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Annual Wohlers Conference at Euromold 2015 to Focus on Global Visions of the Future

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA, July 23, 2015—DEMAT GmbH and Wohlers Associates, Inc. have announced the 17th Annual International Wohlers Conference, to be held at Euromold 2015 in Düsseldorf, Germany. This year’s conference, titled Global Visions of the Future, will occur on Wednesday, September 23. The Euromold 2015 trade fair is September 22–25 at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre—the same location as the conference. 

For the first time, the Wohlers event will be a part of three days of conference sessions at Euromold. The second and third days are being organized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), with support from Wohlers Associates. “We are thrilled to have SME join us to strengthen the AM programming at Euromold,” said Terry Wohlers, principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates. “We warmly welcome SME as a partner in this year’s conference.”

Jeff Kowalski, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Autodesk, will serve as keynote speaker at the Wohlers conference. He will be joined by 12 carefully selected experts from Australia, Belgium, China, India, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Spain, and the USA. As speakers and panelists, they will provide views and perspective from around the world.

“Information on research, new applications, and technology trends is difficult to obtain in many regions of the world,” said Tim Caffrey, senior consultant at Wohlers Associates and chairman of a panel session at Euromold. “Pulling together top experts from nine countries on five continents in a single day is rare,” he remarked.

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Wohlers Associates is an independent consulting firm that provides technical, market, and strategic advice on the new developments and trends in rapid product development, additive manufacturing, and 3D printing. For more information, go to wohlersassociates.com.

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The 17th Annual International Wohlers Conference will feature the following topics, speakers, and panelists:

Welcome
Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Döring, Chief Executive Officer
DEMAT GmbH (Germany)

Keynote: Additive Manufacturing x Generative Design = Another Manufacturing Revolution
Mr. Jeff Kowalski, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Autodesk (USA)

Panel Session: 3D Printing Software Tools and Data
Mr. Ed Davis, Chief Technologist & Senior Strategy Manager, 3D Multi Jet Fusion Printing, HP (Spain)
Ms. Hilde Sevens, Director of Business Development, Autodesk (Belgium)
Mr. Emmett Lalish, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Microsoft (USA)
Chairman: Mr. Tim Caffrey, Senior Consultant, Wohlers Associates, Inc. (USA)

Metal 3D Printing in China = Clone Wars?
Mr. Gordon Styles, President
Star Prototype China Limited (China)

Past, Present and Future of AM in Japan
Mr. Hidefumi Aoyama, General Manager, International Business Department
Aspect, Inc. (Japan)

Current Status of Korea’s AM Technology
Dr. Nak-Kyu Lee, Director, Korea AM Innovation Center
Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (South Korea)

3D Printing State of the Industry in India
Dr. Mukesh Agarwala, Managing Director
3D Product Development (India)

3D Printing Across the Tasman
Ms. Alex Kingsbury
Research Group Leader, Additive Manufacturing
CSIRO (Australia)

AM in South Africa: Growth, New Applications, and Markets
Mr. Gerrie Booysen
Director, Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
Central University of Technology, Free State (South Africa)

Adventures in 3D Printing and Public–Private Partnerships
Mr. Rob Gorham, Director of Operations
America Makes - National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (USA)

The Future of AM Worldwide
Mr. Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President
Wohlers Associates, Inc. (USA)