The presentation—"3D Printing: What it is Now and How it is Changing the Way Things are Made"—will be given by one of PADT's co-owners, Eric Miller. The talk will focus on how the technology works, applications and how it is changing manufacturing. In addition he will discuss strengths and weaknesses of the technology, the business climate, and future directions for the technology.
Additive Manufacturing technology encompasses a wide range of processes that can be used to directly create physical objects from a computer model. 3D Printing refers to a subset of Additive Manufacturing that allows the creation of parts without any special training or expertise, the users simply prints a part just as they would a document on a traditional digital printer. As the technology evolves the differences between Digital Printing and 3D Printing are disappearing. Because of this, many providers of Digital Printing services are investigation, or adding, 3D Printing as a service that they can offer their customers. This presentation will focus on exploring this new synergy.
Mr. Miller points out, "3D printing is on everyone's mind, especially how it will impact their particular industry. Our goal is for everyone who attends to get a firm grasp on what the technology can and can't do, and know enough to make decisions on how they can use it in their area of digital printing."
The event is being held on April 30 through May 2, 2014, at the Saguaro Scottsdale Resort in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Miller will be presenting during the first session from 1:00 to 6:30 on April 30.
To learn more about the event, visit www.imiconf.com.
To learn more about PADT and 3D printing, visit www.padtinc.com.