Last month, Dassault Systemes hosted the first-ever Additive Manufacturing Symposium in Chicago, which was part of the larger SCIENCE in the Age of Experience event held May 15-18. The goal of the event was to bring the world’s leading experts and advocates of additive manufacturing (AM) together to share insights regarding the latest innovations, collaboratively address on-going industry challenges, and generate ideas to accelerate the widespread adoption and advancement of the technology.
The agenda was jam-packed with leaders from industry, government and academia. Derek Luther, an engineer with Adidas, was the first to speak and discussed the role 3D printing played in the creation of the company’s first-ever 3D printed running shoe, the FutureCraft 4D, which features a highly complex lattice structure, shown in this amazing video.
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Here’s a quick preview of what you will discover:
- John Vickers from NASA’s Marshall Flight Center who emphasized how critical AM is to NASA’s missions, especially the Mars mission.
- Troy Hartwig from the Kansas City National Security Campus (NSC) discussed how AM has greatly increased designers ability to innovate and change what was possible in design.
- Jerry Feldmiller from Orbital ATK talked on the importance of industry participation in shaping future hardware, software and materials for AM.
- Tim Simpson, a professor at Penn State University, spoke about the challenges and research opportunities for AM.
- Jack Rome from The Aerospace Corporation discussed process simulation for developing AM parts for space applications.
- Lyle Levine of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) spoke on additive manufacturing of metals.
- Jack Beuth, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, discussed the challenges of AM for industry.
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