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Plan now to be in Detroit August 6-7 for this important event dedicated to AM’s fastest-growing segment: metals. How fast? Read on.
BY JOE JANCSURAK, ASSOCIATE EDITOR report shows the 3D metals seg- ment jumping from $160 million in 2016 to $800 million by the end of 2022, for a compound annual growth rate of 32 percent.
Such a fast-growing segment war- rants an event to call its own, and as the only U.S.-based publication specif- ically dedicated to the industry, 3D Metal Printing magazine will once again deliver such an event in the form of its 3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour. This year’s edition combines sessions led by industry experts on case-study applications, advanced
materials and technologies, process improvements and more. In addition, exclusive plant tours provide oppor- tunities to engage with company rep- resentatives and view metal additive manufacturing (AM) machines in action.
Informative Keynotes and Sessions
The event kicks off on Tuesday, August 6, with breakfast at 8 a.m., fol- lowed at 8:45 by the first of two keynote addresses. First up: Cullen Hilkene, CEO of 3Diligent. Hilkene’s talk, Metal 3D Printing: An Overview of Trends and Processes, provides attendees with an insightful perspective on today’s 3D printers and metal-AM processes.
The second keynote at 9:45, Metal AM Powder Development for the Auto- motive Industry, provides timely infor- mation on material innovations, with John E. Barnes, founder and managing director of The Barnes Group Advisors and CEO of TBC Training, sharing his knowledge and expertise.
Remaining Tuesday sessions include:
• Transitioning From Polymer to Metal AM. Presenting: Howard Kuhn, retired adjunct professor, University of Pittsburgh;
• An Analysis of Metal AM Capabil- ities—Design Constraints, Economics and Scalability—and Their Impact on

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