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John Waldrop has over 35 years of experience in aerospace materials and processing technology. Cole Maxfield has experience as a full time software engineer and has built an experimental 3D printing machine.
They will be presenting on Additive Manufacturing technology which has grown to a $10B/yr. industry over the last 25 years. This industry has the potential to possibly grow to $300B/yr. market with additional breakthroughs increasing its competitiveness with traditional manufacturing technologies. Exciting innovations are continuously spinning out of the additive manufacturing world. Additive manufacturing had its start in the fabrication of models, prototypes, and functioning parts for low rate or limited production. But as time progresses, the technology is beginning to emerge as a viable manufacturing technology in select areas. Basic metal, plastic, and ceramic additive manufacturing approaches will be described along with identifying key machines and companies operating in the market. Fundamental liquid, powder, and filament based plastic AM manufacturing will be presented. Typical and unusual examples of AM fabricated components will be presenting showing the imagination and range of impact this innovative technology is having. The concept of economic cross over quantities and its impact on the future growth of the additive industry will be shown.
If you have questions, you may call Joe VanArtsdalen at 314-503-4958 OR Bob Gale at 314-478-4774