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Dr. Yoav Zeif

Dr. Yoav Zeif



Dr. Yoav Zeif joined Stratasys as CEO in 2020. Zeif brings broad, global experience in industry transformation to Stratasys, having served in senior leadership roles for both public and private multi-billion-dollar corporations, leading worldwide operations across industries and professional domains. He was President of the Americas Division, Head of Product Offering and Chief Commercial Officer at Netafim, the world’s largest micro-irrigation company, from 2012 to 2018. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Products and Marketing at Makhteshim (now Adama Ltd.), a global crop-protection company, where he managed the entire portfolio of products, marketing and all global commercial relationships. From 2018 – 2020, Zeif was a partner in the New York office of McKinsey & Company. Zeif obtained an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in International Economics from Bar-Ilan University.


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At Stratasys we are reimagining what’s possible in 3D printing, reaching for new levels of realism, accuracy, speed, and performance. Every day, Stratasys collaborates with business leaders to optimize operations, unleash creativity and manage supply chain disruption. Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care. Learn more about Stratasys solutions at

Join Stratasys, on the Main Stage for the Executive Perspective Keynote Series Panel

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

8:30 AM | SME Main Stage
Keynote Series Executive Perspective
Yoav Zeif, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Stratasys

Gain unparalleled access to the minds shaping the global additive manufacturing landscape. Join us each morning as we kick off RAPID + TCT with our inaugural Executive Perspectives Panel discussions. Meet industry luminaries each day as they tackle your biggest AM questions. Hear about innovative trends, industry evolution along with the greatest opportunities and challenges for the future of AM. Don’t miss these must-attend inspiring talks.

See Stratasys on the RAPID + TCT Conference Stage and Tech Hub

Monday, June 24, 2024

9:00 AM | Workshop Room: 405
Polymer Additive 101 - A Primer on Polymer Technologies and Materials
Workshop Leader: Andrew Graves, Business Development Manager, Stratasys Neo

Join Industry Expert, SME Advisor and AMUG Dino Andrew Graves for an in-depth look at polymer AM. This workshop will take a look back at the history of polymer AM, including a detailed discussion about the technologies involved, covering both printers and materials. You will be taken through an analysis of the current state-of-the-art and the future of these technologies. There will be the chance to bend and break some parts in the hands-on element of the workshop and prizes to be won throughout the session.

Add this workshop to your registration for $250.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

10:00 AM | Conference Room 406 A
NASCAR's am Edge: A Stratasys Case Study of End-use am Parts Enhancing Quality, Competition, and Safety at 200 MPH
Primary Presenter: Bob Duvall, Managing Director - Competition Partnerships, NASCAR
Co-Presenter: Allen Kreemer - Senior Strategic Application Engineer, Stratasys

Not just for prototypes anymore, Stratasys Performance Partner NASCAR has implemented an additive manufacturing strategy leveraging multiple technologies that is helping NASCAR engineers quickly bring safer, more consistent, parts to its teams and drivers.

With the goal of ever closer competition, NASCAR mandated certain component assemblies be identical between teams while also controlling the design and manufacture of these assemblies.

Join NASCAR Director of Competition Partnerships Robert Duvall and Stratasys Senior Applications Engineer Allen Kreemer to learn how NASCAR has adopted Stratasys AM technologies to support R&D as well as production of the next gen chassis for the Monster Energy Cup Series.

From prototype testing to production parts, NASCAR is relying on AM to deploy changes to its chassis standard. With support from Stratasys Application Engineers and Stratasys Direct Manufacturing (SDM), production parts are designed, evaluated, manufactured and installed on all cars completing in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

10:30 AM | Room: Tech Hub
Evaluating Throughput for Comparing FDM Printers
Chris Rollag, Sr Product Manager, Stratasys

Material extrusion printing or FDM/FFF printing is the most popular 3D printing technology in use today thanks to its simplicity in concept and extensive install base in the market. A recent trend in the industry has been to compare the speed of printers as part of a purchasing discussion. This has raised questions when comparing industrial printers. During the development of the F3300 printer, this challenge was presented with the goal to create the fastest industrial FDM printer for manufacturing applications. This talk will discuss the variables to consider when evaluating throughput using the data collected from a F3300 study.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Conference Room: 406 A
SAF Technology for Custom Shot Peen Masking
Fadi Abro, Global Automotive Director, Stratasys

An Automotive OEM has developed and deployed an improved solution for shot peen masking using the Selective Absorption Fusion (SAF) powder process. Shot peening is a process used to improve the mechanical properties of metal castings and increases their fatigue life. Hundreds of millions of parts are shot peened annually across multiple industries. Creating the masking for certain areas during this process can be slow, expensive and complex. The OEM's engineering team uses additive manufacturing to create custom masking. The SAF technology provides freedom of design, desirable material properties, high throughput and a low cost per part, enabling the printing of over 2800 units a month to help production lines run efficiently and effectively. Join our session to learn how the SAF technology is helping this OEM with its quality mission.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Room: Tech Hub
Introducing SAF PP by BASF Forward AM for Stratasys H350: A Manufacturing Revolution
Steven Goodwin, Corporate Applications Engineer, Stratasys

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Conference Room: 405
Harmonizing Innovation: 3D Printing's Rhythmic Revolution in Music
Primary Presenter: Dan Pawlovich, Drummer, Producer & Music Director
Co-Presenter: Claydeen Adams, Sr. Project Engineer, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

Join us for an electrifying journey through the intersection of art, technology, and sound as we unveil a groundbreaking case study – the creation of a professional 3D-printed drum kit that was used in the 2022-2023 Panic! At The Disco Viva La Vengeance tour!

Dan Pawlovich, unibody drum creator and touring drummer for Panic at the Disco, and Claydeen Adams, Sr. Product Engineer at Stratasys Direct Manufacturing will share the amazing story of how Dan’s initial spark of creativity evolved into a full-blown revolution in the world of custom musical instruments.

Attendees will see:

  • Dan's creative genius as he describes the initial design and prototype of the drum, then expanded into the development of a full 3D-printed drum kit that toured the world.
  • The design freedom and customization that 3D printing can achieve, enabling musicians and other craftsmen to explore creativity and innovation.
  • The alchemy involved with materials and sound, as Claydeen and Dan will explain how different materials were meticulously selected to craft a drum kit that not only delivered a diverse range of sonorous experiences but also withstood severe temperatures and continuous impact.
  • The remarkable sounds produced by this 3D-printed drum kit, and how the unique properties of 3D-printed components influenced the tonal quality and character of his drums, offering a fresh auditory experience for concert-goers.
  • The fusion of technology and artistry, as our speakers highlight how precision engineering was utilized in crafting these exceptional instruments.

This presentation promises to be an inspiring revelation for musicians and technology enthusiasts alike and is a rare opportunity to gain insight into the mind of a successful musical artist who dared to dream big and brought those dreams to life with cutting-edge 3D printing technology.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

10:30 AM | Room: Tech Hub
The Essentials for Scaling 3D Printing for Prototyping, Tooling, and End-Use Parts
Anirudh Krishnakumar, Senior Product Manager, Stratasys

Please attend this session if you would like to streamline your 3D printing operations or need to scale up your 3D printing. We will present how to support increased demand for more and more parts, how to increase your efficiency and capacity to manage orders, how to manage more printers and ensure your printers are safe from cyberattacks, how to ensure users have the necessary permissions and restrictions, and how reports, analytics and notifications can provide insights into your performance and help you improve. In this session, we will highlight how to scale 3D printing with the capabilities of Stratasys Streamline Pro. This secure, cloud-based solution seamlessly connects global 3D printing operations onto a centralized, identity-managed platform, providing the tools to scale production across facilities while optimizing utilization.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

10:30 AM | Conference Room: 408 A
Fly Me to the Moon – Testing Additive Materials Performance in Space
Primary Presenter: Andrew Kwas, NG Fellow 2, Northrop Grumman Space Systems
Co-Presenter: Foster Ferguson, Global Director, Aerospace, Stratasys

Lunar missions are rigorous, and require parts made with the highest performing materials. The growth of additive manufacturing (AM) for aerospace applications will require advances in additive materials to push the boundaries.

Join this session to learn how Northrop Grumman will test the performance of Stratasys AM materials on a 2024 lunar mission as a part of a NASA Tipping Point program. You will hear about two planned experiments, the first an assessment of high-performance PEKK-based thermoplastic, Antero® 800NA FDM® filament filled with tungsten and ceramic-filled Somos Perform, and their ability to shield against harmful radiation. The second experiment seeks to understand how various Stratasys materials, with ESD properties, perform on the lunar surface and respond to moon dust, UV rays, and rapid temperature swings that result from virtually no atmosphere on the moon.

The aerospace industry has always pushed the boundaries of what is possible with additive manufacturing. These experiments will help the industry understand how to fully leverage additive manufacturing to keep people and equipment safe as we travel to the moon and beyond, and can be beneficial to other industries that also have rigorous requirements related to radiation and high temperature environments.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Conference Room: 406 A
DLP 3D Printing in Electrical Connector Manufacturing Applications
Primary Presenter: Xiaoming Luo, PhD, Principal Manufacturing & Process Development Engineer, TE Connectivity
Co-Presenter: Tim Downing, Senior Product Manager, Stratasys

Taking advantage of its high accuracy, fine resolution, and high efficiency, DLP 3D printing plays a significant role in electrical connector 3D printing production. Over the past two years, a production technology R&D team, composed of experts from the TE Connectivity Aerospace Defense & Marine connector group and the Stratasys Origin One product team, have produced multiple thousands of production parts. Compared to the traditional polymer injection molding process, DLP 3D printing process for electrical connector manufacturing has distinct advantages in tooling elimination, lead-time reduction, improved repeatability, and environmental sustainability. Improvements to the Origin One 3D printer’s dimensional accuracy and process efficiency through DLP projector characterization, z-accuracy improvement, and automatic software compensations have been key to achieving this milestone. These new technology developments have unlocked additive production for a series of electrical connector applications. Meanwhile, the project team is continuously working on next generation DLP 3D printing technologies for better serving electrical connector 3D printing production requirements. As technology continues to evolve, it's clear that DLP 3D printing will revolutionize the future of electrical connector production.