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Wohlers Associates, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA, September 7, 2010—DEMAT GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany) and Wohlers Associates, Inc. have announced the 12th annual international Wohlers conference to be held at EuroMold 2010 in Frankfurt, Germany. This year's conference, titled The Business Impact of Additive Manufacturing, is on Friday, December 3. The EuroMold trade fair is December 1-4 at the Exhibition Center Frankfurt.
Past conferences have concentrated on the latest developments and trends in rapid product development and additive manufacturing (AM). This year's event will examine the business issues surrounding AM technology adoption and how they are influencing strategic decisions in aerospace, defense, medical, dental, automotive, motor sports, consumer, and other industries. Advances in the technology for part production applications are creating:
The conference will feature nine speakers from Australia, Germany, Israel, and the USA. Together, these individuals represent vast knowledge and experience. They have been asked to share what they see as the most important business challenges, issues, and opportunities in applying AM technology to production applications.
who attend this
international Wohlers conference will gain insight into the business
considerations of using additive manufacturing technology for the
production of parts in quantities of one to thousands," said Dr. Eberhard Döring,
CEO of DEMAT.
conference will give individuals a chance to discover
the real business impact of AM and how recent activities and trends are
fostering ideas that were unthinkable in the past,"
Last year, 1,354 exhibitors from 37 countries and 56,372 engineers, managers, and executives from 86 countries participated in EuroMold. 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 and other parts of the world. 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 3, 2010 international conference at EuroMold will feature the following topics and speakers:
Dr. Eberhard Döring, Chief Executive Officer
DEMAT GmbH (Germany)
Cracking the Code of Mass Customization
Dr. Frank Piller, Co-director of the MIT Smart Customization Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
It’s Game-Changing Technology, So Don’t Drop the
Mr. Simon Marriott, Managing Director
Formero Pty Ltd (Australia)
Intellectual Property in Additive
Mr. Willam J. Cass, Partner
Cantor Colburn LLP (USA)
Delivering Dental Implants Across the
Mr. Joseph Kowen, CEO
iDent Imaging (Israel)
Additive Manufacturing: The Bridge to
Mr. Michael Siemer, President
Mydea Technologies Corp. (USA)
The Economy of AM Industry
Mr. Ken Patton, Executive Director
National Center for Rapid Technologies (USA)
Influencing Strategic Decisions in Aerospace
Mr. Orval M. “Jack” Nobles, Principal Investigator and Design Engineer
The Boeing Company (USA)
Designed for Success
Mr. Chris Glock, Program Manager
On Demand Manufacturing (USA)
The Emergence of New Businesses from AM
Mr. Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President
Wohlers Associates, Inc. (USA)