Les Kalman
Schulich School of Medicine, Western University — Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry

Feb 12, 11:25am: Panel: Dental lab experiences with 3D printing

Kalman’s research focuses on medical devices & technologies relevant to clinical dentistry, with an emphasis on metal 3D Printing. He has authored over 40 articles, holds two patents and has translated two technologies. Kalman maintains his position as the founder and President of Research Driven.

He is an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Standards Council of Canada and serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association and the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. He has been recognized as an Academic Associate Fellow (AAID), Fellow, Master and Diplomate (ICOI), Fellow (AO) and has been awarded the Schulich Alumni of Distinction Award and most recently the Merck Patients First award.

Dr. Aamir
Global Advanced Metals - Senior Research and Development Engineer

Feb 11, 3:05pm: Fireside chat: New metals for additive manufacturing

Aamir maps his career using the periodic table, starting with adventures blowing up hydrocarbons, fluorescing rare earths and more recently melting refractories like Tantalum. He has over 10 years of experience with new business development and technology innovation. He is responsible for leading projects related to materials development for AM application and combustion syntheses of nanomaterials.

He has developed and implemented processes for a pilot scale reactor for synthesis of high-value materials related to electronic, medical and aerospace industries. He is passionate about taking cutting-edge technology from ideation to production and scale. 

He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, he holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from University of Southern California and completed a post-doctorate appointment in advanced inorganic and bio materials at University of California – Davis.

Dr. Gregory
Velo3D — Vice President, Process Engineering

Feb 11, 11:35 am: Panel: Multilaser Printer

Dr. Gregory Brown began his career at VELO3D in 2016 as a senior technologist. Since then, he has held various positions in process engineering management, including his current role as VP, process engineering. Prior to joining VELO3D, Gregory worked at Kinestral Technologies as a senior process engineer and backend group leader. He has also worked as a research scientist with Applied Materials, MiaSole and Nanosolar. Gregory earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University in materials science. He earned Master’s of Science and a PhD degree in Materials Science from University of California, Berkeley.

Materialise — VP Materialise North America

Feb 11, 11:35am: 3D printing in surgical planning and modeling

Bryan Crutchfield joined Materialise in September 2011 and is based in Plymouth, Michigan. Crutchfield leads the North American operating unit and focuses on overall strategy for business development and client relationships at the senior-most levels of our customer base. Crutchfield brings experience as an executive leader in automotive, manufacturing and software industries.

His results-focused leadership style has made him successful in strategic planning, P&L management, profitability/productivity improvement and cost control programs. Prior to joining Materialise, Crutchfield held several senior executive positions including: General Manager Engineered Fasteners & Components-NAFTA at TRW, Vice President of Sales/Marketing at Android Industries and Director of Sales at ThyssenKrupp Budd.

Crutchfield serves on the RapidFit NV Board of Directors and is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Additive Manufacturing Advisory Council. He also serves as Chairman of the Events and Strategy Committee for the Council. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business.

SmarTech — Vice President of Research

Feb 11, 9:25am: SmarTech Analysis: Metals forecasts
Feb 11, 10:00am: Medical forecasts and dental forecasts

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.

SmarTech — President

Chairman Metal Track

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.

EOS - Medical Account Manager of EOS North America

Feb 11, 9:25am: Fireside chat: Emerging trends for 3D printing in healthcare

Laura Gilmour, Medical Account Manager of EOS North America, oversees more than 20 medical device OEMs and contract manufacturers using EOS technology in North America. She joined EOS in 2016 after working with the company as a customer during her 15 years as a biomedical research and development engineer.

Previously, Laura was a senior research engineer at Smith and Nephew Orthopedics where she and a team of engineers developed an advanced porous structure now used in orthopedic applications around the world. She also worked at Medtronic Spine and Biologics and Abbott Vascular where she was responsible for translating surgical needs into medical device designs. Prior to that, Laura spent two years as a pre-market reviewer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), reviewing and clearing more than 80 orthopedic devices. During her time at the FDA, Laura was a founding member of the organization’s Additive Manufacturing Working Group.

Laura is a member of the SME Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Working Group and the Society of Women Engineers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Autodesk - Technical Manager, Advanced Consulting

Feb 11, 4:15pm: Panel: Software and Design for Metal AM

Mike Grau is a Technical Manager within the Advanced Consulting Team. He joined Autodesk in 2016 with extensive expertise in the field of CAD/CAE and Manufacturing. He started during his studies of mechanical engineering in the Formula Student Team of his university. As a Tutor in the material laboratory and the vehicle laboratory he enjoyed to teach. He became a Student Expert in 2011. He graduated with the a Master degree and worked on Crash, NVH and CFD projects in Troy, MI.

HP - Product Manager Materials: HP metal Jet

Feb 11, 2:20pm: Debate: The future of metals binder jetting

Brett is the Product Manager, Materials responsible for the metal powder products for HP’s Metal Jet technology. In this role, Brett establishes and manages supply partner relationships, leads material certification efforts and drives the material roadmap strategies for the HP Metal Jet technology. His additional areas of focus include solutions for automating powder handling within the platform as well as driving material lifecycle management.

Previously, Brett was the Global Product Manager of AM Materials at Oerlikon AM responsible for new product launches, portfolio management, production and quality. His intimate work with the sales and production teams led to significant growth in available products and sales.

Prior to Oerlikon, Brett spent 14 years at Praxair in customer facing roles of increasing responsibility ranging from Area Sales Manager to Global Account Manager for some of Praxair’s largest global customers. He began his career at Duke Energy in plant operations and merchant plant development.

Brett earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from NC State University and an MBA in Finance from Wake Forest University. Brett is based in Charlotte, NC.

Fabric8Labs — Co-Founder & CEO

Feb 11, 10:35am: Hybrid metal printers

Jeff Herman co-founded Fabric8Labs in 2015 and is responsible for the overall vision and operation of the company. In 2017 Jeff was selected for the Forbes 30 under 30 for his part in developing Fabric8Labs’ patented electrochemical approach to metal additive manufacturing.

Before joining Fabric8Labs, Jeff held leadership positions at several startups including Limelight Health, JSqaure, and Scentsa. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

SmarTech — Senior Analyst

Chairman Medical/Dental Track

John Hornick is SmarTech’s Senior Analyst for 3D Printing Intellectual Property.  John served as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the Finnegan IP law firm (one of the largest IP firms in the world) for 25 years, where he litigated close to 100 IP cases and negotiated hundreds of settlements. John founded Finnegan’s 3D Printing Working Group, frequently speaks and writes on the IP issues of 3D printing, and is recognized as a thought leader in this space.

John is the author of the book, 3D Printing Will Rock the World, which won a Silver Award from the Nonfiction Authors Association and 4.5 stars from IndieReader, has been called a “must-read” offering “rare insight into how 3D printing is redefining what can be designed and manufactured,” and was Selected for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s 2017 Reading List (think Delta Force and Navy Seals) in the Disruptive Technology Category https://jsou.libguides.com/readinglists

His articles have been published at www.3DPrintingIndustry.comwww.3DPrint.com, in the Journal of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, where he serves on the Editorial Board, and in Wired Innovation, and he was a columnist for 3D Printing World. He was the only IP attorney selected by the U.S. Comptroller General Forum on Additive Manufacturing (which is the basis of a report to Congress). John has served as a juror for the International Additive Manufacturing Award and also educates the law enforcement community on 3D printing-related risks and benefits.

BASF 3D Printing Solutions — Business Development Manager

Feb 11, 3:05 pm: Fireside chat: New metals for additive manufacturing

Oleksandra is a Business Development Manager with BASF’s 3D Printing Solutions team in North America. Her main areas of focus are medical and dental markets along with photopolymer technologies.

Her goal is to address diverse customer needs with the help of BASF’s broad portfolio of innovative 3D Printing materials that span across major Additive Manufacturing processes. Together with customers she is looking to develop customized solutions within polymer and metal extrusion platforms, powderbed systems, photocurable resins and simulation services. She has been with BASF for more than 6 years in various commercial functions, including procurement, scouting and new market development.

Oleksandra Korotchuk has a commercial background with a B.S. in Marketing Management from Syracuse University and a M.S. in Marketing Research from Michigan State University. She is currently based in Detroit, Michigan in close proximity to two of BASF’s largest sites in the Midwest that specialize in performance materials and functional coatings.

Markforged - CEO

Feb 11, 10:00am: Fireside chat: Compact metal printers

With a B.S. and M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, Greg Mark started and sold two companies, one of which designed and manufactured high-performance, computer-controlled composite race car wings. He then questioned why 3D printers couldn’t print carbon fiber, and in 2013 he founded Markforged, introducing the world’s first 3D printer that could print in continuous carbon fiber. And he didn’t stop there. In 2017, the company unveiled the Metal X — a system capable of printing in metal. The company now has over 300 employees, with 6 offices worldwide and was ranked the 10th fastest-growing tech company by Deloitte in 2018.

Arfona - Founder and CEO

Feb 12, 11:25am: Panel: Dental lab experiences with 3D printing

Justin Marks, CDT is the Founder and CEO of Arfona LLC, a tech startup specializing in 3D printing technologies for dental prosthetics. He is also the owner of Master-Touch Dental Lab and an adjunct lecturer in the department of restorative dentistry at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, New York. An accomplished dental technician, educator and lab owner, Justin has lectured and taught courses on removable prosthodontics in more than 40 countries. Since 2008 Justin has dedicated the majority of his career to applying computer aided design and 3D printing technologies to removable prosthodontics and is credited with the invention of the world’s first 3D printed flexible partial denture. Justin holds his board certification as a dental technician in the complete and partial denture specialties and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pace University with a BBA in marketing and management.

Arburg — Head of Plastic Freeforming

Panel: Feb 11, 10:35am: 3D-printing in implants and orthopedics

Martin started with ARBURG 1996 (22 years ago) as a Project Engineer, responsible for the project management of complete automated production cells, which he did over 7 years. From October 2003 till June 2007, he worked in the international technical support department as a technical consultant for the ARBURG international sales organization with focus in the Asia pacific area.

In July 2007, he joined ARBURG, Inc. as Project and Engineering Manager responsible for the US engineering department. In January 2010, he moved to the ARBURG Midwest Tech Center in Elgin, IL which he is heading as Sales and Engineering Manager.

Since July 2013, Martin has moved back into the ARBURG headquarter in Germany as Team Manager Technology Consulting for the Plastic freeformer team. Beginning 2017, he was appointed as the head of the Plastic freeformer team.

Trumpf, inc - Head of Sales Additive Manufacturing

Feb 12, 11:25am: Machines and materials for metal service bureaus

Franziska holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in International Business Development. She has held multiple roles in the TRUMPF organization, after starting with the company in 2015 and relocating to the US in 2017. Today, she’s responsible for the additive manufacturing sales and product management team in North America.

Coherent/OR Laser - Product Line Manager

Feb 11, 10:35am: Panel: Hybrid metal printers
Feb 12, 10:45am: Panel: AM dental: Into the dental and oral surgery office

Dr.-Ing. Roland Mayerhofer studied Material Science at the University Erlangen-Nuernberg. He started working for ROFIN in 2000 as Process Development Engineer. After two years at Rofin-Sinar Inc., USA, as Application Lab Manager, in 2009 he continued to work for ROFIN-BAASEL Lasertech as Innovation Manager. In 2017 he changed to the topic of laser safety and joined LASERVISION in Fuerth, Germany, as Head of Product Management and Business Development. In 2019, he switched back to laser materials processing joined Coherent I OR Laser in Dieburg as Product Line Manager.

Desktop Metal — Co-Founder and CTO

Feb 12, 2:00pm: Metal printing in the automotive industry

Jonah Myerberg is a Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Desktop Metal where he is responsible for leading the technical direction of Desktop Metal’s 3D printing solutions.

Prior to joining Desktop Metal in 2015, Myerberg held senior positions with a variety of organizations focused on high performance battery development, including Renovo Motors and Boston Impact, which he founded, and A123Systems. At A123Systems, Myerberg established and led the motorsports business unit which focused on the development of high performance batteries.

His products were adopted by the majority of Formula One teams including the McLaren, Force India, Mercedes Benz, RedBull and other high profile motorsports teams like the Porsche 919 team which won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2015 and 2016. He was also a race engineer for Porsche on the 919 team and the Mahindra on the Formula E team. Additionally, he helped launch Gradiant Corp., where he managed the deployment and operation of large scale water desalination plants that converted fracking water into fresh water.

Myerberg earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing from Johns Hopkins University.

EOS - Manager of Research and Applications Development at EOS North America

Feb 12, 2:00pm: Panel: Metal printing in the automotive industry

Dr. Ankit Saharan, Manager of Research and Applications Development 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.

SmarTech — Senior Analyst Europe

Chairman Bioprinting Symposium

Davide Sher is Senior Analyst, 3DP Adoption Studies at SmarTech Analysis and has built an extensive experience as a technology journalist and communication consultant. Davide was born in Milan, Italy and spent 12 years in the United States, where he received his BA from SUNY Stony Brook. He now lives in Milan and has founded 3dpbm, a specialized marketing & media company for the additive manufacturing industry, which operates internationally from its London headquarter. Among other properties, 3dpbm publishes the 3D Printing Business Directory (www.3dprintingbusiness.directory), currently the largest global directory of 3DP related companies, 3D Printing Media Network (www.3dprintingmedia.network) for global AM news, as well as the leading Italian AM news portal Replicatore.it.

Craig Sungail
Global Advanced Metals - Vice President – Global Research and Development

Feb 12, 9:05am: Metals Keynote II

Dr. Craig Sungail has over 30 years of diverse business experience including periods in new business development; market research/segmentation; strategy development; R&D and in industries including pharmaceutical discovery; polymer development; semiconductors; agricultural products and surfactants/dispersants. His education includes a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and a post-doctoral appointment concerning Enantiomeric Chromatography and Phase transfer Catalysis at the University of Illinois, Champaign.

In his current role with Global Advanced Metals (GAM), Sungail ensures strategic development of the product roadmap; leads new product development and directs global customer support. Over the last 45 months he has spearheaded the entry of GAM into developing Tantalum powders for additive manufacturing.

Avante Technology — President

Feb 11, 4:15pm: Panel: Regulation of “Additive Medical”

Bob Zollo is President and Founder of Avante Technology, LLC, a developer of advanced software and composite materials for additive manufacturing. His company offers DFAM services for printed injection molds and high precision parts.

Prior to Avante Technology, Bob was Founder and President of Software Architects, Inc. Bob led the development of system level software projects for many of the top computing and medical systems OEM, including Siemens Medical, GE Healthcare, Toshiba Medical, Canon, Philips, Nikon, Apple, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft.

Bob was instrumental in the DICOM standards organization’s adoption of the ISO 13346 (“UDF” format) standard digital file format that is currently used for storing and distributing radiology scan files on optical media. He managed the integration of UDF recording software for four of the top five radiology system OEMs to ensure interoperability of archived files recorded to optical discs.

Bob holds a Batchelor of Science degree in Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, and an MBA from Southern Illinois University. He is a member of ASTM F42 committee on additive manufacturing and the DICOM WG-17 working group on additive manufacturing for medical devices, where he is involved with work on a new digital file format standard for additive manufacturing of medical devices.