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DfAM at Formnext Forum in Austin
Austin Texas, August 28-30, 2023
The inaugural Formnext Forum is set to make its debut this year in the city of Austin, Texas including a DfAM (Design for Additive Manufacturing) stream, which has been curated in close collaboration with industry expert, Prof. Tim Simpson of Penn State University (and the 2022 DfAM Accelerator).
The inclusion of this stream highlights the conference's commitment to advancing the field of design for additive manufacturing and promises to provide an opportunity for professionals to engage with experts to accelerate learning and adoption of fundamentals of DfAM.
This collaboration promises to bring a much needed focus on both the opportunities and constraints of DfAM at the first Formnext event in the US.
Formnext Forum Austin is the first in a series of events to drive industrial 3D printing innovation and growth in the Americas.
Embracing DfAM's full spectrum in the event program ensures that businesses can leverage the unique advantages of additive processes while being cognizant of their limitations.
The DfAM program includes:
Carolyn Seepersad who will present on "Process-Aware Design for Additive Manufacturing."
David Krzeminski will delve into the "LPBF Technology Advancements and Their Implications for Design Rules."
Dale Swarts will discuss the next advancements in "AM Medical Devices, emphasizing Robotic Surgery, 3D Imaging, and Mass Customization."
Reed Williams will introduce "New Methods for Designing Complex AM Products."
Daniel Baker will focus on "AM Applications, transitioning from Part Identification to Quality Mass Production."
Lastly, Chelsea Cummings and Tim Simpson will team up to discuss the integration of "DFAM and MFAM."
The DfAM track will be held on both the 29th and 30th, allowing attendees the flexibility to choose sessions on either day in case of schedule conflicts or if they wish to view any presentations a second time.
Noteworthy presentations at Formnext Forum include:
"The State of AM Adoption and What It Reveals: 5 Findings From a Survey of Manufacturers" presented by Pete Zelinski of Additive Manufacturing Media.
Brandon Ribic from America Makes will shed light on "Additive Manufacturing and the U.S. Space Industry: Where We Are Headed Next."
Addressing key issues of supply chain robustness and workforce enhancement, "Supply Chain Resiliency Through Rapid Qualification, Workforce Development, and Turnkey AM Solutions" will be jointly presented by Dr. Gregory Hayes of EOS and Matthew Sermon from the U.S. Navy.
James DeMuth from Seurat Technologies discussing "How to Manufacture 25 Tons of Metal Per Year, Sustainably."
Tickets are available now for the event that takes place at the Palmer Events Center in Austin Texas August 28-30, 2023.
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