JUNE 18, 2020

The Future is Now features sessions on the role 3D printing plays in robotics, automation, supply chain management, automotive production, product design and development, prototyping, and more.

Hear from experts around the world on how 3D printing is impacting innovation across industries.

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Session 1

3D Printing’s Fashionable Revolution

3D printing has transformed the fashion industry. The ability to create new textiles has opened opportunities for designers to experiment with new ideas. But will 3D printed fashion become mainstream, or will it stay relegated to the runway? Speakers dive into the intersection of 3D printing and fashion and how this technology is pushing the industry behind its limits.

Speakers: Naomi Kaempfer, Creative Director, Art Fashion Design, Stratasys, and Gabi Asfour, Founder & Designer, threeASFOUR

Session 2

Augmenting Globally Disrupted Supply Chains with 3D Printing- Lessons from a Pandemic

We saw the coronavirus disrupt the traditional manufacturing supply chain, causing the shortage of medical and personal protection equipment needed to help mitigate the spread and save lives. As a result, the 3D printing community stepped forward with an alternative method to developing these critical supplies. Panelists share insights on the effects and lessons learned from the global pandemic.

Speakers: Rush LaSelle, Senior Director of Digital Manufacturing, JABIL; Nevaris A.C., Co-founder & CEO, Tangible Creative, and Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Columbia University Libraries 
Moderator: Dave Veisz, VP of Engineering, MakerBot

Session 3

Accelerating Product Innovation with 3D Printing

In today’s competitive environment, brands need to be agile and innovative in order to survive. Panelists discuss how they’re using 3D printing to stay innovative, accelerate product design, and bring products to market faster.

Speakers: Dan Grossman, Industrial Design Director, Smart Design, Mack Mor; Senior Product Engineer, OXO; and Marco Perry, CEO, PENSA
Moderator: Felipe Castañeda, Creative Director and Industrial Designer, MakerBot

Session 4

Prototyping Like a Pro: How Peloton Designs its Innovations

Peloton is one of the leading fitness equipment companies, delivering a modern and unique cycling experience to consumers. In this session, we learn how 3D printing has become an integral part of Peloton’s prototyping process.

Speaker: Nigel Alcorn, Industrial Designer II, Peloton, and Vishnu Anantha, Hardware Design Lead, MakerBot
Moderator: Felipe Castañeda, Creative Director, MakerBot

Session 5

Reaching New Speeds: Driving Additive Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry

3D printing has significantly impacted the automotive industry due to the technology’s ability to 3D print complex parts for prototyping or end-use production. This session focuses on how some in the industry are utilizing 3D printing to drive innovation and accelerate production.

Speakers: Michael Leavine, VP of Racing Operations, Leavine Family Racing; Ryan Singler, Sales Enablement Manager, MakerBot; and Edward Laganis, Design Engineering Director, Smart Design
Moderator: Shawn Miely, Senior Manager of Segment Marketing, PRO, MakerBot

Session 6

Stories from Women Who are Shaping the Additive Manufacturing Industry

3D printing has evolved over the past three decades, with new voices helping to drive the technology forward. This session focuses on personal stories from women leading the movement, who are advancing additive manufacturing and 3D printing within their industry and driving change in a traditionally-male dominated sector.

Speakers: Christina Perla, Co-founder & CEO, Makelab; Sabrina Kerber, Space Architect and Analog Astronaut, EuroMoonMars; and Stefanie Brickwede, Managing Director, Mobility goes Additive e.V.
Host: Pooja Hoffman, VP of Marketing, MakerBot

Session 7

Leveraging 3D Printing and Robotics to Optimize Manufacturing Automation

Manufacturing is transforming with the help of new technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more. Here, speakers discuss the impact that additive manufacturing and robotics have on traditional manufacturing, how they are utilized to drive manufacturing automation forward, and how to adapt your business and workforce to the changing environment.

Speakers: Gary Kuzmin, CEO, All Axis Robotics, and Dave Veisz, VP of Engineering, MakerBot 
Moderator: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor, Additive Manufacturing Media

Session 8

Ask Me Anything, Virtual Networking Edition

Virtual networking Q&A session with MakerBot, speakers and attendees.

Hosts: Pooja Hoffman, Shawn Miely, Vishnu Anantha, Felipe Castañeda, Ryan Singler, and Christina Perla (Co-founder & CEO, Makelab)

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