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What Does the Future of AM Look Like?

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  • access_time 2:30 - 3:15 PM EDT
  • location_onSME ZONE Theater
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Moderator: Christina Perla

We often hear that "additive manufacturing is the future" – but, on a workforce level, what does that future actually look like? There are huge questions about the future of additive manufacturing, and it's time to address some of the most important: How and why might the future of 3D printing look different from what we see today? Are we putting the right infrastructure in place in companies to support employees? As the industry grows in terms of technology, how do we create sustainable workplaces that prevent burnout? How do we make space for more female and BIPOC leaders? How does this focus on people inform the technological future of the industry? What is the realizable impact of this targeted future in terms of innovation and measurable success? What tactical results can we expect from building this infrastructure? Where could we have been already had the industry implemented intentional strategies years ago when 3D printing adoption began to hit high growth? Join this discussion from Women in 3D Printing to explore varying career paths and the ways recognizable industry leaders came to find their ways in 3D printing.

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  • Christina Perla
    Co-Founder and CEO // Board of Directors
    Makelab // Women in 3D Printing
  • Lisa D. Block
    Director, Global Sales and Marketing // Co-Chair of DEI
    Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies //Women in 3D Printing
  • SJ Jones
    Technical Sales Engineer // DEI Council
    Velo3D // Women in 3D Printing
  • Cindy Deekitwong
    Global Head of Marketing, Incubator Business
    Henkel Adhesive Technologies
  • Sarah Goehrke
    Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Ecosystems //Board of Directors, Head of DEI
    Nexa 3D // Women in 3D Printing