Views from the Top - Perspectives from AM Industry Leaders


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Duration: 1 hour

This webinar will explore the 30+ year additive manufacturing (AM) industry history. It was not that long ago that the AM “industry” was just a handful of folks in a room sharing ideas. Through the hard work and vision of the technology’s early adopters, however, the AM industry has blossomed over the past three decades. We are at a fortunate time in the industry’s history in that most of the industry’s early founders are still around to tell their stories. Come hear historical perspectives and stories from three people who helped shape the industry into what it is today: Terry Wohlers, Brent Stucker, and Jason Jones.

Attendees of this webinar can expect to:

  • Learn how the industry came to be
  • Hear interesting anecdotes and stories about some key moments that shaped the industry
  • Gain perspective on where the industry is going and how it may affect you

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Zach Simkin

Zach Simkin is the President of Senvol, the industry leader in data for additive manufacturing. At Senvol, Zach has overseen the development of Senvol ML, which is data-driven machine learning software for additive manufacturing. Zach’s particular area of focus is on commercializing additive manufacturing data in ways that are valuable to industry.

In addition to his role at Senvol, Zach has been called to serve in various leadership positions throughout the additive manufacturing industry. He serves as Past Chair for SME’s Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board, and on the Governance Board of America Makes. Additionally, he is a member of ASME’s Technical Advisory Panel for additive manufacturing, the ASTM F42 Committee for Additive Manufacturing Technologies, and the SAE AMS-AM Additive Manufacturing Committee. He has been published in top industry journals, and has also been a featured speaker at numerous industry trade shows and conferences, such as RAPID, the Chem Show, and AM3D.

Zach received a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and an MBA from the Wharton Business School.

Dr. Jason Jones
Co-Founder and CEO
Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies

Dr. Jason Jones is the pioneer and the world’s leading authority on hybrid manufacturing - integrating Additive Manufacturing (AM) with mainstream CNC machines. He is the co-founder and CEO of Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, transforming CNCs & Robots into flexible smart factories with additive, subtractive, and inspection capabilities. Dr. Jones has a PhD in 3D printing from the University of Warwick and has led millions of dollars of AM development and commercialization. He is the author of numerous publications and a distinguished inventor holding dozens of patents. Dr. Jones was a founding member of the ASTM F42 standards committee and has steered the development of multiple ASTM/ISO standards and strategies. He has also served as the chair of SME’s (f.k.a. the Society of Manufacturing Engineers) Member Council and AM community - the largest professional 3D printing community worldwide.

Dr. Brent Stucker
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist
3D Systems

Brent is Senior Vice President & Chief Scientist at 3D Systems. Prior to joining 3D Systems, he was a Distinguished Engineer and Director of Additive Manufacturing at Ansys. 3DSIM, the company Brent Co-Founded & led as CEO, was acquired by ANSYS in November 2017.

Brent has been a leading researcher in AM for more than 25 years, with projects ranging from new materials development for biomedical implants and aerospace/defense structures to multi-scale modeling and control of AM machines. He was a professor from 1997-2015, with appointments at Univ. of Louisville, Utah State Univ., Univ. of Rhode Island, and VTT Technical Research Center, Finland. Brent has been a testifying expert in high-profile patent litigation cases within the Additive Manufacturing industry since 2002.

Terry Wohlers
Wohlers Associates

Wohlers founded Wohlers Associates more than 35 years ago. The company was acquired by ASTM International in Q4 2021. Through this company, Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 280 organizations in 27 countries, as well as to nearly 200 companies in the investment community. He has authored 440 books, articles, and technical papers and has given 170 keynote presentations on six continents. Wohlers served as a featured speaker in events held at the White House in 2012 and 2014 and has appeared on many television and radio news programs. He is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed industry-leading report on additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide for 27 consecutive years. Many refer to it as the “bible” of 3D printing. In 2004, Wohlers received an Honorary Doctoral Degree of Mechanical Engineering from Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein, South Africa. In 2016, Wohlers became an adjunct professor at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

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