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The Key Differences & Benefits in Printing with Metal vs. Plastics

Jack Heslin (President & Founder, 3D Tech Talks)

Joe Cretella (Application Engineer, Protolabs)

Cullen Hilkene (CEO, 3Diligent)

Melanie Lang (Managing Director, Formalloy)

Cathy Lewis (Consultant / Advisor)

Location: 208B

Date: Tuesday, February 5

Time: 9:15am - 10:00am

Track: 3D Printing Innovation Summit

Vault Recording: TBD

As the use of 3D printers in manufacturing gets more mainstream, the question remains: what is the best material for your application? This panel will drill down into the different types of materials currently being used in AM — such as steel, aluminum, titanium, nitinol, carbon fiber, PLA, ABS, PVA — and explain the key differences and benefits in printing with them. Discussion topics include lightweighting, merging multiple parts into fewer components, reducing tooling costs, producing less waste, and greater design freedom.