Tim Ruffner is a past 3DPrint.com course speaker and will speak at 3D Printing in Aerospace, Construction, Consumer Goods, and Other Industries, our three-day online event, June 5-7, 2018
This past winter, I had the opportunity to speak in the first session of 3DPrint.com’s 3D Printing in Metal course where I gave an introduction into metal technologies. I gave an overview of the process from start to finish, including its benefits, uses, and diverse applications. From a sales perspective, I have to know the ins and outs of the industry, efficient technologies, and production, so I was able to take my knowledge and help people know where manufacturing is going.
Immediately in this course, I was struck by the engagement of the class. During my presentation, students were able to type out their questions and then I could answer them live. Students were asking me really thoughtful questions and it felt like I was in the same room as these people. After the class, questions kept coming in through email and I’ve met people in-person! It’s been great to continue the relationships with people who I’ve met through this 3DPrint.com class.
Through the class, because I watched the other sessions as well, I learned that metal 3D printing technologies are still developing at a rapid pace — and that there are people at all different levels learning about this industry. Because I’m immersed in 3D print technology every day, I forget that not everyone is familiar with the equipment and applications for 3D printing in metal. It was amazing to hear the different perspectives from other speakers and to see how they answered the different questions coming in.
The feedback I’ve received over email and in-person about the class was phenomenal. People have told me that it was the most interesting and educational 3D print event they’ve attended. So, I jumped at the chance to speak again, which is happening on the second day of the online 3D Printing in Aerospace, Construction, Consumer Goods, and Other Industries three day event (June 5-7).
This time around, I’m explaining how to quote projects with metal 3d printing and discuss how these projects are sold. Every application and vertical are sold differently, so if you are ready to start selling your 3d printing in metal services/products, you don’t want to miss my session!
During my session, you’ll get an understanding of the key sales aspects for each market. For instance, how parts are set up on build plates deciphers how their prices are set, how much time and labor are needed, and what finishing levels are necessary. This session is necessary if you want to create a successful service — it will help you understand every piece of the puzzle.
I’m very excited about this next session, and I can’t wait to see the other presentations in store. The demos and showcases on new technologies, the case studies from successful businesses, and the inspirational talks of people changing the manufacturing industry are just a few of the great benefits from attending this online event. The comprehensive and dynamic program is a great way to learn how to achieve your 3D printing goals and get all of your questions answered. Can’t wait to meet you there!