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3D printing industry expert, Terry Wohlers was a speaker at the 3D Printing Conference in New York last week and had some key insights into the future of the industry. Below are a few of our favorite excerpts from his presentation — click here to read the summary in it’s entirety.
Terry’s market research firm, Wohlers Associates, each year compiles an industry report that includes data from around the world. This year he stated that 3D Printing will be the recipient of substantial investments globally. China plans to put 750 million yuan [$240 million US] into AM over next 6 years and are doing so by “buying their way in”. Singapore has earmarked $400M for advanced manufacturing programs that include 3D printing.
Terry feels that the obstacles and challenges in 3D Printing are mostly design driven.
More and more effort is needed to not just take a traditional design and 3D Print it, but rather to re-think the entire part design to take into account the capabilities and limitations of AM.
“3D Printing in production pushes the limits of the technology”, says Terry. “We need quality and consistency, in short, process controls.”
Predictions are that by 2021, AM will be a $10.8 Billion industry. If total global manufacturing is a $10.5 Trillion industry and we conservatively predict that 3D printing takes over 2% of that market, we still only talking about $210 Billion annually. So,Terry concludes, “we’ve only seen tip of the iceberg!”
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for additive manufacturing!
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Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo, the largest 3D printing event worldwide, will be taking place at New York City’s Javits Convention Center in less than two weeks. After successful events in Chicago, San Jose, Singapore, and Berlin, the conference is eager to return to New York City, where it will feature keynotes by renowned experts including Avi Reichental of 3D Systems, Carl Bass of Autodesk, Curtis Carson of Airbus, and more.
The agenda, featuring a half day of workshops on April 2 and two days of multi-track programming on April 3 and 4, will undoubtedly be the largest draw to the event. The conference has successfully assembled the biggest luminaries in the 3D printing industry, including Christine Furstoss, Global Technology Director of Manufacturing & Materials Technologies at GE, Terry Wohlers, named the #1 most influential person in rapid product development and additive manufacturing, and Carl Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Autodesk. View the full speaker list here.
Recently, Inside 3D Printing announced the final keynote speakers. Brian David Johnson, Futurist at Intel Corporation, will be delivering the closing keynote on April 4, and Curtis Carson, Head of Systems Integration, Centre of Competence Manufacturing Engineering at Airbus, will be presenting an exciting speech titled “Print Me an Airplane: Airbus’ Vision of 3D Printing Applications.”
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Additional dates for the conference are scheduled worldwide, including an event in Brazil on April 16-17, and one in Seoul on June 12-13. Click here for the full world tour schedule.
Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo is headed back to New York! Attendees will experience the biggest show yet, with a day of workshops on April 2, the new Maker Summit & Pavilion, more speakers, and bigger exhibitions than ever before.
Exciting new elements have also been added to the New York conference, including a 3D printer giveaway before each morning and afternoon keynote session on April 3 and 4. In addition to the show’s B2B programming and exhibits, the Maker Summit & Pavilion will give attendees the chance to delve into the world of 3D printing DIY and design.
Known as the largest 3D printing event worldwide, Inside 3D Printing has already scheduled industry experts to speak at the New York event, including Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems, Emilio Sepulveda, CEO of Natural Machines, and Carl Bass, President and CEO of Autodesk. View the full agenda here.
Additional dates for the conference are scheduled both in the US and internationally, including an event in Berlin on March 10-11 and one in Sao Paulo on April 16-17. Click here for the full world tour schedule.
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Inside 3D Printing Coming to Berlin, New York & More
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THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION!
3D printing is revolutionizing manufacturing, enabling new products, and impacting business processes. Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, has gained a reputation for producing high quality seminars and wide-ranging exhibitions worldwide. And now another dimension has been added – Maker Summit & Pavilion. Under one roof all levels of 3D Printing interest are covered whether an attendee is interested in the future of bioprinting to making custom jewelry. Also new at Inside 3D Printing is a workshop day (April 2). Inside 3D Printing brings together the 3D printing universe and prepares you to take advantage of “The Third Industrial Revolution”. Don’t miss out! Partake in workshops, seminars for every interest level, and networking to explore business opportunities, policy consideration, and the latest 3D printers and services.