Product Design and Manufacturing Technology That Could Change the Aftermarket

Course Description

Title: Product Design and Manufacturing Technology That Could Change the Aftermarket
Panel:
Tom Myroniak, SEMA (moderator); Rodrigo Meraz, 3D Infotech; Brandon Roby, Whole Hog Technologies; Chris Strong, 3D Infotech; Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates
Date: SEMA Business Technology Symposium, July 27, 2011

Imagine a world where new products can be designed as shapes on a computer and easily turned into objects using 3-D printers. You can “print” or make a dozen, see if there is a market for them and “print” 50 more with minor modifications using feedback from early users---all while reducing costs and waste. That technology is here and gaining ground quickly This session will examine the latest in scanning tools, related equipment (purchase and rented), CAD/CAM software (including inexpensive free tools) and additive manufacturing/rapid prototyping machines. The future is here. Don’t miss this intriguing discussion.

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