Normal Founder & CEO Nikki Kaufman to Speak at Additive Manufacturing Conference 2015

  • Entrepreneur and 3D printing advocate will discuss how technology is revolutionizing retail


September 21, 2015 – (Cincinnati, OH) – Nikki Kaufman, Founder and CEO, Normal, will be a keynote speaker at Additive Manufacturing Conference (AMC) 2015. Kaufman, the driving force behind Normal, an innovative brand leveraging advanced technologies to create fully customized earphones, will discuss how Normal is using 3D printing to mass produce personalized product. Meanwhile, changing the rules (and future) of American manufacturing.

Normal Founder and CEO Nikki Kaufman (Photo courtesy of Normal)

Normal Founder and CEO Nikki Kaufman will discuss how Normal is leveraging 3D Printing to change consumer product manufacturing and the customer experience at Additive Manufacturing Conference 2015  (Photo courtesy of Normal)

Kaufman joins an array of additive manufacturing experts presenting at this year’s conference taking place October 20-21, 2015, in Knoxville, TN. Unlike other 3D printing events, AMC 2015 is focused on additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies for production manufacturing, not prototyping, which is a practice Normal has taken to consumer products. Says Kaufman, “People have been talking a lot about 3D printing–and there a lot of trinkets and toys and prototyping– but this is an awesome consumer application.”

In addition to presenting, Normal will be 3D printing custom earphones for a number of registrants randomly selected throughout the conference. Normal’s display will complement an exhibit room featuring more than 40 companies displaying the latest machinery, materials, software and services used for additive manufacturing.

Commenting on Kaufman’s addition to the event, Allison Miller, Event Director, explained “The presenters, speakers and sponsors of our event aren’t arguing that one technology is better than another technology, but they are advocating that 3D printing or additive manufacturing presents new opportunities. In many ways, Nikki is the perfect illustration of that opportunism. While her story and her store differ from the factory floors of our traditional attendee, her philosophy is the same – look at technology as a way to make something better.”

Normal Founder and CEO Nikki Kaufman (Photo courtesy of Normal)

The Normal team will be on hand to 3D print, display and discuss their fully-customized, additively manufactured, premium earphones.  (Photo courtesy of Normal)

Additive Manufacturing Conference 2015 registrants will receive access to all technical sessions; admission to the exhibit room; opportunities to tour Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility and Local Motors’ Microfactory; entry to all networking receptions and breakfast, lunch and breaks.

Registration is open for Additive Manufacturing Conference 2015. For detailed information on the conference program, exhibit room, networking events and facility tours, please visit:

About Normal
Normal is an innovative brand selling tailor-made, premium earphones. Customized by the user and ordered via a free mobile app or at Normal’s Factory / Shop / HQ in Chelsea, Normals are fully personalized for each user’s ear, engineered and 3D printed in New York City, and delivered in as little as 48 hours. The company is a leader in using 3D printing technology to mass produce a consumer product, changing the rules (and future) of American manufacturing.

About Additive Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing is devoted to covering 3D printing and direct digital manufacturing technologies used to build complex components layer by layer. Our focus is on the use of these additive technologies to manufacture functional parts, including end-use components and industrial tooling. In its printed version, AM is distributed and supported editorially by leading manufacturing magazines, Modern Machine Shop, Plastics Technology and MoldMaking Technology. AM is also available in a free digital edition sent via email. Debuting at IMTS 2014, the Additive Manufacturing Conference has become the definitive live event voice for industrial applications of additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

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