NVIDIA GTC and KeyShot World Go Virtual, 3D Printing Rushes to Produce PPE, More

Tech conferences switch to virtual events under lockdown, additive manufacturers spring into action to fight virusoutbreak

Tech conferences switch to virtual events under lockdown, additive manufacturers spring into action to fight virusoutbreak

NVIDIA GTC and KeyShot World go virtual during statewide lockdown period.

NVIDIA GTC Virtual Kicks Off

NVIDIA GTC Virtual kicked off this week, with podcasts, live talks, and tutorials. If you have previously registered for GTC, you are automatically registered for GTC Virtual. The Virtual event is free, no fee required.

You can go to GTC virtual site, put a check list on topics that interest you, and put live talks on your schedule or start watching recorded talks that are available on demand

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang recently published a blog post, stating,“We have exciting products and news to share with you, but this isn’t the right time. We’re going to hold off …This is a time to focus on our family, our friends, our community. Our employees are working from home. Many hourly workers will not need to work but they’ll all be fully paid.”

For more, go here.

KeyShot World 2020 Virtual kicks off

Another show, KeyShot World 2020, is also taking place virtually. It was originally set to take place in Huntington Beach, California, now under lockdown.

KeyShot World is a gathering of Luxion's KeyShot rendering software users. KeyShot World 2020 Virtual sessions are recorded and posted to the KeyShot YouTube channel.

For more, go here.

3D Printed innovations to bridge PPC shortage

Several leading 3D printer makers are rallying their customers and user community to contribute to making homegrown face shields, masks, valves, and ventilator components.

The technology comes to the forefront largely due to the story of two Italian engineers who 3D-printed valves to help a hospital treat patients.

America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Association, is assembling a resource portal to help produce the Personal Protective Gears that are in shortage in the hospitals.

Similarly 3D Systems is also calling the Additive manufacturing community to help produce the much needed medical equipment components and protective gear for the doctors and nurses in the front line.

On Twitter, Carl Bass, former CEO of Autodesk, shows how he is now designing Face shields for as little as $1 a piece.

Can carmakers produce ventilators?

As the global fight against Coronavirus accelerates, it exposes the serious shortage of ventilators due to the unprecedented spike in the patients with respiratory issues. Many are looking for carmakers to jump in the address the issue.

How easy is it for carmakers to suddenly switch to making ventilators? We spoke to two industry veterans and analysts from the automotive sector, Keith Meintjes from CIMdata and Joe Barkai, an independent consultant and analyst.

To listen, go here.

More 3D Systems Coverage

3D Systems Company Profile

More America Makes Coverage

Sponsored Content
Additive Manufacturing/3DP Information Alignment
Growing the number of additive manufacturing information assets within the America Makes digital storefront.
America Makes Awards Funding to Colorado School of Mines 
Project team to explore cross-platform consistency in laser powder bed fusion technologies, according to America Makes.
America Makes Announces IMPACT Project Call
The project call is to demonstrate productivity and yield benefits for casting and forging manufacturing via additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, according to America Makes.
Spring TRX Event Agenda, Venue Announced 
Attendees will get updates on the America Makes projects portfolio to advance additive manufacturing.
America Makes Announces Manufacturing Challenge Project Call
Concept paper and quad chart are due February 6, 2023.
America Makes Awards 2022 Project Calls
Winning proposals address challenges of domestic supply chain.
America Makes Company Profile

More Luxion Coverage

More NVIDIA Coverage

Share This Article

Subscribe to our FREE magazine, FREE email newsletters or both!

Join over 90,000 engineering professionals who get fresh engineering news as soon as it is published.

About the Author

Kenneth Wong's avatar
Kenneth Wong

Kenneth Wong is Digital Engineering’s resident blogger and senior editor. Email him at [email protected] or share your thoughts on this article at digitaleng.news/facebook.

      Follow DE