Additive Manufacturing: Reinventing the U.S. Economy

June 18, 2018

June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, United States

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Come to Boston, a city synonymous with innovation, as it hosts a critical national dialogue on how this exciting technology is reshaping business models


June 19th, 8:30 a.m. at the Boston Convention Center

Speakers include: Boeing, GE, Stryker, UPS, the U.S. Marine Corps and Stratasys


The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME, is inviting media to cover our Leadership Forum, “Preparing for the Additive Disruption” – a unique half-day event during LiveWorx18 in Boston that will help technologists and business executives understand how to prepare for the additive manufacturing revolution.  Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has grown faster, better, and cheaper. For multinational companies—and even small and mid-size organizations—the technology is reshaping business models and forcing change.


The ASME Leadership Forum will be moderated by Terry Wohlers, whose Wohler’s Report has been the industry’s leading compendium of information for 23 years.


Executives from leading organizations whose operational models are being disrupted by additive manufacturing, and some of the companies that are enabling the transformation will discuss:

  • Supply chain consolidation: How additive manufacturing enables companies like GE to consolidate more than 800 parts into just 12, reduce cost and weight—while eliminating 10-15 suppliers.
  • Rethinking maintenance: How UPS is preparing for a future when warehouses will stock fewer materials and companies fabricate repair parts on demand.
  • Decommoditization: Using additive manufacturing to redesign old products for niche markets that were otherwise uneconomical to enter.
  • Unexpected competitors: How additive manufacturers’ simplified production process will enable them to compete with established companies in businesses ranging from printed circuit boards to tools and dies.


Some companies are leveraging 3D technology to transform their business models, reshaping how they deliver products and services to customers. Others, even major global enterprises, are unsure how to proceed amidst the changing technology and economic landscape.


Date: June 19, 2018

Time: 8:30 am

Room: BCEC Room 154

Location: LiveWorx18, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston

**Over the phone interviews are also available**


Media RSVP: Deborah Wetzel, ASME Media Relations, 212.591.7085. [email protected]

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