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

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


Shana Leonard (Vice President, Content & Strategy, Advanced Manufacturing Group, UBM Americas)


John Budreau (Director of New Business Development , PTI Engineered Plastics)

Thomas Davis (Applications Engineer, Proto Labs)

Scott Kraemer (Production Development Engineer, Carbon)

Location: Center Stage

Date: Thursday, March 8

Time: 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Pass Type: Expo (Free) - Get your pass now!

Show Floor Content & Activities: Center Stage

Vault Recording: TBD

From aircraft parts and medical implantable devices to athletic shoes, 3D printing technology is increasingly moving beyond its roots in rapid prototyping to the manufacture of finished products. Companies such as HP and Carbon have developed additive manufacturing techniques that, they claim, will make them competitive with injection molding in certain production volumes and applications. Moreover, 3D printing enables designs and geometries that would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to achieve using other manufacturing methods. How close are we to the tipping point when 3D printing becomes an economically viable alternative to injection molding? Our panel, which includes experts from both worlds, will weigh in during what promises to be a lively debate.