3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, October 25, 2020


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I hope you’ve cleared your schedule for the week, because we’ve got a lot of webinars and virtual events to tell you about! Formlabs and ASME are both hosting summits, Dyndrite is holding its second virtual event, Dassault is hosting a virtual grand opening, and SME is holding a virtual event focused on smart manufacturing technologies. ACAM and Women in 3D Printing are each continuing with their respective series, GF Machining Solutions will discuss large-scale metal AM in a new webinar, and PostProcess Technologies. Finally, EOS and Nanofabrica have both published on-demand webinars that can be viewed at any time. Read on for the details!

Formlabs User Summit

This busy week kicks off on Tuesday, October 27th, with the Formlabs Global User Summit, which is going virtual this year. During the summit, Formlabs will be celebrating the innovators shaping the future of manufacturing, including digital factories and desktop 3D printers. Attendees will be able to connect live with the company’s international teammates, as well as get a behind-the-scenes look at Formlabs locations in Asia, Europe, and North America and participate in some contests too.

The Formlabs University track will help attendees increase AM knowledge, and there will be chances to network with existing industry friends and make new ones during virtual happy hours and breakout sessions. Some of the featured industry disruptors at the summit include LUSH Cosmetics, Ford, and South Africa Makes. The summit goes from 8 am to 6 pm EDT on the 27th and the 28th, and you can register for the free event here.

3DEXPERIENCE Education Center of Excellence Opening

On Wednesday the 28th at 11 am, Dassault Systémes will be holding a virtual grand opening for the new 3DEXPERIENCE Education Center of Excellence in Advanced Composites at the Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center (CMSC) on Purdue University’s campus. The partnership between the two will create a learning environment where students can take part in advanced research on manufacturing and advanced composite material performance, and prepare themselves to build the digital workforce for the Industry Renaissance. In addition to hearing from 15 speakers, attendees will get to witness a fly over tour of the Indiana Manufacturing Institute to see how Purdue is “pursuing this undertaking.”

“A Purdue University Center of Excellence, the CMSC is a leader in the education and training of a new generation of engineers in a digital world.  The 3DEXPERIENCE Education Center of Excellence will serve as a new partnership that will connect a major American university, Purdue with the world’s leader in simulation, Dassault Systèmes and industries who are pioneers in creating the digital environment for Industry Renaissance.”

You can register for the virtual grand opening here.

ASME’s AM Medical Summit

This week’s second summit, powered by ASME, is the virtual AM Medical Summit, billed as the world’s most comprehensive medical 3D printing event. The event will go from 8 am to 6 pm EDT on the 28th and 29th, and will feature over 40 hours worth of content in the application areas of medical device manufacturing, point-of-care, bioprinting, and dental. You can connect with sponsors in virtual booths, attend Lunch & Learns and face to face video discussions on critical topics, and enjoy some social time with AM Squares. Additionally, more than 60 speakers will share their expertise during the summit, and if you miss a presentation you wanted to see, good news: everything will be available on demand for 90 days.

“Collaboration. It’s at the heart of Medical Additive Manufacturing. It’s what drives innovation. It’s what changes lives. And now, it’s at the center of the only event of its kind: AM Medical Summit.”

You can register for the event here. Use code 49MED to get special pricing and attend for just $49, instead of $199!

Dyndrite Day Virtual Event 

In June, software provider Dyndrite hosted its first Digital Manufacturing Investor Day to help link digital manufacturing startups with industry investors, Now this week, at 11 am EDT on Thursday, October 29th, the company will host a two-hour virtual event called Dyndrite Day that outlines how the company, and its developing Digital Nervous System, are “bringing superpowers to Additive Manufacturing.”

“Dyndrite will announce new products, technologies, and partners to the Dyndrite Accelerated Geometry Engine. Join Dyndrite Founder and CEO, Harshil Goel, and friends for a peek at the software tools that are enabling a new digital manufacturing nervous system within additive manufacturing.”

You can register for the event here. Here’s something fun: check out the letters in the video below, and figure out what they spell. Once you’ve registered, send in your answer for a chance to win some swag from Dyndrite!

The Best of SMX Virtual Event 

Also on the 29th, North American manufacturing event producers AMT and SME, together with industry associations and OEMs, will be holding the Smart Manufacturing Experience: The Best of SMX virtual event, which will be exploring smart manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing, automation and robotics, data analytics, industrial IoT, augmented and virtual reality, and more. In addition to technical and keynote presentations, this event will offer opportunities for networking, smart manufacturing resources, knowledge bars, and even an interactive show floor with virtual exhibits. To learn more about this event, check out the Virtual Brochure on the website for an interactive preview.

“SMX brings smart technology to you now, when the industry needs insight and ingenuity to respond to global changes. New priorities are emerging along with the need for smart technologies to drive change in the supply chain, product design and productivity. SMX is the forum to advance your manufacturing smarter and faster.”

You can register for the free one-day SMX virtual event, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ET on October 29th, here.

ACAM Webinar: IT Security Enables AM

Former Fraunhofer IPT spinoff KEX Knowledge Exchange AG informed us that the ACAM webinar series, organized by the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing, has returned after a short hiatus. The webinar this week, “IT Security Enables Additive Manufacturing,” will be held from 8-9 am EST on October 29th. Timo Heutmann from Fraunhofer IPT will be hosting this webinar.

In this online seminar you will learn:

  • Definition of IT security, common attack methods and vulnerabilities in production/AM processes

  • Basics of the identification and management of IT security risks

  • Best Practices/Successful Practices for identifying and managing IT security risks in the AM process

You can register for the webinar here.

GF Machining Solutions on Large-Scale Metal AM

GF Machining Solutions, a division of the $3.906M order intake Swiss manufacturer Georg Fischer, is holding a webinar, also on Thursday the 29th, all about 3D printing large-scale metal parts. Titled “Build bigger! The rules and challenges of building large metal AM parts,” the hour-long webinar will feature a GF Machining application engineer and a special guest, who will discuss the rules and challenges of 3D printing large metal parts, and how GF’s AM solutions can help solve these challenges. The first section of the webinar will focus on an introduction to the market and various trends, and then move into application expert guidelines and case studies with AMotion Center Stabio. At the end, there will be a brief period available for questions.

“Bigger metal parts are increasingly necessary to meet the demands of today’s market. Sophisticated products comprised of seamless, large AM parts are the future in numerous industries, and advancements in the Aerospace and Energy industries, among others, are only possible due to the increased capacity of AM equipment.

“However, building larger parts presents unique design and production challenges, even when compared to the use of metal AM for small or medium-sized parts. A robust and reliable machine platform, a complete powder management solution, optimized AM-oriented part design, proven build parameters and efficient scanning strategies are required for the highest quality and productivity.”

You can register for the webinar, which starts at 11 am EDT, here.

PostProcess Technologies Demonstrating DEMI 4000 Live

This week’s last October 29th online event is by PostProcess Technologies, which will be hosting live demonstrations of its latest innovation, the DEMI 4000. The company says that this is the industry’s only “full-stack solution” for resin removal on production SLA prints, and during this Live Solution Experience Tour, you’ll get a closer look at the new automated DEMI 4000 post-printing system, which is the company’s largest solution for intelligent AM resin removal. The DEMI 4000 uses submersible technology to achieve consistent hands-free resin removal on large SLA 3D printed parts.

This solution addresses the growing market demand for a production-ready software-driven finishing solution for high-volume SLA with the same fast cycle times, exceptional chemistry longevity, and safety features available in PostProcess’s existing lineup.”

You can register for either a 9 am or 1 pm EST broadcasted tour here. These tours will also take place at the same times on November 5th, if you can’t make this Thursday’s live demonstrations.

Wi3DP: Justifying the Costs for AM

The ongoing virtual panel series by Women in 3D Printing and co-host AM-Cubed have covered a variety of topics, from design and innovation, aerospace, and sustainability to scaling AM for production purposes and how to lead in the AM industry during uncertain times. On Friday, October 30th, the latest panel, “Justifying the costs for AM,” will take place starting at 10 am EDT, and is organized by 3YOURMIND. AM-Cubed President Kristin Mulherin will moderate, with Stefanie Brickwede, Managing Director at Mobility goes Additive e.V.; Elena Laso Plaza, 3D Printing Business Analyst at HP; and Naomi Murray, Director, Advanced Operations, STRYKER, as the panelists in what Wi3DP is calling a “new virtual talk series for decision-makers and experts in additive manufacturing.”

“The ambition is to provide new insights on how to integrate AM into global production value chains and to help you make the decision to move AM from R&D to mass production.”

You can register for the virtual panel here.

EOS On-Demand Webinar: Lightweight in Metal AM

That’s it for live events this week, but EOS has published an on-demand webinar, “Manufacturability Considerations of Lightweighting in Metal AM,” that you can access for free. Host Zach Pitts, Applications Specialist for EOS North America, will discuss just how important lightweighting is in metal additive manufacturing, specifically for laser powder bed processes: it can create cheaper parts with better performance, but you do need to consider first how this new approach to part design will affect the buildability and quality of the final printed part.

“Lightweighting is not something that can be done blindly; it needs serious consideration of how it will affect the buildability of the part and final part quality. Discover the tools available for AM and what processing considerations need to be taken into account.”

You can register to view the webinar here.

New On-Demand Nanotalks Series from Nanofabrica

Another new on-demand offering is from micro 3D printing leader Nanofabrica, which has just launched a series of short interviews, called “NANOTALKS,” on its YouTube channel. Each one is curated by the company’s VP Business Development and Marketing Tovit Neizer, and features a meaningful conversation with important people working in the additive and micro manufacturing sector discussing industry-relevant issues in these extraordinary times. Marie Langer, the CEO at EOS, was the first NANOTALKS guest, and discussed how to get the best from your team members in this disruptive industry field, advocating for a good work/life balance as a way to achieve company goals.

“At Nanofabrica, we are aware that there is an enormous amount of ‘virtual’ activity taking place as people that would normally be travelling to trade shows or face-to-face meetings seek out new ways of communicating. We also realise that there is quite a lot of fatigue setting in as people become tired of back-to-back zoom calls and virtual events,” Neizer said. “It is with this in mind that we decided to launch our NANOTALKS as an interesting snap shot as to how industry peers are working and responding to current issues as they do business.”

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

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