IMI's 3D PRINTING, Opportunities & Challenges Symposium
Organization: Information Management Institute, Inc
|Event Date/Time: Jan 28, 2013||End Date/Time: Jan 29, 2013|
3D Printing is Hot - there's no doubt about it! BUT how fast will it develop? What are its limitations? What is its true potential? Are there infrastructure hurdles? There is much to learn and understand about 3D Printing, its growth & development and its future. IMI's 3D Printing - Opportunities & Challenges Symposium will address 3D printing's potential as well as the drivers, challenges and barriers critical to its growth and success.
3D Printing is being utilized in numerous industries including aerospace, automotive, biomedical (dentistry, prosthetics, tissue, etc.), composites, construction, consumer goods, energy, jewelry, machine tool, military/defense and many others. Manufacturers cite advantages and benefits such as the following for their implementation of 3D Printing:
- Precision Individualized Products
- Minimal Inventory Costs (Space, Overhead & Product Costs)
- Materials Conservation (No or Minimal Machining/Finishing Waste)
- Increased Design Flexibility
- On-Demand Production
- Time Savings (Design, Prototyping & Production)
- Production of Products Not Conventionally Manufacturable (Complex Shapes, Internal Voids, Layered Structures, etc.)
- Centralized Design & Remote or Distributed Manufacturing
- & More!
IMI's 3D Printing - Opportunities & Challenges Symposium will explore 3D Printing's application opportunities, challenges, needed improvements to enhance implementation, economics and other factors essential to the growth and expansion of 3D Printing.
IMI programs bring together delegates from diverse cross sections of the topic industry and are designed to enable attendees to obtain the latest technical, market and application information while allowing time to network with other attendees in a time and cost efficient manner. Conference participation will enable attendees to meet with the 3D Printing community's leading experts in a single location over a short period of time thus maximizing information transfer efficiency and minimizing travel and time expenses.