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3Diligent at MD&M West 2019; Panel Discussion About Metal vs. Plastic 3D Printing

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 by Cullen Hikene

I will be heading to Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West to speak in a panel about the key differences and benefits of 3D printing in metal versus plastics.

Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West is billed as:

Where serious professionals find the technologies, education, and connections to stay ahead in the global medical manufacturing community. In addition to more than 1,900 cutting-edge suppliers showcasing the latest solutions in contract manufacturing, manufacturing equipment, automation, R&D, medical device components, materials, plastics, and more, MD&M West hosts the largest three-day medtech conference in North America.

Our panel discussion, titled The Key Differences & Benefits in Printing with Metal vs. Plastics, takes place on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, from 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM in hall 208B. The session is billed as follows:

As the use of 3D printers in manufacturing gets more mainstream, the question remains: what is the best material for your application? This panel will drill down into the different types of materials currently being used in AM—such as steel, aluminum, titanium, nitinol, carbon fiber, PLA, ABS, PVA—and explain the key differences and benefits in printing with them. Discussion topics include light-weighting, merging multiple parts into fewer components, reducing tooling costs, producing less waste, and greater design freedom.

We hope you’ll join the conversation!

—Cullen

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