PANEL: So where do we go from here?
James Woodcock, Head of Content, The TCT Group
Mark Cotteleer, Managing Director, Deloitte
Todd Grimm, President, T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc
Graham Tromans, Owner and Principal Industry Consultant, GP Tromans Associates
Robin Wilson, Head of Manufacturing, Innovate UK
A panel of global experts discuss the global impact of announcements, product launches and technology advancements during RAPID + TCT 2017. What are some of the key take aways from this year’s event and how will it impact you.
KEYNOTE: The Future of Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc.
Few anticipated how far the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry would advance in the past 12-18 months. As patents continue to expire and new machine and material producers enter the business, the choices are expanding significantly. More than 120 manufacturers worldwide now sell industrial-grade AM machines (those priced at more than $5,000), compared to just 34 companies in 2013. Who would have anticipated that GE would invest about $1.4 billion as a step toward selling AM products and services? With the likes of Airbus, BASF, HP, Jabil, SAP, Siemens, and a host of others making major commitments to AM, more big changes are ahead. Much of the focus is on applying AM to production volumes—an area ripe for additional investment, innovation, and large business opportunities.
Wohlers Associates, Inc.
Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohler
Dr. Mark Cotteleer is the deputy director of U.S. research at Deloitte. He works collaborative
T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc
Todd Grimm is 25-year veteran of the additive manufacturing/3D printing indus
GP Tromans Associates
Graham Tromans is Owner and Principal Industry Consultant f