RAPID + TCT’S second Executive Perspectives Keynote session to highlight technology convergence with AI, automation and robotics

June 18, 2024

June 18, 2024

RAPID + TCT 2024, scheduled to take place June 25-27, 2024, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, California, USA, will shine a light on the technology convergence with AI, automation and robotics in the second instalment of it Executive Perspectives Keynote series. These panel discussions are a new addition to the 2024 programme.

The conversation is scheduled for June 26 at 8:30 am on the event’s Main Stage and will feature contributions from five international industrial Additive Manufacturing experts:

  • Savi Baveja, President of Personalization and 3D Printing, HP
  • Nils Niemeyer, General Manager, DMG Mori
  • Avi Reichental, co-founder & CEO, Nexa3D
  • Shai Terem, president & CEO, Markforged
  • Fried Vancraen, chairman of the board, Materialise
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“With new technologies and applications being developed every day, the AM industry is constantly evolving,” said Robert (Bob) Willig, executive director and CEO of SME. “RAPID + TCT brings together the brightest minds and the best ideas in the field. The launch of our Executive Perspectives Keynote Series provides a platform for attendees to unpack the challenges and opportunities that will define the next phase of additive innovation.”

The Executive Perspectives Keynote Series will take place over the three days and showcase fifteen well-known organisations in the manufacturing industry. The sessions are designed to provide valuable insight into prominent trends in AM. Additional topics will include the applications driving the adoption of industrial Additive Manufacturing, unlocking supply chain solutions for AM along with ways that additive technologies can enrich human health and wellbeing.

The session on June 26 will cover several themes central to the evolution of the AM industry, including technology convergence in AI and robotics and their impact on AM, sustainability and its opportunities and challenges, and the adoption of AM in production applications.

Laura Griffiths, head of content at The TCT Group, will moderate the panel. “Sustainability is a key priority for manufacturers today, and AM has the potential to transform the way we approach production, reducing waste while optimising energy use,” she said. “We’re fortunate to have an esteemed group of global leaders sharing their insights on some of the biggest topics impacting the AM industry today. We’ll also be exploring the reality of AM in production applications, current examples of adoption for end-use products, and opportunities for growth to fully establish additive as a production tool.”


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