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Keynote address - AMUG 2011 - Miami, Florida

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Keynote address - AMUG 2011 - Miami, Florida

  1. 1. Additive Manufacturing:Opportunities & Challenges<br />Todd Grimm<br />T. A. Grimm & Associates<br />
  2. 2. Santa Fe | Miami<br />
  3. 3. Santa Fe | Miami<br />
  4. 4. Santa Fe | Miami<br />
  5. 5. Opportunity | Challenge<br />Diversity<br />Fortune Telling<br />Crossroads<br />Unity<br />
  6. 6. Opportunities<br />Diversity<br />Very bright, strong future<br />Unique, unrivaled, intriguing<br />Few with same breadth<br />Amazing future<br />Inconceivable outcomes<br />
  7. 7. Opportunities<br />
  8. 8. Opportunities<br />Manufacturing<br />Arts & entertainment<br />Apparel<br />Medical science<br />GIS<br />Education<br />
  9. 9. Opportunities<br />Designer<br />Mechanical engineer <br />Manufacturing engineer <br />Home user<br />Scientist<br />Clinician<br />Student<br />Doctor<br />Artist<br />
  10. 10. Opportunities<br />Prototypes/models<br />Tooling<br />Manufacturing aids<br />Series production<br />Custom products<br />Educational aid<br />Visual aid<br />
  11. 11. Opportunities<br />Jetting<br />Photocuring<br />Sintering<br />Extruding<br />Laminating<br />Melting<br />Plotting<br />
  12. 12. Opportunities<br />Photopolymer<br />Thermoplastic<br />Thermoset<br />Paper<br />Ceramic<br />Metal<br />Glass<br />Sand<br />
  13. 13. Opportunities<br />Diversity<br />Example<br />5 Processes<br />$1,300 to $1 million<br />3D printers, 3D production systems and services<br />Hobbyist to professional<br />Dental, jewelry, education, engineering and manufacturing<br />
  14. 14. Opportunities<br />Diversity<br />Example<br />Promising future<br />For the industry<br />Expansion<br />Advancement<br />
  15. 15. Opportunities | Challenges<br />Diversity<br />Example<br />Promising future<br />
  16. 16. Challenges<br />
  17. 17. Challenges<br />What is additive manufacturing?<br />What does it do?<br />How does it work?<br />How much does it cost?<br />No label, no brand.<br />
  18. 18. Challenges<br />Focus for success<br />Address specific needs<br />Industry<br />Demographics<br />Application<br />
  19. 19. Challenges<br />Unknown<br />Emerging markets<br />Future markets<br />Poor exposure<br />Core markets<br />Core applications<br />
  20. 20. Challenges<br />Too many opportunities<br />Too few resources<br />Many and shallow<br />Few and deep<br />
  21. 21. Work collectively<br />Many voices, one message<br />Directand guide<br />Bridging:<br />Industries<br />Demographics<br />Applications<br />Technologies<br />Diversity | Unity<br />
  22. 22. Leverage | Overcome<br />AMBI<br />11 AM vendors<br />One message<br />Drive awareness<br />
  23. 23. Leverage | Overcome<br />ASTM F42<br />AM standards<br />SME RTAM<br />AM association<br />RAPID<br />AM event<br />TCT Live<br />AM event<br />
  24. 24. Leverage | Overcome<br />3DSUG<br />Collaboration amongst vendors<br />Uniting users<br />“To encourage and coordinate technical information exchange between owners and operators.”<br />
  25. 25. Leverage | Overcome<br />You<br />Join, attend, volunteer, speak and share<br />Commit to 3DSUG 2012<br />Follow the lead<br />Open, inviting<br />Sharing and supportive<br />
  26. 26. Diversity | Unity<br />
  27. 27. www.tagrimm.com<br />859-331-5340<br />tgrimm@tagrimm.com<br />Opportunities | Challenges<br />

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