1/22/2016 | 1 MINUTE READ

Experts and Innovators Appear in AM Video Interview Series

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A series of short videos offers insights from leaders in additive manufacturing.


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At the recent Additive Manufacturing Conference, AM Editor-in-Chief Peter Zelinski filmed a series of interviews with experts in industrial 3D printing. Interviewees appearing in these videos range from entrepreneurs to researchers to technology specialists—all focused on advancing the use of additive manufacturing as a solution for end-use part production. All of the videos in this series can now be found on AM’s website.

Each of the concise videos is under 6 minutes long. Click the name of the subject below to view each video:

  • Nikki Kaufman, founder and CEO of Normal, describing how her company produces earbuds customized to the individual consumer’s ears thanks to 3D printing plus a smartphone app.
  • Jay Rogers, CEO of Local Motors, discussing “toolingless” manufacturing and his own company’s coming consumer automobile that will be 80 percent 3D-printed.
  • Lonnie Love of Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the importance of microfactories, large-scale additive systems and children’s early exposure to 3D printing in schools.
  • Robert Chiari of Renishaw on the adoption of AM by machining businesses, and the complement between additive and subtractive manufacturing.
  • Francisco Medina, senior specialist in material development with Arcam, discussing the enabling factors for additive production.
  • James Fendrick, North American vice president for SLM Solutions, speaking about the sudden advance of additive manufacturing and how that advance continues through technology.
  • Roger Hart, R&D engineering manager with Siemens, describing the challenges that additive manufacturing still faces.