Oct. 18, 2022

Formlabs Announces Programming For Fifth Annual User Summit October 25-27, 2022

The schedule of events features an impressive lineup of speakers, including leaders from Hasbro, NASA, MIT, and Mayo Clinic.

Somerville, MA, Oct. 18, 2022Formlabs, the leading 3D printing company, today announced the lineup of speakers and sessions for its upcoming Formlabs User Summit, a free virtual event on October 26-27, 2022. The world’s largest 3D printing user conference will reconvene for its fifth year to celebrate more than 100 million innovations printed on Formlabs 3D printers and discuss the future of the industry. 

Formlabs co-founder and CEO Max Lobovsky said: “With 100,000 printers sold and more than 100 million parts produced on those printers, Formlabs continues to make additive manufacturing accessible and versatile for a variety of projects and industries. Each year, the Formlabs User Summit is an opportunity to celebrate all that our community has accomplished and inspire anyone to make anything. This year’s event will spotlight the many ways our users’ 3D printed designs, prototypes, and end-use products have made an impact on the industries they serve, and will provide the opportunity to learn about Formlabs products and technologies.”

This year’s event will feature a variety of content spotlighting applications and innovations across many industries. Sessions will be offered in eight languages and a multi-level Formlabs University track will help users boost their 3D printing skills. Special programming will also be available for medical and dental professionals. Key speakers and sessions are highlighted below and the full two-day schedule can be found here. To register for the free Formlabs User Summit click here

User Summit keynote speakers include:

  • Shane Wighton, Engineer and Founder, Stuff Made Here

  • Sheri Thorn, Aerospace Engineer, NASA Goddard

  • Patrick Marr, Director of Prototype Development, Hasbro

  • Neil Gershenfeld, Director, MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms

  • Amy Alexander, Unit Head Biomechanical Development & Applied Computational Engineering, Mayo Clinic 

  • Ryan Mandell, Director, Innovation Hub Makerspace, Penn State 

  • Jaco Snyman, Founder and Lead Production Designer, Dreamsmith 

Key sessions include:

  • Mass Customization is Here: Become Your Own Superhero with Hasbro - For the first time, Hasbro's Selfie Series is bringing mass customization to fandom through 3D printed, personalized action figures. Learn how Formlabs collaborated with the leading toy brand, and what unlocking mass customization could mean for any business.

  • Building Fictional Worlds With 3D Printed Props and Prosthetics - Learn how Prosthetic Makeup Artist Jaco Snyman used the Form 3L to bring life-size aliens, androids, and other original characters to life in the apocalyptic Netflix series Raised by Wolves.

  • Orthodontic Innovations: What is the next step in digital orthodontics? - Join this panel moderated by Dr. John Fagbemi, Director of the London Dental Institute, to learn more about the current and future trends expected in the digital orthodontics field.

  • Proven uses of additive manufacturing by leading medical device companies - Learn from industry leaders why Formlabs technology was chosen to produce prototypes and end-use devices and how 3D printed aides can significantly improve production processes and flexibility.

Formlabs has also expanded its annual Impact Award to eight categories to recognize a wider variety of boundary-breaking innovations across the world, with categories in: Product Design and Engineering, Manufacturing, Dental, Healthcare, Research and Education, Art and Design, User Achievement and Sustainability. The Impact Award honors Formlabs users whose work pushes not only the industry, but also humanity forward, positively impacting the world in a way that was not possible before. Winners will be announced on October 26 and 27. Learn more about the nominees here.

For User Summit media assets, click here.

About Formlabs
Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so anyone can make anything. Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts with offices in Germany, Japan, China, Singapore, Hungary, and North Carolina, Formlabs is the professional 3D printer of choice for engineers, designers, manufacturers, and decision makers around the globe. Formlabs products include the Form 3, Form 3B, Form 3L, and Form 3BL powered by an advanced form of stereolithography (SLA) called Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)™ 3D printing, Form Wash and Form Cure post-processing solutions, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, and Form Cell manufacturing solution. Through its Factory Solutions offering for industrial users, Formlabs provides the factories of tomorrow with the flexibility and versatility needed for demanding, evolving industrial applications. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials that continue to push the boundaries for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software. For more information visit formlabs.com.

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