March 7-8, 2018Huntington Convention Center of ClevelandCleveland, OH

Free Content & Activities at ADM Cleveland 2018

Use the scheduling tool below to browse all the available conference sessions, show floor education, event activities, and speakers at this year's event. Find the content and networking opportunities to fit all of your educational and professional needs to ensure you get the most out of your time at the show.

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Chairperson: Jack Heslin (3D Tech Talks)

Location: Room 3

Pass Type: Expo (Free)

Conference Track: Smart Manufacturing

Capitalizing on the Changing Dynamics of 3d printing

Moderator: Jack Heslin (3D Tech Talks)

Panelists: Dave Pierson (MAGNET), Tracy Albers, PhD (Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing LLC., (rp+m)), Mark Horner (The Technology House)

Location: Room 3

Pass Type: Expo (Free)

Conference Track: Smart Manufacturing

3d printing Innovation Tour

Speaker: Chris Wiltz (UBM)

Location: Center Stage

Pass Type: Expo (Free)

Show Floor Content & Activities: Center Stage

Sponsored Session: Is 3d printing the Right Process for Your Metal Part? It Depends.

Speakers: Thomas Davis (Proto Labs), Jim Worth (Rapid, a Proto Labs company)

Location: Room 3

Pass Type: Expo (Free)

Conference Track: Smart Manufacturing

Understanding & Closing the Workforce Skills Gap

Moderator: Rob Spiegel (Design News (UBM))

Panelists: Brittany Becker (MAGNET), David Dechow (FANUC America Corp.), Brian Fortney (Rockwell Automation), Matthew Hlavin (Thogus Products Company), David Iyoha (Fortech LLC), Josh Olgin (Direct Recruiters)

Location: Room 1

Pass Type: Expo (Free)

Conference Track: Smart Manufacturing

Next-Gen Materials for 3d printing

Speaker: Mark Horner (The Technology House)

Location: Room 3

Pass Type: Expo (Free)

Conference Track: Smart Manufacturing

Chair's Opening Remarks

Chairperson: Jack Heslin (3D Tech Talks)

Location: Room 3

Pass Type: Expo (Free)

Conference Track: Smart Manufacturing

Panel Discussion: Building the Future One Layer at a Time

Panelists: Thomas W. Hughes (FibreTuff Medical Biopolymers, LLC), Pete O'Neill (Cleveland Clinic Innovations), Stephanie Harrington (Matrix Medical Device), Jason Ertel (Nottingham Spirk)

Location: Room 4

Pass Type: Expo (Free)

Conference Track: Medtech

New Collar Job Training for the Digital Age

Speaker: Sarah Boisvert (Fab Lab Hub)

Location: Center Stage

Pass Type: Expo (Free)

Show Floor Content & Activities: Center Stage

Panel: 3d printing vs Injection Molding: Are We Near the Tipping Point?

Moderator: Shana Leonard (UBM Americas)

Panelists: John Budreau (PTI Engineered Plastics), Thomas Davis (Proto Labs), Scott Kraemer (Carbon)

Location: Center Stage

Pass Type: Expo (Free)

Show Floor Content & Activities: Center Stage

Business Implications & Strategies of 3d printing

Speaker: Jack Heslin (3D Tech Talks/Lazarus3D)

Location: Room 1

Pass Type: Expo (Free)

Conference Track: Smart Manufacturing

Boisvert, Sarah

Title: Founder

Company: Fab Lab Hub

Sarah Boisvert has over 30 years experience in the design, development, and commercialization of high technology products utilizing Digital Fabrication including laser machining and 3D Printing. Her Market Segmentation graduate work at Johns Hopkins University led to her expertise in productization of high-tech devices. Sarah is a co-founder of the commercial division of Potomac Photonics Inc., which she joined to commercialize a proprietary RF-discharge Excimer laser. She led product development of laser micromachining machine tools and started a contract services job shop for micro fabrication. Following the sale of the company in 1999, Sarah founded Fab Lab Hub, a non-profit that is part of the MIT-based Fab Lab Network in order to foster workforce training in digital fabrication manufacturing skills and conduct R&D on 3D Printed prosthetic hands. Fab Lab Hub produces DigiFabCon each year, a conference and Fab Festival dedicated to demonstrating how digital fabrication is impacting the world. During this time she also consulted for the Fab Foundation, the non-profit that supports more than 1,000 fab labs worldwide. There she developed strategic plans, implemented marketing communication and conducted fundraising. She returned to Potomac part-time as Chief 3D Printing Officer in February 2014. Sarah is a fellow and past president of the Laser Institute of America and has served on the Optical Society of America's Industry Advisory Board, as well as the Boards of numerous international technical societies.

Heslin, Jack

Title: President

Company: 3D Tech Talks

Jack Heslin has been in the 3D Printing industry four years as an Enterprise Executive for MakerBot, entrepreneur, consultant, and public speaker. During this time he was worked with organizations across the industrial and educational spectrum including GE, Ametek, Toyota, the University of Maryland, and many others. He is also the founder of 3DTechTalks, a podcast forum devoted to raising the awareness of 3D printing and the implications this world-changing technology has for all of us.

Hlavin, Matthew

Title: President

Company: Thogus Products Company

Since joining Thogus Products Company in 1997, Matt Hlavin has been the driving force behind the company’s growth and vision. He redefined the third-generation family business model from a sleepy family plastic injection molding/job shop into an advanced manufacturing company. Matt strategically positioned Thogus as a specialty solutions manufacturer in 1997 when the injection molding company decided to move away from the automotive industry and fire its automotive clients which represented 56% of their business. He and his team took this opportunity to identify new markets, applications, technologies, and materials companies who needed a domestic manufacturing partner to create unique engineered solutions. Matt was named President of Thogus in December 2008, right as the economy was headed into the most significant recession of this century. In 2009, he again set out to reinvent Thogus. As a student of life and learning from prior business cycle change, he knew that his company needed to be agile and willing to adapt. In order for Thogus to be a sustainable American manufacturing company, a business model had to be created that provided value to the customers in ways the market had not experienced. The strategy shifted from a transactional business model to the creation of an engineering services business. This new service would provide engineering expertise in manufacturing plastic products from initial concept through finished product. Thogus partnered with universities, community colleges, joint vocational schools/trade schools and high schools regionally and across the nation to identify and hire top notch talent. Thogus had zero engineers when Matt became President in 2008 and today there are over 30 engineers on staff. Since 2009, Matt has started three new companies: rp+m (rapid prototype + manufacturing), RPT (Radiation Protection Technologies) & JALEX Medical. rp+m is an additive manufacturing (3D printing) company focused on developing new materials and processes to evolve 3D printing from a rapid prototyping process into a production process for advanced manufacturing.