Before You Hit 3D-Print: A LIVE Roundtable on Industrial 3D Printing

DE hosts LIVE roundtable on industrial 3D printing, July 20, 11AM Pacific / 2PM Eastern

DE hosts LIVE roundtable on industrial 3D printing, July 20, 11AM Pacific / 2PM Eastern

3D printing or additive manufacturing (AM), once thought of as a prototyping technology, has graduated to become a way to manufacture end-use parts. Pioneering automotive and aerospace firms are using it to build lightweight shapes with lattice structures, to consolidate multi-part assemblies into a single 3D-printed component, and to incorporate composite materials.

In this LIVE roundtable moderated by DE editor Kenneth Wong, panelists discuss:

  • Challenges of applying 3D printing to large-scale parts and structures
  • Modeling tools for sculpting 3D-printable shapes
  • Methods for simulating the 3D printing process
Panelists will address attendees’ questions during the LIVE Q&A session.

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Professor Timothy Simpson, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Timothy Simpson

Additive Manufacturing & Design Graduate Program, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Tim Simpson has taught 3D printing for nearly 20 years. His passion for the technology was reignited five years ago when he saw his kids’ excitement at printing pink tiaras, ninja stars, and even their own heads on plastic figurines at home. With the recent advancements in 3D metal printing, Simpson feels like a child himself, questioning everything that he has seen and learned about manufacturing and design.  As co-director of the Penn State’s CIMP-3D Center, Dr. Simpson enjoys blowing people’s minds with the lab’s state-of-the-art metal 3D printing systems, which have fabricated everything from aircraft parts, to engine pistons, to knee implants, to custom watch cases.  His goal is to train anyone and everyone to use 3D printing to disrupt and rethink manufacturing and design as we know it.


Davide Sher, Analyst, SmarTech Markets Publishing

Davide Sher

Analyst, SmarTech Markets Publishing

Davide Sher has extensive experience as a technology journalist and communication consultant. Born in Milan, Italy, Davide spent 12 years in the U.S., where he received his B.A. He now lives in Milan. In 2016, he founded 3D Printing Business Media Ltd., based in London, UK. In 2016, he joined SmarTech Publishing, an industry analysis and market forecasts provider for the 3D printing/additive manufacturing industry, as the Senior Analyst for 3DP Adoption Studies.


Ryan Lozier

AM Engineer, Caterpillar Inc.

A Purdue University graduate, Ryan Lozier came to Caterpillar from Zimmer Biomet Orthopedics, where he was a manufacturing engineer for their Patient Specific Instrument Additive Manufacturing cell. In his current role at Caterpillar as AM engineer for the Analytics and Innovation Division, he is responsible for design for AM education, process development of Powderbed Fusion printing, and research in design and simulation tools for AM.

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