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2014
Additive Mfg Intellectual Property (5-22-14) Title: Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printed Objects: Intellectual Property Law - Problems Hidden in Plain Sight
Presenter: Jung Lowe, Legal Counsel, Harrison & Held LLP
Synopsis: The surging popularity of additive manufacturing and 3D printing of objects is encouraging manufacturers of AM and 3D production machines to sell more models with different features at lower prices so that many more persons can innovate new products by improving on things they can see, touch, feel and measure. From multinational corporations to hobbyists, there seems to be unlimited opportunities for making new improvements that can quickly lead to better products and profitable markets. This webinar provides answers to common questions and also some unanticipated legal issues fast arising in the rapidly expanding AM and 3D printing industry.
   
Rapid Learning Cycle (2-20-14) Title: Rapid Learning Cycles Coupled with AM Methods 
Presenter: Alex Madinger, Founder, ADAPROX
Synopsis: There is a problem with the way many designers intuitively take toward product design. This problem can be described as “succeeding failure,” executing a plan with untested hypothesis, spending time and energy developing a product that in the end no one wants. The ability to cost-effectively create prototypes using additive manufacturing (AM) can especially tempt many designers into this trap. The Lean Startup Method validates and directs the creation of a product or service through customer interactions and a rigid experimentation practice. When used thoughtfully, AM can be a valuable asset in this customer validation by creating minimum viable products (MVPs) versus complete prototypes. This development process offers a new perspective that is in opposition to the intuitive approach many designers and engineers hold.
2013
RTAM Trends (11-01-13) Title: Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Industry Trends and Developments 
Presenter: Greg Morris, Strategy/Business Development, Additive Technologies, GE Aviation
Synopsis: Providing manufacturing knowledge to support a healthy manufacturing base is at the forefront of SME. Knowledge sharing and collaboration of resources will strengthen manufacturing today and drive change for a technologically advanced manufacturing workforce in the next 20 years. In this session, attendees hear from Greg Morris, GE Aviation, on the latest industry and technology trends and changes within the manufacturing community as they relate to Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing.
   
Additive Mfg - Injection Molding - Stamping Title: Additive Manufacturing - Injection Molding and Steel Stamping 
Presenter: Jason Reznar, Senior Product Develpment Engineer, Rayce Americas Inc.
Synopsis: There has been little to no discussion in the industry about using low-cost machines to manufacture production quality parts. In this two-part webinar, injection molding with a low-cost additive manufacturing machine, as well as utilizing additive manufacturing to create steel stamping tools, will be discussed. For injection molding, Rayce Americas sought to determine the capabilities and limitations of this low-cost machine. For steel stamping, again Rayce Americas wanted to determine the capabilities and limitation of creating tools from a low-cost machine as well as a high-end machine.
   
Rapid Tooling for Composites (2-21-13 Webinar) Title: Rapid Tooling for Composites
Presenters: Linda Clements, PhD, CEO, and John Crowley, PhD, CTO, Nevada Composites Inc.
Synopsis: This webinar addresses the use of additive fused deposition modeling (FDM) manufacturing combined with new tooling solutions based on advanced, low-density, water-soluble ceramics to provide previously unobtainable design flexibility, while offering significant improvements in both manufacturing time and cost.
2012
ASTM Standards 8-16-12 Webinar Title: ASTM F42 Committee on Standards for Additive Manufacturing – An Update
Presenter: Carl Dekker, President, Met-L-Flo Inc.
Synopsis: Standards are very important for any evolving industry. F42 is the designation under ASTM for the group developing standards for additive manufacturing. Understanding what the latest developments on standards are and how they are being developed are presented during this webinar.
   
Standards Webinar (6-12-12) Title: ASTM-F42 and Its Impact on Additive Manufacturing in Medical Devices and Implants
Presenter: Shane Collins, Technical Director, Powder Bed Fusion Consulting
Synopsis: This webinar reviews the ASTM-F42 standard and its impact on additive manufacturing in medical devices and implants. Attendees will get a general idea of the standards being developed and the benefits it would have for manufacturers and consumers. In addition, the webinar will review the projected timeline for establishment of different standards, specialized standards for medical applications of AM components or use of medical CAD for design and fabrication of implantable components. It will also attempt to address how the standards are eventually intended to impact the FDA approval and reimbursement process.
   
Sand Foundry Title: Additive Manufacturing in an Aerospace Sand Foundry 
Presenter: John Barnett, Senior Product Engineer, CPP Minneapolis (Formerly Hitchcock Industries)
Synopsis:
The arena of large aerospace sand castings is prime environment for utilization of additive manufacturing. Numerous steps in the foundry process benefit by varied applications. Other digital technologies combined with traditional foundry practices work in concert toward realization. This webinar provides an overview on the sand casting process and features exhibits of AM in action.
   
2011
Roadmap Title: Predicting the Future of Direct Digital Manufacturing — A Look at DDM Roadmaps 
Presenter: David Bourell, PhD, Temple Foundation Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Synopsis: There have been several attempts in the last 20 years to predict where direct digital manufacturing (or additive manufacturing) is headed, both from an applied and research perspective. This webinar will compare the last two roadmap studies and provide a future outlook for the technology.
   
STL Title: Translating X-Files into .STL Files — Lessons Learned from 18 Years of Additive Manufacturing 
Presenter: Kevin Ayers, Design Engineer, Federal Bureau of Investigations
Synopsis: Starting in 1993, the FBI has been using additive manufacturing processes for final products. The unique applications and deadlines for deliverables coupled with the restraints on human resources have driven the use of additive manufacturing as the only solution available. This presentation will also focus on case studies as well as lessons learned in using additive manufactured parts for everyday applications. It will give companies, engineers and manufacturing personnel confidence in using additive parts for real applications, thereby saving time.
   
2010
FDM Title: Digital Manufacturing Solutions — A Technical Overview 
Presenter: Bill Macy, Application Development Lead, Stratasys' Manufacturing Solutions Group
Synopsis: Learn how additive manufacturing can reduce cycle time, improve manufacturing cost ratios, increase design-for-manufacturing freedom and reduce energy consumption in traditional manufacturing environments. During this webinar, Bill Macy of Stratasys explains how FDM technology can be used as an alternative for producing tooling, jigs, fixtures and end-use parts. These solutions are being used to address the growing challenges in military and commercial markets for maintenance, repair and overhaul needs.
   
   
Revolution Title: The Rapid Manufacturing Revolution: Keys to Unlocking Its Full Potential 
Presenter: Chris Huskamp, Associate Technical Fellow, The Boeing Co.
Synopsis: Since the introduction of rapid prototyping in the late 1980s, designers and manufacturing engineers have been dreaming of ways to directly manufacture complex parts without tooling or additional finishing. Barriers including small working envelopes, system durability and material consistency were all limitations that relegated most products to form-fit-function-type applications. Substantial technological strides in both systems and materials have enabled manufacturing companies to start adopting and adapting the processes to end-use applications. However, additional improvements are required to truly transition rapid manufacturing from a short-run niche technique to a mainstream production process.
   
Tissue Title: Tissue Reconstruction & Hydrophobic Polymers for Medical Use 
Presenter: Paulette Spencer, DDS, PhD, University of Kansas
Synopsis: The demand in the United States for materials that can be used to restore and improve tissue or joint function is staggering. Replacement materials are used in millions of dental-oral-craniofacial procedures, ranging from tooth restorations to major reconstruction of hard and soft tissues. This webinar will focus on efforts to develop new materials that are compatible with the wet oral environment and resistant to the salivary enzymes that degrade polymeric-based biomaterials.
   
2008
3D Metrology Title: 3D Imaging Metrology: Working Towards a Universally Accepted Standard
Presenter: J-Angelo Beraldin, National Research Council of Canada
Synopsis: Three-dimensional imaging systems are now widely available, but standards, best practices and comparative data are limited. To take full advantage of 3-D imaging systems, one must understand not only their advantages, but also their limitations. This process has to rely on a systematic method to assess the overall performance of a system, and metrology provides such a framework. PDFAudio
   
3D Doctor Title: 3D-DOCTOR for Medical Modeling
Presenter: Ted Wu, PhD, Able Software Corp.
Synopsis: Wu provides information on 3D-DOCTOR software and its applications for medical modeling and 3-D image processing, such as re-slicing, registration and image fusion. PDFAudio