Are You Ready for the 3D Printing Takeover?

There's no turning back; the future of advanced design and manufacturing is taking shape and 3D printing is in the front seat. We're not talking 10, or even five years down the road — major overhauls in the industry are happening right now. At PLASTEC Minneapolis we're highlighting this critical and pervasive topic so you can walk away fully prepared for this manufacturing mainstay.

Did you know, that by 2021:*

  • 75% of new commercial and military aircraft will fly with 3D-printed engine, airframe, and other components
  • 25% of surgeons will practice on 3D-printed models of the patient prior to surgery
  • 20% of the world's top 100 consumer goods companies will use 3D printing to create custom products
  • 20% of enterprises will establish internal startups to develop new 3D print-based products and services
  • 40% of manufacturing enterprises will establish 3D printing centers of excellence

Access 3D printing's top players and exhibitors at the Expo, take in expert-led education at free sessions throughout the show, and network with the experts leaving an indelible mark in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

3D Printing Exhibitor Showcase

Covering 3D printing, additive manufacturing, prototyping, and CAD/CAM software, access industry leaders offering tomorrow's insights on today's manufacturing challenges. Top names include:

3D Printing Sessions at PLASTEC Minneapolis:

Day One Keynote Address: 3D Printing Functional Materials & Devices


Michael McAlpine
Benjamin Mayhugh Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

The ability to fuse biological and functional materials via 3D printing could enable the creation of devices possessing revolutionary functionalities, impacting a variety of fields, including regenerative bioelectronics, smart prosthetics, biomedical devices, and human-machine interfaces. Hear Michael McAlpine, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, as he reveals his most recent findings during his keynote presentation on day one of the Expo.
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Free Show Floor Content Highlights

3D Printing: The Journey from Prototyping to Production to Metal 3DP
Matt Sand, President, 3DEO
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The Impact of 3D Printing in Manufacturing
Matt Sand, President, 3DEO
Cullen Hilkene, CEO, 3Diligent
Scott Kraemer, Production Development Engineer, Carbon 3D
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3D Printing with FibreTuff PAPC compounds for medical market applications.
Robert Joyce, President and Founder, FibreTuff Medical BioPolymers
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3D Printing Content at the MD&M Conference

Case Study: 3D Metal: A Revolution in Neurosurgical Design
Mark Wehde, Section Head, Technology Development Division of Engineering, Mayo Clinic
Joel Kuhlmann, Principal Engineer II, Division of Engineering and Technology Services, Mayo Foundation
Allen Rech, Senior Engineer & Project Manager, Division of Engineering, Mayo Clinic
Timothy Rossman, Principal Engineer, Division of Engineering, Mayo Clinic
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Production Grade 3D Printing: Customizing Your Next Part
Cora Leibig, PhD, Founder & CEO, Chromatic 3D Materials
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Plastics Related Challenges in Medical Device Design and Manufacturing
Shantanu Shivdekar, Staff Product Development Engineer, Ethicon
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Brush Up Before the Show With our Free eBook

Looking for a digital download on all things 3D printing and additive manufacturing? We've got you covered. Deepen your knowledge on this revolutionary technology before PLASTEC Minneapolis with our complimentary eBook.

*Source – Gartner