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

Feb 12, 11:25am: 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
Abid
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.

Stephen Anderson
Stephen
Anderson
Renishaw — AM Business Development Manager (USA)

Feb 11, 11:35am: Multilaser Printers

Stephen Anderson PhD CEng MBCS MInstP obtained his doctorate from the University of Lancaster, UK (1993) and worked at the University of Bristol, UK in research and as Academic Director of Computing. He joined Renishaw in 2000 as Internet Development Manager switching into Group Engineering in 2007 and becoming Group Software Director in 2011. With 17 years’ systems software experience, he delivered much of the Group’s Software portfolio across its Industrial Metrology, Healthcare and Additive Manufacturing businesses, from probing software to neurosurgery and Renishaw’s own AM build preparation software QuantAM. In 2017 Stephen took up a new role as AM Business Development Manager – USA where he is responsible for all aspects of Renishaw’s AM product line in the US

Dr. Gregory
Brown
Velo3D — Vice President, Process Engineering

Feb 11, 11:35 am: 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.

Sean
Burke
Duane Morris — Partner

Feb. 11, 4:15 pm - 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.

Ken
Burns
Forecast3D - VP Commercial

Feb. 11, 3:40pm: Medical service bureaus

Ken Burns is VP of Commercial who partners with customers from all industries to bring their products from 2D to 3D. After spending nearly a decade working in Additive Manufacturing for multimillion dollar brands and startups, Ken knows what truly drives the successful integration of 3D Printing into the product development lifecycle, and beyond—and it’s not about chasing the latest 3D Printing buzz. It’s about turning use-cases into business-cases and successfully communicating that message.
Ken has first-hand experience with SLA, FDM, PolyJet, MJF, SLS, DMLS and Projet at two different service providers. He worked as a Materials Business Manager for Stratasys which provided him with insights as both a customer and OEM.
Ken holds a BS in Psychology and Political Science from Pepperdine University.

Rich
Caplow
PostProcess - Chief Product Officer

Feb 11, 2:20 pm: Debate: How well does 3D printing perform in the medical market: Beyond cool

Rich Caplow, Chief Product Officer, has over 25 years in Product Management and Product Strategy. As an experienced technology leader in both growth-stage companies and large established organizations, along with an extensive software background, he is integral in driving the company’s strategy in expanding the product portfolio and global footprint. One of his biggest passions is converting great technology into ground-breaking customer value. Rich holds an MBA and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Bryan
Crutchfield
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.

Geoffrey
Doyle
Jabil Additive - Director of Business Development

Feb. 11, 2:20pm: Debate: How well does 3D printing perform in the medical market: Beyond cool

Geoffrey Doyle is Business Development Director for Jabil Additive and has spent 20 years as an investor and entrepreneur. Geoffrey is a founder of, an investor in and advisor to several metal 3D printing/implant companies. He has been a key driver of Jabil’s Additive Manufacturing healthcare Strategy. Prior to joining Jabil Geoffrey was president of FIT West and netfabb US, prior to this he spent over a decade investing in UK technology companies.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering & MBA from the University of Manchester and is a Sandhurst graduate.

Scott
Dunham
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.

Lawrence
Gasman
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.

Dr. Banu
Gemici-Ozkan
GE Additive - Senior Market Intelligence Leader

Feb 11, 8:40am: Metals Keynote

Dr. Banu Gemici-Ozkan is senior market intelligence leader at GE Additive. In her current role, she oversees global market research and intelligence activities for GE Additive’s machine, powder, AddWorks Consulting and Print Services business to support strategic business investment decisions.

Her research interest in metal additive manufacturing started in 2016 during her time as a senior scientist at the GE Global Research Center where she developed an understanding of manufacturing ecosystems and disruptive advanced manufacturing technologies.

Prior to GE, Dr. Gemici-Ozkan held a technical program leadership role at Praxair Global Operations Excellence, where she oversaw development and implementation of productivity programs to save operational costs in Praxair’s dense Packaged Gas Business.

The models developed and implemented by her helped Praxair reduce a more than $5million operational cost gap over the course of three years.
Dr. Gemici-Ozkan has a Ph.D. in Operations Research and an M.S. in Management Science both from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Bilkent University. She lives in Niskayuna, NY with her husband and three children.

Laura
Gilmore
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.

Mike
Grau
Autodesk - Technical Manager, Advanced Consulting

Feb 11, 4:15pm: 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.

Brett
Harris
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.

Thomas
Thomas
Henriksen
Ceramco - President/CEO

Feb. 12, 3:20pm: Alternatives to metal in 3D printing: Composites and ceramics

To Be Provided

Jeff
Herman
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.

John
Hornick
SmarTech — Senior Analyst

Chairman Medical/Dental Track
Feb. 12, 9:50am: Fireside chat: Patents for 3D metals printing

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.

Gabi
Janssen
DSM - Global Leader Healthcare Segment Additive Manufacturing

Feb 12, 2:00 pm: 3D materials for dental applications

Gabi is a global leader for the Healthcare segment Additive Manufacturing at DSM. In this position, she is responsible for Business & Application Development for both the medical & dental market. Prior to joining DSM, she gained extensive 3D printing experience in software development at Materialise and as project engineer for metal implants at 3DSystems.

Gabi holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Utrecht University and a masters in innovation management from the Technical University Eindhoven.

Oleksandra
Korotchuk
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.

Joseph
Lipman
HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery - Director, Device Development

Feb 11, 3:05 pm: End user hospitals and clinical experiences

As the Director of Device Development at Hospital for Special surgery (HSS) I have over thirty years of medical research and device development experience. I have worked with multiple services at HSS including Adult Hip and Knee Replacement, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Upper Extremity, Hip Preservation, Spine and Sports Medicine. In working with these services and the Biomechanics department, I’ve contributed to the development of implants for the knee, hip, elbow and spine. These implants have been licensed to several orthopedic companies and are sold worldwide. I am an inventor of twenty-five patented medical devices and have multiple publications in the medical device area. In addition, I am a registered US Patent Agent.

Greg
Mark
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.

Justin
Marks
Arfona - Founder and CEO

Feb 12, 11:25am: 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.

Neff
Martin
Arburg — Head of Plastic Freeforming

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.

Franziska
Maschowski
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.

Roland
Mayerhofer
Coherent/OR Laser - Product Line Manager

Feb 11, 10:35am: Hybrid metal printers
Feb 12, 10:45am: 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.

Duncan
McCallum
Digital Alloys - CEO

Feb 11, 10:35am: Hybrid Metal and Large Format Printers

Duncan is an experienced CEO and investor with over two decades of success launching and leading new ventures. As an entrepreneur and CEO, Duncan has co-founded, built and sold two companies (Cilk Arts, VeloBit). Previously, Duncan served as a venture capitalist at Bessemer Venture Partners and Flagship Ventures, leading investments in 16 companies that have produced 12 acquisitions and an aggregate market capitalization in excess of $1.5 billion. Early in his career, Duncan led control system research teams at Draper Laboratory. He holds two degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Lauralyn
McDaniel
ASME - Industry Manager

Feb. 11, 8:40am: Medical-Dental Keynote I

Lauralyn McDaniel joined ASME in February 2019 as Industry Events Manager and leads ASME’s new Medical AM/3DP Advisors. She was previously the industry manager of medical device manufacturing at SME.

McDaniel has been involved in medical manufacturing since 2000 and additive manufacturing since 1999, engaging with companies and activities surrounding additive manufacturing, micromanufacturing, nanotechnology, and many other technologies. This work has included identifying challenges and potential solutions for medical manufacturing, writing articles on innovative technologies and processes, and leading a Medical Additive/3D Printing groups as well as an Innovation Watch Committee. She has been active with the additive manufacturing community since 1999 and serves as Vice Chair of the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standards Collaborative as well as co-chair of the Medical Workgroup, and is a member of DICOM WG-17 3D Manufacturing, RSNA 3D Printing SIG, and ASTM F42 Executive Committee. She received the America Makes Ambassador Award in 2018 and was named the 3D Printing Industry’s Community Advocate of the Year in 2019. She has written several articles focusing on the challenges to expanding the application of AM3DP in medicine including scale-up of bioprinting and the workforce needed to support the technology.

She holds a BA from Oakland University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Jonah
Myerberg
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.

Nils
Niemeyer
DMG MORI — Manager Sales and Service

Feb. 12, 9:50 am - Fireside chat: 3D printer trends for dental applications

To Be Provided

Amir
Nobari
5N Plus - Leader Product and Business Development

Feb 11, 3:40pm: Aluminum and Copper for AM

Dr. Amir Nobari leads product and business development activities in Micro Powders division in 5N Plus Inc. located in Montreal, Canada. Since he joined 5N Plus in 2016, he has worked towards accelerating the development of value-added powders for broad range of applications in several emerging technologies.

Today, the main areas of focus of his team include emerging microelectronics and additive manufacturing markets. In his role, he is leading technical collaboration and cooperation with clients as well as with universities and research centers for development of new powder products. He is then supporting the implementation of newly developed products at the client’s sites.

Amir holds a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has also completed an industrial postdoctoral program at McGill University in Montreal in the area of alloy development.

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

Feb 12, 2:00pm: 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.

Davide
Sher
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
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.

Sam Wainright
Sam
Wainwright
Formlabs — Dental Product Manager

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

Sam Wainwright, dental product manager at Formlabs, has been in the dental industry for 10+ years helping labs and dentists become more effective with new technology. He most notably has worked for Custom Automated Prosthetics (CAP), Henry Schein, and 3M/Brontes Technologies as they expanded their presence in the industry.

Bob
Zollo
Avante Technology — President

Feb 11, 4:15pm: 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.