CIMdata to Host Free Webinar on Additive Manufacturing, June 14, 11AM EDT
ANN ARBOR, MI, USA, May 28, 2018 – CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, “Barriers & Solutions to Industrializing Additive Manufacturing.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and will last for one hour.
Huge advances have been made over the past five years to bring the prospect of final production-ready Additive Manufacturing (AM) parts closer to reality. Numerous examples prove that it is possible but at what cost? How much investment in terms of human labor, capital equipment, R&D effort, and acquisitions must be made before getting those precious few AM parts? And can we be sure that the AM parts are authentic; manufactured by the OEM and approved by the associated regulatory body? Who are the players and what can they offer? In this educational webinar, CIMdata will explore the industrial AM landscape identifying barriers and outlining some opportunities.
James White, CIMdata’s Director for Additive Manufacturing Strategy, and the host for this webinar, stated, “Media and solution providers will have you believe that we are on the brink of mainstream industrialization of AM; to make practical for end-use production parts. Many advances have been made but there are still challenges with reliability, traceability, material science, cost, and the time needed to make AM parts, not to mention regulatory approval in regulated industries. The key to success is following a pragmatic plan with goals, milestones, and metrics and above all, knowing when to seek help.”
Mr. White has over 30 years of PLM, Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, and general manufacturing industry experience. He has held roles in Fortune 1000 software and consulting companies where he was responsible for Product Management, Sales Management, Strategic Alliances, Major Account Management, and Business Development. He has extensive experience in market development, new product introduction, and client management across various geographies. His extensive industry experience includes Hi-Tech, Medical Device, Software, and Heavy Industrial, delivering new disruptive products, systems, and solutions. His passion for AM/3D Printing comes from a belief that customers need guidance to fully take advantage of recent advances in AM materials, machines, and design tools.
This webinar will be of interest to CFO’s, VP’s of Engineering, Manufacturing, and Strategy, product planners and managers, PLM team leaders, CAD department managers, CAD engineers, manufacturing engineers, IT leadership, manufacturing financial analysts. and anyone else who wants to learn more about industrializing additive manufacturing.
During the webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed. To find out more, click here.
To register for this webinar please visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/904659862265560065.