Four groups will host a free seminar on the impact of additive manufacturing and 3D printing at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, to be held at the Axis Space in Las Olas River House, 333 Las Olas Way, Fort Lauderdale.
Intercomp USA, an independent electronic parts distributor, and KAM Specialties, a parts prototyping service provider and raw materials distributor to the aerospace, electronics industrial and energy markets, will present the event in collaboration with Becoming 3D and the South Florida Manufacturers Association, offering two key sessions.
"What was only a vision is now a tangible reality within the manufacturing industry," Grant Sadowski, co-founder and chief print strategist of Becoming 3D, said. "3D printing is increasingly being adopted by many large companies.”
Informational sessions will include 3D Printing and Short Run Manufacturing, by Charlie Koch, president of 3Axis Development; and Advancing Revenue Goals via Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, by David Sepanik, Director of Engineering and Supply Chain, KAM Specialties and Intercomp USA.
"It is very interesting to know that there are many innovative companies right here in our own backyard," said David Hofer, executive director and board member of KAM Specialties and Intercomp USA. "South Florida companies are gradually facilitating the access of 3D printing to manufacturers who are interested on reducing part prototyping timeframes, materials waste and costs."
To learn in depth about how 3D printing is changing the manufacturing process, interested participants are asked to register in advance by calling 844-337-7687; seating is limited.
Fort Lauderdale-based Intercomp USA has sourced component parts to major brands such as Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and many others. KAM Specialties Inc. has specialized in engineering turbine engines, manufacturing, procurement and sourcing since 1988.