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3D Printing Becomes Additive Manufacturing

Sunday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Radisson Town Lake
Riverside Ballroom
111 E Cesar Chavez

Interest in 3D printing is soaring, but not all 3D printing technologies are created equal. Only a few techniques are ideal for manufacturing parts that go inside cars, planes and consumer electronics.
Additive manufacturing is one such technique that fabricates complex and durable objects layer by layer. But, the technology faces challenges in transitioning from one that is utilized to build prototypes to one that is used to manufacture on a large scale. Can additive technologies one day be used to manufacture cars, phones and laptops?
Join researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and experts from industry in a discussion about additive manufacturing’s potential to disrupt today’s design and manufacturing practices. We will explore that potential and outline the challenges involved in making the technology a go-to turn-key manufacturing process.
Presented by Glen Echo Group


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Carolyn Seepersad

Assoc Prof

The University of Texas at Austin

Carolyn Conner Seepersad is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (Associate Professor, Effective September 1, 2012). She received a PhD in Mechanica...

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David Leigh


Harvest Technologies

David graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He worked at DTM Corporation in Austin as a co-op student and upon graduation focusing on proc...

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Joe Beaman


The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Joseph J. Beaman joined The University of Texas at Austin faculty in 1979 after receiving his Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the area of nonlinear control in the Mecha...

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Scott Fish

Sr Research Scientist

The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Fish re-joined The University of Texas at Austin in the Fall of 2012 after serving two years in the Pentagon as the Army's Chief Scientist, where he was an independent technical advisor to seni...

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