WESTEC – Prototype to Production: How Additive Will Influence Manufacturing

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Additive manufacturing continues to grow and provide unprecedented opportunities for manufacturers both large and small. It is predicted that the current worldwide sales pace of AM products and services will be close to $9 billion, with future growth doubling by 2020. This explosive growth will undoubtedly disrupt how you think about, plan, and execute your existing manufacturing process. Now is the time to prepare your business and your team for this technology and position your company for the future.

To help you in your journey, SME’s Smart Manufacturing Series featuring Additive Manufacturing seminars have been developed to offer you exclusive access to industry leaders and experts who are implementing AM in their business operations. Join us at our next offering, Prototype to Production: How Additive Will Influence Manufacturing, which will be held alongside WESTEC on September 14 in Los Angeles, CA.

14 September 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California

Learn from industry leaders how they are:

  • Designing specifically for additive manufacturing
  • Incorporating materials like metals and advanced polymers & composites to build functional parts and final products
  • Using additive manufacturing technologies for robot & production line integration
  • Implementing additive manufacturing to build mission critical parts
  • Moving from prototype to production


  • Check-In & Continental Breakfast (8AM)
  • Greeting & Opening Remarks – Pedro Gonzalez, Manufacturing Engineer, Northrop Grumman
  • History and Approach for Polymer Additive Manufacturing Development and Implementation at Northrop Grumman Eric Barnes, Northrop Grumman Fellow, Additive Manufacturing, Northrop Grumman
  • Robust Additive Manufacturing Development for Production Implementation Youping Gao, Fellow & Discipline Chief, Manufacturing Engineering, Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Presentation Coming Soon Lawrence Varholak, President, OPM Aerospace & Industrial, Oxford Performance Materials
  • Optimizing Manufacturing Operations with Additively Manufactured Tools and Manufacturing Aids Kevin Nerem, Sr. Application Engineer, Stratasys
  • Optimization, Simulation and Preparation Software for Additive Manufacturing. Duann Scott, Additive Manufacturing Strategist, Autodesk, Inc.
  • Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Robot & Production Line Integration Jeff Riemann, President, Formalloy, LLC

Source: SME

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