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Directed Energy Deposition 12-18-17 Webinar Topic: Directed Energy Deposition
Presenters: Jim Cann, LENS Sales Manager, Optomec Inc.; April Cooke, PhD, Additive Manufacturing Specialist, TRUMPF North America; Bhaskar Dutta, PhD, President, DM3D Technology; John O’Hara, Global Sales Manager, Sciaky Inc.
Moderators: Carl Dekker, President, Met-L-Flo Inc.; Vince Anewenter, Director, RPC Consortium, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Synopsis: Directed energy deposition (DED) is one of the seven process currently defined by ISO TC261/ASTM F42 in the 52900 Standard. All additive manufacturing processes have unique capabilities. This webinar, fourth in the series sponsored by SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community and its Direct Digital Manufacturing Tech Group, is intended to help you understand the strengths, weaknesses and limitations of DED.
Binder Jetting Oct. 2017 Webinar  Topic: Additive Manufacturing Webinar Series: Binder Jetting Presenters: Tara Anderson, Product Manager, 3D System; Aaron Howard, Sales Engineer, voxeljet America Inc.; Prabh Gowrisankaran, General Manager, Viridis3D; Rick Lucas, Chief Technology Officer, The ExOne Co.
Vince Anewenter, Director, RPC Consortium, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Binder jetting is one of the seven process currently defined by ISO TC261/ASTM F42 in the 52900 standards. All of the additive manufacturing processes have their capabilities and limitations. This webinar will help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of binder jetting.
2017 Digital Mfg Challenge Winners Webinar Topic: 2017 SME Digital Manufacturing Challenge Winners: Virginia Tech
Presenters: Eric Gilmer, Camden Chatham and Jacob Fallon, Virginia Tech Team Members, and Christopher Williams, PhD, Team Advisor and Associate Professor, John R. Jones III Faculty Fellow, Virginia Tech
Synopsis: The Virginia Tech team created a Customized Golf Grip to facilitate proper swings and allow players to practice without a professional's supervision. The grips are custom fit using clay, which is scanned to create a 3D-CAD model. Using additive manufacturing, the CAD model is directly manufactured into a set of grips.
7 Processes Webinar Encore Topic: The 7 Processes of Additive Manufacturing Simplified — Encore
Presenters: Carl Dekker, President, Met-l-flo Inc., and Vince Anewenter, Director, RPC Consortium, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Synopsis: This presentation (originally presented June 21) is the first of a series that will facilitate interactive dialogue with process-specific equipment manufacturers. The continuation of these will focus on process-specific technologies to help the audience define which system(s) might be best for their application(s). These continuing webinars will have interactive discussion to answer your in-depth questions. 
DDM Webinar (6-21-17) Topic: The 7 Processes of Additive Manufacturing Simplified
Presenter: Carl Dekker, President, Met-L-Flo Inc.
Synopsis: This presentation is the first of a series that will facilitate interactive dialogue with process-specific equipment manufacturers. The continuation of these will focus on process-specific technologies to help the audience define which system(s) might be best for their application(s). These continuing webinars will have interactive discussion to answer your in-depth questions. 
Hybrid Manufacturing 10-27-16 Topic: Consortium for Advanced Hybrid Manufacturing - Integrated Technologies
Presenter: Guha Manogharan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of STEM, Penn State
Synopsis: The focus of this consortium, CAM-IT, is to develop a strategy to fully integrate design, additive manufacturing and traditional manufacturing so that our manufacturing communities can reap the combined benefits of these different technologies. This webinar presents the six "swim lanes" of CAM-IT and would highlight the key focus areas, identified challenges and business case studies for hybrid-metal-additive manufacturing.
Additive Manufacturing for Composite Tooling Topic: Additive Manufacturing for Composite Tooling
Presenter: David Dahl, Applications Engineer, Stratasys Inc.
Synopsis: During this webinar, Dahl walks you through the process of designing and manufacturing a 3D-printed composite tool capable of withstanding 350ºF (176ºC) autoclave cure cycles.
3D Opps Webinar 4-14-16 Topic: 3D Opportunity in Tooling: Additive Manufacturing Shapes the Future
Presenter: Mark Cotteleer, PhD, Research Director, Deloitte Services LP
Synopsis: This webinar focuses on impact of additive manufacturing use in the production of tooling. Tooling is often produced in low volumes and in complex shapes specific to a particular usage, and additive manufacturing is becoming increasingly attractive as a tooling fabrication method. Many industries have already embraced the use of additive manufacturing for tooling, including automotive, aerospace and defense, industrial products, consumer products and even health care.
Bicycle Frame (11-17-15) Topic: 2015 Dick Aubin Award Winner: A Study of Bicycle Frame Customization Through the Use of Additive Manufacturing Technology
Presenter: James Novak, PhD Candidate and University Lecturer, Griffith University, Australia
Synopsis: This presentation examines the research, testing and design of a 3D-printed bicycle frame produced during an honors university project. Customization of the frame’s geometry, design automation through parametric CAD software and the application of complex lattice structures not manufacturable through traditional means, are the core attributes to be addressed, with a particular focus on the current limitations and future opportunities for designers embracing 3D printing as a genuine manufacturing method.
Custom Implant Design 10-15-15 Topic: Additive Manufacturing for Custom Implant Design
Presenter: DeAndre Jamison, Application Engineer, Materialise
Synopsis: During the webinar, DeAndre Jamison of Materialise will show you a full workflow from converting medical image data into a 3D model. You’ll gain insight into the different printing technologies and will learn for which complex cases 3D printing can be extremely useful.
AM-Composites 9-15-15 Topic: Composite Based Additive Manufacturing (CBAM) Technology
Presenter: Jeff DeGrange, Chief Commercial Officer, Impossible Objects
Synopsis: Imagine using carbon-fiber composite materials in additive manufacturing processes to produce cost-effective, high-strength parts that are 50 percent lighter than equivalent metal components. As the pioneer of composite-based additive manufacturing technology (CBAM), presenter Jeff DeGrange will share his insights into this recent technological breakthrough.
3D Prosthetic Webinar (6-16-15) Topic: 3D Printing Prosthetics featuring Kablooe Design (The Magic Arms) and e-NABLE-20150616 1600-1
Presenter: Tom KraMer, Managing Principal and Product Development Design Engineer, Kablooe Design, and Jon Schull, PhD, Creator, e-NABLE
Synopsis: Thanks in part to the e-NABLE community, volunteer-fabricated prosthetics for children have become a "killer app" for 3D printing. This webinar describes the history and implications of crowd-sourced design, development and fabrication using 3D technology. The Magic Arms device is a 3D-printed exoskeleton used to help children with neuromuscular diseases move their arms then they would not otherwise be able to do so. The presenters share how it works and what kinds of improvements are needed for the design.
Disruption in Additive Mfg (3-17-15) Topic: Creating Disruption in Additive Manufacturing
Presenter: Brian Post, Research Staff Member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Synopsis: Additive manufacturing holds a lot of promise in terms of manufacturing market disruption, but there are many technical hurdles that remain before it gains wide spread adoption. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, funded by the DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, is targeting fundamental scientific breakthroughs in materials and processing to enable quantum jumps in performance as well as expanding the application space of the technology. Specific focus is on the utility of high-performance computing for modeling and simulation as well as neutron imaging to understand the impact of additive processes on residual stress. This webinar highlights two recent breakthroughs at ORNL: microstructure control and big-area additive manufacturing.
History of Addivitive Mfg 2-19-15 Title: Additive Manufacturing – 3D Printing Fundamentals
Presenter: Francisco Medina, PhD, Senior Specialist, Material Development, ARCAM/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Synopsis: This webinar deals with how additive manufacturing (AM) technologies fabricate 3D parts using layer-based manufacturing processes directly from CAD models. It covers all seven AM technology categories and provides examples of each. The webinar also provides a general overview of how the technology has evolved in the past three decades.
Ask RTAM Title: Ask RTAM 
Presenters: Community Advisors, SME's Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community  
Synopsis: SME's Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community advisors shared their thoughts on the status of the additive manufacturing industry, SME members' role within that industry and also fielded questions submitted by attendees prior to the webinar.
Printed Electronics 12-8-14 Title: Printed Electronics 
Presenter: Denis Cormier, PhD, Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Synopsis: This webinar introduces attendees to the rapidly growing field of printed electronics. Printed electronics is a unique form of additive manufacturing in which layers of nano-inks with different electronic functions are printed onto a substrate. A particularly exciting development is multifunctional 3D printing in which printed electronics and 3D printing are done at the same time to produce parts having combinations of mechanical, electrical, chemical, thermal and/or optical functionality. This talk provides an overview of different digital printing processes and nano-inks commonly used for printed electronics.
Additive Manufacturing in Metal for Tooling 11-20-14 Title: Additive Manufacturing in Metal for Tooling 
Presenter: Stefan Hofmann, General Manager, Werkzeugbau Siegfried Hofmann GmbH
Synopsis: This webinar will offer ideas and solutions for how the additive-metal-printing process could help to build more effective and better tools. Within the presentation will be examples for conformal cooling, air ejection through porous metal and isolation by hollow structures.
Additive - Subtractive Mfg 11-19-14 Title: The Rise of Hybrid Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing 
Presenter: Jason Jones, PhD, CEO, Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies
Synopsis: Since its inception, additive manufacturing (AM) has been dominated by standalone system architectures. This webinar reviews the history, early adoption and future trajectory of hybrid-CNC machines equipped with additive capabilities.
DDM TG Medical Images 10-28-14 Webinar Title: An Exploration of Modeling with Medical Images, Integrated Code, and Digital Materials 
Presenter: Alex Madinger, Founder, ADAPROX
Synopsis: This webinar explores the creation of a transtibial prosthetic socket, which utilized collecting geometry from CT scans, creating code to have the information in those scans drive the model and printing with materials of different mechanical properties.
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.
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.
1st Place 2012 DDM Competition HS Title: DDM 2012 Competition Winner: Designing a New Tail Light
Presenter: Ian Veenstra, Cedar Falls High School 
Synopsis: In this presentation, Ian Veenstra, first-place high school winner of the 2012 Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition, discusses his Progressive Tail Light design, from the origins of the design to what he'd like to do with it in the future.
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.
Model-Based GD&T Throughout the Product Life Cycle Title: Model-Based GD&T Throughout the Product Life Cycle
Presenter: David Olson, Director of Sales & Marketing, Verisurf Software Inc.
Synopsis: This webinar discusses model-based definition (MBD) and model associative GD&T, which have been implemented by many aerospace, automotive, medical and enlightened manufacturing companies because they deliver on the promise of better quality products in less time and at a lower cost. MBD — as the sole design authority — removes ambiguity, doubt and contradiction, while portable metrology and CAD file standards promise leaner inspection processes with increased 3D model interoperability.
Sand Foundry Title: Additive Manufacturing in an Aerospace Sand Foundry 
Presenter: John Barnett, Senior Product Engineer, CPP Minneapolis (Formerly Hitchcock Industries)
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.
1st Place Title: Direct Digital Manufacturing of a Forearm Crutch Grip
Presenters: Adam McLaughlin, Jordan Tye, Lisabet Sizer and Mark Damplo, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Synopsis: In this webinar, the winners of the 2011 Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition explain the process by which they came up with, prototyped and developed a forearm crutch grip* using the direct digital manufacturing (DDM) process. The crutch features a custom handgrip, specially made to fit the user’s hand, integrated iPod controls to allow for easier walking while listening to music and an integrated flashlight.
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.
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.
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