April 23-26, 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, TX | Exhibits April 24-26

Tuesday Keynote and Panel


May 9, 2017 8:00 am - 9:45 am

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PANEL: New Frontiers in Metal 3D Printing

As metal 3D printing becomes competitive with traditional production processes, it will have a profound impact on the way companies manufacture products across all major industries, far beyond aerospace and medical. Hear how leaders in manufacturing and 3D printing envision real world applications made possible by today’s technology.

Sponsored by:   

Debbie Holton, VP Industry Strategy and Events, SME

Ric Fulop, CEO, Desktop Metal
Kyle Nel, Founder and Executive Director, Lowe’s Innovation Labs, Lowe’s Companies Inc
Don Jones, Director, Global Aftermarket Parts Strategy and Transformation, Caterpillar Inc.
John Dulchinos, Vice President, Digital Manufacturing, Jabil, Inc.


KEYNOTE: Brilliant Factory: A new era of manufacturing

Philippe Cochet, Executive Vice President, GE

From the Industrial Revolution to the age of the assembly line, and now the emergence of digital and 3D printing technologies, manufacturing has always been an incubator for ingenuity. GE is reimagining how products are designed, made and serviced in its new Brilliant Factories. Philippe Cochet will discuss how the company is paving the way for next generation manufacturing, resulting in significant productivity gains for customers and shareholders.


Speaker Bios

Philippe Cochet

Executive Vice President

Philippe Cochet is GE's Chief Productivity Officer. In his role, he works with the company's

John Dulchinos

Vice President, Digital Manufacturing
Jabil, Inc

John Dulchinos is Vice President, Digital Manufacturing at Jabil, Inc. w

Ric Fulop

Desktop Metal

Ric Fulop is the CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal, an emerging company with the mission to bring met

Don Jones

Director, Global Aftermarket Parts Strategy and Transformation
Caterpillar Inc.

Don is the General Manager of Global Part

Kyle Nel

Founder and Executive Director, Lowe's Innovation Labs
Lowe’s Companies Inc

Kyle Nel is the founder and Executive Direc

Debbie Holton

VP Industry Strategy and Events

Debbie Holton joined SME in 1990 and currently serves as the vice president of events