May 8-11, 2017 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Exhibits May 9-11

3D Printing: The Impact of Post-processing

Post Processing I, II

Novice May 9, 2017 10:15 am - 10:40 am

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Frank Marangell, President and CEO, Rize Inc

The perception and promise of commercial 3D printing are that it provides a simple, fast and automated digital workflow, a process where complexity is free. That perception is generally accurate up to the point that parts are removed from the 3D printer. But, as soon as parts enter the post-processing phase, the automated, push-button process becomes a manual operation that has a tangible and significant impact on a company’s bottom line.

Industry expert, Todd Grimm, interviewed six global manufacturers representing the automotive, consumer products, medical devices, sporting goods and architecture industries to learn about their post-processing experiences. Each detailed the measurable impact of post-processing on time, cost, quality, staffing, facilities and operations.

This presentation will define primary and secondary post-processing, describe the automated, manual and batch post-processing methods of the most common 3D printing technologies and detail Todd’s significant findings.

Frank Marangell

President and CEO
Rize Inc

Frank is the President and CEO of Rize Inc. In 2013, he was the Vice President of Global Field