Feature Presentation: Top 10 Emerging Trends in Additive Manufacturing — and What That Means for Business
Presenter: Ed Tackett, Director of Educational Programs at UL AMCC, part of the Institute for Product Realization with Mini Overview of U of L’s IPR by John Gant, @UofLIPR
Ed Tackett is a nationally recognized educator in the Additive Manufacturing field. Previously the director of The RapidTech Center at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine.
Date: Nov. 29th Beginning at 5:30 PM Through 8 PM. Networking at 5:30 PM. Presentations at 6 PM. More Networking from 7:15 PM to Conclusion.
Food: Refreshments/Snacks Will be Served
Location: 1940 Arthur St, Louisville, KY 40208 (Park in facility lot or at First Build around corner)
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In this talk, UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center Educational Programs Director Ed Tackett will discuss what he sees as the top ten emerging trends in additive metals manufacturing (industrial 3D printing) and how those trends impact the industrial sector.
Topics will include:
● Upstream optimization
● Downstream optimization
● Supply Chain
● Quality assurance
● Workforce training
Ed Tackett is the director of educational programs at the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center (UL AMCC), which is part of the Institute for Product Realization at the University of Louisville and is located on the school’s Belknap campus.
Tackett is a nationally recognized educator in the additive manufacturing field, and was previously director of The RapidTech NSF National Center at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. With more than 25 years in additive manufacturing training and education, Tackett is instrumental in leading the UL AMCC and the development and delivery of its curriculum.
John Gant is director of industry partnerships and alliances at the Institute for Product Realization at the University of Louisville, which includes the UL AMCC. The Institute connects industry to campus, helping companies innovate and get their products from mind to market quickly and cost-effectively. This process also furthers the Institute’s broader mission of creating an innovation ecosystem and generating educational and engagement opportunities for students who will become the next generation of thinkers, doers and leaders.