Coming up in February 2020, the annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit, co-hosted by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Markets Publishing, will be held in Boston for the third year running. This year, the event, titled “The Business of 3D Printing: Medicine, Dentistry and Metals,” will have two separate tracks: one specifically for medical and dental 3D printing, as per usual, and a new one just for metal 3D printing.
In addition to keynote speeches, panel discussions, symposiums, debates, and an exhibition hall, we will also be hosting our popular Startup Competition again. At last year’s AMS event, the three finalists who competed for the chance to win a $15,000 investment from VC fund Asimov Ventures were OsseoPrint 3D, Twikit, and EXIOM. Each finalist had seven minutes to present their pitch, and the panel of judges then had five minutes for questions.
Dental implantologist Dr. Arthur Greyf, the CEO and founder of OsseoPrint 3D, presented first about the startup’s platform technology for implantable, patient-specific bone scaffolds that can be 3D printed on-site at a practitioner’s office.
Then, CTO Olivier De Deken of Belgium-based Twikit took the stage to present the Twikbot platform for the orthotics and prosthetics market. Finally, Erik Paul, who founded EXIOM with wife and fellow US Air Force veteran Amy, presented about the company’s 3D printed, upper extremity orthopedic casts.
Ultimately, the judges selected the OsseoPrint 3D team as the winner of the AMS Startup Showdown. The company planned to put its winnings to good use by finishing its 3D printer prototype, which features a particle counter, optimized algorithm for 3D printing infill patterns, a HEPA filter, and a software-controlled door lock.
Seed-stage 3D printing startups (revenue of $500,000 or less) with a focus on bioprinting, hardware, materials, or software can apply for the 2020 Additive Manufacturing Strategies Startup Competition until December 1st, 2019; interviews will then take place from December 2-9. The finalists will be announced by December 15th, and the competition will be held on February 11 during AMS 2020. While finalists will receive a free pass to the conference, travel is not provided.
If you’re interested in attending this year’s AMS, you’ve still got plenty of time to save on registration – early bird rates last until September 18th. The summit will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center in the city’s Innovation Center from February 11-12, and you can sign up for our conference email newsletter in order to keep up with the latest speaker and exhibitor updates.[Photos by Sarah Saunders for 3DPrint.com]
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