Founded by Link3D, ASTM, AM Hub, Indian 3D Printing Network & Additive Academy
April 26, 2021 — Boulder, CO — Link3D, the industry-leading SaaS-based MES platform, is excited to announce that it will be hosting its first ever Asia-Pacific (APAC) Additive Manufacturing Meetup to drive knowledge exchange and networking opportunities for organizations and individuals in the APAC region. The event will take place on Thursday, May 6 from 3PM-6PM Singapore time.
The APAC Additive Manufacturing Meetup is intended to drive growth in the 3D printing market. The first event will feature industry leaders from Australia, Korea, India, Japan, and China. Presently, AM users and businesses lack adequate platforms to learn and grow their capabilities to scale Additive Manufacturing across the APAC region. With neighboring countries in APAC interested in collaborating across borders, but with the Coronavirus pandemic putting a damper on collective opportunities, the region has been missing a designated medium for networking and the exchange of ideas. This grassroot initiative was founded by Link3D, led by Janet Kar, SVP Digital Transformation, and Japan country leader, Wataru Nishimura, plus APAC country leaders, including:
Australia: John Croft, Additive Manufacturing Hub Manager at Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited | AM Hub
India: Aditya Chandavarkar, Co-Founder at Indian 3D Printing Network & Additive Academy
Singapore: Alexander Liu, Head of Additive Manufacturing Programs, Asia at ASTM International CoE
South Korea (Interim): Sangmin (Simon) Lee, Regional Director Asia at AM Ventures
“The APAC Additive Manufacturing Meetup can stimulate the manufacturing industries and accelerate AM adoption by bringing more technology awareness and solidarity to the community.” – Wataru Nishimura
Sessions for the APAC AM Meetup will focus on the current additive landscape per country:
The Changing Face of Manufacturing in Australia
Get to know India’s Additive Manufacturing Scenario
Additive Manufacturing Landscape in Japan
State of Additive Manufacturing Industrialization in Singapore
New Challenges Facing 3D Printing in China 2021
Additive Manufacturing Landscape in South Korea
APAC Panel: Explore Additive Manufacturing Opportunities & Trends Across the Asia-Pacific Region
“It is great to be part of this initiative to bring together the APAC AM community to exchange ideas and accelerate adoption of AM in this region. We have been working closely with the Indian AM industry at the Indian 3D Printing Network and we would love to share our expertise and learn from the other regions.” – Aditya Chandavarkar.
“It is important to increase awareness on how standards can enable an organization to adopt and scale additive manufacturing technologies. This presents an opportunity for businesses in the Asia-Pacific region to utilize standards and improve product quality.” – Alexander Liu
With the goal to bring additive manufacturing users together across the APAC industry, it will provide an educational, knowledge sharing and community building platform. This can allow 3D printing users to cross-pollinate new opportunities from the comfort of their own home. APAC AM Meetup is now offering companies (OEMs, service bureaus and contract manufacturers), vendors (hardware, materials, software, resellers), and academia to reserve a REMO virtual table, so they can have a virtual meeting space to connect with the community.
“Here is an opportunity to listen to some of the AM industry networks and understand how additive manufacturing is being ‘adopted or implemented’ within our APAC Region.” – John Croft
Link3D, a global leader in additive workflow and manufacturing execution systems (MES), offers SaaS-based solutions to help organizations scale and optimize their additive manufacturing ecosystems. Link3D solutions connect with complex supply chains and IT environments to provide actionable analytics and greater visibility into the production process – ultimately helping achieve improved productivity, asset utilization, and quality outcomes. To learn more about Link3D, please visit: www.link3d.co