3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, September 20, 2020

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Buckle up, we’ve got a lot of webinars and online events to tell you about this week! Ceramics Expo Connect starts on Monday, which is the same day that IMTS Spark and a webinar on SOLIDWORKS will take place. On Wednesday, there are webinars on bioprinting and quality control, not to mention the third episode of 3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey. Finally, we’ll finish the week out with a webinar from Prodways about the dental additive manufacturing chain on Friday.

Ceramics Expo Connect Virtual Event

Starting this Monday, September 21st, and going through Friday the 25th, the Ceramics Expo Connect Virtual Event will be taking place, to keep the ceramics and glass communities connected during this time of COVID-19. In terms of 3D printing, there are all kinds of applications for ceramics, such as bone implants and satellite engines, and a SmarTech Analysis report suggests that the ceramics AM market will reach an estimated $4.8 billion in revenue by the year 2030. In addition to the conference program and networking opportunities, the expo will feature more than 150 exhibition partners showcasing the latest innovations, products, and solutions, and the second day is all about ceramics in additive manufacturing.

“The live sessions agenda, comprised of 35+ technical level speakers engaging in panel discussion and topic table formats, will provide visitors with an optimum space for shared inspiration and knowledge. Each day is focused on a different theme and will give specialized focus onto the supply chain’s most topical questions and opportunities.”

You can register for the free online event here.

IMTS 2020 Splits into IMTS Network & IMTS Spark

Due to COVID-19, the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) was cancelled for 2020. The in-person event will return to McCormick Place in Chicago next September, but for now, IMTS is hosting two digital programs, IMTS Network and IMTS Spark, to make up for it. IMTS Network took place last week, and IMTS Spark, powered by AMT and Gardner Business Media, Inc., begins Monday, September 21st. There will be exhibitors showing the latest in integrated CAD-CAM controls, 3D printers, multi-axis horizontal and vertical CNCs, inspection systems with AI- and ML-enabled sensors, and more, and multiple conferences with a wide variety of sessions, including topics ranging from Industry 4.0 and Digital Engineering to Smart Manufacturing, robots, and automation.

“Access MT-specific solutions. Collaborate with IMTS Exhibitors to determine current and emerging technologies that address your needs. Network with potential partners to solve your most challenging business tribulations. Gain insight from industry experts and educational conferences to prepare for what is next. Do it all here at IMTS spark.”

You can register for IMTS Spark here.


Every other Monday, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS experts Gian Calise and John Martorano III will be hosting a webinar series, “Exploring 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Live,” that will take attendees through an overview of different aspects of 3DEXPERIENCE in thirty minutes, teaching how to design and collaborate with SOLIDWORKS on the platform. The webinar for this Monday, which will start at 11:30 am EST, will be focused on how to use your favorite desktop CAD solution that’s connected to 3DEXPERIENCE.

“Watch a demonstration of the collaborative workflow capabilities provided by 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS offers. Then discover the world of possibilities available on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with 3D Creator and 3D Sculptor and learn how you can easily collaborate with your teammates, bring products to market faster, and more.”

You can register for the Monday, September 21st webinar here. Check out some of the previously recorded 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Live webinars here.

Aspect Biosystems on Bioprinting Tissue Models

Vancouver startup Aspect Biosystems, a University of British Columbia (UBC) spinoff, is pioneering microfluidic 3D bioprinting of living human tissue. For the fourth installment of its ongoing webinar series, the startup will discuss “3D Bioprinting Complex Tissue Models for Drug Screening” this Wednesday, September 23rd, at 12 pm EST. Dr. Stephanie Willerth, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Victoria and a member of the startup’s Discovery Ecosystem, is speaking during the webinar, which will be moderated by the Head of the Discovery Ecosystem, Aspect Biosystems Product Manager Erin Bedford, PhD.

“This talk will cover recent work from the Willerth lab developing 3D tissue models using microfluidic 3D bioprinting. It will also discuss how these bioprinted constructs containing multiple cell types could be an important tool in drug screening.”

You can register for the webinar here.

ASME and ARMI Discuss 3D Bioprinting

Another bioprinting-based webinar will also take place on the 23rd, this one starting at 1 pm EST and focused on regenerative medicine. The Advanced Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) and the American Society of American Engineers (ASME) are collaborating on the webinar, titled “3D Bioprinting: Closing the Gap between Structure & Function in Biofabrication,” which will highlight the bioprinting technology developed by FluidForm and Carnegie Mellon University, called Freeform Reversible Embedding of Suspended Hydrogels, or FRESH, 3D bioprinting. This technology could potentially revolutionize tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting, as it can fabricate high-resolution, high-fidelity soft biomaterials in complex geometries.

“Panelists will describe how FRESH has been leveraged to bioprint functional tissues that have significant implications for developing clinically-relevant regenerative therapies in various tissue types. The panel will then discuss the future of additive manufacturing in biomedical research and how interdisciplinary research will be critical to the advancement of biofabrication.”

You can register for the webinar here.

Rize on Quality Control in 3D Printed Fixtures

Continuing with the webinars on Wednesday the 23rd, Rize will be discussing “New Trend in Quality Control: 3D Printed Fixtures” at 2 pm EST. Attendees will learn about Rize partner PrymeTech, and how it uses the company’s 3D printing to make turnkey solutions and redesign its PrymeFix fixturing line. This allows PrymeTech to improve its comprehensive metrology fixturing product solutions, and save its customers time, along with a whopping 92% of the material and labor costs.

“Come be a part of the conversation and learn why PrymeTech uses 3D printing for fixtures in Quality Control.

“PrymeTech empowers operational innovation by cutting costs, speeding up production, cutting inspection times, and improving quality.”

You can register for the webinar here.

3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey, Episode 3

The 3DEXPERIENCE Forum by Dassault Systèmes was re-imagined this year due to COVID-19, and became 3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey. The first episode aired on July 29th, while the second took place in August. Episode 3, Modeling & Simulation in the Age of Experience, will air on—you guessed it—Wednesday, September 23rd. There are two tracks in this episode, and the first is Modeling and Simulation, which will show attendees that product development is not limited by experience and imagination when the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is involved. The five 20-minute-long sessions will cover topics including Cognitive Augmented Design, Rapid Simulation of Multibody Assemblies Via Design Model Based Definition, Robust Design: Paradigm Shift in Technology, and more.

The Additive Manufacturing track will show how different companies are implementing the technology at the enterprise level in order to move industrialization along. The five 20-minute-long sessions in this track include Additive Manufacturing in the Age of Experience, The Future of Additive Manufacturing, Ford Generative Design & Additive Manufacturing Pilot Review, and more. You can register for Episode 3 of 3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey here. Sessions will be available online beginning at 9 am EST on the 23rd. The final episode will air on October 14th.

Prodways Webinar on Dental AM Production Chain

The final webinar from this week’s roundup is from Prodways Technologies, which will take place on Friday, September 25th at 12 pm EST. The free is called “6 Things to Consider When Investing in a Dental Additive Manufacturing Production Chain,” and will focus on important criteria, such as printer performance, material costs, and workflow integration, that should be considered when dental offices or labs decide to invest in the technology. Attendees will be able to ask questions during the live webinar, which should be very helpful.

“Investment in an additive manufacturing chain has a definite cost that must be properly evaluated to be able to calculate its return on investment. There are several things to take into account, from costs of materials to the performance of the 3D printer.

“In this 30-minute webinar, Vincent Icart and Lee Barbiasz from Prodways will explore the 6 most important criteria to consider when investing in an additive manufacturing solution. You will come away from our session with an understanding of all the fixed and variable costs you need to consider and determine if it is right for your business.”

You can register for the webinar here.

Will you attend any of these events and webinars, or have news to share about future ones? Let us know! 

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