Last winter, experts in the fields of 3D printing, medicine, and dentistry gathered together to attend the first annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit, titled “The Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry.” The increasing amount of 3D printing applications in the medical and dental fields were covered during the event, which was so successful that 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Markets Publishing, the industry’s leading provider of market research reports and industry analysis, are co-hosting a second AMS summit this January.
First things first: the 2019 AMS event, “The Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry,” will be held in Boston, Massachusetts from January 29-31 at the Hynes Convention Center. In addition to general medical and dental applications for 3D printing, additional topics that will be covered at the show include prosthetics and wearables, 3D bioprinting, IP and legal, materials science, and venture capital and investing. This year, Ultimaker is going to be sponsoring the event.
The 2018 event saw attendees from 10 countries and 30 different states, and I’d say we’re on track to do even better this second time around. In addition to a startup competition with a $15,000 cash investment from Asimov Ventures at stake, an exhibit floor, and two pre-conference workshops, over 30 speakers who are experts in academic, commercial, government, and practitioner organizations will be presenting at this peer-driven event.
Just some of the many speakers who will be featured at this year’s AMS summit include:
- Carolyn DeVasto, Global Vice President of Communications, BIOMODEX
- Scott Dunham, SmarTech’s Vice President of Research
- Maria Esquala, a leader and volunteer with e-NABLE
- Michael Gaisford, Director of Medical Solutions, Stratasys
- Laura Gilmour, Global Medical Business Development Manager, EOS
- Greg Kowalczyk with Additive Orthopaedics
- Alyssa Glennon, Materialise Principal Engineer
- Rik Jacobs, Vice President and General Manager of Dental Solutions, 3D Systems
AMS will feature two separate tracks – one for medical and a separate one for dental – and is meant for business attendees who are or will be using 3D printing in their enterprises.
At this year’s event, attendees should expect to get more clarity on how intellectual property (IP) will impact the development of 3D printing, as well as gain insight on the potential 3D printing has for revenue in the medial and dentistry industries, as SmarTech analysts will be presenting several sessions complete with current forecasts of revenue generation and penetration. The event will also teach attendees how 3D printing is transforming procedures, and disrupting the traditional supply chains, at doctor and dental offices, hospitals, and labs.
Attendees will learn what specific markets that 3D bioprinting firms will be making money in, along with the products that will likely succeed for many years to come. In addition, sessions at the event will provide attendees with a better understanding of the many regulatory requirements that affect 3D printing in the medical and dental fields.
Exhibitors include TRUMPF, Structo, and Arfona, among others, and attendees will have several valuable opportunities to network with these exhibitors, along with other people attending the event, during meals, coffee breaks, and at the cocktail hour that will be held in the exhibit hall before the Startup Showdown at 6:15 pm on January 30th.
Various levels of registration for this can’t-miss event are still ongoing, and if you register for the 2019 AMS summit by December 13th, you can save 35%.
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