International Conference Focuses on
The Future of Additive Manufacturing
COLLINS, COLORADO, USA, September 21, 2009—DEMAT GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany) and Wohlers Associates, Inc. have announced
11th annual international conference to be held at EuroMold 2009 in Frankfurt, Germany. This year's conference, titled
The Future of Additive Manufacturing, is on Friday, December 4 at EuroMold
2009. The EuroMold trade fair is December 2-4 at the Exhibition Center Frankfurt.
In the past, this conference has covered the latest developments and trends in rapid product development and additive
manufacturing (AM). This year's conference will address how companies in aerospace, defense, medicine,
dentistry, and other industries are applying AM systems to the production of high-quality parts and products.
It will also discuss custom consumer products made by AM that are
available for purchase from multiple sources. The future of applying AM to
the manufacture of production-quality parts is the central theme of the event.
conference will feature nine speakers from Belgium, England, Germany, the
Netherlands, South Africa, and the USA. Together, these individuals
represent vast knowledge, insight, and experience in additive
manufacturing. All of
them have been asked to share what they see as the opportunities,
challenges, and lessons learned in applying AM technology. Attendees will learn when it makes sense to consider AM
for part production and
when conventional manufacturing methods are better suited.
"EuroMold is believed to be the largest and most important event
worldwide on additive manufacturing technology, so discussing its future
is fitting and timely," said Dr. Eberhard Döring, chief executive at
DEMAT. "The annual
international Wohlers conference has become the perfect compliment to the
trade fair, which includes the top AM system and material manufacturers
and service providers. Forecasting the future of additive manufacturing has become an
important subject among product development and manufacturing
organizations,” Döring stated.
Last year, 1,523 exhibitors from 38 countries and 58,842 engineers, managers, and executives from
87 countries used EuroMold as a place to meet and conduct business. Those in attendance represented a wide range of industries, including automotive, consumer electronics,
medical, aerospace, packaging, household appliances, furniture, sporting
goods, and toys.
DEMAT organizes some of the most successful trade fairs in Europe. For more information on EuroMold and the December
4 conference, visit euromold.com. Wohlers Associates is an independent consulting firm that provides technical, marketing, and strategic advice on the new developments and trends in rapid product development and additive
manufacturing. For more information, visit wohlersassociates.com.
The December 4, 2009 international conference at EuroMold will feature the following topics and speakers:
Dr. Eberhard Döring, Chief Executive
DEMAT GmbH (Germany)
Laser Sintering: Experiences, Challenges, and
Mr. Jürgen Blöcher, Managing Partner
FKM Sintertechnik GmbH (Germany)
Reconfigurable and Flexible Production using
Prof. Deon de Beer, Executive Director: Technology Transfer and Innovation
Vaal University of Technology (South Africa)
Using AM for Part Production at
Mr. Mario Fleurinck, CEO
New Opportunities in Metal Part
Dr. Peter Mercelis, Managing Director
LayerWise NV (Belgium)
Custom Surgical Implants Using
Dr. Jules Poukens, MD DMD, Surgeon and Senior Researcher
University Hospital Maastricht (The Netherlands)
Custom Implants, Fixation, and Medical
Dr. Stephen Rouse, D.D.S., Director of 3D Medical Applications Center
Walter Reed Army Medical Center (USA)
Additive Metals Manufacturing: Successes, Failures,
Mr. Curt Taylor, President
Rapid Quality Manufacturing, Inc. (USA)
Additive Manufacturing: What’s the Problem?
Mr. Graham Tromans, Manager of Additive Manufacturing Knowledge Hub
Loughborough University (England)
The Future of Manufacturing
Mr. Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President
Wohlers Associates, Inc. (USA)