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The Economics, Opportunities, and Challenges of Designing for AM

Using AM for series production makes economic sense when the part size, material, and production volumes align. Equally important is design for additive manufacturing (DfAM), which can greatly impact cost, production volume, and product performance. If a company neglects to consider methods of DfAM, it can be difficult to build a business case around AM’s use.

When applying DfAM, companies can influence the number of parts in a product as two or more can often be consolidated into one. Special software tools can help optimize the amount of material used in a part and its weight, and people with advanced DfAM skills and tools, coupled with creative approaches, can enhance the functionality and performance of a product with special features that are otherwise impossible to create.

Join top DfAM experts on July 23 to discuss, debate, and determine when AM makes sense for production volumes. Consider how DfAM, creativity, and web-enabled tools can lead to custom product solutions and entirely new product ideas. These products can demand higher prices and set your company apart from its competitors. The expert panelists are prepared to answer your questions, so come ready to ask them at the event!

11:30 am - 11:45 am EST                      Pre-Registration & Virtual Networking Reception by Link3D

11:45 pm - 12:00 pm EST                     Welcome Speech & Member Mobilization

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST                       Virtual 'Game Day' Panel with Terry Wohlers + Q&A

                                                              Doug Collins, Avid Product Development
                                                              Steven Floyd, Northrop Grumman
                                                              Marco Kormann, adidas

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST                         Virtual Networking Reception by Link3D