A Preview of Inside 3D Printing, Melbourne, Australia

Swiftly off the back off the highly successful Inside 3D Printing event in South Korea earlier this month, the global 3D printing event is heading to Melbourne Australia next week. Mediabistro is certainly ramping up their global activities and fulfilling the promise of a truly global series of inclusive and focused 3D printing events.

Melbourne, like the South Korea, New York, Berlin and other shows will operate within a global framework of 3D printing applications and opportunities, but will be specifically relevant to the local market. The organizers are certainly talented when it comes to providing their growing local audiences with the most pertinent information — globally and locally. In this way, the Inside 3D Printing event series is demonstrating the need to operate locally — with all the cultural, legal, and governmental singularities entailed in doing so — while connecting globally with the 3D printing revolution that is taking place right across the world.

Marking the country’s first significant trade show fully dedicated to 3D printing — the Australian event is all set to build on Mediabistro’s success to date with an impressive line-up of speakers for the conference sessions and an exhibition space that will provide Australian visitors with opportunities to get up close to a vast array of 3D printing technologies and possibilities.

Headlining the conference, and perfectly illustrating the local focus within a global context will be Milan Brandt of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University and Terry Wohlers, President of Wohlers Associates who will both give Keynote presentations during the two-day event. Terry’s renown within the global 3D printing industry and his unprecedented experience and knowledge will ensure that Australian delegates are realistically apprised of the global situation and the potential 3D printing offers. Milan Brandt, meanwhile, will cover the latest developments in additive technology from his Australian perspective and will convey how the research conducted at the RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct is helping national companies create new market opportunities. As a Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and Technical Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct — the foremost local facility providing enabling solutions in additive manufacturing — his insight is extensive and will likely be extremely valuable for delegates.

As ever, the conference programme for Inside 3D Printing Melbourne is extensive and covers both the business side of things, as well as specific focus on how 3D printing and additive manufacturing is being adopted in vertical markets within the region.

Highlights of the conference programme include a presentation by Lieutenant Jacob Sheung-Kay Choi, who is a General Service Officer in the Australian Army. Commissioned into the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps as a logistics officer he is exploring the applications of 3D printing for the Australian Defence Force. Talk about getting an inside scoop.

Another highlight on the programme is Pablos Holman who is a Futurist and Inventor, not to mention a notorious hacker with a unique view into breaking and building new technologies. He will be considering the myriad additive processes in design and manufacturing and the challenges and opportunities these present Australian industry.

On the medical front, a presentation not to miss will be given by Peter Choong, who is Head of Department of Surgery University of Melbourne, and Director of Orthopaedics at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Dr Choong’s presentation will inform on Nanobionics – A Platform for Advancing Surgery.

John Barnes will also be presenting. As the Leader of the Titanium Technologies Theme at CSIRO, John will be focusing on 3D Printing in Metals: Where It’s At, Where It’s Going and What Australia’s Doing About It!

And then there are those 3D printing stocks. Investment around 3D printing is a hot topic and who better to inform the audience on this front than Gary Anderson, publisher at 3DPrintingStocks.com. As a full-time investor with an emphasis on fundamental analysis of equities Gary has been investing in 3D printing stocks since 2010 and launched the first “pure play” 3D printing stock trading index in 2013 at 3DPSIndex.com.

Also look out for Angela Daly, Research Fellow Swinburne Institute for Social Research, where her latest research is about law, regulation and 3D printing. Angela will be presenting some of this, specifically on this occasion about cultures of sharing on Thingiverse, where the research analyses how users of the leading online 3D printing design repository manage the intellectual property in their design files via the licenses they attach to these files. Angela has also agreed to cover the show for 3DPI, and will be reporting back together with her colleague Darcy Allen. So if you see them there, be sure to say hi.

3DPI will also have a stand on site, with Ari Honka and Eetu Kuneinen present. Do stop by to see them.

The Melbourne edition of the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo is being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, Melbourne Victoria. The doors open for registration at 8.15 am on 9th July and the show runs through until 4pm on 10th July.

The full agenda can be found here and registration details here.

If can’t make it to Melbourne and you are waiting for the show to come to your region, fear not, these are the next stops of the global Inside 3D Printing tour:

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