Date: Thursday, Aug 24
Location: Bascom's Chop House, 3665 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater
One attendee will receive a $50 Bascom's gift card!
5:30 – 6:00 Registration
6:00 – 6:30 Dinner
6:30 – 7:45 Discussion
Moderator for the evening:
Mark Kemper, EMS
Roundtable Facilitator: Jim Long - Vice President & General Manager Sypris Electronics
Additive Manufacturing Round Table
3D Printing has been around for 30 years but has been primarily focused on prototyping. The prototyping market isn't going away but our discussion will center on Additive Manufacturing (AM) because advances in 3D Printing technologies are now approaching the point where 3D printing is rapidly becoming a viable solution for manufacturing. Over the past few years, more companies are adopting AM technologies for a variety of uses including tooling, fixtures, medical implants and end use parts.
We will discuss what applications AM works well, including specifically where AM can benefit companies over traditional manufacturing processes, and where there are still many challenges. We will also look at what considerations come into play in designing/redesigning parts and manufacturing processes to take full advantage of the AM technology. We will discuss industries and specific applications already using AM, as well as the costs of implementing AM 3D printing solutions - including primary and ancillary equipment, training, software and more. Finally, we'll take a look at the future of AM and what you should expect going forward.
These Roundtables are offered to facilitate discussion and determine specific focus areas of interest manufacturing members would like more support from BAMA; to provide a forum to discuss and share best practices within manufacturing members; to provide a forum to learn and provide resources to our membership to improve manufacturing competitiveness.
The Manufacturers Roundtable is another example of BAMA’s ongoing efforts to expand the strength of Tampa Bay’s manufacturing base.
Bay Area Manufacturers Association
PO Box 1264, Largo FL 33779
C: 727-536-5809 | O: 727-954-8354