This week in Nottingham, great minds in additive manufacturing are converging at the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing. The event, now in its twelfth year, is always highly anticipated as the speaker lineup promises a look into the depths of the 3D printing business — without the hype. Among the well-regarded lineup this year are experts in academia and industry.
The main conference will take place Wednesday and Thursday, with a special pre-conference event held Tuesday presenting a look at the Industrial Realities of Additive Manufacturing. Over the course of eight hours, seventeen speakers held the attention of 194 attendees, discussing topics ranging from metrology to government funding to education and training to IP protection — a fairly high-level agenda geared toward those ready to dive into the business ins and outs of additive manufacturing.