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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
27 January - 1 February 2018
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Highlights of the latest technologies enabling additive manufacturing

3D Printing 2018 highlights the latest technologies enabling 3D printing and additive manufacturing

SPIE Applications of 3D Printing 2018 highlights papers from BiOS, LASE, and OPTO that showcase innovative ways to apply this multidimensional / multidisciplinary technology.

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Important Dates

3D Printing Award
Applications Due

18 December

Registration Prices
increase after 12 January

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Topics include

 • Additive Manufacturing
 • Selective Laser Melting, Laser Sintering, Laser Photopolymerization
 • Novel Materials, Protean Materials, and Laser Interactions
 • Software that Increases Efficiencies and Speed
 • In-situ Sensors or Probes to Verify and Quantify Additive Manufacturing Processes in Real Time
 • Conformal Photonics/Electronics
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3D printing and Industry 4.0 Panel Session - Wednesday 31 January

Karsten Heuser, Siemens AG

Karsten Heuser
Siemens AG

Jason Jones, Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies

Jason Jones
Hybrid Manufacturing

Peter Leibinger, TRUMPF

Peter Leibinger
TRUMPF

Andy Martin, GE Additive

Andy Martin
GE Additive



Wednesday 31 January 2018
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Room 21 (North Exhibit Level)

The 3D printing/additive manufacturing landscape has changed drastically since the first 3D printer was created in 1984. Originally used mostly for modelling and prototyping, 3D printing is now making its way into mainstream manufacturing. Widespread adoption however, has been slowed or limited by such factors as material options, slow print speeds, equipment cost, and lack of standardization.

At the same time advances in computing, robotics, automation, and the advent of the internet of things have aligned to further disrupt the manufacturing sector. To remain profitable and stay competitive, companies will have to embrace the digitization of manufacturing – Industry 4.0 – which, in addition to these disruptive technologies, will potentially upend traditional supply chain management and production planning as well as require engineers and designers to change their mindset from subtractive to additive.

Attend this panel discussion and find out how industry leaders are addressing the challenges of this exciting marketplace.

2018 Symposium Chair

Henry Helvajian, The Aerospace Corp.

Henry Helvajian
The Aerospace Corp. (United States)

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