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Additive Manufacturing's Coming of Age Webinar

Watch this 45-minute webinar, facilitated by Dr. Phil Reeves, to hear from HP, Autodesk and Viaccess-Orca, all leading companies within the AM/3DP value chain and active members of the 3MF Consortium, on the essential role of data security and standards as we transition from the current, closed, development ecosystem to a future of digitally distributed 3DP / additive manufacturing, focusing on the following 4 questions:

  • Why are data standards vital for the future growth and deployment of AM/3DP within the Industry 4.0 supply chain?
  • What is the new 3MF Consortium Secure Content Specification?
  • How will 3D CAD vendors and AM/3DP hardware vendors embrace data standards and interoperability for the benefit of technology users?
  • What can the AM/3DP industry learn from more mature industries such as Pay-TV in terms of data security, traceability, analytics and monetization

Dr. Reeves starts by introducing the concept of the ‘digitally distributed supply chain’ and the emerging needs of the industry to consider data security, data traceability and end-to-end interoperability between 3D design data and part manufacturing technology.

Alain Nochimowski from VO then introduces a parallel, yet more mature digitally distributed value chain by addressing how data has been securely transferred and monetized within the Pay-TV sector over the last 20-years.

Addressing the benefits of standards to AM/3DP, Martin Weismann from Autodesk discusses the newly released secure content specification, which has been recently developed and deployed by the 3MF Consortium, providing a common framework against which companies across the AM/3DP ecosystem can ensure secure end-to-end interoperability of data.

Extending the data-flow through to hardware, Scott White from HP further discusses what the secure content specification means to AM/3DP vendors such as HP, and how data interoperability and traceability from design-to-part can benefit both design content originators and AM/3DP hardware owners.

Alain Nochimowski concludes the webinar with an introduction to the new VO Secure Manufacturing Platform (VO-SMP), followed by a short Q&A session.


Scott WhiteScott White, Senior Software Architect for 3D Printing Software and Solutions, HP
Scott is a senior technologist at HP with a focus on software systems enabling Additive Manufacturing to be adopted and scaled for final part production. He has a long history of defining and evangelizing standards for interchange protocols and content formats in 3D and traditional print and was HP’s founding member of the 3MF Consortium. Scott believes strongly that Additive Manufacturing will only become a mainstream approach to fabrication when the design-to-product pipeline is seamless and efficient, but that seamlessness must be balanced against the ability of product designers and content owners to control access to and use of their designs.

Martin WeismannMartin Weismann, Principle Engineer, Autodesk
Martin Weismann is an expert for software development and additive manufacturing. As Principal Software Engineer for Autodesk's additive manufacturing software portfolio he shapes the way designers and engineers bring their digital creations into existence using 3D printing technologies. Before joining Autodesk in 2016, Martin specialized in computational physics and graduated from University College London with a PhD in electrical engineering. In addition, Martin represents Autodesk as contributing member in the 3MF Consortium. He promotes improvements and extensions of the 3MF format and strengthens the ecosystem around 3MF. Martin is an advocate for open source software and maintains two open source projects, one of which is a reference implementation of the 3MF format. https://www.linkedin.com/in/mweismann

Alain NochimowskiAlain Nochimowski, EVP Innovation, Viaccess-Orca
Alain Nochimowski is the Executive Vice President of Innovation at Viaccess-Orca. Alain is responsible for leading VO’s innovative initiative. He is spearheading VO’s Industry4.0. Prior to this position, Alain led business development activities, first at Orca Interactive, and following the merger with Viaccess, at the new entity Viaccess-Orca.Alain was responsible for leading VO’s entry strategy into new markets and ventures, and for creating a supportive industrial ecosystem for VO’s new products and technologies. Before joining Orca Interactive in 2009, Alain held various business development and technical strategy positions successively at Orange, Viaccess and SanDisk, in New York, Paris and Tel Aviv. Throughout his career, Alain initiated and successfully lead multiple innovation projects that notably resulted in dozens of issued patents and strategic sales to large content service providers. Alain graduated from Ecole des Mines de Paris.

Phil ReevesDr. Phil Reeves, Managing Director, Reeves Insight
Dr Phil Reeves is a leading consultant on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing business strategy and technology investment. Phil has worked in the field of AM/3DP for over 25-years, having gained a PhD in the subject from Nottingham University (UK) in the mid-1990s. In 2003 Phil founded global AM/3DP consulting firm Econolyst Ltd which was acquired by Stratasys in 2015. Phil is widely regarded as a thought leader in understanding the social, economic and environmental impacts of embedding metallic and polymeric AM/3DP into global supply chains.

Laura GriffithsLaura Griffiths, Deputy Group Editor, TCT Magazine
Laura serves as Deputy Group Editor on TCT Magazine’s print and digital content including editorial, podcasts and live event coverage across the TCT Group's international shows and conferences. Laura has six-years of experience reporting daily on the latest additive manufacturing news and user stories covering everything from jigs and fixtures to rocket engines.