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Technology Roundtable – Additive Manufacturing and Augmented Reality (Part 3 of 4 Part Series)

  • March 21, 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Rusty Pelican - Tampa, 2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607


Technology Roundtable – Additive Manufacturing and Augmented Reality (Part 3 of 4 Part Series)

Date:  March 21th, 2024

Time:  5:30 – 8:00 PM

Location:  Rusty Pelican - Tampa, 2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607

Butler passed appetizers, one drink ticket per person, cash bar

  • BAMA Manufacturing Members $15.00 per person
  • BAMA Associate Members: $35.00 per person
  • Non Members: $50.00 per person 

Technology has always been at the forefront of advances in manufacturing. There are many new technologies currently playing a role in driving manufacturing forward. We will look at these technologies in our Roundtable series starting with

  • Additive Manufacturing – R&D to Production
  • Augmented Reality – Knowledge Mngt & Training


Roy P Kirchner, Ultimate 3D Printing Store

Roy Kirchner is a nationally recognized CEO and sales expert with over two decades of experience in the automotive, hi-tech, and new product sectors.  He founded Ultimate 3D Printing Store in 2015 and was one of the first companies to make 3D printing available in the US. He serves on the advisory board for Vaydor Supercar.

Description of Talk

This talk covers the transformative realm of additive manufacturing for business manufacturers. Explore how 3D printing technology empowers agility, streamlines production, and fosters innovation. Additive manufacturing offers unprecedented design freedom, enabling intricate geometries and tailored products, revolutionizing traditional methods. By facilitating localized production, it disrupts supply chains, slashes costs, and transforms global trade dynamics. Material innovation and sustainable practices drive creativity while minimizing environmental impact. Through streamlined assembly processes, additive manufacturing optimizes resource utilization, bolstering cost-efficiency and profitability. Unleashing design possibilities, it fuels innovation, enabling differentiation in competitive markets. Join us as we navigate the landscape of additive manufacturing, uncovering its potential to reshape modern manufacturing paradigms and unlock new opportunities for business manufacturers.

3 Key Takeaways

1. Agility in Production: Additive manufacturing offers business manufacturers the opportunity to enhance agility in production processes. By leveraging 3D printing technology, companies can rapidly iterate on product designs, respond quickly to market demands, and even customize products at scale. This agility reduces time-to-market and enables manufacturers to adapt swiftly to changes in consumer preferences, ultimately enhancing competitiveness in dynamic markets.

2. Design Freedom and Complexity: Additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3D printing, offers unparalleled design freedom and complexity. Unlike traditional manufacturing methods that often involve subtractive processes, additive manufacturing builds objects layer by layer, enabling intricate designs and geometries that were previously impossible or costly to produce. This takeaway highlights the transformative potential of additive manufacturing in creating highly customized and optimized products tailored to specific needs.

3.  Supply Chain Disruption and Localization: Additive manufacturing has the potential to disrupt traditional supply chains by enabling localized production. With 3D printers becoming increasingly accessible and capable, companies can manufacture parts and products on-demand, reducing inventory costs, lead times, and transportation emissions. This takeaway emphasizes the shift towards decentralized manufacturing models and the implications for global trade and logistics

Ultimate 3D Printing Store 

U3DPS is the only 3D printing retailer in Tampa Bay and the SE region and has become one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Tampa Bay for both 2021 & 2022. Kirchner’s company serves clients of all sizes in a range of industries, including dental, medical, jewelry, aerospace, and transportation. 

Sean Carey, HD Interactive

Sean Carey is the CEO of HD Interactive. Sean's career is driven by his fervor for emerging technology, creativity, and programming. His nearly three-decade journey in the industry encompasses thousands of successful projects, including developing websites, interactive museum exhibits, and being at the forefront of mobile app development and AR/VR technologies. Sean's expertise comes from reading and learning every day, lessons from every project, and the ability to use that experience and knowledge to craft the most efficient and optimal solutions for clients.   

HD Interactive

Based in Tampa, FL, HD Interactive has established itself as a creative powerhouse in interactive programming. Since its inception in 2002, the company has specialized in crafting custom software solutions, ranging from web and mobile applications to touch screen museum exhibits and innovative AR/VR headset apps. Their creative spectrum also spans podcast editing, video production, branding, and album cover designs. HD Interactive has earned recognition for collaborating with globally renowned brands like NASA, Google, Disney, and many others, and equally values its work with startups, entrepreneurs, and businesses of all sizes. Recent endeavors include developing software apps for business efficiency, alongside partnerships with marketing, design, and museum fabrication agencies. The company's portfolio proudly features many cutting-edge interactive multimedia exhibits for various museums, trade shows, and conferences.

Description of Talk

In this engaging talk, Sean Carey, CEO of HD Interactive, will delve into the transformative potential of Augmented Reality (AR) solutions for companies in the manufacturing industry. With his extensive background in digital innovation and AR technology, Sean will explore how AR can enhance various facets of manufacturing, from assembly and maintenance to training and quality control. The talk will showcase real-world applications and case studies, illustrating the efficiency and productivity gains AR offers. Attendees will gain insights into integrating AR into their manufacturing processes, understanding its benefits, and navigating the challenges of adopting new technologies. This session will help businesses considering to leverage AR for competitive advantage. Sean will close the talk with a summary of other technologies that can also be considered to optimize businesses.

3 Key Takeaways

1. Landscape of current Augmented Reality devices and capabilities. 

2. How AR is being used in the manufacturing industry.

3. Other technologies that can give your business an edge.

Michael Cole, JD, MSPA

Michael is a shareholder in the Tax & Accounting Services practice of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund. With over 15 years of public accounting experience specializing in mergers and acquisitions, 704(b) allocations and complex compliance issue resolution, he is a national thought-leader in complex structuring for transactions for private equity and family offices. He is recognized for his knowledge in the sales and exchanges of complex partnerships and organizational transactions from generational shift management to IPO structuring, and he brings a unique blend of technological skills including coding, agile planning and hardware knowledge as well. He has also spoken at tax conferences throughout the country on technical issues including M&A, partnerships and income tax. Prior to joining Saltmarsh, Michael was a partnership capital account senior manager.

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Who Should Attend:

Manufacturing Business Owners seeking to gain better control and insight into all facets of their operation, and individuals interested in manufacturing and emerging technologies, eager to harness real-time data to enhance productivity, optimize processes, and foster growth."

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