Avi Reichental is a visionary digital manufacturing specialist, an intrepid entrepreneur and investor, and a thought leader in technological innovation. He will be making a keynote presentation at the Xpand3D event on Oct 17, 2019, at 10:30 am. His presentation is entitled “Unlocking Technology for AM Mass Production Trends” and here’s a brief summary:
The impact of mass customization enabled by additive manufacturing cannot be overstated. Custom athletic shoes and insoles are already disrupting the consumer market, and industry analysts predict that 3D printing will have a significant impact on the $100 billion per year eyewear industry. “Users increasingly expect to be able to purchase eyewear products that are tailor-made for them,” said a market report from SmarTech. In medtech, the market for patient-specific products and implants has tremendous potential. This work presents a revolutionary automated post-processing technology that is driving the customization trend and provides insights on the tools manufacturers need to take advantage of it.
Finishing the Job Beyond Aesthetics! Performance and Sustainability through Automated Post-Processing
During the last decade, there has been a considerable growth in the production of end-use polymer components via powder and extrusion-based Additive Manufacturing methods. However, due to the nature of the layer by layer process used in additive manufacturing, quality, aesthetic and application issues remain, especially when compared to traditional manufacturing methods like injection molding. Current solutions to these issues mostly include labor-intensive post-processing that erodes many of the benefits of the digital additive manufacturing process thread.
Avi Reichental established XponentialWorks in 2015, after serving for over a decade as the president and CEO of 3D Systems. Under his leadership, 3D Systems became a global leader in the industry, ranking second in Fortune Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing tech companies in 2013, and 13th on Forbes World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies in 2014. As a pioneer of 3D printing technology and a leading authority on exponential tech convergence, Avi’s expertise is sought out by institutions around the world, including numerous 3D printing companies. His leadership roles include Chairman of Nano Dimension, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Nexa3D, and Executive Chairman of NXT Factory, among others. He also serves as General Partner of OurCrowd’s Cognitiv Ventures, Israel’s most active early-stage venture fund. Avi shares his knowledge as a contributor to Forbes, Fortune, TechCrunch and Money Inc., and as a core faculty member at Singularity University. His acclaimed TED talk about the future of 3D printing has garnered nearly 3 million views. He is also a board member of the XPRIZE Foundation and a trustee of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum.