Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 60 Minutes
Over the past three decades, 3D printing has developed a reputation as an essential manufacturing process for prototype parts. Create a CAD model of your design, send it to a printer, and a 3D replica can ready in hours. Yet these parts are often little more than conceptual show-and-tell models, not durable long-term, functional use. The winds of manufacturing are beginning to shift, however, and industrial-grade 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is now increasingly being used as a valuable complement to machining, injection molding, and other conventional manufacturing processes.
In our presentation we will take a glimpse into the new and existing technology leaders in this realm, and assess the capabilities of production for each 3D printing process.
Learn more about:
- Existing and emerging technologies for 3D printing
- 3D printing industry trends and future state
- How Protolabs 3D printing measures against conventional manufacturing
- Use cases for production based 3D printing
Global Product Manager, 3D Printing
Greg Thompson is currently the global product manager for 3D printing at Protolabs. Following service as an army officer, he worked for over 17 years in product management in leadership roles at General Mills, Polaris, and Andersen Windows along with managing his own successful product consulting business. Thompson holds a BS, MS, and MBA in engineering and finance.