3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, October 17, 2020


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This week is packed full of interesting webinars and virtual events covering a wide variety of topics, from EBM technology and medical devices to software and design for additive manufacturing. I hope you’ve got plenty of room in your schedule…keep reading for all the details!

e-NABLECON Global Conference

The first annual e-NABLE Community Conference, also known as e-NABLECON, took place in 2014, and has been continuing each year since. But obviously this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s gone to a virtual format. It’s also free to attend the online sessions of the 2020 e-NABLECON, called “The State of Science, Technology and Our Community,” though a freewill donation is requested. Sessions take place this weekend—October 17th and 18th—and next weekend, the 24th and 25th. The times of all the sessions on each day are listed in Eastern Time, and once you register for a specific day, or days, of sessions, you’ll receive a meeting link and confirmation via email.

Each day will begin with Zoom breakout/interactive controls practice, followed by opening remarks, an opening address, and a keynote address. Then, there will be some combination of games, roundtables, presentations, workshops, demonstrations, and more. The theme of the sessions on the 17th is “Devices, Making and the FDA,” and begins at 9:50 am. Day 2, on the 18th, is “Pandemic and Disaster Response,” and kicks off at 12:50 pm. Day 3 will be next weekend, the 24th, “Sustainability, Education, Research, and Demonstrations Using On- Line Resources,” and e-NABLECON 2020 will end on the 25th with “Community Building.”

GE Additive Webinar Wednesday: REJOINT on EBM Technology

GE Additive’s Webinar Wednesday series continues this Wednesday, October 21st, with a session entitled “How REJOINT is using EBM technology to push the envelope in orthopedics.” Italy-based medical device company REJOINT specializes in Total Knee Arthroplasty surgeries, and uses GE’s Arcam EBM technology to make patient-specific implants. During the webinar, REJOINT founder Dr. Gian Guido Riva and REJOINT engineer Dr. Carolina Eleonora Lavecchia, will talk with GE Additive’s Senior Sales Director Fausto Asvisio about how the company is using EBM to improve its patient outcomes, as well as to help push the medical industry to new heights of technology adoption.

“Additive manufacturing is disrupting a variety of industries and revolutionizing the way parts are made. The orthopedics industry has been leading the way in applying additive technology, from off-the-shelf implants to patient-specific solutions. REJOINT is using Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology to change the game  in orthopedics, focusing on new patient needs and offering a truly personalized treatment, including cost-effective personalized implants that can be designed and manufactured in just weeks.”

The webinar will take place at 10 am EST, and you can register for it here.

NAMIC Global Additive Manufacturing Summit’s Virtual Edition

From the 21st through the 22nd, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) in Singapore will hold the virtual edition of its Global Additive Manufacturing Summit, in conjunction with the Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFC event with Hannover Messe. During the summit, speakers from industry mainstays like Barnes Global Advisors, Siemens, Fast Radius, Apis Cor, and more, will discuss how additive manufacturing is enabling a more sustainable future on the first day, and then focus on emerging applications on the second day. Also on the 22nd, Joris Peels, 3DPrint.com’s Executive Editor, will be moderating a panel discussion regarding the challenges the industry faces in commercializing and encouraging adoption of 3D printed food.

“AM technology has progressed tremendously in the last few years, with leading technology companies innovating and pioneering its adoption for the space age.

“Leading speakers will share how additive manufacturing enables companies to be more agile and innovative – needed to power economic recovery and be future ready in a post COVID-19 world.”

You can register for the NAMIC summit here.

ADDITIV Digital World Hosted by 3Dnatives

International online 3D printing magazine 3Dnatives is hosting a free virtual event on October 22 from 8 am to 5 pm EST, called ADDITIV digital World, consisting of six panel discussions and five networking sessions with AM experts and several of the industry’s most innovative companies. You can also check out virtual exhibition booths and book private meeting tables on the event’s digital platform, and top things off with an afterwork party so attendees can network and catch up in a more casual setting.

“ADDITIV digital World will be gathering some of the best minds in the world of AM, and I truly cannot wait to hear from them as well as catch up with everyone in our wonderful community,” said Filippos Voulpiotis, Chief Business Officer of 3Dnatives.

You can register to attend ADDITIV digital World for free here.

VELO3D Fireside Chat with SmarTech Analysis

Also on Thursday the 22nd, Benny Buller, the founder and CEO of VELO3D, will be having a live, virtual, fireside chat with industry analyst Scott Dunham, Vice President of Research at Smartech Analysis, at 10 am EST to discuss how the metal 3D printing company is working to address the unmet needs of the industry’s industrial customers for larger components, more productive systems, and lower the cost per part up to 75%. Buller will also announce some of the company’s latest products.

During the event, the two will talk about these new products, as well as qualified material alloys and new system delivery dates, and provide an overview of benefits the company provides its customers, such as improvements in part cost and productivity, and the value of being able to print parts with uncompromised geometries. There will also be a live Q&A session after the discussion is over. Register for the fireside chat here.

ACAM Webinar Series Continues

KEX Knowledge Exchange AG, a former spinoff of Fraunhofer IPT, let us know that the ACAM webinar series, organized by the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing, is returning this month after a brief hiatus. The final October 22nd event in this week’s roundup will be ACAM’s online seminar “Design for Additive Manufacturing,” or DfAM, held from 8-9 am EST by Alexander Schwarz from IWF GmbH (Institute for Toolless Fabrication), which is also located in Aachen.

In this online seminar you will learn:

  • Rethinking design: Additive vs. conventional thinking

  • Design Rules and Approaches for Powder Bed Fusion processes

  • Introduction to support structures

You can register for the webinar here.

Last 3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey Episode Now Streaming

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 and the third was in September. Now, the on-demand sessions from the fourth and final episode, “Enabling Business Continuity Using the Cloud,” are live and available to view. Featuring customer and technology experts as well as thought leaders, the fourth episode discussed topics like advancing global electrification, intuitive 3D designs with CATIA and SOLIDWORKS on the cloud, 3DEXPERIENCE as a business experience, and more.

“Dassault Systémes’ 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud enables you to meet the challenges facing businesses in today’s world. It provides you with a complete suite of industry-leading solutions that you can use anywhere, from any device, giving you everything you need to bring your idea to reality, including design & engineering, manufacturing & production, simulation, and governance & lifecycle. Listen to stories of how leading-edge companies brought together their business on a single cloud-based platform to increase collaboration, improve execution and accelerate innovation.”

You can view the final 3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey episode here.

Do you have news to share about future webinars or virtual events? Let us know!

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