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3D Printing Presentation by Kim Brand of 3D Parts Manufacturing (TechPoint)

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Kim Brand is excited about 3D printing, and he thinks you should be too. The general manager of Indianapolis-based company 3D Parts Manufacturing believes 3D printing represents a change in the way we think about making things and that it will open up a new era of creativity and innovation.

Kim spoke at TechPoint's Tech Thursday event Oct. 17, 2013.

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3D Printing Presentation by Kim Brand of 3D Parts Manufacturing (TechPoint)

  1. 1. Out of Thin Air 3D Printing Hype History Impact Vocabulary Lesson
  2. 2. Please don’t ask me about this
  3. 3. Or this…
  4. 4. Or this… Unless you have a lot of money 
  5. 5. 3D Printing History & Tech 1984 – Stereolithography (SLA) 1989 – Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 1990 – Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  6. 6. 3D Printing History & Tech Slow 
  7. 7. 3D Printing History & Tech Materials  Hundreds of kinds of plastic  Steel, NiCr, Ti,  Ceramic  Paper Cost of machines  < $500-$1.5M
  8. 8. 3D Printing History & Tech Precision millimeters to microns Cost < $ to $$$$$$
  9. 9. 3D Printing History & Tech Big players to watch 3D Systems: $5.7B Stratasys: $4.8B EOS, ExOne, Reneshaw Dassault Systemes Shapeways.com Thingiverse.com RepRap – Open Source 3D Movement
  10. 10. 3D Printing Impact • Rapid Iteration & Prototyping • Risk Mitigation • Lot-Size One, ex. Bio Medical • Bio-Mimicry • Part Consolidation • Education • Art & Jewelry • Visualization / Architecture • Reverse Engineering
  11. 11. • Subtractive Manufacturing • Material = Free (or Cheap) • Geometry/Shape = $$$ • Lot size dependent • Design to Fabricate • Additive Manufacturing • Material = $$$ • Geometry/Shape = Free • Lot size independent • Slow (today) 4-10 mm/hr • Design to Function
  12. 12. Start-up Stats • • • • • • • • Founded 1/2013 $1.5M investment 3 Partners, 5 FTEs $700K IEDC Incentives Seeking biz leaders, $M Coverage in IBJ, IndyStar Partnership with Library 2013 Sales ~ $100K
  13. 13. Our Equipment EOS M280 Steel Printer Stratasys /Objet Connex500 Multimaterial PolyJet Printer
  14. 14. Education & Culture Priorities  3D Modeling  Intellectual Property Issues  3D Manufacturing Design Adoption
  15. 15. For more Information www.3DPartsMfg.com 1011 E St Clair – Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46202 317-890-6941

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