DFW Innovation Center #2


Time and Location

Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm, Thursday, Feb 4, 2015

Location: DFW Innovation Center, 1201 International Pkwy, #200, Richardson, TX 75081

Meeting Agenda

11:30: Lunch

12:00: Adam Cohen, “An Overview of 3-D Printing Technologies and Applications”

12:25: Suzanne Berzak, “Creativity in applications of 3D printing technology” with samples

12:50: Q/A session and Charlie Chen / TJ Xia, “Think like an innovator” (optional)

About Invited Speakers

Adam Cohen is Principal Consultant and CEO of Additive Insight and a veteran of the 3-D printing industry, with nearly three decades of experience. He invented, developed, or brought to market three different 3-D printing technologies, and founded two 3-D printing manufacturing companies. He holds approximately 70 issued U.S. patents in the field of 3-D printing, founded and edited the 1st 3-D printing industry periodical and directory, co-authored the first book on 3-D printing, authored numerous papers and conference papers on 3-D printing, and launched one of the 1st consultancies focused on 3-D printing. As an SMU Professor of mechanical engineering and Director of SMU's Laboratory for Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, and Automation, Professor Cohen leads a team of students and postdocs developing several new 3-D printing technologies. He also serves as a member of the editorial board of the scholarly journal 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. Professor Cohen has been an invited speaker at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo, the 3D Printer World Expo, the Army Research Labs, and the Naval Research Labs, IEEE Metrocon, and the University of Minnesota. He's also been an invited topic co-organizer and session chair for the ASME IMECE conference, and an invited session chair for the International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium. He received his bachelor's degree in physics from MIT.

Suzanne Berzak is VP of Strategic Alliances of Trilliant Systems, the Area Distributor for DDD Systems. Suzanne will be bringing samples of product including metal 3D printing to the meeting. She will also illustrate the creativity available using the case history of a medical development.

Registration to Attend Meeting

Registration fee is $10 (includes lunch).

Forum Focus

The DFW Innovative Thinking Forum (DFW-ITF) focuses on the following three areas: Promote innovative thinking in general audience, share innovation experience and processes, and cultivate innovation ideas and activities

Management Team of Forum

T.J. Xia, Bob Shapiro, Mary Cooley, Charlie Chen, Kurt Wall, Kevin Bolton, Jon Golden, and Doug Berman

Contact Information

T.J. Xia, tiejun.xia.US@ieee.org, 214-563-2619

Kevin Bolton, zolton7620@aol.com, 214-417-6413

Jon Golden, jon_golden@dfwtechnology.com, 559-916-8449


Copyrights of presentations presented at the meeting are reserved to their presenters.

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