Events around additive manufacturing are important for the sector, allowing many players and users of the technology to exchange and discover the latest market trends and developments in additive manufacturing. Given the worldwide spread of COVID-19, 3D printing events have been deeply affected and many have been postponed or even cancelled all over the world. This is why Link3D, Rapid + TCT, Aerodef & 3Dnatives are coming together to announce the industry’s first 26.2 hour Digital Additive Manufacturing Marathon. The online conference, #DAMM2020, will take place on April 27-28, with the goal of connecting the additive manufacturing industry globally in times of social distancing.
Following the successful Digital Additive Manufacturing Conference organized by Link3D in March, #DAMM2020 will focus largely on bridging the gap between additive manufacturing communities throughout the world. Last month, 1,300 people and 40+ thought leaders from the additive manufacturing community came together in solidarity for two days of inspiration, knowledge, and virtual networking. The need to come together remains strong, which is why Link3D, Rapid + TCT, Aerodef & 3Dnatives are bringing #DAMM2020 to the industry at this point in time. The global event will be free and accessible to everyone across multiple time zones.
“Due to COVID-19, the majority of conferences and events have been postponed or canceled this year. Yet, it’s more important than ever to stay connected with the community and learn from each other’s struggles and successes to overcome these uncertain times.” shares Shane Fox, CEO of Link3D. “Link3D’s team is stepping up to play our role within the industry by virtually connecting people. We hope this will provide a platform where innovation can grow and problem solving emerges.“
In fact, the Digital Additive Manufacturing Marathon will consist of 40+ presentations from additive manufacturing industry leaders, including executives from EOS, APWorks, HP, nTopology, Carbon, GoProto, Mayo Clinic, TUV SUD, Velo3D, NASA, Renishaw, NIST, Kennametal, Additive America, Morf3D, Arevo, Tangible Solutions, The Barnes Group Advisors, Wabtec, 9T Labs, Sembcore Marine, DNV GL, etc., with virtual networking sessions will take place throughout the day. The vent will present an opportunity for individuals and organizations to openly discuss their current initiatives, applications of additive manufacturing technologies, and high-level thought leadership.
“Like many industries, the world over, the additive manufacturing industry has had many big events canceled or postponed this year. So much of our business is conducted face to face so this shift to a more virtual mode of operation is new, different, and maybe a little strange at first, but it also has many positives.” shares Alex Kingsbury from RMIT University, Additive Manufacturing Industry Fellow. “We need to keep sharing knowledge and information, and importantly, keep connecting.”
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