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Desktop 3D Printing: Bringing Accessibility & Efficiency to Design & Manufacturing


John Kawola (President, Ultimaker North America)

Location: 208B

Date: Wednesday, February 7

Time: 9:15am - 10:00am

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Conference Track: 3D Printing

Vault Recording: TBD

The ability for enterprise employees to create a small replacement part, prototype, or usable product with a 3D printer directly at their desk, has historically been viewed as a hopeful wish, yet unattainable due to cost, physical printing restrictions, and machine and part quality. However, recent industry innovations have completely overhauled manufacturing workflow structures, and made the notion of desktop 3D printing a reality that's completely changing the way many businesses manufacture and design. This session will explore how the entry of desktop 3D printers into the enterprise introduces a whole new level of efficiency, accessibility, and collaboration to the manufacturing process — saving companies significant time and money. It will also provide best practices for integrating desktop printers into the enterprise, explore use cases where it makes sense to leverage a desktop versus industrial-sized machine, and share real-world examples across industries, including automotive.