Inside 3D Printing Melbourne wraps on a high 


Attendances at the last 2 sessions were higher than the earlier sessions said Christoph Rowen, Managing Director Meckler Media Asia Pacific, presenters of Inside 3D printing Melbourne.
This is a first, generally attendances drop off advised Christoph.
This indicates the high level of presenters for the event plus the level of interest in all aspects of 3D Printing - additive manufacturing.

The presentations commenced with the keynote presentation by Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant & President Wohlers Associates, publishers Wohlers Report 2015

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing State of the Industry Annual Worldwide Progress Report.

Terry’s presentation covered;

 Growth of 3D printing — quadrupled in the past 5 years

Proliferation of lower cost machines - less than $5000.00 — FDM clones is now in excess of 300 brands

Design software

New Machine Technology — in particular the introduction of HP’s multi jet fusion. This technology will provide reduced build times.

Uptake by Airbus & GE in the aircraft industry

Introduction of print services by retailers — e.g. Office Works

Global manufacturing is estimated to be $13 trillion — 5% take up by additive manufacturing — $640 billion !!!

The following presenters provided a range of topics covering their specialty areas for 3D Printing.

All presentations were very well attended & ended with Q & A session that had to be called short by MC Bernard Meade of Melbourne University.

Prior to the final presentation by Tim Caffrey Senior Consultant Wohlers Associates, attendees were treated to a very informative & lively panel session.

The panel consisted of;

Tim Caffrey - Wohlers Associates

Trent Clews-de Castella - Co founder & CEO, Scann3D

Ian Gibson - Professor of Industrial Design, School of Engineering, Deakin University (Moderator)

Omer Krieger, General Manager, Stratasys Asia Pacific & Japan

Jennifer Loy, Program Leader Industrial Design, Convenor 3D Design Digital Media Griffith University

Prof Xinhua Wu, Director of Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing, Monash University.

Planning is underway for Inside 3D Printing 2016 to provide the latest global news & information for Australia & New Zealand.



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