Highlights from the 3D Printing Webinar and Event: A Roundup – January 21, 2024


We have a hectic schedule of seminars and gatherings in the 3D printing scene this week! Stratasys is continuing with its enhanced personal training, TriMech will be speaking about thermosets in polymer AM, there will be a Nexa3D presentation on the introduction to Essentium’s high-speed extrusion 3D printing, and much more. Also, the World of Concrete is underway, along with AM Forward Florida, SPIE’s BiOS Expo, and more. For all the specifics, continue reading!

Unpeeled 3D Printing News

Our Chief Editor, Joris Peels, who is also Additive Manufacturing Research’s (AMR) Vice President of Consulting, hosts a one to two times weekly news livestream called Unpeeled 3D Printing News commencing at 9:30 am EST. For each episode, Peels logs onto LinkedIn Live and shares with us, in 20 minutes or less, his picks for the top 3D printing industry news stories of the week and why they matter. Some of the stories in his compilation are ones we have featured on 3DPrint.com, and some are not, but all of them are equally fascinating and significant!

January 22 – 24: Stratasys Advanced FDM Training

Stratasys is providing advanced training courses in both the U.S. and EMEA. From January 22nd to 24th, it will conduct “FDM Advanced Insight and File Preparation” at its Eden Prairie, Minnesota location. This $3,090 course is specifically catered for the customers who own their high-end FDM 3D printing systems. For those who cannot attend in-person, remote training options can be discussed on request.

“This course aims to arm customers with the information they need to make the most of their printer.”

To sign up for the course, send an email to training.us@stratasys.com. This course will continue to be held in the U.S. in the months of February, March, April, May, and June of this year.

January 22 – 25: World of Concrete 2024

Celebrating its 50th year of service to the concrete and masonry industries, World of Concrete 2024 will be held in Las Vegas this week. With educational offerings from January 22nd through the 23rd, and exhibits from the 23rd through 25th, this is the only annual international event that’s solely dedicated to masonry construction and commercial concrete. At WOC, there will be several included indoor and outdoor demonstrations, as well as luncheons, a beer garden, networking, and featured education, including an informative course on concrete 3D printing presented by COBOD International. Some other AM industry names will also be attending, including Black Buffalo 3D.

“Join us to see, touch and test state-of-the-art solutions that drive informed decisions and put your business on solid ground for the year ahead.”

You can register for the event here.

January 23: TriMech on Thermosets in Polymer AM

On Tuesday, January 23rd at 10 am EST, TriMech is set to host a webinar entitled “Thermosets in Polymer Additive Manufacturing“. After the recent acquisition of prominent resin manufacturer Covestro by Stratasys, the company’s resin portfolio experienced a significant upgrade. Andrew Miller, a TriMech Hardware Applications Engineer with expertise in the fields of nanotechnology and materials science, will delve into the specific characteristics and varieties of thermosets used in polymer AM, as well as their potential roles in the future of AM. The webinar will also explore the application possibilities of these materials across different industries and more.

This webinar aims to offer attendees a detailed understanding of these thermosets, shedding light on their distinct characteristics and transformative potential in multiple industries. Learn more about how the acquisition of Covestro may lead to innovation and expansion of Stratasys resin capabilities across their printer range – a development that could greatly affect the landscape of additive manufacturing.

To register for the webinar, click here.

January 24: Meltio Design Guidelines

Meltio is set to host a webinar on its “Design Guidelines” topic at 11 am EST on Wednesday, January 24th, covering the topic of modifying geometry for 3D printing. Rocío López, a Technical Support Engineer at Meltio, will take attendees through topics such as cooling channels, compatibility of materials, and limitations of basic geometry like thin walls, slots, and holes. There will also be examples of designs before and after the modifications have been applied.

In this robust webinar, you can expect to gain knowledge on Guidelines for materials and geometry for printing with Meltio technology, as well as the main features necessary when designing metal 3d printing parts.

To register for this informative webinar, go here.

January 24: 3YOURMIND Begins Education Webinar Series

Also on the 24th, 3YOURMIND is celebrating International Education Day, and starting a new Education Series, with a webinar titled “From Concept to Production: AM Technologies, Processes, & Use Cases,” at 12 pm EST. The online technical talk, moderated by AM expert Ryan Hayford from Hayford Consulting, will involve John Phillips, Senior Technical Project Manager at 3YOURMIND. The discussion will cover software, the history and basics of AM, when to choose this method, criteria and instruments for scaling AM production, and more. If your 3D printing experience is under 3-5 years, this webinar is for you.

“Whether you’re experienced in 3D printing or just beginning, this session offers useful insights and networking opportunities — join us to explore the exciting world of 3D printing.”

You can sign up for the webinar here.

January 25 – 26: AM Forward Florida

The Applied Science and Technology Research Organization of America (ASTRO America) operates the AM Forward Compact initiative. A significant part of this initiative is AM Forward Florida, whose objective is to amplify the scope of AM technologies throughout Florida. One of the imminent projects includes a workshop on “NSF Engine Development Grant: Advancing Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AAMT); Pioneering Additive Manufacturing in South Florida.” This workshop, slated for January 25th and 26th at the Florida International University (FIU), aims to catalyze the growth and adoption of 3D printing to augment Florida’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem amalgamation.

Invitations are open for local enterprises and stakeholders to attend a workshop designed to boost 3D printing abilities and cultivate local innovation ecosystems. Central topics of discussion will embrace the Future of Advanced Manufacturing (AM), Workforce of the Future for the Jobs of the Future, and Paving the Path to Innovation.

The workshop is beneficial for mid-sized and small manufacturers willing to transition to AM, local entities of government/economic deployment yearning to decipher upcoming AM trends, institutions and organizations committed to supporting this sector via the implementation of workforce development programs, and large-scale industrial sectors aiming to enhance supply chains and time to market. Click here to request attendance for this workshop.

Advanced AM for Consumer Product Development – January 25

3D Systems is set to host a webinar titled “Leveraging Advanced 3D Printing to Accelerate Consumer Technology Product Development” at 5 am EST (11 am CET) on the upcoming 25th of the month. Given the fierce competition in the consumer technology sector, maintaining a rapid and high-quality product output while providing distinctive customer experiences is crucial. Attendees of the webinar can gain insights into the difficulties faced in consumer tech devices and the ways 3D printing can catalyze innovation and enhance product performance. The discussion includes a case study related to the company’s VR headset which utilized a variety of advanced 3D printing abilities for multiple components such as assemblies, seals, gaskets among others.

“The strategies we adopt, the avant-garde 3D printing technologies we use, and the production-standard materials can give you a competitive advantage to solve technical and design challenges, faster. Our comprehensive 3D printing solutions boost prototyping and low-volume production and support mass customization for a vast array of new and future consumer technologies. This can vary from spatial computing and portable digital devices to smart homes and other consumer electronics.”

To participate in the webinar, you can register here.

January 25: Introduction to Nexa3D’s High-Speed Extrusion 3D Printing

Recently, Nexa3D announced the acquisition of Essentium. This means that they have also included the company’s high speed extrusion 3D printing solutions in this acquisition deal. On the following Thursday, on January 25th, at 11 am EST, Nexa3D will conduct a webinar titled “Introducing Ultrafast Thermoplastic Printing for Prototyping and Production”, which also includes a Q&A session with Dr. Blake Teipel, co-founder of Essentium, and the chief strategy officer of Nexa3D. Participants will have the opportunity to gain insights into high-speed extrusion, leverage true independent dual extrusion (IDEX), understand the HSE printer lineup, and many more topics.

“With HSE 3D printing platforms, you can achieve print speeds 5-15X faster than other filament extrusion processes. This facilitates high throughput prototyping and production which can scale your printing capabilities and reduce manufacturing costs.”

To register for this educational webinar, click here.

January 25: AM Machine & Facility Safety with AddUp

Also on the 25th, AddUp will hold a webinar about “AM Machine & Facility Safety: The Elephant In The Room” at 2 pm EST. The company is committed to prioritizing machine and facility safety, and recently celebrated the accomplishment of 1,000 days without a facility incident. Webinar attendees will hear how the company established, and surpassed, the gold standard for excellence at its AM facility.

“Our discussion will encompass key aspects, including facility and machine safety protocols, advanced workflow capabilities, and data collection practices that collectively define AddUp’s exceptional standards in the industry.”

You can register for the webinar here.

January 27 – 28: BiOS Expo by SPIE

Finally, from January 27th through 28th in San Francisco, SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, will be holding Photonics West, and the BiOS Expo, the world’s largest biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition, is part of it. Companies with technologies for healthcare solutions and biomedical research will be at the event, including Nanoscribe, Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), and FEMTOprint. The event will feature a job fair, startup challenge, product demonstrations, and more, with featured technologies including lasers, biosensors, biomedical optics instruments and components, and more.

“BiOS Expo is the world’s largest biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition. Find the latest technologies from top companies supplying biomedical research and healthcare solutions.”

You can register for the BiOS Expo here.

Do you have news to share about any future webinars or virtual and live events? Please let us know!

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