I have been invited to keynote the "12th Annual International Wohlers Conference: The Business Impact of Additive Manufacturing", taking place on Friday, December 3rd, 2010, 09:30 – 17:00, at Frankfurt/Main, Germany, as part of the EUROMOLD Trade Fair.
Additive fabrication (AF) refers to a group of technologies used for building products from 3D computer-aided design (CAD) data, medical scans, or data from 3D scanning systems. Unlike CNC machines, which are subtractive in nature, AF systems join together liquid, powder, or sheet materials to form parts that may be impossible to fabricate by any other method.
Additive manufacturing (also: rapid manufacturing, fabbing, 3D-Printing, laser sintering) is a key enabler of mass customization. Recent developments have shifted this technology from prototype state to a full-scale manufacturing technology. Hence, today developments in additive manufacturing (AM) are influencing strategic decisions in aerospace, defense, medical, dental, automotive, motor sports, consumer, and other industries.
The idea of this conference is to provide an overview how AM technology is presenting vast opportunities for product development and manufacturing around the world. Speakers comment on the business impact of AM and how recent activities and trends are fostering ideas that were unthinkable in the past. The conference is organized and chaired by AM guru Terry Wohlers.
Registration Form here: http://euromold.com/index.php?id=115&l=1