April 23-26, 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, TX | Exhibits April 24-26

Thursday Keynote and Panel

Keynotes

May 11, 2017 8:00 am - 9:45 am

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PANEL: So where do we go from here?

A panel of industry experts discuss the global impact of announcements, product launches and technology advancements during RAPID + TCT 2017. The panelists will share some of the key takeaways from this year’s event and how they will impact you.

Moderator:
James Woodcock, Head of Content, The TCT Group

Panelists:
Mark Cotteleer, Managing Director, Deloitte
Todd Grimm, President, T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc
Graham Tromans, Owner and Principal Industry Consultant, GP Tromans Associates
Robin Wilson, Head of Manufacturing, Innovate UK

 

KEYNOTE: The Future of Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc.

Few anticipated how far the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry would advance in the past 12-18 months. As patents continue to expire and new machine and material producers enter the business, the choices are expanding significantly. Nearly 100 manufacturers worldwide now sell industrial-grade AM machines (those priced at more than $5,000), compared to just 34 companies in 2013. Who would have anticipated that GE would invest about $1.4 billion as a step toward selling AM products and services? With the likes of Airbus, BASF, HP, Jabil, SAP, Siemens, and a host of others making major commitments to AM, more big changes are ahead. Much of the focus is on applying AM to production volumes—an area ripe for additional investment, innovation, and large business opportunities.

Sponsored by:   Deloitte

 

DAILY DRAWING

Make sure to join us at the keynote each morning as we select three lucky winners each day to receive a copy of the Wohlers 2017 Report.  Winners will be drawn from full conference attendees and must be present to win.

The report is the undisputed industry-leading study for 22 consecutive years.  It includes estimates and forecasts based on years of hard data, as well as input and analysis from the largest group of experts worldwide.

 

Speaker Bios

Terry Wohlers FSME

Principal Consultant and President
Wohlers Associates, Inc.

Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohler

James Woodcock

Head of Content
The TCT Group

Jim Woodcock is Head of Content for The TCT Group and oversees the content creation for TCT

Mark Cotteleer

Managing Director
Deloitte

Dr. Mark Cotteleer is the deputy director of U.S. research at Deloitte. He works collaborative

Todd Grimm

President
T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc

Todd Grimm is 25-year veteran of the additive manufacturing/3D printing indus

Graham Tromans

Owner and Principal Industry Consultant
GP Tromans Associates

Graham Tromans is Owner and Principal Industry Consultant f

Robin Wilson

Head of Manufacturing
Innovate UK

Robin Wilson is Head of Manufacturing at Innovate UK, which he joined in 2009, bringing