Additive Strategy: Now, Every Manufacturer Needs One
Did you miss the live webinar on May 4? No problem.
After years of incremental advances, additive manufacturing—especially in metal—is transforming how leading companies do business. Terry Wohlers, the world’s leading additive manufacturing analyst, will address how industry pioneers have overcome challenges to reinvent supply chains, improve margins by customizing commodity products, and introduce new value-added services. He will also discuss how new competitors could disrupt traditional industries and how traditional manufacturers can move into an additive future.
Joining Terry is Chris Joest, president of Imperial Machine & Tool, a 70-year-old contract manufacturer that has made metal additive manufacturing part of its workflow. Chris will discuss how his shop achieved the run-to-run quality needed for precision parts while capitalizing on additive’s unique capabilities to improve product performance while managing cost-performance tradeoffs.
The moderator, Alan Brown, is a senior editor of ASME’s Mechanical Engineering magazine. He has been writing about 3-D printing and additive manufacturing for more than 25 years.
Terry Wohlers, President, Wohlers Associates
Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 31 years ago. Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 260 organizations in 26 countries, as well as to 180 companies in the investment community. He has authored 420 books, articles, and technical papers and has given more than 150 keynote presentations on five continents. Wohlers has twice served as a featured speaker in events held at the White House, and has appeared on many television and radio news programs. Wohlers is a principal author of Wohlers Report 2018, the undisputed industry-leading report on additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide for 23 consecutive years.
Chris Joest, President, Imperial Machine & Tool Co.
Christian M. Joest is the president and owner of Imperial Machine & Tool Co., a 75 year-old advanced manufacturing company based in Columbia, N.J. In addition to his 43-year tenure at Imperial, Chris is also an entrepreneur, owner and active board member of several technology companies. He is a leading proponent of additive manufacturing and the positive impact it is having on American manufacturing and technology. Beyond incorporating additive manufacturing and hybrid manufacturing into the workflow at Imperial, Chris has been a primary driving force behind automated in-process quality inspection and verification of additively manufactured components.