such as Harvard Business Review and Forbes in the areas of additive manufacturing and its adoption.

Ankush has also been a management consultant for organizations adopting digital technologies as part of their transformations with Industry 4.0 technologies like additive manufacturing, IIoT(Industrial Internet of Things), artificial intelligence/machine learning and digital twins.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management with a focus on product development and 3D printing. He also spent two years at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College as a Strategy Fellow focusing on digital manufacturing strategy.

He is a former technology consultant, having spent time with Capgemini Consulting serving billion-dollar clients in the FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) industry and has also spent time in the medical devices/healthcare industry in the function of product development.

Filippos
Filippos
Voulpiotis
Chief Business Officer, 3Dnatives

Panel 3: AM in motor sport

Filippos is the Chief Business Officer of 3Dnatives, the world’s largest media in 3D printing technologies. With degrees in International Business and Economics from the Netherlands and the UK, Filippos has been operating in the business world since the beginning of his career. At 3Dnatives, he has led the expansion of the company to multiple markets and has been at the forefront of digital innovation and the adoption of new ways to interact with technical audiences across the globe. Having worked with countless Additive Manufacturing companies, he holds a firm understanding of how the industry is shaping and how it will be changing moving forward. Oh, and he’s also a big motorsports fan!

Shannon
Shannon
Walters
Executive Manager, 3DQ Lab, School of Medicine, Stanford University

Panel 3: End user hospitals and clinical experiences

3D and quantitative imaging is a complex and rapidly growing field. Obtaining additional data from CT and MR requires structured/standardized approaches to data management and analysis. Complexity arises from the myriad of patient conditions, imaging sources, and software solutions available for analysis. As the executive manager of the Radiology 3D and Quantitative Imaging Lab I have a personal interest in the development of advanced post-processing techniques which includes building 3D models for guidance of surgical procedures, education, and workflow optimization.

I apply more than 15 years of 3D in healthcare experience to optimize scalability and workflow management for 3D printing of anatomic models. Since 2013, our team has slowly increased our knowledge and resources to a point which scaling 3D printing from 100’s to 1000’s of prints will require relatively minor changes. I plan to accomplish this through improving access to 3D print requests, utilizing years of segmentation experience, improving communication, managing expectations, and optimizing the entire path a 3D model will take from idea to print.

Andre
Andre
Wegner
Founder and CEO, Authentise

Panel 2: Workflow and software for AM

Andre Wegner is founder and CEO of Authentise (www.authentise.com), a leader in data-driven process automation software for digital manufacturing. He is also the Chair of Digital Manufacturing at Singularity University in Silicon Valley. Andre has spoken at over 200 events on additive manufacturing and the digital thread, and has been quoted in publications such as BBC News, MIT Tech Review, Chicago Tribune, and Bloomberg. Prior to Authentise Andre invested in and supported capital raises of companies in Nigeria and India. Andre is a graduate of St. Andrews University (M.A. – UK), ESSEC (M.Sc. – France) and Singularity University (California).

Douglas
Douglas
Wells
NESC Deputy Technical Fellow for Materials, Damage Tolerance Assessment Branch, NASA

Panel 3: AM materials for aerospace

Mr. Douglas Wells is a structural materials engineer in the Materials and Processes Laboratory at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and serves as a deputy Technical Fellow for Materials for the NASA Engineering and Safety Center. Doug has thirty years of experience in fatigue, damage tolerance, and fracture control of flight structures. For the past nine years, he has focused on developing methodologies for the qualification and certification of additively manufactured spaceflight hardware, including the development of the NASA standards that establish requirements for incorporating additively manufactured hardware into flight vehicles for NASA and its commercial partners. In addition to standards development for NASA, Doug is actively engaged with the broader international standards community working in additive manufacturing, including ASTM and SAE. Currently, much of his time is spent on the interpretation of certification requirements for additively manufactured hardware on a variety of NASA missions. Doug came to NASA following his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering at Virginia Tech and also holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Robert
Robert
Wesley
Biomedical Engineering Manager of Additive Manufacturing, Ricoh USA

Panel 2: 3D printing in surgical planning and modeling

Robert is a biomedical engineer with extensive experience in 3D printing for healthcare and process validation of additive manufacturing of titanium orthopedic implants. He joined the Ricoh 3D for Healthcare team in spring of 2021 to establish and build upon the quality management system, image segmentation and engineering workflows, and process validation efforts of an end-to-end 3D medical modeling solution provided to surgeons, medical schools, researchers, etc. Previously, he’s worked with children’s hospitals and medical device contract manufacturer Jabil in establishing their 3D printing and additive manufacturing processes.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tennessee Technological University and a master’s degree in bioengineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Stephanie
Stephanie
Willerth
C.E.O., Axolotl Biosciences Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering, University of Victoria

Panel 3: Markets for printable biomaterials

Dr. Stephanie Willerth – a Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Victoria – runs an internationally recognized and award winning research group that specializes in bioprinting complex human tissue models. She also serves as the C.E.O. of Axolotl Biosciences – a spin off biotechnology company focused on developing superior quality reagents for 3D printing human tissue models, making research and drug discovery easier than ever.

Albert
Albert
Woo
Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Neurosurgery, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Panel 3: End user hospitals and clinical experiences

Albert S. Woo, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in the treatment of cleft and craniofacial anomalies. This work has led to a particular interest in three dimensional imaging and printing of complex surgical models. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and serves as the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and Director of the new Lifespan 3D Printing Laboratory.

Besides medical 3D printing, Dr. Woo’s clinical interests include the surgical treatment of patients with craniosynostosis, complex and syndromic craniofacial abnormalities, and cleft deformities. In particular, he is internationally recognized as an expert in cleft palate repair, after having developed a new surgical technique for this procedure. He is also a nationally recognized for his expertise in Endoscopic Craniosynostosis Surgery, with numerous papers and national presentations on the subject. With more than 90 peer-reviewed publications, numerous chapters and a book, Dr. Woo remains committed not only to clinical excellence but also to advancing research in the treatment of craniofacial anomalies.

Dr. Woo currently is a member of numerous societies including the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including recognition by Best Doctors in America since 2011 and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors.