If you know anything about San Diego at all, it’s probably the same thing most of us do: temperate and in the mid-70s all the time, with little rain. And anyone you’ve ever known who moved to your area from that city may have expounded on its wonders, er, a lot. You might not be ready to take the plunge and move to this beautiful city full of beautiful people, but you can satisfy your curiosity with a pre-holiday visit (am I actually talking about the holidays while it’s still flip-flops season?), as well as attending Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo San Diego and exploring more about how 3D printing is impacting so many industries—and what the future holds.
Taking place December 14 and 15 at the San Diego Convention Center, the tracks for the show have just been announced, meaning that event goers will be able to thoroughly explore 3D printing applications in business, manufacturing, medical, and metal. Obviously all very central to the technology today, at 3DPrint.com we sometimes cover each of these topics in a single day as new startups gain a foothold, many companies begin using the technology either in place of traditional processes or alongside them, lives are changed thanks to a growing list of new medical devices, and of course, metal 3D printing is reaching an all-time high. Visitors have the following features to look forward to within each track:
The Business Track – here, those attending will experience a focus on the investment, economic, and business sides of additive manufacturing. Case studies featuring real-world examples will be presented, along with strategies explaining how to leverage 3D printing in the context of both small and larger businesses.
The Manufacturing Track – explore all of the most recent developments in the additive manufacturing industry and take time out to learn about how factories today are being transformed. Learn more about metals and polymers, as well as being one of the first to gain exposure to experimental materials that have yet to be released commercially.
The Medical Track – obviously this area of study within 3D printing is substantial, and multi-faceted. Offering great disruption in the medical arena, 3D printing is both changing and saving lives in nearly every part of the world. The medical track at this show will offer insight into the design and manufacturing of customized implants, dental devices, tissues, and much more, using a variety of additive technologies.
The Metal Track – presenting a 3D printing process that has really taken off, those attending this track will learn more about its popularity, manufacturers just entering the metal 3D printing space, and new hardware.
This is a rewarding way to immerse yourself into the technology of today and tomorrow, gaining an insider’s perspective as to all that is to come. And for registration, the most convenient aspect about Inside 3D Printing is that—in the true spirit of what the technology is all about—you have the ability to completely customize your experience.
Depending on your schedule and which areas you are most interested in exploring, if not all of them, you can examine the synopsis for each track and then select your Track Pass accordingly; for example, for access to the full program, you can purchase either a Gold Pass or Two Day Pass. This allows you to explore all four tracks, picking and choosing sessions that are relevant to you. Are you interested in attending RoboUniverse and the Virtual Reality Summit sessions too? If you are considering it, then a Platinum Pass is probably for you.
Registration is now open, and this is a great opportunity to take advantage of early bird pricing ($600 less than passes purchased onsite) available until September 16. You can also take advantage of an additional discount by registering online and entering the code 3DPRINT at checkout. Planning to attend? Discuss further over in the Inside 3D Printing San Diego forum at 3DPB.com.