Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014
The 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Summit + Expo (#3dPAM), the first-ever 3DP/AM conference designed exclusively for business innovation strategies, announces that Tom Kurfess, HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control and Professor George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology will speak at the Summit. The Summit will be held September 16-18th 2014, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. A discount of $600 is available for summit attendees who register on or before June 6, 2014.
Kurfess will present his session, Product Development and Design on Thursday September 18th. When asked what attendees could expect to learn, Kurfess responded, “We will look at how 3D printing technologies are affecting operations, productivity and creativity in manufacturing. 3D printing does offer some significant opportunities, but must be appropriately leveraged to provide the best value proposition. We will talk about some of the technology and business amplification opportunities that 3D printing provides.”
During 2012-2013 Kurfess took leave from his role as professor at Georgia Tech, to serve as the Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President of the United States of America. In this position, he was responsible for engaging the Federal sector and the greater scientific community to identify possible areas for policy actions related to manufacturing. Kurfess oversaw the coordination of Federal advanced manufacturing R&D, addressing issues related to technology commercialization, identifying gaps in current Federal R&D in advanced manufacturing, and developing strategies to address these gaps.
Other distinguished Summit speakers include Jim Williams, Vice President Aerospace & Defense, AM R&D Program/Business Development at 3D Systems Corporation; David Bourell, Temple Foundation Professor, and Director at Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication at The University of Texas at Austin; Bill Macy, Deputy Director at America Makes as well as many more.
To view the complete speaker line-up and agenda or to register for 3dPAM please visit: 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Summit + Expo.
The summit will host more than 40 distinguished panelists and speakers, including business leaders, professors, scientists, lawyers, designers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and investors. The purpose of the Summit is to discuss business strategies that incorporate 3D Printing/AM. Multiple sessions and workshops are offered to help attendees understand the economic impact of 3D printing and the long term trends, identify how to gain the competitive advantage by using 3D printing, learn practical applications for 3D printing, and gain practical knowledge from leading case studies.
About Georgia Tech:
The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering is the oldest and second largest department in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.The school offers degree programs in mechanical engineering and nuclear and radiological engineering that are accredited by ABET.According to US News & World Report 2011, the school ranks 6th in undergraduate mechanical engineering, 7th in graduate mechanical engineering, and 11th in undergraduate nuclear and radiological engineering.
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