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Technical Presentation and Tour

Beyond the Hype:
Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Worldwide

Mr. Terry Wohlers
Principal Consultant and President of Wohlers Associates, Inc.





Location



New Belgium Brewing Company
500 Linden Street

Fort Collins, CO 80524

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  Tuesday, September 15, 2015


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Presentation Summary: 

Mr. Wohlers will highlight recent developments and growth trends that point to where the industry is headed and what the future holds. New products and services are being introduced at an astounding rate. Mr. Wohlers will sort through the maze of choices and opportunities associated with the methods used for rapid product development and additive manufacturing (AM).

Cut through the hype and hear about real world applications for additive manufacturing and 3D printing:

  • Where is the industry growth?
  • Which types of polymers and metals are used in 3D printing?
  • What are practical uses for the technology in the engineering environment?
  • What are current industry implementations for AM/3D printing?
  • How is it being implemented in industry today?
  • What kind of parts can be manufactured for final products?
  • How important is the design process?
  • What are the most common myths and misconceptions?
  • What does the future hold?

If your company is thinking about how to practically introduce AM into your design/workflow/manufacturing process, this presentation is for you.

Ask questions, discuss business opportunities, and speak in depth about the future.  Registration includes a dinner buffet and beverages to include New Belgium beer. 

SME ARTICLE - Additive Manufacturing State of the Industry by Wohlers Associates

http://www.sme.org/MEMagazine/Article.aspx?id=2147483814

About Terry Wohlers:

Terry Wohlers, founder of Wohlers Associates, Inc., a 28-year old independent consulting firm. Wohlers and his team have provided consulting assistance to more than 240 organizations in 24 countries, as well as to 150+ companies in the investment community. He has authored 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given 125 keynote presentations on five continents. Wohlers has twice served as a featured speaker at events held at the White House. He is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed industry-leading study on additive manufacturing and 3D printing for 20 consecutive years.

Here is what industry experts have to say about Mr. Wohlers and his company’s industry report:

"Why waste time and money when you can get a worldwide overview of additive manufacturing from Wohlers Associates—experts that have focused on AM for 26 years. The Wohlers Report is worth every dollar."

     Peter Sander, Vice President, Airbus Germany

"Now in its 18th year of publication (that’s right all you 3-D printing arrivistes, this stuff has been around for a while), the annual report describes a healthy and growing market for 3-D printing equipment, services, materials and processes, albeit one where the value continues to accrue to industrial applications."

     Michael Copeland, Senior Editor, WIRED

"The amount of information in the report is almost overwhelming. I am awed by its depth and breadth. What's more, the information is not available anywhere else. For example, we hear how China is changing, but few people fully understand the transformation that's underway. The report gives insight and clarification on China and it covers the rest of the world with the same careful analysis. It also provides insight into new products and applications that you normally would not hear about, such as light-weight structures, nanomanufacturing, growing organs, gaming, and new types of protective gear. One of the secrets of your success is the extensive travel worldwide, coupled with the information you seek from experts globally. Thank you for making something so remarkable available each year."

      Boris Fritz, Northrop Grumman

"If you need to know anything about where this technology is today or where it is going tomorrow, Wohlers Report is your guide."

      Anthony J. Lockwood, former editorial director, Desktop Engineering



Join us at New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins for a tour, dinner and the presentation from Mr. Wohlers. Only 16 spots available for the tour!




 

 

 

 

 

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