This year’s Rapid + TCT event celebrated 30 years of inspiring innovation through additive manufacturing at the trade show held in Chicago, IL at McCormick Place. During the event, the team shared unique advancements in additive manufacturing, demonstrating how we enable customer success in automotive and motorsports, semiconductor capital equipment, aerospace, medical device manufacturing, dental, bioprinting, and many more where expert consulting and tailored solutions for the most challenging applications are required. Check out the highlights:
Impactful Achievements, Innovative Presentations, and New Levels of Industrial and Healthcare Applications
The 2021 Additive Manufacturing Community Awards, honored individuals, teams, and companies who created a significant impact in outstanding accomplishments in commercializing AM. We’re pleased to share that, Dr. David Leigh, 3D Systems’ Chief Technology Officer for Additive Manufacturing, was this year’s recipient of the SME AM Industry Achievement Award.
Dr. David Leigh is recognized for his career-long contributions to the AM industry as he has been instrumental in pioneering standards and specifications on qualification of AM, building successful culture and systems at printing service houses and founding companies that broadened the market and audience for AM technology. This prestigious award was received in 2014 by Chuck Hull, 3D Systems’ co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for Regenerative Medicine, and in 2012 by Dr. Brent Stucker 3D Systems’ Chief Scientist.
Patrick also moderated a discussion on Design Workflow for AM: Lessons Learned from the Trenches featuring CEO of ASTRO Test Lab, Humna Khan and Associate Director of Programs of The Barnes Global Advisors, Jennifer Coyne.
3D Systems’ David Cullen, SLS Technical Fellow, presented at the FabTech Additive Pavilion on Tangible Use Cases of Additive Technologies in Metal Tubing, Forming, and Welding where he covered use cases on production and assembly operations and examples of how to tailor jigs, fixtures, profile gauges, and locators to specific processes and components and quickly iterate for continuous improvement without costly traditional tool making and burdensome inventory costs. For metal working companies who are looking for thorough functional improvements or fast prototypes of thin-walled parts, metal additive manufacturing use cases will show you how flow improvements and part consolidation are enabled.
Last, but certainly not least, 3D Systems’ Greg George, Application Engineer Manager, presented our recent software initiatives at FabTech for the presentation Empowering Quality Control & Inspection at Every Level with 3D Scanning.
Driving Speed and Efficiency in Industrial and Healthcare Applications
During the trade show, our team of application engineers shared a variety of on-site application demonstrations ranging from aerospace, automotive, semiconductor, turbomachinery, healthcare, dental, and bioprinting. We encourage you to visit our Instagram and LinkedIn pages to view snippets of these demonstrations.
We want to extend a huge thank you to all of the attendees, exhibitors, panelists, partners, and customers who were able to attend this year’s event. Not able to attend? We invite you to contact our team for more information or meet with us at one of our upcoming events.